10 things to do off the beaten track in Cambridge

10 things to do off the beaten track in Cambridge

10 things to do off the beaten track in Cambridge

From the Fitzwilliam Museum to Trinity College and the River Cam to the botanical gardens, Cambridge’s top attractions are famous around the world. 

And while no trip to the city would be complete without a visit to its iconic sights, there are also a lot of hidden gems to discover among Cambridge’s pretty streets. Here are ten of our favourites.


1. The Centre for Computing History 

The Centre for Computing History is located a short distance from Cambridge’s museum district. The perfect place to learn about all things tech, and the role that Cambridge has played in the development of the computer, it’s a must for anyone interested in the history – and the future – of the technology.


2. SUP on the river

A great alternative to punting, stand up paddle boarding lets you explore the River Cam and build your core strength at the same time. You can take lessons at nearby Milton Country Park and then hire a stand-up paddleboard for the afternoon. 


3. Calverley’s Brewery

If you’re looking for a stylish and welcoming watering hole for an evening drink, this is the spot for you. Located on Hooper Street – close to Mill Road, the brewery opens its doors to the drinking public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.


4. Cycling tour

Cambridge has the highest percentage of cyclists in the UK so what better way to discover the city than by bike? To see the very best of Cambridge, join one of the excellent cycling tours operating in the city.


5. All Saints Church

As @CambridgeNewsUK says, “All Saints’ Church’s on Jesus Lane has a breath-taking interior which is a triumph of Victorian art and design.” The church’s stained glass windows were designed by leading Arts and Crafts figures, including William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, and Ford Madox, making it a great destination for fans of art, architecture, and design. 


6. Cambridge FoodPark

If you want to sample some of the city’s best cuisine, head to the Cambridge FoodPark. Home to a fantastic choice of eateries – it’s got something for everyone.


7. Jesus Green Lido

One of the longest outdoor pools in Europe, Jesus Green Lido measures in at an incredible 91m. The perfect place to cool off on a hot summer’s day, the lido is a must for all water-babies visiting the city.


8. Orchard Street

Orchard Street is one of the prettiest spots in Cambridge. Made up of rows of period properties, it’s a great spot for a selfie.


9. University of Cambridge College Dining

Host your very own fine dining evening in one of the university’s colleges to get a real feel for life in the city. Private dinners are available at a number of colleges. Get in touch with your favourite to find out more.


10. Portugal Place

Another of Cambridge’s picturesque streets, Portugal Place offers some more great photo opportunities. Take a stroll down this historic road and soak up the city’s evocative atmosphere.

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