Things to do in Cambridge

A delightful weekend in Cambridge

Bridge of Sighs on an Autumn Day in Cambridge

A delightful weekend in Cambridge

Thinking of embarking on a two-night stay in Cambridge for a refreshing Cambridge City break? Allow us to guide you on an unforgettable trip through this ancient city of beautiful landscapes, history, and a delightful mix of modern vibrancy.

A weekend in Cambridge – Day 1:

Welcome to your stay in Cambridge! From the moment you arrive, the majestic sight of King’s College Chapel will amaze you, It is one of the greatest examples of late Gothic English architecture. Whether or not you’re a history enthusiast, Cambridge University’s awe-inspiring college buildings, dating back centuries, are simply not to be missed.

With more than 30 colleges in Cambridge, each with its own unique story, two days is a short time to see them all. Still, sites like Christ’s College and Queens’ College should certainly be on your must-see list whilst you stay in Cambridge.

Stroll down Trinity Street to experience the architectural magnificence of both Trinity and St John’s Colleges and explore the Gardens at Christ’s College where you can even visit the famous Milton’s Mulberry Tree.

Afterward, take a well-deserved lunch break in one of the charming riverside restaurants on Quayside. Sit back, relax, and try some mouth-watering dishes from the restaurants nearby which include Los Iganos, Thaikhun, and the Galleria.

In the afternoon, experience a leisurely punt on the River Cam, where you can appreciate the infamous Bridge of Sighs and Mathematical Bridge. Hire a guide or give punting a go yourself!

King's College, Cambridge A weekend in Cambridge
King’s College, Cambridge

Evening time in Cambridge offers numerous cozy bars and classy restaurants for a delightful meal. Perhaps round off your day at a quaint local pub like the 16th-century Eagle, famous among students and scholars, with historic graffiti from the Second World War which includes names, squadron numbers, and pictures made by servicemen, who were stationed in nearby air force bases.

A weekend in Cambridge – Day 2:

Embrace more of Cambridge! Morning time is ideal for exploring Cambridge Market Square, brimming with vibrant stalls selling anything from delicious food, and books, to bespoke crafts. Grab a coffee and breakfast from one of the artisan stalls.

Then make your way to The Fitzwilliam Museum. It is the city’s largest, housing world-class collections of art and antiquities. Don’t miss the neighbouring Sedgewick Museum of Earth Science  that holds Cambridge’s extensive regional collections, including the bones of a prehistoric hippo discovered in the nearby village of Barrington.

After exploring the museums, recharge by venturing to Cambridge Botanic Gardens. It’s a lush oasis and home to a variety of beautiful flora and landscapes from around the world. Just a short walk from the city centre, it’s a lush 40 acres brimming with fascinating plant species and peaceful gardens.

If the Gardens are not your thing, book a walking tour, there are a variety of walking tours that take place in the city, for example, Royal Cambridge: Kings and Queens’ or even a ghost tour of the city. If you dare.

Spend the evening and make the most of your weekend in Cambridge by exploring Cambridge’s nightlife. Grab a pint at the Pint Shop, enjoy the atmosphere at Novi, a cocktail bar and eatery, or experience live music at the Portland Arms. Or you might want to see what’s on at the Corn Exchange or the ADC theatre if that’s more your scene.

A weekend in Cambridge – Day 3:

Bye, Cambridge. We know that two nights may seem too short to explore this remarkable city, but it’s enough to give you a taste of what this incredible place has to offer. Trust us, your stay in Cambridge is sure to leave you with beautiful memories and an urge to return soon.

Punts along the River Cam. A weekend in Cambridge
Punts along the River Cam, Cambridge

 

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  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 https://www.christscollegehospitality.co.uk/

Book directly with us and you will receive 10 percent off our publicised rates. Just use the code Review10.  Plan you weekend in Cambridge. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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