Besides being home to one of the most esteemed universities in the world, Cambridge is also one of the most charming towns in England. The striking university buildings are packed with history, and the town’s leisurely parks and riverside are perfect for a fun stroll and a picnic. Here are a few spots you shouldn’t miss in Cambridge.
Cambridge University Buildings
Cambridge University dates back to the 12th century. Its various colleges, which are dotted around the city, include examples of the earliest patterned brickwork in England. One of the most remarkable university buildings is King’s College Chapel, renowned for its acoustics and interior.
The River Cam
This lovely river flows through Cambridge into the Great Ouse and offers some incredible views. You can have a picnic on the riverbank or take one of the famous punts dotting the water.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
The Fitzwilliam boasts a brilliantly diverse collection, including Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquities, as well as works by Turner, Hogarth, Van Duck, and Rubens, among countless others. Many consider it the finest small museum in Europe.
Another lovely green space in Parker’s Piece, which is known as the birthplace of football—the first-ever game took place there in 1848.