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Review of The Backs

The Backs
Ranked #15 of 178 things to do in Cambridge
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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 August 7, 2014

This is definitely a must. It is so much fun and so informative. We had a great guide - a handsome young lad with a slight french accent. We enjoyed it tremendously

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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Going along the river on a punt to see The Backs is such a nice experience. Its worth getting a guided punt tour if you want some great information about the Backs, luckily we had a friend who knows quite a bit so we punted ourselves. It's a beautiful, historical and peaceful place to visit that I would recommend to anyone.

Thank Lauren F
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

To really enjoy this area free from tourist be here as the sun comes up in summer. Certainly it means getting up early but it is well worth it.

Better still visit early one morning after snow or a hard frost .. it is another world .. heaven

Thank CustomerConsultant
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a pleasant walk at the back of the colleges but unfortunately you can't get very far because almost all the area behind the colleges and close to the river is owned by the colleges. Worth a stroll for the great views of Kings but pay the £5 to visit St Johns and you cat sit on the riverbank and watch the punting.

2  Thank SolihullCatwoman
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

You find the small lovely park once you walk passed the bridge that full with Punting staff.Time to walk and relax.

Thank suraya s
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