If you take a train 60 miles north of London, you’ll find the famous University city of Cambridge that is known for it’s beautiful colleges, parks and the River Cam. I’ve visited Cambridge regularly ever since I was little as it’s not far from my hometown. It’s become second nature for me to get a train up there for the day and do a little shopping or exploring. Cambridge is a very popular and touristy city as the University attracts tourists from all over the world. If you fancy a staycation in the UK, Cambridge is a fab place to visit. In today’s post I’m going to talk about why you should visit Cambridge.
The green spaces and parks
Cambridge is particularly green for a city, which makes it a really nice place to visit for a picnic and a day outdoors. In Summer, the parks are full of locals and tourists relaxing in the sunshine.
The old buildings
The streets of Cambridge city centre are full of old architecture. The city has so much character and history.
The shops and the market
Cambridge has 2 shopping centres and an outdoor shopping district, so there are plenty of shops to wander in and out of. There is also a market in the city centre every day of the week, that has a variety of stalls to browse. The home decor and flower stalls are my favourites!
The city is walkable.
Cambridge is not anywhere near as big as London, Birmingham or Manchester, so it’s easy to explore the city on foot.
The Cambridge University Colleges are absolutely spectacular! Some of the colleges are free to walk around and others charge an admission, but the colleges are an absolute must-see on any trip to Cambridge. If you go punting on the River Cam, you can actually see some of the colleges from your boat!
Have you ever visited Cambridge?
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I love Oxford so Cambridge I naturally want to visit too. It looks beautiful. I feel stupid though as I thought it was north not near London haha.
I have visited Cambridge a couple of times in the past as I live in East Anglia, which is quite close! Being an Oxford University student, my own uni town is of course my favourite, but Cambridge has such charm as well! I love the fact that you can explore the whole city on foot, and the views of the gorgeous architecture whilst punting are second-to-none! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!
Abbey 😄 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk
I'm an Oxford gal too so it's so interesting to see the parallels between the two cities in terms of atmosphere and architecture! Great post.
I really enjoyed your insight into Cambridge because I have never been to the city, and it's something I really need to rectify! I live in Cardiff and I imagine it's the same kind of size as that.
I've never actually visited Cambridge, though I've had my sights on it for quite a while! Hopefully I can make a visit over the summer! x
I haven't been to Oxford in years! I remember it being lovely though. 🙂 Aww haha, don't worry at all! There's a fast train route between Cambridge & Liverpool Street Station which makes it relatively easy to get to from London.
I still think it's so amazing that you went to Oxford! Bet it was such a fab experience. 🙂
Glad you like the photos, thanks for commenting Abbey!
Thank you Clo! Glad you like the post. 🙂
I've never visited Cambridge before but I've been to Oxford and I really loved it there, plus Cambridge looks so beautiful! Reminds me of something out of a Harry Potter film which makes me want to go there even more.
Julia // The Sunday Mode