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“A photography must.”
Review of The Backs

The Backs
Ranked #9 of 168 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Great place for good photographs, well worth having a guided punt tour just to learn a little bit more (just always remember to barter the price down!)

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

The backs are an excellent place to visit especially in Spring and Autumn. There is free access then through Clare and Kings Colleges so you van view the grounds and stop and wonder at the punting on the river. Take a Camera and be enthralled by the variety of scenery

Thank Cotonboy
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

No trip to Cambridge is complete without punting. You will get views of the colleges's rear, river-facing sides and their vast greens (lawns)

Thank LGBATMAZ
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

View the colleges from the rear of the city. And if you really wish to chill out, feed the geese and ducks or take a boat ride along the Cam. The willows make great photo opportunity.

Thank FarEastTraveller33
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Cambridge Backs is the name given to the grassy strip of land at the back of all the colleges. It is beautiful and evokes memories of Plath and Milne but don't expect shops or restaurants out here. This is truly a place of quiet reflection.

Thank Charlotte S
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