Cambridge Tourist Information
The historic city of Cambridge is famous the world over for its beautiful architecture, glorious parks and gardens and numerous museums that showcase some amazing collections. Cambridge is an excellent choice of tourist destination. Its close proximity to London means that you can be within easy reach of the UK capital while residing in the heart of the English countryside.
The city itself is easy to navigate and is mostly flat making it easy to get around either by foot or on a bicycle. Bikes are the most popular mode of transport here as the city centre is largely car free and there is excellent provision of cycle paths enabling you to make the most of hiring a bike in order to explore the area. Cycle hire can be easily arranged from a number of providers throughout the city and there are two national cycle routes that go through Cambridge making this a great option for a day out exploring as well.
Cambridge has plenty of sights and activities to keep you entertained during your stay. The university is one of the main attractions of the city with its glorious buildings which have seen the likes of Charles Darwin, C S Lewis and Samuel Taylor Coleridge pass through its hallowed halls. While visiting the university it is important to remember that this is a working college so please be respectful of the people who are working and studying here and don`t enter any buildings unless you are expressly given permission to do so. That being said, there is plenty to see and do around the campuses including seeing the works of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore in the grounds of Churchill College or the stunningly well preserved medieval court at Corpus Christi.
The parks and green spaces around Cambridge provide the perfect place for a picnic or a day relaxing in the sunshine. Naturally, much of Cambridge life revolves around the river Cam so a day out punting or rowing is a great way to enjoy one of the area`s most popular and famous pastimes. By taking a walking tour of the city you can experience the true flavour of the area. MP3 audio guides are available to download or hire from the tourist information centre, giving you an in depth knowledge of the attractions that the city has to offer.
When it comes to the arts, there is no better place than Cambridge. You can catch a play at the ADC Theatre, which is the playhouse of the university. Look out especially for Footlights performances, which are the universities comedy nights. They have been the training ground for many famous comedians so you may well catch a performance by the John Cleese or Stephen Fry of the future. If you fancy heading into the nearby capital to catch a show then have a look at the listings on Boxoffice.co.uk to get a great deal on your tickets. Cambridge is certainly one of the best places you can stay for a holiday that is full of entertainment.
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If you're looking for a unique way to see and explore Cambridge, simply hop on this double decker bus.
Visit the historic city centre, the University Colleges, the world famous Backs and the River Cam, the University Botanic
Cambridge is now one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the country, with over three million visitors a year.
We are home to one of the world's most prestigious universities; part of which dates back to the eleventh century and the city is a magnet to anyone who is interested in British history.
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Punting in Cambridge is the best way to explore this ancient city
For many a visit to Cambridge is a once in a lifetime experience the historic Cambridge backs are a world famous tourist attraction and there is no better way to experience them than a leisurely punt tour with a knowledgeable local guide. A standard return trip takes approximately 45 minutes and takes in the ¾ mile stretch of river from Jesus Green to Silver Street. En route are many landmarks, including 7 colleges, the Mathematical Bridge and Bridge of Sighs, and of course the Chapel at King's College.
This captivating, beautiful and inspiring city offers something for everyone, with a fascinating mix of old and new, not to be missed a fantastic and cheerful guide.
With a fully trained and registered Blue Badge guide from Cambridge Tailor-Made Tours, you can really make the most of your stay.
We can show you the highlights on a 2-hour walking tour, or arrange a more leisurely day with a personal itinerary taking in your favourite interests.
So whether you have a few hours to spend here, are visiting for business or planning a day out with friends or family, let us show you around.
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Official Tours of Cambridge organised by Cambridge City Council.
Cambridge Blue Badge Guides and Visitor Guides offer the most in-depth and comprehensive guided tours of the city, colleges and University of Cambridge. Whether you want an in-depth historic tour of the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Colleges, a tour concentrating on specific themes such as Science, Architecture or a Ghost Tour of Cambridge, a more general Sightseeing Tour of Cambridge or a tour that combines the best of all the above, we can help. Guided Tours of Cambridge leave from the Information Centre 7 days a week. Tickets can be booked in advance or bought on the day.
Please call 01223 457574 to book (The office is not staffed on Sundays)