Things to do in Cambridge

Embracing the magic of a day in Cambridge

A day out in Cambridge Punting down the River Cam on a sunny day.

Embracing the magic of a day in Cambridge

Welcome to a day in Cambridge.

If you’re planning to explore one of the most historic and culturally rich cities in the United Kingdom, a day trip to Cambridge is the perfect stop.

Cambridge, well known for its world-famous University, brims with historical charm, beautiful architecture, quaint passages, and beautiful open green spaces.

So, what to do and where to visit during a single day in Cambridge?

King’s College Chapel

Start your day off at King’s College and the majestic King’s College Chapel. This iconic building represents Cambridge like no other. The incredible Gothic architecture, intricate details, and soaring ceiling create an ethereal ambience that one shouldn’t miss.

Christ’s College

Next, head to Christ’s College for leisurely walk. It’s an incredibly beautiful College and the gardens are open to the public in the week (apart from during the quiet period). Take time to recharge on Darwin’s bench or just explore the tranquil Fellows’ Garden.


Nothing is more ‘Cambridge’ than a classic punt along the River Cam. With a punt, a flat-bottomed boat propelled by a pole, you can glide peacefully along the water while your guide shares fun anecdotes about the university and its past.

Food in Cambridge

There’s so many eateries in Cambridge but if you fancy a quick bite to eat Cambridge Market has a variety of  street food vendors offering everything from Italian, Greek, Asian cuisine to delectable cupcakes and smoothies.

If you fancy pub grub try  The Eagle Pub – famous for its RAF bar, where World War II airmen left their marks on the ceiling!

Fitzwilliam Museum

In the afternoon, take a trip to Fitzwilliam Museum, home to an extraordinary collection of art and antiquities.

Day in Cambridge. Cambridge University Botanical Garden
Day in Cambridge. Cambridge University Botanical Garden

The museum is known for its Impressionist art, Egyptian antiquities, illuminated manuscripts and rare books, plus much more. They often have a variety of special exhibitions taking place.

Cambridge University Botanical Gardens

Winding down your day

in Cambridge, stop by at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, it is an oasis of tranquility and with over 8,000 species of plant it’s an ideal place for the exploration of plant diversity.  The Garden also host several season children’s trails throughout the year.

Cambridge has many public transport links which makes it a well- worth location to explore its academic roots and charming beauty.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay Our Cambridge B&B rooms are simple and affordable, and many have an en-suite bathroom. As a guest of the College, you are welcome to explore the beautiful grounds which are steeped in history and are home to Milton’s Mulberry Tree and Darwin’s Garden.

Our dedicated team of staff recently won a Visit England AA 4 Star Campus Award  as well Gold Bid Award for Best Overall Customer Experience 2022, so you can be sure of a warm welcome.

To find out more about the Bed and Breakfast accommodation we offer  visit

Book directly with us and you will receive 10 percent off our publicised rates and a welcome pack on arrival.


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