Top 10 Tips for Your First Visit to Cambridge, UK

By Ceri Tinley
Ceri Tinley
Ceri Tinley
July 15, 2014 Updated: July 15, 2014

Whether taking your offspring to experience the world of a Cambridge undergraduate, or escaping with your significant other to the one of Europe’s most culturally rich cities, our top 10 tips should help you make the most out of your visit. Here are our suggestions if you’re a first time visitor to this University city.

The Pleasure of Punting

The most tranquil way to experience Cambridge is by punt which offers views of many famous Cambridge landmarks including King’s College Chapel. Though possible to hire a punt, a chauffeured tour is recommended; sit back, relax and allow the friendly chauffeurs impress you with their punting skill and historical knowledge. Many companies offer additional luxuries including champagne services and afternoon tea – very ‘Cambridgey’ indeed.

The Beauty of Cambridge University’s Botanical Gardens

It is unusual to find, in a city center, forty acres of sumptuous gardens. Founded in 1846 the gardens retain their Victorian grandeur whilst having been charmingly contributed to since. Having lost yourself in timeless herbaceous beauty why not have a bite to eat at the Garden Café on site? Using fresh, local ingredients, it offers luscious food suited to every palate. For added indulgence we recommend reserving the Gilmor table, offering stupendous views and a bespoke menu.

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Copyright © 2014 by A Luxury Travel Blog. This article was written by Ceri Tinley and originally published at A Luxury Travel Blog

Ceri Tinley
Ceri Tinley