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Quintessentially Cambridge: 5 Things to See and Do

Punting

Punting is the ideal way to see the riverside colleges and Cambridge sights in both comfort and style. Be chauffeured down the beautiful River Cam by knowledgeable and friendly guides, or try your hand at rowing the boat yourself! It’s an ideal activity to enjoy with friends and family for both tourists and locals, and is best enjoyed on a sunny day.

Check out some great independently owned punting businesses such as Scholar’s Punting, Let’s Go Punting, Rutherford’s Punting, and the Cambridge Punt Company.

University Tour

The university is the heart of Cambridge’s city centre, with the world-famous sites providing a historical reminder of the prevalent student community. Take a stroll through the iconic university grounds with a knowledgeable student or graduate as your guide.

You can expect to see some of the world’s most famous colleges, such as Clare College and Trinity College, and immerse yourself in the character and charm of the second oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Learn more and book your tour here: https://www.visitcambridge.org/official-tours

Parker’s Piece

Spanning 25 acres of lush green grass, Parker’s Piece is located near the centre of Cambridge and is regarded as the birthplace of the rules of football.

The Cambridge University Football Club’s rules were adopted by the Football Association in 1863, and Parker’s Piece has ever since been established as a splendid spot for football, cricket and picnics.

Fitzwilliam Museum

Housing a world-renowned collection of over half a million beautiful works of art, masterpiece paintings and historical artefacts, the Fitzwilliam is free to visit and is an excellent choice for a day of marvelling at objects from all around the world.

Cambridge Gin Laboratory

The Gin Laboratory is an interactive space that celebrates and is dedicated to all things gin. The lab capture the history of gin, and harmoniously combine fresh botanicals with expert science to produce perfectly flavoured tipples.

Visit the distillery to make your own beautifully personalised batches of gin, learn the history and mysteries of gin production in the Classroom or visit the Tasting Room or Shop.

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