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View of River, Punt and University, Cambridge

Close the door on your Cambridge hotel and explore the cobbled courtyards and shady gardens of some of the city’s 31 colleges before retiring for Pimm’s beside the River Cam.

Historic Cambridge

Mug up on Gothic revivalism at the best example of it in England at All Saints Church on Jesus Lane. For sublime choral evensong as heard by students Milton and Darwin, Christ’s College choir enchants twice weekly.

Art and museums in Cambridge

Autograph scores by Handel, early prints of Hardy classics and thousands more precious items sit in the Fitzwilliam Museum. At the University Museum of Zoology Darwin’s Beagle tour animals can be found. The university’s Kettle’s Yard is a home to 20th-century and contemporary art.

Quirky things to do in Cambridge

Leave your Cambridge hotel and have a kick about on Parker’s Piece, where Football Association rules were formed in the 19th century. Outside the Taylor Library at Corpus Christi College is the Grasshopper Clock. The gold disc has no numbers but tells the time by opening slits in the clock face. A ghastly creature on top moves its mouth and seems to gobble the minutes.

Events in Cambridge

Cambridge Folk Festival hosts global names from Los Lobos and the Saw Doctors to Eddi Reader and Booker T. The 800-year-old Midsummer Fair on Midsummer Common hosts gigs, stand-up, kids’ acts and a fun fair.

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Attractions in Cambridge:

Sculpture Promenade

Opening times:
Mar 2013 - Jan 2014 (annual)

Burghley House, Stamford. Courtesy of Burghley House
Burghley House

Opening times:
Sat-Thu 11am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm) Mar - Oct 2013; not Fri (annual)

A sundial outside Tymperleys Clock Museum. Photo by Rod Edwards, courtesy of Britain on View/East of England Tourism/Colchester BC
Tymperleys Clock Museum

Opening times:
Tue-Sat 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Apr - Oct 2013; not Mon or Sun (annual)

Carter's Vineyards

Opening times:
Daily 11am-5pm Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)

Tottenham Hotspur Crest. Picture courtesy club press office.
Tottenham Hotspur FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

What's on in Cambridge:

Gardeners' Question Time - The Live Tour

Dates Open:
03/11/2014 to 03/11/2014

Cambridge Christmas Lights Switch On

Dates Open:
20/11/2014 to 20/11/2014

Halloween Punting & Walking Ghost Tours

Dates Open:
21/10/2014 to 31/10/2014

Cambridge Bonfire Night. Courtesy of Cambridge City Council
Cambridge Bonfire Night

Dates Open:
05/11/2014 to 05/11/2014

Chilford Autumn Quilt Festival

Dates Open:
04/11/2014 to 06/11/2014

Crafts and Gifts at Chilford Hall

Dates Open:
29/10/2014 to 29/10/2014


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