For the ultimate Cambridge experience, punting on the River Cam is an absolute must. This leisurely pasttime offers you the chance to see Cambridge’s most epic scenery while a number of punting operators will talk you through a potted history of the city and show you the perfect spot for a picnic.
For culture vultures, the Fitzwilliam Museum never fails to disappoint. Set in the heart of the historic city centre, the museum is home to everything from Renaissance sculptures to Egyptian antiquities. The museum is housed in one of Cambridge’s most iconic buildings and hosts regular events and various exhibitions throughout the year. Kettle’s Yard, on the other side of the city, is also well worth a visit. This is home to the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art collection and has seen a major redevelopment in recent years. Previously home to Jim and Helen Ede, collectors of art and sculpture in the 1920s and 1930s, Kettle’s Yard is the darling of the contemporary art world and includes works by some of the biggest names such as Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
When it comes to green space, Cambridge has more per acre than almost any other city in the UK. For those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the centre, a visit to Jesus Green, Midsummer Common or Parkers Piece is a must. There's also the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Gardens which is home to over 8,000 plant species from all over the world. It also has a packed events calendar throughout the year and a smart café.
Naturally, Cambridge is crammed with other museums thanks to the world class research which has taken place at the university over the years. Other great spots to visit include the Polar Scott Research Institute, The Centre for Computing History or go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the university, with real-life Cambridge students as guides.