What to see in Cambridge

Cambridge Attractions

Strolling around Cambridge is a joy and a walking tour is the best way to get an introduction to the city. Visit Cambridge organises official guided tours with highly qualified guides, which include the university and colleges. These tours depart every day of the week from the Tourist Information Centre. There are even ghost tours available.

Another must is a boat trip down the famous canals, which will give visitors a chance to see the Backs. River tours can also be arranged from the Tourist Information Centre. Bicycles are readily available and there are dedicated lanes for cyclists. The hop-on hop-off tourist buses complete the array of fun sightseeing options.

Apart from the myriad attractions of the campus, top tourist sites in Cambridge include the art gallery of Kettle's Yard, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Imperial War Museum (Duxford), the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, and Anglesey Abbey.

Church lovers will enjoy the Church of St Mary the Great and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is one of only four round medieval churches in western Europe. If the weather is good, a picnic in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a lovely way to while away the hours, particularly in spring when the gardens are a riot of colour.

Church of St Mary the Great

The Great St Mary's Church, as it is locally known, is central to Cambridge and its university life. It is the official university church, and according to university rules, all Cambridge undergraduates…

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Kettle's Yard

Kettle's Yard is an art lover's dream and one of the finest art galleries in Britain. Originally the private home of Jim Ede (former curator of the Tate), Kettle's Yard houses the impressive art collection…

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King's College Chapel

Perhaps the most popular attraction in the town of Cambridge is the university itself. Steeped in tradition, Cambridge University is the second-oldest university in England, losing out only to Oxford…

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The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has been described as one of the greatest art collections in the UK, and was named Best Small Museum in Europe by the Director of the National Gallery of Art in…

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The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

A popular Cambridge attraction for visitors wishing to learn more about the geology of the area surrounding Cambridge is the University's Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The museum was opened in…

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