A Weekend Getaway in Cambridge- 8 Best Things to Do

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September 7th 2019
Published: September 7th 2019
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My first trip to Cambridge was nothing like I had expected. I have always thought of Cambridge and Oxford as the best places possible to get an excellent education whether you join their full-time course or a Cambridge summer schoolbut never did I really think of it as a place where I could do something other than academics over the weekend and actually enjoy it so much.

This place has got such a fascinating history which you can see for yourself when you wade through the streets and punt on the river. There are libraries and museums and the architecture is so beautiful that you will be mesmerized.

So, if you are planning to visit Cambridge soon, I have listed out the things that you should not miss here;

1. Punting:

If you are in Cambridge, you cannot miss punting as this is the best way to look around the city. As Cambridge is surrounded by a water body, you should experience this. You will pass through various bridges and view the landscape which will hypnotize you.

2. University tour:

You are in one of the best universities in the world hence you have to visit the inside of the university . You can easily navigate around the university on foot. You can obviously use a guide to look around and who can better guide you than real Cambridge students.

3. Cambridge Junction:

If you enjoy music, theatre, comedy, and movies, this is one place which will let you experience it all. It is one of the best places to visit if you wish to enjoy UK music.

4. Heffers Book Shop

It is named as a bookshop, but do not mistake it to be an ordinary bookshop, as it is full of literature. If you are a bookworm, you just cannot miss visiting this bookstore.

5. Kettleā€™s Yard

Kettle yard used to be the residence of Helen and Jim Ede. Jim was a curator hence this led to the couple fill their house with famous artworks. Edes generously gave the home to Cambridge University which has been modified to a home art gallery which can be visited to enjoy the spectacular art and decoration.

6. The Green Man at Grantchester:

Cambridge is not just about the university but also surrounded by beautiful countryside whose essence can be tasted by ordering a pint and enjoying it in the garden of this village pub.

7. The Fitzwilliam Museum:

If you are into art and antiques, then you just cannot miss this museum as it has a vast collection of ornaments, trinkets, and paintings. The best part is that entry is absolutely free.

8. The Corpus Clock:

It's a weird and bizarre clock which does not really tell you the time. It is located in at Corpus Christi College in front of the Taylor Library and seems to look like a strange piece of art with an insect on top of it. But this peculiar design makes it more interesting to see.

If you are looking for a weekend getaway, I highly recommend you visit Cambridge as it is not just a university for students but also an experience which will transport you to a different era altogether


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