Cambridge is a city located 50 miles north of London. It is most well known for its university which is renowned throughout the world, but also for the beautiful historical feel that the city has. Around three and a half million tourists visit the city on a yearly basis and with a lot of interesting things to see and do, Cambridge really does make for a holiday away from the ordinary!
Things to See and Do
Due to the number of students in the city, it would be a sin not to visit Cambridge and check out the nightlife. There are a variety of pubs and clubs and many of them have cheap prices for drinks. In addition there are a number of museums and galleries which are worth a visit, some parks and gardens to relax in and you could also take a tour of the university colleges which are open all year round except during exam week.
During the summer months Cambridge is home to a number of festivals which are definitely worth checking out if you are in the area at the time. The Cambridge Summer Music Festival is one of the most popular and is renowned for its world class acoustic performances. Other festivals include Strawberry Fair, the Cambridge Folk Festival and the Cambridge Film Festival.
Most people who choose to visit Cambridge travel around the city on foot. Most of the central areas on the city are completely pedestrian friendly and almost all of the attractions are within walking distance. The other popular option is bicycle – and you will see a lot of students travelling this way if you visit during term time. Although driving isn’t recommended in Cambridge itself it is the best way to travel around the surrounding areas. Car hire Cambridge can be compared and booked online through anycarhire.com.