The city of Cambridge is one of the most important and beautiful in the UK, famous throughout the world for its university and colleges. Its academic excellence and range of business, commercial and scientific interests are reflected in the wide variety of visitors and the number of events and meetings that take place here every year.
The city has attractive architecture, both ancient and modern. It also has huge cultural appeal, a wide variety of arts and entertainment and superb shopping facilities. There is a programme of arts and science events all year round, with a range of festivals in summer including the world-famous Cambridge Folk Festival. Some of the city’s main attractions are related to the well-known colleges of the University of Cambridge, including the libraries, churches and the famous college gardens, such as King’s College and St John’s College. And no visit to Cambridge would be complete without experiencing punting on the River Cam.
Today, Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology centre “Silicon Fen” with its economic strengths from industries such as software and bioscience, with many start-up companies having been spun out of the university.
Things to do and see
Many people visit Cambridge each year to see the historic university, its buildings and the beautiful Backs. Walking tours around the city centre are available daily.
King’s College Chapel is probably the most famous building in Cambridge, with its fan vaulted ceiling, stone carvings and stained glass. There is a market in the centre of the city which is open daily, as well as a range of shops including small independent and larger high street stores and designer labels.
There is also a choice of galleries and museums, contemporary and classic, many of which are free to visit.
Cambridge Tour Guide App offers you three fascinating tours around the beautiful and historic city of Cambridge. Each tour shows you the main places of interest and historic sites, as well as some of the more ‘secret spots’ that a visitor would not normally see. The app includes a ‘punt’ river tour through the heart of the city, which also demonstrates how to navigate these unique types of boats, should you decide to see the city ‘by water’.
Cambridge Walking Tour Free Download - Scudamores Create your own adventure with their free walking tour downloads including their Mill Lane Tour and Magdalene Tour.
Cambridge is within easy reach of London Heathrow and Stansted airports, with good motorway, rail and bus connections to other parts of the UK.
There are excellent rail connections to London and to Scotland and the North via Peterborough, as well as to Birmingham and the Midlands.
Good motorway networks from London and the south on M11, from the north via A1, from west and the M1/M6 via the A14 and from the east via A14. 35 minutes from London Stansted Airport and 45 minutes by train from London King's Cross.
London Stansted is the nearest airport, with a direct rail link to Cambridge, as well as easy access by coach and car.