More About Cambridge

Cambridge is world famous for its university but there is a lot more to the town than centuries of academic pedigree. There is a great mixture of heritage and modern attractions, so there is a great balance for any holidaymaker. Walk down the river, view the cathedral or enjoy one of the many country parks in the Cambridge area. Enjoy some shopping, pamper yourself at a spa or check out some of the hot night spots available in this vibrant university town. Cottages in Cambridge are ever increasing in popularity as there is a specification to suit every holiday! From large luxury family cottages with pools to intimate city apartments, you can find something within the range of holiday cottages Cambridge to suit you.

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Cambridge is a city with a historical look, but a contemporary feel. The ancient university bustles with young and trendy students, shoppers with bags full of designer clothes pass each other on cobbled streets, and the latest rock music echoes out of the Victorian era corn exchange. The university and its students have had a large role in shaping this intriguing mix of culture and heritage into a must-visit destination. The university’s importance as a seat of learning is the reason for the city’s architectural grandeur, world-class museums and galleries, and ornate parks and gardens, while the student population is responsible for the vibrant cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs.

Things to Do in Cambridge

Your first stop on a visit to Cambridge has to be the university to admire its architecture and learn more about its history. Some of the city’s most impressive buildings and most beautiful gardens form part of the university such as the King's College Chapel and the Christ's College Gardens. Take a walk down Trinity Lane, walk over the Mathematical Bridge and stand in the Great Court. Guided tours are a good way to see the university and there are plenty from which to choose; you can walk, go by open top bus, or on a traditional punt. The city is famous for its music and theatre, the Arts Theatre often has touring shows as well as local productions, while the Corn Exchange is renowned for its standup comedy and concerts. Cambridge is well-known for its festivals and it would be a pity to visit the city without experiencing at least one, the Summer Music Festival is an annual festival of classical music, while the Shakespeare Festival is an eight-week season of open-air performances.

Cambridge Attractions

We want you to enjoy the best that Cambridge has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do.

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Located just south of Cambridge is the highly-rated Imperial War Museum Duxford. It is Britain’s largest aviation museum and is home to hundreds of aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels that are showcased in several exhibition buildings. The museum also hosts regular air shows by display teams like the Red Arrows.

River punt

One of the most romantic and unique ways to see Cambridge is relaxing on a traditional punt and having someone push you along the river. There are several companies operating tours and hiring punts so you won’t have difficulty getting one, just watch out for students trying to steal your pole as you go under a bridge.

Fitzwilliam Museum

Part of the university, Fitzwilliam Museum is a must-visit on any tour of the campus; you won’t be able to miss the building’s grand facade. The art and antiquities museum covers Ancient Egypt, Sudan, Greece and Rome, with displays on antiquities, coins, manuscripts and paintings.

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