Cambridge is a city that undergoes a myriad of changes. Depending on the time of year that you visit, you might be treated to a
If you are visiting Cambridge we highly suggest taking a luxury chauffeur tour of the city. We teamed up with Luxury Private Tours UK to create a blog post that pinpointed the best attractions to visit on a chauffeur tour of Cambridge.
The Cambridgeshire country is modern as well as archeologically and historically rich. Many essential and significant discoveries have been made in Cambridgeshire (archeological and paleontological) in the course of history. Here, you can discover idyllic and quaint English villages, majestic cathedrals, trekking, cycling and walking trips in Cambridgeshire, and also get the newest designs and high fashion in the shopping centers and marketplaces. Exquisite boutiques are present as well, which create bespoke items, built to your precise specifications.
Saint Peter’s Cathedral
Saint Peter’s Cathedral, also known as Peterborough Cathedral holds the Anglican Bishop of Peterborough seat and is committed to three Christian apostles. These are St Andrew, St Peter, and St Paul.
The structure is wonderfully similar to the Norman kind of Gothic building, as it was restructured in the 12 century A.D. in spite of its foundations being laid a lot earlier in the period of Anglo-Saxon. It is popular because of its formidable arches and façade. It is among Cambridgeshire’s important attractions.
Together with Peterborough Cathedral, Ely Cathedral ranked among Cambridgeshire’s most important structures in the 12th century. It became recognized as a cathedral in 1109, and presently, it is the Bishop of Ely’s seat of power. It is popular because of its high domes and lofty, ornate arches. It has a Gothic style, and each year, more than 3000,000 visitors come here. Inside, it features separate choirs and chapels
Museum of Cambridge
This museum is 300 years old and has nine different rooms housing various items that are historically significant. Also, you can spend time in the gift stores or the exhibitions (temporary) that are held throughout the year.
IWM Duxford describes an old airfield that currently houses a contemporary war museum that makes you recall the work of combat planes which flew in Duxford from the airport during the Battle of Britain and different modern conflicts. You can also see some of the leading warhorse aircraft of the 19th and 20th centuries here, which altered the course of global history and learn about battle strategies.
Discover Newmarket can be illustrated as an ‘equine establishment.’ The structure has racing tracks, museums, stables, the Jockey Club, health checkup centers, and other rooms for private members as well as the trainers’ yard. Also, you can see the best racehorses and enjoy looking at new foals!
Cambridge University Colleges
Cambridge University is world-renowned. It has more than 30 colleges, and some are known as world leaders. There are different public entry policies. You can be permitted to visit the lecture halls, classrooms, grounds, cafeteria, museums, etc.
Granchester village offers open walks and big meadows where you can take short hikes or ambles. You will have a refreshing experience, and it will provide you with health benefits.
The Center for Computing History
This museum is among the few in the world that is committed to the age of information. It contains devices, models and history beginning from the early stages of computer and computing development, to the latest ones. You will gain a lot of computer knowledge and learn how they have offered solutions to pressing problems.
If you wish to bring a smile to your young kids, visit the Nene Park on River Nene. Here, they are going to encounter endless parks, meadows, forests, and lakes. You can try to fish, play golf or go on a cycle trip through the woodlands that are undisturbed.
Cambridge American Cemetery
This area offers you serenity, tranquility, and calmness. It is a resting place for the heroes of the American Second World War who sacrificed their lives in the war. You can discover their untold stories of sacrifice and bravery. You can go to the memorial and chapel and get more details about the war and personal tales through movies and interactive sessions that take place in the visitor center.
The River Cam
This fabulous water body flows into the Great Ouse through Cambridge. It usually has many lovely punts and tiny boats bobbing along. The Byron’s Pool, which was named after Lord Byron the poet who is reputed to have swum there, and its waters which are the topic of a discussion from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, makes it evident that the Cam has made an impression on the literary masters of England. You can have a picnic on its riverbanks, go angling, take a punt or cross King’s College Bridge.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
The art and antiquities museum in Cambridge University offers you a thrilling day out. At one time, the museum was termed ‘the nation’s greatest art collections’ and ‘a monument of first importance.’ It was started when Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion gave up his art collection to the university. The collection is brilliantly diverse and includes coins, arms, Greek, Egyptian and Cypriot art by Degas, Gainsborough and Reubens among many others. Many others consider this museum as the smallest in the whole of Europe.
The Bridge of Sighs
The building of this covered bridge that runs across the River Cam took place in 1831. It links the Third Court at St John’s College Cambridge with the New Court. It is not much similar to its Venetian namesake apart from its covering. Still, its ornate stonework provides an undeniable romance!
This huge embellished metal clock hangs outside Corpus Christi College in Cambridge at street-level. This monument ranks as one of the most outstanding monuments in the city. John C Tylor OBE constructed the clock, and its inauguration took place in 2008. Its face is formed using pure gold, and a metal grasshopper known as the Chronophage or ‘time-eater’ is placed on top of it as well as an undulating ripple form that indicates the growth of the universe following the Big Bang. The clock gives Cambridge a unique asset.
The American Cemetery and Memorial
This cemetery has more than thirty acres of lovely green lawns. They are committed to the memory of the ones who lost their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic or the northwest Europe strategic air bombardment. The remains of 3,812 individuals are buried in this quiet area. The cemetery provides a sobering region for remembering the people who fought and lost their lives in previous wars. The visitor center offers many captivating personal stories and photos which show a clear picture of the ones who perished.