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48 Best Cambridge Attractions Every Tourist Must See

It might be one of the most studious places in the UK, but it’s hard to get studying done when you’re surrounded by Cambridge’s beauty. The university which it is best known for is part of the charm, offering up gorgeous architecture that dates back as far as 1209. The Gothic chapels, exquisite gardens and opportunities to gain superior knowledge entice not only students, but tourists and those looking to make a home. A university town wouldn’t be complete without a plethora of museums, which of course Cambridge has plenty of. The museums focus on everything from fighter planes to impressive art, with an entire gallery focussed on Viscount Fitzwilliam’s collection of beautiful artefacts.

 

48 Most Popular Attractions in Cambridge

1. Cambridge Arts Theatre

  • Prices vary by show
  • +44 1223 503333
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre, Saint Edward's Passage, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat12pm-8pm

2. Wandlebury Country Park

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 1223 243830
  • Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 9am-5pm

3. Cambridge Mosque

  • Free
  • +44 1223 350134
  • Cambridge Mosque, Mawson Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Daily

4. Cherry Hinton Hall Park

  • Free
  • +44 1223 457000
  • Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Daily

5. Cambridge University Library

  • Free
  • +44 1223 333030
  • Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri9am-6pm Sat9am-4pm
  • 1

6. Museum of Classical Archaeology

  • Free
  • +44 1223 330402
  • Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri10am-5pm

7. Chilham Village Hall

  • Upon booking
  • +44 7975 754131
  • Chilham Village Hall, Chilham, Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Daily

8. St Andrew the Great

  • Free
  • +44 1223 518218
  • St Andrew the Great Church, Saint Andrew's Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Sun 10am & 5pm
  • 1

9. Little St Mary’s Church

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 1223 350733
  • Little St Mary's Church
  • Sun 10:30am-5pm Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat 9:30am-5pm
  • 1

10. The Cambridge court room

  • Free
  • +44 1223 313991
  • The Cambridge court room, Peas Hill, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Fri 10am-5pm

11. The Spice Bank

  • Free
  • +44 1354 657732
  • The Spice Bank, High Street, March, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • Sun 11am-3pm Sun-Thu 5:30pm-11pm Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm Fri-Sat 11am-2pm & 5:30pm-12am

12. ADC Theatre

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 1223 300085
  • ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 1-7pm

13. The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute

  • Free
  • +44 1223 336540
  • Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), Lensfield Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Sat10am-4pm

14. Holy Trinity Church

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 1223 355397
  • Holy Trinity Church, Market Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Daily
  • 1

15. Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic)

  • +44 1223 350787
  • [email protected]
  • Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Hills Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1-2 hours
  • 1

Top Attractions

Cambridge is a renowned education centre of England with the University of Cambridge, Kings College, Trinity College and St. John’s College. Visit the gothic Chapel at Kings and St. John’s Great Gate, dating from the sixteenth century. You must also try punting on the River Cam.

Kids & Family

Take the kids to the FitzWilliam Museum, East England’s most popular free attraction. The museum houses artifacts from Greek, Egyptian and Roman empires, from England’s own history as well as hundreds of fabulous art. They may also be interested in a visit to the Polar Museum to learn about Scott’s Polar Expedition.

Shopping & Nightlife

Cambridge has a wide range of shops within a small area, and Market Square is a great place to start. A visit to the Saturday All Saints Garden Art & Craft Market is worthwhile, too. Going out for a drink? Try the Eagle, the oldest pub in Cambridge, dating from 1525. It is very popular which means it can get crowded.

Day Tours

Take a day trip up to the city of Manchester or to the coast at Liverpool, the home of the Beatles. Go south to see Stonehenge. Or perhaps look at hiring a canal boat like the Riverboat Georgina, for a trip up some of England’s beautiful waterways.

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