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Address: Queens' Road, Cambridge CB3 9AH, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 322640
Description: Landscaped open areas and gardens weaving behind many colleges on the...
Landscaped open areas and gardens weaving behind many colleges on the River Cam, which are known for their daffodils and crocuses in the spring, and stunning views of the colleges across the river at any time of year.
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great walk, and must see

One of the best walks in town I think. See the backs of the colleges and you can get to the bridge as well lovely views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the best walks in town I think. See the backs of the colleges and you can get to the bridge as well lovely views.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We walked to the Backs from King's college - beautiful sunny day. We watched the punting first and then walked along the river and back. Lovely atmosphere - Sunday so very busy but still peaceful.

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took a chauffeured punt along the Cam. Wonderful views of the colleges that you wouldn't see otherwise.

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Bedford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A walk along the Backs should be included in any visit to Cambridge, whatever the weather. Extremely scenic and great for a relaxing respite from the crowds in the city. Views of Kings College are a highlight. Obviously it's quieter and more enjoyable out of season.

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Surrey UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

If you wish to see the backs on the Cam you have pay to go into the gardens of EACH collage, and see the signs Keep off the grass Students and fellows only Keep out Enough said?

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Very scenic walk near the River Cam. Great views of the backs of the colleges around Cambridge. The view of Kings College Chapel in particular is very picturesque.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Backs are a gorgeous place to walk and enjoy some fresh air. There are some gorgeous views of Kings College and places to sit for an afternoon. If you want a calm afternoon in the sunshine, The Backs are the place to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It is a lovely area for a walk and to people watch. However like much of Cambridge it can be completely overrun with tourists, some of whom come from countries in the World where good manners are not taught and conventions are clearly different. So be aware and chose carefully when you visit ~ eg not Public Holidays or at... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

First days of Summer and September, Dreams are made of this. Do it on a Punt and Join the ah Punting Club.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The back ie the backs of the colleges. We were able to walk through some of the college and gaze in wonder at the buildings and the gardens even though the colleges were closed.Looking into the gardens of Clare makes one feel like Alice in Wonderland - desperate but unable to get in.

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Address: Address: Queens' Road, Cambridge CB3 9AH, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 322640
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge

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