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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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Description: 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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An absolute must when in Cambridge

Punting is a fantastic way to spend an hour on the Cam, particularly if you take a trip down the 'backs'. It's value for money given how many people can get onboard. I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Punting is a fantastic way to spend an hour on the Cam, particularly if you take a trip down the 'backs'. It's value for money given how many people can get onboard. I would really recommend this, the architecture is stunning and history is around every corner.

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Decided to go punting as it seemed the thing to do. The guide we had was very informative and seemed to know his stuff. Would recommend this as you get to see lots of the different colleges and views of them that you otherwise wouldn't see. The punt itself is very relaxing, a lovely way to just kick back and... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Patrick our Punter was a very entertaining and knowledgeable young man who made the tour for us. We could see and hear guides on other boats and they had nowhere near the enthusiasm and joviality that Patrick provided.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had a very enjoyable time punting along the river Cam. Our 'punter' was very informative giving us a flavour of the history and enlightening us with many interesting and amusing tales. Loved it. The highlight of our trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We've always fancied doing this and was not let down, we went as a family with 2 teenage daughters. It's hard work but I'm sure the more you do it the easier it becomes, we all had a go and thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minutes. We booked on line and received a discount although when we arrived there were lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If visiting Cambridge getting on a punt to view the college backs up the river is simply a must do. We used Skudamore's for this. Booked online at a discount with an open ticket for 6 months. Changed it on the day for ticket on the next available punt about 15 minutes away. The punter was a great guide and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Went on the hottest day of the summer which explains the fact that the river was so crowded with 'do it yourself punters', who to be honest, are a danger to themselves and everyone else!! Great experience, all in all, you see more of the colleges this way and on a sunny afternoon, what more could you ask for??!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our trip in individual kayaks! Great fun! On our return we were directed to one queue by the supervisor. When we got to the front of this queue the server told us "You've been in then wrong queue, go to the back of the other one!" We replied that we were told by the supervisor to go... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Our guide was a Cambridge local on his summer holidays, extremely knowledgeable, amusing and a skilled punter. He even helped some other do-it-yourself-punters from crashing. Very much enjoyed our trip down the backs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A nice idea, but it isn't serious. The other passengers (non English speakers) spent the entire tour chatting in their own language which made it difficult to hear the young man trying to conduct the tour. However, as most of his "information" and stories he told were just silly anyways, I suppose it wasn't a great loss, though I would... More 

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