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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