The University town of Cambridge is not just all about academia and hallowed institutions of learning. The town has more than its fair share of world-class historic attractions, quaint cobbled streets, cathedrals, museums and plenty more to explore on a trip.
If you are a foodie, there are an abundance of fine restaurants near Cambridge as well in town, which serve the best of local culinary fare and international gourmet dishes.
Finding luxury accommodation at an affordable price is never an issue with the ultra-swish Tamburlaine hotel in Cambridge offering the best of four-star luxury and comforts.
Sports enthusiasts will find that the city offers a good variety of sports and leisure activities as well. From its classic punts to golf courses there is a wealth of sporting options to enjoy in town. Similar to the London Marathon, Cambridge is also famous for its Half Marathon that attracts a large number of participants as well as visitors from all over the country and overseas.
Some of the other popular sports events in Cambridge include the very well known Cambridge and Oxford Boat Race held annually for more than 150 years. Cambridge has a number of rowing clubs in the city with their members seen rowing on the river no matter the weather. Another unique and popular event is the Bumps, where boats line up on the river and bump each other. Those who enjoy running and hiking will love Cambridge for the extensive trails and paths spread across the city. There are ample green open spaces and park areas to play tennis, football or cricket.
Speaking of football Parker’s Place is one such green space wherein 1848, the basic guidelines of football were adopted, which later on led to the development of the professional rules of the Football Association. Football buffs might also be in luck to see Cambridge’s two teams the Histon Football Club and the Cambridge United in action.
Those who enjoy the sport of golf have a number of golf courses in and around Cambridge which cater to players of all levels. Fitness enthusiasts have a variety of gyms and fitness centres to join the many fitness programmes available. In summer, enjoy a swim in the many pools in Cambridge or alternatively visit Jesus Green a popular outdoor pool location to cool off. For those wanting a more relaxed experience, hire a punt and enjoy a laidback chauffeured ride on the Cam River while taking in the spectacular scenery all around. One of the more unique features of Cambridge is it is a bicycle-friendly city. Bikes can be hired for an hour or longer and are the best way of exploring all the wonderful attractions that Cambridge has on offer.
Cambridge offers locals and visitors plenty of opportunities to participate and watch a number of sporting events all through the year. These include games like cricket, netball, football excursions and walking trails among a host of other games. Cambridge is the perfect holiday getaway the next time you want to avoid the mad rush of London!