Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Culture

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Overview

Take in the University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens before reaching Mathematical Bridge. Continue to the Corpus Christi Clock before visiting the Bridge of Sighs. Take in the Round Church before relaxing at Jesus Green. Explore history at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Science, The Polar Museum and The Fitzwilliam Museum enjoying the architecture of Our Lady and the English Martyrs.

Cambridge University

Explore the stunning grounds of the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. Enjoy the rose garden, woodland walks and pinetum views. Take in the fountain and rockery gardens before heading inside the glasshouses to explore the collections from around the world.

Mathematical Bridge

Passing through the city greenery of Coe Fen you will emerge at the River Cam to see crowds of tourists trying their hands at punting. Pause to see the fascinating wooden Mathematical Bridge, built in 1749, that spans the River Cam between two buildings of Queen’s College.

Corpus Christi College

Walk the cobbled streets to arrive at Corpus Christi College where you will find the extraordinary Corpus Clock on the outside of Taylor Library looking out over King’s Parade. The Chronophage insect figure – the time eater – and, the LED lights and gold plated face are a stunning sight and popular photo spot.

Bridge of Sighs

Across the way you will find St. John’s College, home to the world famous Bridge of Sighs, named in honour of the original bridge in Venice. Built in 1831, the bridge spans the River Cam between the college buildings and is a popular tourist location.

The Round Church

Crossing the cobbles you will pass the world’s oldest continuously open book shop on the way to The Church of the Holy Sepulchre - the Round Church, Cambridge’s second oldest building and a stunning piece of architecture built in 1130.

Jesus Green

Enjoy the green park of Jesus Green, north of Jesus College. Enjoy the River Cam and if you time it right you will see the wonderful colour of Jubilee Gardens. Close by you will find Jesus Lock and the lido of Jesus Green Swimming Pool.

Sedgwick Museum

Established in 1728 and the oldest of the Cambridge University Museums, if you have time you can take in the national treasure that is now 2 million fossils, rocks and minerals telling the story of the evolution of life on earth.

English Martyrs

An impressive and imposing architectural sight, one of the largest Catholic churches in the UK was built at the end of the 19th century and is home to Cambridge’s highest spire – standing at 65m. Take your time and admire the stories captured in the stained glass windows.

The Polar Museum

Step inside to immerse yourself in stories of Polar exploration through the years, told through a collection of permanent displays and special exhibitions featuring artefacts, art, flags and equipment and memorabilia.

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Enjoy the vast range of art and antiquities on display at Fitzwilliam Museum. The collections include coins, sculptures, art, clocks, textiles and jewellery from around the world.

What to see and do…

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Cambridge Sightseeing Tour

Silver Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9EU

Punting in Cambridge – Self-Hire Boat

Scudamore's Mill Lane Punting Station, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RS

Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park

1 Wedgwood Way , Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 8AY

About the Cambridge Culture Trail

Distance:8 miles
Cities / Towns:10
Number Of Businesses:3

Start at the Cambridge War Memorial before entering the peaceful University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens. Walk up through the greenery of Coe Fen where cattle are still grazed, to emerge at the River Cam. Join the queue for the punts or cross the road to see the Mathematical Bridge spanning the Cam before pausing for a photo opportunity at the Corpus Christi Clock. Cross the road to St. John’s College and the Bridge of Sighs before heading to the peace of Jesus Green via the Round Church. Head back into the centre to explore the museums including Sedgwick Museum of Earth Science, The Polar Museum and The Fitzwilliam Museum taking in the architecture of Our Lady and the English Martyrs along the way.

Marvellous Museums

There are numerous museums to explore whilst walking around Cambridge. Whether it is art, archaeology, polar expeditions, zoology, science or computing there is plenty to see and do on an educational day out.

Botanical Beauty

The acres of the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens are a peaceful retreat with magnificent collections of plants from around the globe, set in some stunning glass houses. Outside you can wander the woodlands, lawns, rose gardens and other displays with their distinctive fragrances.

Cam-Bridges

The Mathematical Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs are historic popular sights spanning the River Cam, whilst below you can see the spectacle of the punts carrying tourists along the river and enjoying the sunshine.

Also Nearby

Cambridge Sightseeing Tour

Silver Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9EU

Punting in Cambridge – Self-Hire Boat

Scudamore's Mill Lane Punting Station, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RS

Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park

1 Wedgwood Way , Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 8AY