Why Cambridge is awesome in the autumn

Why Cambridge is awesome in the autumn

Why Cambridge is awesome in the autumn

If you love nothing more than hot weather, sunbathing and ice cream, the end of the summer can be difficult to deal with.

Luckily, Cambridge has a lot to do throughout the year. In fact, the autumn months can be just as exciting as the summer season.

Offering a fantastic selection of outdoor activities as well as a wealth of cultural attractions, the city has everything you could possibly need for an unforgettable autumn. Find out more below.


Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Although the Cambridge University Botanic Garden makes a great destination in all seasons, there’s something just a little bit special about the attraction in autumn.

Visit the gardens in late September, October or November and you’ll be able to enjoy a fantastic display of multi-coloured foliage as well as a number of great seasonal events. If you’re a lover of art, join the garden’s ‘Illustrating Squashes and Pumpkins’ workshop.

Or, if you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this October, take part in the annual Apple Day and learn a little more about this classic autumn fruit.


Autumn colour

Unlike many other cities in the UK, Cambridge is packed full of trees and green spaces. Many of these beauty spots line the banks of the River Cam, making punting the perfect way to enjoy some stunning autumn scenery.

As well as being the perfect time of year to enjoy spectacular landscapes, the autumn months are also much quieter than the busy summer season.

When the holiday crowds head home, tranquillity returns to the water, giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy some peace and quiet as well as some unforgettable views.



The British autumn weather is famously unpredictable. Luckily, there’s plenty to do in Cambridge even if the sun fails to shine during your day out in the city.

Visit the iconic Fitzwilliam Museum to soak up a little culture and history. There are always a number of special exhibitions and displays on offer and regular events also take place at the museum.

Alternatively, if you’re more technically minded, try The Centre for Computing History. This fantastic museum charts the evolution of the computer and is one of the best places to learn about the history of tech in the UK.


Great pubs

 After a day out on the river or an afternoon soaking up some culture, what better way to warm up and relax than with a night out in one of the city’s great pubs?

As @CultureTrip says, “Cambridge is a fine example of British pub culture, with old-fashioned drinking spots and traditional taverns found on every corner.”

So, you’re never too far from a welcoming watering hole. Try the quirky Free Press Club, the excellent Cambridge Brew House or The Eagle, one of the best-known pubs in the city.

Find out more about life in Cambridge, and learn about what’s on in the city, by taking a look around our site today.