Cambridge – highlights of the City
Though Cambridge is best known for its world-class university, this picturesque city has a lot more to offer visitors besides the majestic colleges and libraries that dot the landscape. A choice of outstanding museums, a pretty network of waterways, great selection of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues makes Cambridge a fantastic destination for an action-packed city break or an unforgettable day out.
No trip to Cambridge would be complete without a look around at least a few of the university’s most impressive colleges. Most of the colleges are open to visitors, although entry fees do apply and some restrict access to certain areas. One of the most impressive colleges is St John’s, with visitors allowed relative freedom to explore its historic courtyards, walkways and libraries. King’s College Chapel is another must-see, with its impressive façade, vaulted ceilings and stunning stained glass windows. It is one of Cambridge’s most stunning sights.
As one of the oldest and most respected centres of learning in the world, it’s no surprise that Cambridge punches well above its weight when it comes to museums. One of the best is the Fitzwilliam Museum, which showcases the arts and antiquities collection of the University of Cambridge.
Punting is another essential Cambridge activity. If you’re lucky enough to visit the city on a sunny day, spend an afternoon gently floating down the River Cam. You can admire the backs of the university colleges as you go. Captain the punt yourself or hire the services of a young scholar and find out a little more about life in Cambridge as you go.
Once you’ve absorbed some of the local cultures and seen a few of Cambridge’s most impressive sights, it’s time to head into the city centre for a bit of retail therapy. The Market Square offers a great selection of stalls and products, while a choice of shops, restaurants and cafes can be found lining the streets of central Cambridge.
Though the centre of Cambridge is compact enough to explore on foot, if you really want to see everything the city has to offer, an executive car is the only way to travel. Why not book a Cachet Chauffeured Car? After all, we’ve been one of Cambridge’s leading executive chauffeur companies for over 11 years and we’re able to offer a unique, tailor-made chauffeur service for anyone visiting the beautiful city of Cambridge. It will also help to ensure you don’t waste any of your precious time waiting for buses or getting caught on delayed trains. Our chauffeured cars can take you from door to door!
Plus, if your plans change last minute, our friendly chauffeurs will be happy to take you to your new destination to make sure you get the most out of your trip to Cambridge.
As @VisitCambs says: “There’s something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge”. Whether you want to soak up some local culture, explore unique shops and markets or gently float along the river in the afternoon sun, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy with a day out in this historic city.