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01 Sep

The Famous Sights of Cambridge byConrad

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Cambridge is unsurprisingly one of the most popular places to visit in the UK. It has one of the best universities in the world so, in part, this lends itself to the wonderful activities and enjoyments on offer. Cambridge University what the city is known for and the iconic buildings in which the university is set are worth a visit in themselves.

 

The King’s College Chapel truly makes the Cambridge skyline with its gorgeous spires and Gothic architecture. Building work started in 1446, commissioned by Henry VI, and it took over a century to complete. It has the largest fan vault in the world and beautiful medieval stained glass that you could photograph for hours. It’s also the venue for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, the Christmas Eve service that’s broadcasted to millions around the world each year.

 

View the famous university buildings from the water too, because punting is an absolute must when in the city. There are plenty of companies to choose from who offer punting tours and you’ll feel like you’re truly embracing your surroundings in the traditional Cambridgeshire way.

Amongst all of this is The Backs, a series of gardens and parks which lie behind the college buildings. Here you can kick back and relax in the tranquil green spaces, admire an array of iconic bridges including The Bridge of Sighs and the Mathematical Bridge, and ogle at the views which are postcard perfect.

 

The Varsity Hotel & Spa, right on the River Cam has spectacular views of everything Cambridge has to offer, there really is nothing better to do on a sunny day. If the weather’s against you, then it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a spa treatment. The Elemis body treatments available to you are sublime.

 

If you fancy a trip, then getting around by car in Cambridge is recommend, except for when punting of course. It’s the best way to ensure you don’t miss a thing and can lead to an abundance of exciting discoveries.