5 Things to Do in Cambridge, England
Do you want to study English in one of our most academic locations? Consider studying at our Cambridge school! Cambridge is well-known for a long academic history. This article will help you to explore the fantastic and historical destination of Cambridge, England!
Visit Cambridge University Colleges
You need to see beautiful and historical college buildings if you come to Cambridge. Cambridge University is the second oldest university in the world and many great people, politicians, academics and scientists have studied at Cambridge. You can feel the truly prestigious academic atmosphere there. You should definitely visit the largest college chapel, found in King’s College, and beautiful The Cambridge University Library. Also visit Christ's College where scientist Charles Darwin was a student between 1828 and 1831.
Punting on the River Cam
Cambridge and Oxford are quite famous for their boat race (run in London), which is very exciting to see. But you can also enjoy some boat time yourself, by punting in the River Cam. This is one of most exciting and relaxing activity in Cambridge. Never tried punting? Don’t worry, you can also join a guide tour. The most popular punting tour is 45 minutes long and the trained tour guide explains the long history of university colleges and Cambridge. On the tour, you can see the famous wooden Mathematical Bridge in Queen’s College.
The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of Britain’s earliest public museums, opened in 1848. The collection is really rich and vast. There are 5 main sections: Antiquities; Applied Arts; Coins and Medals; Manuscripts and Printed Books; and Paintings, Drawings and Prints. Spend some time surrounded by history and art.
Cambridge is a great place for shopping, and there are great variety of shops in the city center. There is also a big market held from Monday to Saturday. You can try fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and buy unique, handmade craft goods!
The Town of Ely
Ely is perfect for a day trip - only short train journey from Cambridge station. Ely is famous for the magnificent Norman Cathedral, which was started in 673 and was completed in the mid-12 century. It is one of largest and the most beautiful cathedrals in the UK. While there, you can also learn some English history at Oliver Cromwell's House (Lord Protector of England).
Did you enjoy our post? Please leave a comment what you would want to do in Cambridge! Our Cambridge English school has a busy social calendar for the Christmas season; there are many events are planned for our lovely students.