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Scudamore's Punting Company

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Address: Granta Place | Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 359750
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Founded in the early 1900s, we are Cambridge's oldest and friendliest...

Founded in the early 1900s, we are Cambridge's oldest and friendliest punting company. We introduced pleasure punting to Cambridge and have hired boats along the famous College Backs and on the scenic route towards Grantchester village.

We became the first punting company in Cambridge to offer a chauffeured tour of the College Backs. Our VAQAS award-winning College Backs Tour offers the ideal introduction to Cambridge's inspiring history. Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class centre for education whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river.

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A Punting we will go !

The staff at Scudamore's Punting are very helpful and full of knowledge of the local area. We visited in November and we were very lucky that the day was dry but a little cold, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Toni S
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff at Scudamore's Punting are very helpful and full of knowledge of the local area. We visited in November and we were very lucky that the day was dry but a little cold, so always best to be prepared. There are blankets in the boats to place over you to keep the drafts out. The tour lasted approx 45... More 

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Romney marsh kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This company certainly have the edge over the others! Their guides know the most information. They answered endless questions. The blankets & hot water bottles were a god send!!! Best way to see the River Cam & all the history. Well worth it!!

Thank Sam M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can do this yourself or take the lazy way as we did. A large punt for around twelve people and someone to do the hard work. He also gave us a running commentary of the colleges and history. Our Canadian visitors loved it.

Thank HelenBert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best way to see the college's along the River Cam. We were lucky to have a Cambridge graduate conducting our trip He was very knowledgeable having been to college and a local. Also as it was low season we had river pretty much to ourselves so able to take lots of photos.

Thank Donna2019
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of a weekend away we went for a punting trip on the river. Our tour guide was really nice, knowledgeable and funny. He made our trip really enjoyable and we all had a great laugh with him. Would recommend this activity and was good value for money.

Thank Lorraine D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From J Boy of Derby This is England at its best on a warm sunny afternoon in Cambridge. I went with a couple of Japanese students who wanted a real English day out so we visited a tea room,ate fish and chips, And went on the punts on the River Cam. The guide was first class talked about the different... More 

Thank John B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on a tour with a lovely young lady called Shannon who was well educated and professional in all she said. She was very attentive considering we had young children with us and I would thoroughly recommend Scudamores to any one considering going on a punt. 10/10 for service. Well done Scudamores!

Thank 522paulas
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a tourist visiting Cambridge for the first time, punting on the Cam was an obvious attraction I wished to do. Scudamores are a professional company with good rates, excellent tours and guides. Our guide, Ella, was a delightful tour guide! Her facts were factional, fun and extremely interesting! Additionally, she gave us an engaging and fantastic 45 minute tour... More 

Thank Emma H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a whim I gave the punts a go, Scudamore's were the only company not badgering for trade so they won my pound. Trip took about 45mins from Bridge St down to the mill and back up, great informative guide, lots of the usual information plus a few quirky tales, great way to see the colleges.

Thank KLESmyth
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made an account to write this horrid review. Extremely unprofessional service, the punters (don't know if this is correct term) are mostly students that act and behave like high school students. There was a trainee on our boat (again don't know if correct) and our punter and the trainee were talking to each other about courses, boys, grades, other punters,... More 

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