The city of Cambridge is known for a wide plethora of things; from its namesake university; its varied history; to its quaint atmosphere, making it the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend away with a loved one. In this blog we have compiled a list of the best things to do in Cambridge for a romantic weekend away.
So whether you and your partner are on a city break, a day trip or simply just passing through, these are some of the ‘must do’s’ in Cambridge.
Best things to do in Cambridge
We may be biased on this one, but we truly believe that punting in Cambridge with your loved one is really one of the most romantic things you can do. You can relax snuggled up to your beloved whilst basking in the sheer beauty that the college backs have to offer. Throughout the week of Valentines, we are offering a private tour with a complimentary box of chocolates, which can be bought here.
For those who enjoy are more active outing, a stroll around Cambridge with the apple of your eye is an incredibly alluring experience, especially when time is on your side. There are so many picturesque streets to wonder down, our personal recommendation being Trinity Lane. If you fancy seeing more nature than architecture, then the Botanical Gardens are the ideal place to spend an afternoon. You and your partner can spend hours strolling around this lucious landscape, taking in the breathtaking nature that surrounds you.
Those of you who are culture vultures, Cambridge is blessed with some incredible museums and art galleries. The most renowned being The Fitzwilliam Museum, this gargantuan location is home to upwards of one million works of art and artifacts. You can immerse yourself with objects of history all whilst being hand in hand with the object of your own affection.
Where to Stay
We are very lucky to be in partnership with one of Cambridges’ leading establishments, The Gonville Hotel. This 4 star hotel, located overlooking Parkers Piece, is a firm favourite of visitors and locals alike. Not only does The Gonville boast luxurious bedrooms, it also offers a premium assembly of experiences that highlight the very best Cambridge has to offer.
Their onsite spa, Gresham House Wellness, flaunts three beautiful treatments rooms. So whether you and your partner have a special occasion to get ready for, or just simply want to be pampered, their Germain De Capuccini treatments are the perfect answer to a relaxing and tranquil activity.
Where to Eat
Recently the restaurant scene in Cambridge has been booming and if you truly know where to look, you will find some of the most delectable little spots that are foolproof choices for a romantic meal out.
Fancetts, situated on Mill Road, is one of our very favourite places to go. Their small menu packs a punch so delicious, it leaves you thinking about it for days afterwards. We recommend booking in advance as they fill up very quickly.
Another hotly sort after date night venue is 196. This intimate cocktail bar offers a wide range of drinks that quench the thirst buds of even the fussiest consumer. Twists on the classics like a Tobacco Old Fashioned, a Cadillac Margharita and a Polynesian Rum Punch prove why this venue is just so popular with the Cambridge locals.
When to Visit
Cambridge is visitor friendly all year round, however the majority of the crowds frequent the quaint streets during the summer months. To make the most out of your visit we would recommend a romantic weekend away during the months of April, May, September and October. Although, quite frankly, Cambridge takes your breath away any time of the year.
Posted on January 24th, 2024, by the Traditional Punting Company Editor