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The Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Cambridge

Tourist Attractions in Cambridge University of Cambridge

Cambridge is famous due to the prestigious university that sits within the city. Dating back to the 12th century, the University of Cambridge is a masterpiece of iconic architecture, spread across the city through its buildings and colleges. Discover Cambridge’s famous alumni, featuring names like Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough. Or you could explore the life of Cambridge’s current students and make the most of the nightlife in the city center.

The River Cam

If you travel to Cambridge by train, when you get there, switch your transport of choice from a train to a boat, and take a punt down the River Cam. The River Cam can often be seen dotted with people taking a tranquil journey down the river. While you’re there, why not dock your boat and have a gorgeous picnic on the riverbank and make the most of the stunning Cambridge scenery.

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens (CUBG)

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens (CUBG) holds a collection of over 8,000 plant species from all over the world. There is educational benefit from the gardens, with facilities for lecturers and students to study horticulture in detail. As well as this, CUBG offers a beautiful space for visitors to enjoy the flowers and landscapes carved out within it. You can choose to have a serene walk in the daytime or take advantage of their late-night summer openings. If you have a sweet tooth, it might be worth a visit to The Garden Café to enjoy the fresh products they offer or pre-order a picnic to relish outside.

Tourist Attractions in Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum

If fine art is your forte, then Cambridge’s art and antiquities museum, The Fitzwilliam Museum, is the perfect place to explore artefacts from around the world. It is home to half a million works of art, paintings, and historical artifacts, so there really is something for everyone. Feel free to take your pad and pencil, as many people sketch the art they see throughout their trip, creating a brilliant souvenir.

Bridge of Sighs
Situated over the River Cam, the Bridge of Sighs is a feature of St John’s College and a very iconic piece of Cambridge architecture. Since it was built nearly 200 years ago, the Bridge of Sighs has become a significant attraction and has even featured in films like The Theory of Everything (2014). Whether you explore it from the ground or view it whilst punting, the Bridge of Sighs is a must-see.

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Any facts, figures or references stated here are made by the author & don't reflect the endorsement of iU at all times unless otherwise drafted by official staff at iU. This article was first published here on 14th July 2021.

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