- The London to Cambridge train journey is about an hour and even quicker if you take the express train.
- Trains depart from Kings Cross or Liverpool Street stations with around 4 departures per hour.
- If you arrive by train it’s a 20min walk into town and the main tourist attractions down Station and Regent Streets.
- You could also take the Citi 1 or Citi 3 bus from outside the station.
Link to get Train tickets:
- Tower at Great St Mary’s (Centre of Cambridge, good view point) - £5
- Kings college chapel - £9
- Botanic garden - picnic
- Cambridge Market
- Stroll along the River Cam in the area known as “the Backs”
- Kings college £8
- St John’s College £7.50
- Trinity College £2
- Head to the Mill pub and you will find tours leaving regularly from 09:00am to dusk. In winter blankets are provided so you stay cosy on your tour.
- The trip lasts 45mins, bring some drinks
- Scudamore's Punting Company is one of the main operators, The cost for a shared boat tour (around 8-10 people in total) is £20 per person. We did this.
- There are plenty of Scudamore folk trying to sell tickets, they give you a coupon for a 10% discount off the £22 price advertised
Cambridge Guided Punt: 45-Minute Shared Tour
This 45-minute College Backs tour offers the ideal introduction to Cambridge's long and eventful history. Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class center for education whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river. This tour is the best way to showcase Cambridge.
- Another punting company, Trinity College, operates slightly up the river (outside Trinity College) and costs £15 per person. We did not do this as only saw it after.
- Went to 'The old bicycle shop' for brunch. You pass in on the walk from the train station to the town centre
- Went to 'The Tiffin Truck' for Indian dinner. Casual, tasty and v good value food located on the walk back to the train station.
- Stickybeaks brunch
- The Pint Shop pub
- Fitzbillies - Chelsea bun
- falafel stall - taste of cambridge
- The Anchor pub
- Novi - cocktails
Spending One Day In Cambridge - Earth's Magical Places
Despite living my whole life just an hour away from the University town of Cambridge, I'm ashamed to say that I only recently made time to visit with a friend... But boy was it worth the wait! Its classical stone architecture easily makes it one of the prettiest towns in England.