Day trip to Cambridge

The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 which means that when visiting Cambridge, you are visiting a place where some of the world’s brightest minds have been studying to then help create a better world for 800 years now! The University campus is really something to behold with architecture pieces like the King’s College Chapel (a true Tudor masterpiece) or the Cambridge University Library (which holds over 9 million items!).

This town however is not just all about the distant past and its glorious history. With over 30% of the local population being made up of students, you can trust that the arts and pub scenes here are not to be underestimated. After all, Roger Waters and David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Olivia Newton-John, and Alt-J all have been born and raised in Cambridge!

You can choose to learn about these stories from a guide while sitting at the back of pun on the River Cam. Punting is a local tradition and a great way to see the town from the water and its picturesque bridges under which you will be gliding. Back on the shore, you might want to take a walk down “The backs”, a green path that stretches along the river and behind some of the most beautiful local college buildings.

On the way to or from Cambridge, you might want to stop in the nearby city of Duxford to visit the Imperial War Museum. Their collection of vehicles and planes (you can enter most of them and see how it felt to be the pilot) is really unmatched.

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