Key Sites to Visit

Key Sites to Visit

Be inspired by a City of History, Culture and world-changing Discoveries

Packed full of stunning architecture and nature, Cambridge is a beautiful university town renowned for its impact on history. The tightly packed city centre is perfect for exploring ancient colleges, cobbled streets and the picturesque “Backs” alongside the River Cam.

Kettle’s Yard
Free
Key Sites to Visit
Museums & Galleries

Kettle’s Yard

Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful House with a remarkable collection of modern art and a gallery that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions.

Killer Trails
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities

Killer Trails

Would you like to explore the elegant streets of Cambridge whilst solving a world-changing murder mystery? Well, you’ve come to the right place, detective! A Brief Murder In Time is an imaginative treasure hunt with a whodunit twist. This self-guided city tour experience leads you on a thrilling journey around one of the world’s most prestigious university cities, past renowned museums and spectacularly preserved architecture. Along the way, you’ll discover historical landmarks and hidden gems, solve cryptic puzzles and find hidden clues to ultimately deduce whodunit. The game is afoot!

King’s College and King’s College Chapel
City Tours
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Leisure Activities
Universities & Colleges

King’s College and King’s College Chapel

King's College Chapel plays a central role in College life, as well as being the most instantly recognizable and iconic building in Cambridge.

Let’s Go Punting
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Punting

Let’s Go Punting

At Let’s Go Punting we offer award-winning private and shared chauffeured punting tours in Cambridge. Sit back, relax and see the majestic Cambridge University 'college backs' in comfort & style.

Mathematical Bridge
Free
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Mathematical Bridge

The bridge was designed in 1748 by William Etheridge (1709–76), and was built in 1749 by James Essex the Younger (1722–84). I

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Free
Key Sites to Visit
Museums & Galleries

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

MAA is a museum of humanity's history over hundreds of thousands of years, of world cultures over recent centuries, and of Indigenous life and art in the present.

Namaste Village
Bars & Clubs
Fine Dining
Food & Drink
Key Sites to Visit
Restaurants
Street Food
Take Aways

Namaste Village

We invite you to join us here at our authentic Indian, family-run restaurant and sample some of the finest Indian food in Cambridge. Namaste Village is a traditional Indian restaurant, serving vegetarian and vegan food from different regions of India, which is both healthy and delicious. Our ethos is one of kindness; good food served with care, where our customers are treated like family. We source the very best fresh ingredients locally and are always developing new and exciting flavours with our dishes. Come, see for yourself and experience the spirit and spice of India in Cambridge. Namaste!

Newton’s Apple Tree, Trinity College
Free
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Newton’s Apple Tree, Trinity College

This tree was grafted from the actual tree that led Isaac Newton to ponder the theory of gravity.

Oliver Cromwell’s House
Accessories
Books
Gift Shops
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Leisure Activities
Museums & Galleries
Tourism

Oliver Cromwell’s House

Visit the former Lord Protector’s family home, the only residence still in existence other than Hampton Court. Following a refurbishment, our House now boasts a completely re-vamped Civil War Exhibition with impressive interactive displays and interpretations. You’ll have the opportunity to try on costumes and try out the games of the time as well as truly experience what life was like on the battlefields during the English Civil War in our new mini encampment. Audio handsets bring the story of the impressive Oliver Cromwell House vividly to life.

Pembroke College
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Universities & Colleges

Pembroke College

The college is the third-oldest college of the university and has over 700 students and fellows. It is one of the university's larger colleges, with buildings from almost every century since its founding, as well as extensive gardens.

Queens’ College
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Universities & Colleges

Queens’ College

Queens’ College supports world-leading teaching and research in a beautiful and welcoming environment.

Rutherford’s Punting
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Punting

Rutherford’s Punting

Glide along the world-famous College Backs on a traditional punt and experience Cambridge with Rutherford’s.

Ryder & Amies
Fashion
Free
Gift Shops
Key Sites to Visit
Tourism
Universities & Colleges

Ryder & Amies

Cambridge University Store, established in 1864. Suppliers of Cambridge University Academic Robes and Official Merchandise, specialists in College Apparel.

Ryder & Amies University Outfitters
Accessories
City Tours
Free
Gift Shops
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Leisure Activities
Tourism
Universities & Colleges

Ryder & Amies University Outfitters

University of Cambridge Official Outfitter. We sell the largest range of college and university merchandise in Cambridge. Family run since 1864!

Solve The City – Clue The Looking Glass – City Adventure Game
City Tours
Free
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Leisure Activities
Walking & Cycling Routes

Solve The City – Clue The Looking Glass – City Adventure Game

The most creative way to see Cambridge! Outdoor escape room-style immersive adventure game. Explore Cambridge, solve puzzles, crack the mystery!

The Backs
Free
Key Sites to Visit
Park

The Backs

The Backs is a picturesque area to the east of Queen's Road in the city of Cambridge, England, where several colleges of the University of Cambridge back on to the River Cam, their grounds covering both banks of the river.

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Did you know?

One of the oldest surviving buildings in Cambridge is the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road. Also known as the Chapel of St Mary Magdalene, it dates back to the 12th century and was originally used as a place to isolate victims of leprosy.