Top 10 Things Cambridge is Famous for

Prestigious for its university, Cambridge is one of the cities in the world that resounds in the ears of everybody. In addition to having one of the highest historic structures in England, most of its splendor revolves around Cambridge University’s 31 colleges.

Cambridge is famous for several things. Below we put together a list of the top 10 things to do and see that might interest you.

 

Top 10 Things Cambridge is Famous for include

1.      Pop inside King’s College and King’s College Chapel

Exploring King’s College is an awe-inspiring experience. From the interior of the King’s College Chapel to exploring the Rood Screen and the best Italian wooden cravings in the UK, this place has a lot to offer.

No matter how little your time in Cambridge is, a place you can’t miss out is King’s College Chapel. It boasts of a 12-bay perpendicular style interior and the largest fan-vault ceiling in the world. Indeed, it’s a must-see in Cambridge.

Also worth seeing: the stone flowers that decorate the walls inside and the altarpiece.

 

2. Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Created in 1831, a visit to Cambridge University Botanic Garden should be on your must-do list. With a landmass of 40 acres, the garden houses a collection of more than 8,000 species of plants. Take a walk through the garden’s glasshouses and trails which is perfect for a weekend getaway with your partner. Unwind at the Garden Café and Garden Shop for the nights.

 

3. The Fitzwilliam Museum

No doubt, the Fitzwilliam Museum is Cambridge’s most famous museum and should be on everyone’s things to do here. The masterpiece Cambridge University’s art museum houses diverse collections, including Roman and Egyptian antiquities, Reubens and Gainsborough, among countless others. You can also spend some time at the nearest café.

 

4. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was developed by Cambridge University in 1884. The museum contains several prehistoric materials and artifacts related to social anthropology. These include items from across the world with a focus on the visual and classical arts.

Adults and kids alike can learn from the research projects made by well-known British anthropologists. Items at this museum include the Pacific collection from Cook’s explorations, zoological materials, rocks, and fossils.

 

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5. Anglesey Abbey

Formerly owned by the noble Broughton siblings, Lord Fairhaven and his brother Henry, Anglesey Abbey now houses bizarre items, including collection of lord’s clocks and silverware.

6. Scientific Discoveries

If you like science and technology, then Cambridge surely has something for you. You’ll learn about notable scientists like Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and more. Science and discoveries from Cambridge include artificial intelligence, IVF, and stem cell research. of course, the list is endless.

7. Go Punting and Rowing

Cambridge lies on the River Cam; a place where watersports like rowing and other similar activities take place. However, guests at this location might prefer going for punting instead of rowing.

Punting is a traditional Cambridge hobby. Taking a punting tour offers you the chance to see the city’s landmarks, including the Bridge of Sighs and the riverside colleges.

8. Go on the Cambridge food tour

Go on this tour and see some of Cambridge’s top food locations. From pubs to delis shops and fish & chip shops, you can decide how you tour to your taste.

9. Have a drink in a pub

Cambridge is full of pubs where even famous scholars love. So, have a break and grab some pub grub.

10. See the Buskers and Street Performers Festival

You can’t discuss the English culture without mentioning the Buskers. Buskers have a special 3-days every September of the year for their competition where the public vote for the best performer. Join them, enjoy the fun!

 

Beyond all these, Cambridge has a lot to offer anyone planning a weekend getaway or holiday. You can learn the city’s history, check out the tanks and armoured cars in the Land Warfare Hall, and Blackbird in the American Air Museum.

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