Travel to Cambridge
There are several layers of Cambridge to unfold. From the historic buildings and picturesque streets to the world-famous university and sprawling green parks, there’s something to interest every visitor. If you’d like to save your cash for spending on all the sights Cambridge
has to offer, why not book yourself a car share? It’s worth considering if you live close by and need an affordable commute to Cambridge too.
Cheaper than the train and more environmentally friendly than driving yourself, it’s easy to find lifts that will suit your schedule. Book cheap travel to Cambridge from London
(which is only 50 miles away), or get a ride from other locations such as Oxford
. You could even arrange a lift share as far afield as Scotland – with a ride from Cambridge to Edinburgh
. It’s also a great option if you’re a student in Cambridge and are always skint when the holidays roll around.
Visit Cambridge University
A trip to Cambridge wouldn’t be complete without a good nosy around the university, and there are nine museums and collections, as well as other areas within its perimeters that are open to the public (check opening times though, as colleges tend to close to the public over study periods).
A good place to start is the Cambridge University Botanic Garden
. Explore 40 acres of varied plant life, open green spaces and striking glasshouses. There are different events on throughout the year too, with everything from writing workshops to tours and talks on insects.
There’s also some breathtaking architecture to see. The Bridge of Sighs at St John’s College
is beautiful, and is still used as a main thoroughfare today. It’s worth popping into St John’s Chapel too for a rather wondrous stroll – you might catch a performance from the world-famous College Choir while you’re in there. Try and pay a visit to the Mathematical Bridge too. This wooden footbridge connects two parts of Queens’ College
, and gained its name from the sophisticated engineering design.
Exploring the city
If you’d like to try some classic English pub grub, Cambridge is an excellent place to do so. You’ll find a great selection of quaint pubs, cafés and restaurants – many of them located along the River Cam. Speaking of which, if the weather is working in your favour, be sure to save time for a relaxing ride on a traditional Cambridge Punt
, which will take you through the gorgeous College Backs. Who needs Venice?
There’s also live music, literature festivals, food events and a thriving nightlife in Cambridge, in fact, the cultural scene is full to bursting. Check out the Corn Exchange
for big names in music. If you’re after something a little different, head to Cambridge Junction
for comedy, theatre, dance and club nights.