The attractions of Cambridge
In the centre of Cambridge you will find the Market Square, Kings College Chapel, the Backs and many other wonderful attractions.
At the heart of the City, the Colleges of the University of Cambridge are a diverse group of both old and new, some dating back to the 13th Century. There are 31 in total and many are open to visitors (entrance charges may apply and there may be restrictions during examination times). Kings College Chapel is a world-famous destination for many visitors, and rightly so. If you are lucky you may be able to hear the reknown Choir.
The Backs of the colleges, where green lawns meet the calm of the river Cam, is another favourite sight.
One of the best ways to enjoy the views is from the comfort of a Chauffered punt - or why not have a go yourself!
Visitors who enjoy shopping in a traditional open-air market will want to visit Cambridge's Market Square. Every day, you will find an outstanding selection of market stalls with many other shops and restaurants in the surrounding area.
Cambridge University's Botanical Garden's, with 40 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and glasshouses right in the heart of the city, is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet walk and a treat in their cafe (an entrance charge applies). It is a short walk from the A & B Guest House.
The Fitzwilliam Museum offers an extensive collection of art and antiquities.
Alternative ways to relax can be found at Parkside Pools and Health Suite where you can enjoy a swim or treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage. This is just a small selection of the many things to see and do in Cambridge.
The attractions listed above are within walking distance or a short bus ride from the A & B Guest House.
An excellent web site to refer to when planning your trip to Cambridge is Cambridge Online City.
Slightly further away you'll find
- The Imperial War Museum at Duxford (see http://duxford.iwm.org.uk) - accessible by bus.
- Newmarket race course (see http://www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk) and the National Stud (http://www.nationalstud.co.uk) and Horseracing Museum (http://www.nhrm.co.uk).
- Ely with its Cathedral (see http://www.cathedral.ely.anglican.org) and Waterfront - a short train journey away.
- Denny Abbey Farmland Museum (see http://www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk)
- The National Trust Properties of Wimpole Hall (see http://www.wimpole.org), Angelsey Abbey (http://www.angleseyabbey.org) and Wicken Fen (http://www.wicken.org.uk) are all with 30 minutes