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Address: Queens' Road, Cambridge CB3 9AH, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 322640
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Landscaped open areas and gardens weaving behind many colleges on the River...

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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Easy flat walk and wheelchair friendly. Great distant views of the colleges unless you pay to go into their gardens (not all are open everyday, especially in term time). Look out... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Easy flat walk and wheelchair friendly. Great distant views of the colleges unless you pay to go into their gardens (not all are open everyday, especially in term time). Look out for Darwin's family home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed our walk along The Backs . Great view of Kings College Chapel and nice place for taking photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant view of wonderful architecture of the 'backs' of the universities whilst enjoying a punting trip along the River Cam, a must see if in Cambridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a leisurely stroll along the backs - you will be greeted by some idyllic and eye catching scenes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

didn't went to the backs, was twinning, but the view its very nice its worth it to see :) and of course take pictures ...nice pictures :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Punts are expensive to hire, and difficult to steer without practice, so work out what you're looking for, particularly if it's windy (hard work!) or busy (collisions likely!). Take a bottle of wine...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to visit without the chaos of tourists do the backs.It feels like you are walking through the gardens of a stately home rather than city .See rialto bridge and hear recitals

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't certain what The Backs was, but soon discovered it was the universities and colleges. You can walk or travel along the river to see The Backs.

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Great Paxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on this punting experience a couple of times and really enjoyed it. Its a great way to relax and see a completely different side to Cambridge. The staff were extremely knowledgeable with great stories to tell about life in Cambridge at one of its many colleges. perfect for families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go here with visitors or a birthday get together, it's amassove tourist attraction but never too busy or expensive, plus many good restaurants surround to dine at.

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