Cambridge is a vibrant interesting city and is fast becoming one of the top weekend destinations in the UK.
Less than 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel is the Cambridge City Centre which has a large variety of shops ranging from independent boutique shops to high street favourites. It also has a thriving market place which is open all week.
Many people are surprised to find out that Traditional Thames pleasure punts were not introduced to Cambridge until about 1902–1904. They rapidly became the most popular craft on the river and today there are probably more punts on the Cam than on any other river in England. Cambridge boasts many fine punting companies which offer interesting and relaxing tours along the Cam. Or hire a punt and have a go yourself.
No trip to Cambridge would be complete without a visit to one of the historic Colleges that make up the University of Cambridge. Many of the Collages are a short walk from the hotel. And the world renowned King’s College Chapel is less than 10 minutes away on foot.
Connected to the university there are many fine museums such as the Fitzwilliam Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute and The Round Church Visitor Centre. There is also Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
To rival or complement them (depending on your view) Cambridge has two concert venues of national renown: The Junction and the Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Cambridge plays host to many events throughout the year such as Midsummer Fair around mid-summer’s day each year. Strawberry Fair is a free music and children's fair, with a series of market stalls is held around the beginning of June.