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Things to do in Cambridge

Step back in time with the cobbled streets and impressive architecture. Home to the prestigious Cambridge University with incredible buildings that have a magical air to them dating back to the 12th Century.

Cambridge is the perfect location for a short city break in a relaxed environment. Home to the University of Cambridge, this historic destination has some truly fantastic locations open to the public, such as King’s College Chapel and Trinity College. Cambridge is a place that has been associated with great intellect for hundreds of years and there are plenty of museums for you to enjoy, including the University Museum of Zoology and The Sedgwick Museum of Earth and Science. 

A city concerned with being environmentally friendly, you will never be far from someone with a bike and this certainly adds to the old-worldly feel of the city. It also makes it the perfect haven for people who enjoy cycling.

The cobbled streets are full of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars for you to enjoy. Plus if you're travelling on one of our Standard Flexi or Fully Flexi tickets you can enjoy Cambridge with additional peace of mind, knowing you have some flexibility to your departure times. Book now and start planning your trip to Cambridge today!



















Punting Fun in Cambridge

About the city

Take a punt down the River Cam No visit to Cambridge is complete until you’ve done the punting tour down the River Cam, a relaxing way to tick off many of the best sights in Cambridge. Your tour guide will also be on hand to share with you some of the Cambridge’s unique history, including the university’s four colleges and their past. 
Punt trip in Cambridge

Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

Visit the Fitzwilliam Museum

One of our favourite things to do in Cambridge is visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum. The first collections were bequeathed to the University of Cambridge in the 16th Century by Fitzwilliam with the aim of providing a space that would increase educational opportunities available to people. The Fitzwilliam Museum opened to the public in 1848. 

Even from the outside, the museum is stunning with its striking architecture which stands out amongst the backdrop of narrow, cobblestone streets. There are so many different collections for you to view. A collection that proves popular is the Egyptology collection which has grown in significance since the 19th Century, including items like the sarcophagus lid of Ramesses III. 


The ever-changing Ruskin Gallery

The Ruskin Gallery, ran by Anglia Ruskin University, is well worth a visit. The regularly changing exhibition spaces are free for the public to visit and provide a unique experience. The space also includes a digital gallery – the first of its kind in the UK. 

Cambridge architecture

Echinops Botanic Gardens in Cambridge

Relax in Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden

With a massive 40 acres to explore, these beautiful gardens and glasshouses provide the perfect location to find some tranquillity after a long day of sight-seeing. Cambridge University Botanic Garden first opened in 1846 and today welcomes over 300,000 visitors a year. Its impressive plant collection includes over 8,000 species for you to see throughout the landscaped gardens. 

So, why not take a picnic, sit amongst the beauty, and enjoy a little bit of time-out from the hustle and bustle of life! You never know – you might see a frog or a sparrow hawk! 


“One of the greatest art collections of the nation and a monument of first importance.”