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What’s on in Cambridge

8 October 2020

Brimming with history, tradition and scholarly charm, Cambridge has inspired great minds from Charles Darwin to Stephen Hawking…and now it’s your turn! There’s still plenty to do and a variety of sights to see while safely social distancing. We’ve put together our top 10 suggestions below.

Cambridge Punting

No trip to Cambridge is complete without a punt on the River Cam. The ultimate way to enjoy the sights, you’ll be guided through the very heart of Cambridge’s University campus with unique views of its most famous Colleges.

The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam is free to visit and houses a world-renowned collection of over half a million historical artefacts, beautiful works of art and masterpiece paintings from the likes of Turner, Constable, Poussin, Monet and Matisse.

Hop-on-and-off Cambridge

Take a tour across the city’s top tourist attractions including the world-famous ‘Backs’ (the pastures, gardens and orchards beside the River Cam) and the Bridge of Sighs, also known as St John’s College New Bridge.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

If you’re interested in the natural world, this heritage-listed garden has a plant collection of 8,000+ species. There are a limited number of tickets available each day to prevent overcrowding, so you need to pre-book online.

Take a virtual tour of the University

At the forefront of academic study and research for over eight centuries, Cambridge is one of the world’s best universities. If you’re stuck for things to do on a rainy day, why not take a virtual tour of its Colleges and facilities?

Cycle hire

Cambridge is famous for its barrage of bikes. Because of this, the city is easy to navigate with plenty of cycle lanes and places to lock up your bike. There’s no better way to travel!

Afternoon tea

For a truly English experience, why not enjoy a spot of afternoon tea in one of the city’s many tea rooms. Relax, unwind and sample traditional sweet and savoury treats like cucumber sandwiches or freshly-baked scones.

Kettle’s Yard

Visit this beautiful House with a remarkable collection of modern art by famous names like Barbara Hepworth and Joan Mirò, and a gallery that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions. Pre-book a free, timed ticket.

Best places to eat out

Whether you prefer Japanese or Thai, pizza, noodles, fast food or healthy food, there’s something for everyone in Cambridge. Check out TripAdvisor’s Best Places to eat out for whatever takes your fancy.

The Corpus Clock

Described as ‘hypnotically beautiful and deeply disturbing’, this distinctive public monument was invented, designed and given to Corpus Christi College by inventor, scientist, artist and horologist Dr John C Taylor OBE.

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