Cambridge is a place that offers a wide spectrum of different attractions to tourists. The place itself is a home to one of the top and best universities in the world with mesmerising views and surroundings. Cambridge not only attracts people for its educational prowess but is also famous for its museums, art galleries, theatres, events, historical buildings and many other things. A number of places which need special consideration have been brought up here.
If you were to ask anyone about their top five list of things to do in Cambridge, they would start with punting. Punting on the river Cam became a popular activity many years back and remains popular until now. There are a number of leisure companies in Cambridge offering this service. One reason why people go punting in Cambridge is so that they can have a tour around the 7 riparian Cambridge University colleges. The Cambridge Colleges have a fascinating history and are among the most highly esteemed educational institutions in the world. Cambridge River Tours is the only punt company in Cambridge worth a visit if you ask this author, so there is every chance that everyone has heard of them, making it easier to find by asking around or looking for their details on the web.
Cambridge University is constituted of many colleges, about 30 of them in total, that one can stumble upon all throughout the city. The most popular and known of them are notoriously St John’s College, King’s College and Trinity College. Cambridge University is the second oldest university in the UK after Oxford in England, with its reputation spreading out to global proportions.
The Cambridge University’s Botanical garden covers 50 acres of land and is most renowned for the collection of 200 species of plant from all over the world. The garden was established in 1946 and is still maintaining its glory thanks to the expert care and attention it receives. The garden contains different zones that include the alpine plants, tropical rainforest plants and many different climatic plant species. Some educational programs are also held in this garden.
Shepreth Wild Life Park is the best place to take your kids and family to if you enjoy that kind of activity. This wild life park is a home of tigers, monkeys, chimpanzees, reptiles and various other species that we don’t get to see in any other zoo. Your children can also learn a lot. In fact pony rides, elephant rides and horse riding can also be done here.
Other places of interest that deserve your attention are Kettle’s Yard with its wonderful exhibitions of modern art, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Fitzwilliam Museum with an impressive art collection and the University Museum of Zoology. Entry is free to all of the museums in Cambridge, so they are great if you’re on a tight budget and also if you are looking for something to when it’s raining.
With all the above activities and many more that I have not even mentioned all, you can clearly see that you can never get bored if you visit Cambridge as it is a fascinating and beautiful city with plenty to offer all visitors.