The best of Cambridge within 48 Hours
Are you looking for a relaxed weekend or a quick city break?
Want to explore the hidden gems of British culture?
Well, you need to Visit Cambridge and immerse yourself in the historical beauty of our city. We would like to introduce you to our ‘2 Days Getaway’ ultimate guide. This guide will allow you to make the most out of your time in such an inspirational and charming city.
Visit Cambridge – Day 1
Admire the main gate of Christ’s College and explore it’s main court. This was the college where Charles Darwin studied (1831).
Harriet’s Café Team Rooms
Enjoy an “elevenses” at Harriets Tea Rooms . This independent tearoom is set in the heart of cambridge and is the perfect spot to visit in amongst exploring. Whats more they have the best scones in town, and it is never to early to enjoy something sweet in our opinion!
Take some time to relax and walk around Parker’s Piece, which was once a cricket ground used for first-class matches from 1817 to 1864. Then, in the 19th century was one of the principal sports grounds used by students at Cambridge University and was used for numerous Varsity Matches against Oxford. You should also not miss the chance to spot the Dinky Door that is located here. Dinky Doors appear all around the city and to give you a clue the one in Parker’s Piece is somewhere near the central street light.
Near to Parker’s Piece is Mill Road, one of the most international streets here in Cambridge, our version of ‘Camden Town’. Take a stroll along this long stretch of road and visit all of the little shops that lines the pavement.
One of the most picturesque spots along Mill Road is the delicious Garden Kitchen. They carefully source ingredients to create rustic, hearty dishes for breakfast and lunch. It is great for those who want to take their food to eat on the go! One last thing, at noon they bring out two main dishes for you to enjoy a (pasta and a slice option). Grab ‘both’ before they run out.
Located just near the river is Kettles Yard, where you can explore your creative side by enjoying the unique exhibitions here.
A visit to Cambridge isn’t completed until you’ve experienced a chauffeured punting in Cambridge tour along the famous college backs. A locals tip, do this activity later on in the day, especially if you are staying in Cambridge for two days as the river becomes less busy and is so peaceful at this time!
After a punting tour, why not seize the sunset at the top of Castle Hill, the highest point in Cambridge and provides a unique view of the city.
“Cambridge’s first dedicated Fish and Chip and Pie and Mash bar”. You could not get more British if you tried!!! Why not give it a go and taste some traditional British food, at this amazing Gastro Pub.
Finish your evening off in style by enjoying some ‘botanical cocktails’, at Novi – the finest bar in town!
The options of ‘where to stay overnight’ are endless. Clearly, Cambridge has it all, from luxury too modest.
Did you also know that you can book your stay to sleep at one of the University of Cambridge Colleges’ during semester breaks? Could it get any cooler?!
So, go ahead, search your preferable option around the city centre, book online at KAYAK, to secure availability and enjoy your stress-free getaway.
Visit Cambridge – Day 2
- Fitzbillies (Trumpington Street)
Start the day with a visit to this iconic coffee shop, to try their famous Chelsea Bun. And if it’s too early for you to eat something sweet, is to ask to take it away to enjoy later on during the day.
Explore the academic life of a student at Cambridge University, by visiting Pembroke College and Chapel.
Corpus Clock & The Eagle Pub
On your way into the city centre, stop to admire Cambridge’s unique Corpus Clock. Whilst you are here you, you could also enjoy a pint at the famous Eagle Pub, where Francis Crick and James Watson announced their discovery of DNA’s double helix structure.
Stop for lunch at Cambridge’s busy heart of trading since the medieval times. Our Market is open seven days a week, from 10am to 4pm, hosting diverse stalls which trade from organic food, crafts, jewellery, clothes, vinyls to second-hand bicycles.
King’s Parade & Trinity Street
Walk along one of the busiest streets in Cambridge; King’s Parade, which leads onto the wealthiest street; Trinity Street. Along these streets, you will find some of the most famous colleges of Cambridge University: King’s College, Gonville and Caius, Trinity College and St. John’s College.
Take some time to visit Fitzwilliam Museum and it’s extraordinary exhibitions.
Old Bicycle Shop
Finish your visit with a sophisticated yet ‘traditional’ meal at the Old Bicycle Shop, at Regent Street.
Posted on March 1st, 2020, by the Traditional Punting Company