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Cambridge is one of the best destinations for a city break in the UK. With its compact centre, world-class shopping, perfectly spaced parks and green spaces, river, and historic colleges, it really has something for everyone. Plus, it is ideally located just an hour and a half from London by train. We find something new every time we visit and keep coming back!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Thrifty Traveler
  • Like a Local

26 Places

3 City Tips

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26 Places

Day 1

The River Cam

Bodies of Water

Scudamore's Punting Company

Boat Tours, Boat Rentals, Kayaking & Canoeing, Private Tours

The Backs

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks

The Anchor

Restaurants

King's College

Educational sites

King's College Chapel

Sacred & Religious Sites, Educational sites

Trinity College

Educational sites, Historic Sites

Queens' College

Educational sites, Historic Sites

Mathematical Bridge

Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Eagle

Restaurants

Rainbow Cafe

Restaurants

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Theaters

The Vaults

Restaurants

Day 2

Cambridge Bike Tours

Bike Tours

The Bridge

Restaurants

Grand Arcade

Shopping Malls

Fitzwilliam Museum

Art Museums

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Hotels

Midsummer Common

Parks

Midsummer House

Restaurants

Day 3

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Cemeteries

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Gardens

The Gardenia Restaurant

Restaurants

Market Square

Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Parker's Piece

Parks

La Raza

Restaurants

Amy B's City Tips

  • Getting lost in the back streets and alleyways is a great way to soak up the atmosphere of the historic centre, and you can use the Market Square as a central reference point.
  • As the centre is so compact, it can get busy, so it's great to walk or cycle through the green spaces in the city centre to get between attractions.
  • Bikes rule in the city and parking can be a nightmare, so it's best to either arrive by train or use one of the park and ride locations that surround the city centre.
    Day 1
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    The River Cam
    Bodies of Water
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    Amy B Says:

    The river is an iconic part of the city's charm. Pick a spot to sit and watch the efforts of tourists and stag- and hen-parties as they try to steer their punts away from the riverbank! You might even catch a glimpse of some rowers heading out for a practice.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Head to Bridge Street in the north of the city, and Silver Street in the west for the best places to access the river.
    • There are several local supermarkets in the centre which are good value places to pick up food for a breakfast picnic here.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful! 09/21/2018
    • Such a diverse river 09/21/2018
    • The River Cam
    Phone:
    +44 1223 927331
    Other:
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    Scudamore's Punting Company
    Boat Tours, Boat Rentals, Kayaking & Canoeing, Private Tours
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    Amy B Says:

    Several companies offer punting trips and they are great fun, but be sure to agree on the price before you get in the boat. You can choose to steer yourself, or pay to have your own personal 'chauffeur'. Punting is by far the best way to see the Backs by river.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can often get the cheapest prices for punting by booking and paying online before you arrive.
    • Bring along your own snacks and bubbly for a truly memorable experience.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 31 Outdoor Activities in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Marvellous! 09/21/2018
    • Scudamore punting in Cambridge 09/16/2018
    • Scudamore's Punting Company
    Address:
    Scudamore Granta Place
    Mill Lane
    Cambridge CB2 1RS
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 359750
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
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    The Backs
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
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    Amy B Says:

    Explore the picturesque Backs — a stretch of parkland south of Silver Street — allowing lovely views of the river, and the gardens of several of the colleges. Punting will allow the best views from the river, but you can find some great picnic spots if you start walking south from the bridge at Silver Street.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Watch out for cows! They still graze in some areas of the Backs.
    • Other good viewing points are from Magdalene Bridge, Garret Hostel Bridge and Queens Road.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Romantic walk with amazing views 09/16/2018
    • Great place 09/12/2018
    • The Backs
    Address:
    Queens' Road
    Cambridge CB3 9AH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 322640
    Other:
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    The Anchor
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub)
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    Amy B Says:

    The Anchor is right on the river at Silver Street bridge. It's all about location here — grab yourself a (plastic) glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy it on the banks of the river. You're sure to find plenty to entertain you as you watch the punting adventures of the many tourists that head onto the river from here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The pub gets really busy on hot days but the atmosphere is brilliant and worth a wait at the bar for the experience!
    • Try a Pimm's and lemonade for a classic British summer drink.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #172 of 586 restaurants in Cambridge
    • Comfortable riverside pub 09/19/2018
    • Great location, excellent food 09/19/2018
    • The Anchor
    Address:
    Silver Street
    Cambridge CB3 9EL
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 353554
    Price range:
    $7 - $36
    Other:
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    King's College
    Educational sites
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    Amy B Says:

    The Gothic architecture of King's College is one of the most recognisable images of Cambridge, and a definite must-see. You can visit the college grounds, which are lovely and so peaceful with views to the river.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You do have to pay to enter, and there are limited opening times — check before you arrive.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting 09/12/2018
    • Awesome 09/10/2018
    • King's College
    Address:
    King's Parade
    Cambridge CB2 1ST
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 331100
    Other:
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    King's College Chapel
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Educational sites
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    Amy B Says:

    If you are visiting the King's College grounds, your entry will include the chapel. It is simply stunning, with amazing stained glass windows and the largest fan vault ceiling in the world! As an active place of worship (the Christmas Eve service is particularly well known,) it has a unique atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Evensong at 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am and 3pm Sunday, is completely free of charge and is sung by King's College students and choir boys.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow, just wow 09/21/2018
    • Breath-taking beauty 09/20/2018
    • King's College Chapel
    Address:
    King's Parade
    Cambridge CB2 1ST
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 331100
    Other:
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    Trinity College
    Educational sites, Historic Sites
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    Amy B Says:

    Trinity is the largest college in Cambridge and the list of past students is awe-inspiring; from countless Nobel Prize winners to prime ministers and members of the Royal family. You can visit the Wren Library which houses numerous special collections, including medieval manuscripts, early editions of Shakespeare, and A.A. Milne's manuscripts of Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There is a small fee to enter the college but it is free to visit the Wren Library between 12 and 2pm Monday to Friday, and 10.30am to 12.30pm Saturday during term time.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • An excellent college with long history 09/02/2018
    • Chapel closed for renovations 08/28/2018
    • Trinity College
    Address:
    31 Trinity Street
    Cambridge CB2 1TB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 338400
    Other:
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    Queens' College
    Educational sites, Historic Sites
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    Amy B Says:

    Queens College is one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge, founded in 1448. There are college buildings on both sides of the river, and the buildings and grounds are great places to explore. For a small entrance fee, the Old Hall, Chapel, Cloister areas, and other walkways are usually open to visitors.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The college closes during the exam season in May and June.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Well, I'm biased! My daughter went there! 08/28/2018
    • £3.50, well spent 08/27/2018
    • Queens' College
    Address:
    Silver Street
    Cambridge CB3 9ES
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 335511
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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    Mathematical Bridge
    Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Amy B Says:

    The Mathematical Bridge links both sides of Queens College across the river. This wooden footbridge is Grade II listed, and while appearing curved, it is made entirely of straight timbers. It is both pretty and iconic, so well worth a look if you are in the area.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The bridge is a great spot to get good photos of the river.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful place 09/20/2018
    • Interesting 09/12/2018
    • Mathematical Bridge
    Other:
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    The Eagle
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub)
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    Amy B Says:

    It is hard to choose between the many good pubs in central Cambridge, but The Eagle gets bonus points for several reasons. As well as having strong links to the discovery of the structure of DNA by Crick and Watson, you can also see graffiti from World War II airman in the RAF bar here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Be sure to sample the excellent real ales on offer.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #103 of 586 restaurants in Cambridge
    • Quirky, friendly pub 09/21/2018
    • Disappointing 09/20/2018
    • The Eagle
    Address:
    8 Benet Street
    Cambridge CB2 3QN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 505020
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Mon - Wed
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
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    Rainbow Cafe
    Restaurants (Cafe, British, Jamaican)
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    Amy B Says:

    The best vegetarian restaurant in Cambridge, this is a great spot for dinner located centrally behind King's College on King's Parade.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Save some room for their "famous carrot cake" with sour cream topping. Yum.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #94 of 586 restaurants in Cambridge
    • As wonderful as I remember 09/20/2018
    • The best vegans vegan food in Cambridge 09/16/2018
    • Rainbow Cafe
    Address:
    9A Kings Parade
    Cambridge CB2 1SJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 321551
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Cambridge Corn Exchange
    Theaters
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    Amy B Says:

    The Corn Exchange, just behind the Market Square, is a great venue for music, comedy and theatre productions. Being centrally located, check out what's on and time your visit to catch your favourite band in an intimate setting. It also hosts the annual Cambridge Folk Festival at the end of July/beginning of August.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Remember the venue (and Market Square) is 20 minutes walk from the railway station, so make sure to allow enough time to make it for your performance if you are travelling by train!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #65 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    • Great Venue 09/14/2018
    • Ben Portsmouth - Elvis at the Corn Exchanges, Cambridge 09/07/2018
    • Cambridge Corn Exchange
    Address:
    Wheeler Street
    Cambridge CB2 3QB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 357851
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
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    The Vaults
    Restaurants (Spanish)
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    Amy B Says:

    This underground bar opens late into the evening at the weekend, and is a great place for after-dinner or after-gig cocktails. Their Porn Star Martini is highly recommended!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Many drinks are 2 for 1 during their Happy Hour — every day from 5-9pm.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Not suitable for large groups 01/31/2016
    • Very bad service 12/30/2015
    • The Vaults
    Address:
    14A Trinity Street
    Cambridge CB2 1TB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 632479
    Price range:
    $7 - $20
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Sat - Sun
    12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Cambridge Bike Tours
    Bike Tours
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    Amy B Says:

    A bike tour is a great way to find your bearings and to get into the laid back vibe of the city — almost everyone here cycles to get around. The tour will go at a comfortable pace and allow time for stopping to take pictures along the way.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Best to dress comfortably with flat shoes for cycling. Many hire bikes have a front basket so you can keep your camera handy for the great views of the river and famous colleges.
    • The tour companies will tailor tours for individual groups, so let them know your particular interests or any time pressures.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 31 Outdoor Activities in Cambridge
    • Excellent tour ! 04/11/2018
    • Punting Only - EXCELLENT 02/18/2018
    • Cambridge Bike Tours
    Address:
    No. 6 Elm Street
    Cambridge CB1 1EJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 366868
    Other:
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    The Bridge
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub)
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    Amy B Says:

    If you fancy escaping the city for lunch, you can cycle along the river towpath to The Bridge pub in the neighbouring village of Waterbeach to the north. This pub has a lovely beer garden, and is great for families.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It should take you around half an hour to cycle each way.
    • Pick up the towpath by the famous City of Cambridge Rowing Club on Midsummer Common and follow the rowers all the way along the river.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #340 of 586 restaurants in Cambridge
    • Fantastic food and service 09/15/2018
    • Great food and even better service 09/11/2018
    • The Bridge
    Address:
    Clayhithe Road
    Waterbeach
    Cambridge CB25 9HZ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 860622
    Price range:
    $29 - $39
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Grand Arcade
    Shopping Malls
    Amy B Says:

    If you want to shop while you are in the city, head to the Grand Arcade. With John Lewis as the flagship store here, there are also lots of lovely boutiques and chain stores. It is a light and airy space and conveniently located next to the bus station.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Walk straight through the Lion Yard shopping centre for a quick cut through between the bus station and Market Square.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #63 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    • Ludicrous parking charges ruin the shopping experience in this arcade. 08/27/2018
    • Good shopping but horrendous parking charges 08/07/2018
    • Grand Arcade
    Address:
    St Andrew's Street
    Cambridge CB2 3BJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 302601
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Tue
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wed
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thu - Fri
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
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    Fitzwilliam Museum
    Art Museums
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    Amy B Says:

    For a spot of culture, drop into the free Fitzwilliam Museum — which is owned by the university — around the block from the Grand Arcade. The collection is really broad including antiques, paintings, and visiting exhibitions.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The museum is closed on Mondays.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • This is a treasure trove 09/20/2018
    • Everyone should come to the Fitzwilliam! 09/20/2018
    • Fitzwilliam Museum
    Address:
    Trumpington Street
    Fitzwilliam Museum
    Cambridge CB2 1RB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 332900
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Tue - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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    The Varsity Hotel & Spa
    Hotels
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    Amy B Says:

    Why not finish your day with a treatment at the excellent Varsity Spa? Book a massage or rest your feet while spending some time in the lovely jacuzzi, which has views right over the river. The spa does great packages and is welcoming to groups and hen dos!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Don't leave without enjoying a drink at the hotel's roof terrace bar! One of the best views of the city at sundown.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Cambridge
    • Visiting The Six for afternoon tea 09/21/2018
    • Exceptional Birthday Celebrations! 09/21/2018
    • The Varsity Hotel & Spa
    Address:
    Thompson's Lane
    Cambridge CB5 8AQ
    England
    Phone:
    011 44 1223 320562
    Other:
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    Midsummer Common
    Parks
    Amy B Says:

    This beautiful common is a wild place right in the middle of the city — it even has resident cows grazing. It is a lovely place for an early evening walk.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are regular open air events on the common, including a midsummer fair and a large fireworks evening.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #84 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    • Interesting to wander 09/16/2018
    • Lovely 09/12/2018
    • Midsummer Common
    Address:
    Victoria Avenue
    Cambridge CB5 8DR
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 322640
    Other:
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    Midsummer House
    Restaurants (French, European, British)
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    Amy B Says:

    This restaurant is a truly special place in the middle of Midsummer Common. With two Michelin Stars, there are endless small appetisers and magical trolleys bringing drinks, and even chocolates throughout the meal. Expect impeccable service, dry ice, smoking hay, mind-blowing desserts, and to leave happy!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveler
    Tips
    • The homemade chocolates are so delicious, and you will be given some to take home with you too!
    • If you are on a budget, the five course deal offers excellent value, and is available for lunch from Wednesday to Friday.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 586 restaurants in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Top quality dining but a few issues 09/16/2018
    • Three stars awaits if there is any justice 09/14/2018
    • Midsummer House
    Address:
    Midsummer House Midsummer Common
    Cambridge CB4 1HA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 369299
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wed - Sat
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
    Cemeteries
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    Amy B Says:

    Just outside of the city centre, this is the only permanent cemetery for American military personnel in the UK, with over 3,000 headstones. Immaculately kept, there is also a chapel of remembrance and a new visitor centre.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • As well as the open top tourist bus which stops at the cemetery, you can also catch the local number 4 bus which stops half a mile away.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing history & place of honor 09/19/2018
    • Unforgettable!! 09/19/2018
    • Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
    Address:
    19 Cambridge Road
    Madingley
    Cambridge CB23 7PJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1954 210350
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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    Cambridge University Botanic Garden
    Gardens
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    Amy B Says:

    Open every day, this working garden is a lovely oasis to spend a few hours in. There are, in total, 40 acres of gardens and greenhouses to explore.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There is a small entrance fee for adults.
    • There is also an excellent cafe in the gardens — a good spot for afternoon tea.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Genuinely brilliant place to visit 09/20/2018
    • lovely day in a abeutyfull place 09/19/2018
    • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
    Address:
    1 Brookside
    Cambridge CB2 1JE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 336265
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
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    The Gardenia Restaurant
    Restaurants (Fast Food, Greek)
    Amy B Says:

    Set on the lovely Rose Crescent, just off Market Square, this Greek eat-in and take-away joint is extremely popular with the locals! It serves amazing falafel and 'posh' kebabs.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Come at lunch time to avoid the post-pub crowds.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #236 of 586 restaurants in Cambridge
    • Fast food at its best 09/07/2018
    • Friendly environment 08/31/2018
    • The Gardenia Restaurant
    Address:
    2 Rose Crescent
    Cambridge CB2 3LL
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 356354
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
    Other:
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    Market Square
    Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Amy B Says:

    Market Square really is the centre of the city, as all streets and alleyways seem to end up here. That's not a bad thing as there are some great stalls to browse, selling everything from sweets, fresh fruit, and veg to scarfs and souvenirs.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The market is on every day from 10am - 4pm.
    • On a Sunday the Square also hosts a great arts and crafts market.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    • Saturday market 09/15/2018
    • Great food 09/13/2018
    • Market Square
    Address:
    Market Street
    Cambridge CB2 3QJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 457446
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
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    Parker's Piece
    Parks
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    Amy B Says:

    Parker's Piece is the green where the locals hang out, and it is a lovely, airy place to sit and people watch at the end of your stay. See local kids playing football and students cycling home. Parker's Piece is also widely recognised as the place where the rules of football were first conceived!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • This is a great stop-off if you are heading back towards the train station.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 187 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely park 09/12/2018
    • Peoples Piece 08/22/2018
    • Parker's Piece
    Address:
    Parkside
    Cambridge CB1 1JF
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 322640
    Other:
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    La Raza
    Restaurants (Spanish, Grill, Wine Bar)
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    Amy B Says:

    Another underground establishment on Rose Crescent, this cosy but elegant bar does great tapas and cocktails. As well as regular live music and DJ's, it has its own fabulous house band: 'Booga’s Electric Sauce'.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Try the La Raza-tini cocktail made with the bespoke La Raza Gin No.1 from the nearby Cambridge Distillery.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #178 of 586 restaurants in Cambridge
    • Great Night - Thanks La Raza 09/18/2018
    • Great lunch stop 09/16/2018
    • La Raza
    Address:
    4-6 Rose Crescent
    Cambridge CB2 3LL
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1223 464550
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Wed
    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Thu
    5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Fri
    11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Sat
    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
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