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10 best Instagram spots in Cambridge

Instagram spots in Cambridge, Christ's College Third Court

10 best Instagram spots in Cambridge

If you’re visiting Cambridge, you’ve probably heard that the city is full of beautiful architecture, culture, and a lively student community. And what better way to capture the beauty of this city than to visit the city’s best Instagram spots in Cambridge?

We’ve put together a list of the best places to take Instagram-worthy photos in the city of Cambridge.

Firstly we start with unforgettable Instagram spots in Cambridge

The Backs

You’ve likely seen this iconic Cambridge image everywhere on social media: a pathway lined with trees with stunning colleges along the way. These picturesque pathways and parks are referred to as “The Backs” and they’re one of the most stunning locations in the city.

Bridge of Sighs

One of the best Instagram spots in Cambridge has to be the Bridge of Sighs – One of the most recognizable landmarks of Cambridge is the Bridge of Sighs. The bridge is an amazing architectural piece with a view of the Cam River that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Snap a pic at this iconic spot for the perfect Instagram-able moment.

Bridge of Sighs
Instagram spots in Cambridge – Bridge of Sighs

King’s College Chapel

King’s College Chapel is one of the most incredible buildings in Cambridge and makes for an excellent Instagram post. Get a shot of the beautiful architecture from outside the chapel, or explore the inside and marvel at the stained-glass windows and historic art.

It’s perfect on a summer’s evening when the light shines through the beautiful architecture.

The Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

The place is a must-visit for anyone looking for Instagram-able locations in the city. The lush gardens make for amazing nature shots, from the giant redwood trees to the glass house there are plenty of picture-perfect opportunities, and the best part is that it’s open year-round.

The Round Church

This round-shaped church is another one of Cambridge’s most recognizable landmarks. It’s situated on the corner of Round Church Street and has stood here since the 12th Century. Grab a shot of the Round Church and capture the history of the city.

Trinity College Gates

Founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, this college boasts the famous apple tree that prompted Isaac Newton to develop his theory of gravity and the Tudor Great Gates are impressive.

Trinity Lane

This charming Street features some unique Chimneys and it almost feels like you are walking back in time. Many students have been seen walking along these streets after a May Ball capturing the real essence of Cambridge.

The River Cam

Without a doubt there’s so many gorgeous photos that can be captured from a punt or the Riverside. If you book in with chauffeur then you can sit back and get all plenty of picture perfect shots.

Portugal Place

Lined with beautiful historic buildings, including the former home of DNA pioneer Sir Francis Crick. As Portugal Place is largely pedestrianized, it’s easy to grab a great snap of this pretty street.

Christ’s College Gardens

And finally, Christ College First Court and gardens are beautiful. Take a picture in these gardens and take in the beautiful architecture. Our famous alumni include Charles Darwin and John Milton and this College does take you back in time.

If you visit in early May time you might also be able to get a photo of our beautiful purple Wisteria, the smell is amazing.

There are many other places in Cambridge to get the best Instagram shots, so get exploring and have fun!

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 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. Just set up a member login on our website before you book.


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