Photo of ancient bridge over the River Cam

This picturesque city nestled in the heart of East Anglia on the beautiful River Cam has plenty to offer. Less than an hour from London, it’s well worth a visit.

The city took form in 1209 when the University of Cambridge was founded, although people had been living there for thousands of years before. Today, the University’s beautiful buildings offer a historic character unlike any other.

Punting, museums, theatre shows, history, shopping and restaurants are just some of the things you can see and do in Cambridge.

We've got some suggestions for you whether you're looking for sports and outdoor activies, entertainment or shopping. For the culture vultures, we've got galleries and museums and historic landmarks.

Punting on the River Cam - 2FOR1

Photo of punting on the River Cam

Pleasure Punting was introduced to Cambridge in the early 20th century and is now one of Cambridge’s main attractions.

Why not hire your own punt or you could take a chauffeured punt tour (romantic, themed or traditional tours are available), you’ll get to see the sights of Cambridge from the River Cam in a unique and fun way.

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King’s College Chapel

Photo of couple outside of Kings College Cambridge

King’s College Chapel took over a century to build in its late gothic style. It has the biggest fan vault in the world and is known for its spectacular medieval stained glass.

The famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols has been being broadcast from the Chapel since 1928 and thousands of people still tune in to the service. A top tip is to go to evensong, at 17:00 Monday to Saturday and 10:30 and 15:30 on Sundays. The beautiful service is sung by the world-class choristers and is not to be missed.

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