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Beautiful market city made famous for its University

Are you looking for things to do in Cambridge? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the city.

Known for...   Cambridge University, River Cam, Punting, The Backs and Spies


Did you know...

  • Oliver Cromwell is buried in an unmarked grave close to the doors of the Sidney Sussex College Chapel. He was originally buried in Westminster Abbey, but in 1661 Charles II had his body removed to be hanged, drawn and quartered and finally beheaded at Tyburn, his skull displayed on a spike at the Abbey for nearly a quarter of a century.
  • Stephen Hawkings was Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University for over 30 years.
  • One of the most famous rock'n'roll bands of all time formed in Cambridge: Pink Floyd. Syd Barrett was brought up in the city. Roger Waters, the other co-founder, later went to Cambridgeshire High School for Boys with him.



 

  Attractions

Jesus Green Outdoor Swimming Pool

Ideal summertime destination.
Chesterton Street
Cambridge
CB4 3BD

01223302579

Recommended by Rory Wells, Cambridge

 

Scudamores

Punting on the River Cam.
Granta Place
Mill Lane
CB2 1RS

01223359750‎

 

Wren Library

World famous library.
Trinity College
St Johns Street
CB2 1TQ

01223338400

 

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Stunning botanic garden attraction.
1 Brookside
Cambridge
CB2 1JE

01223336265

 

2016 SUBWAY Helping Hearts Family 5K Series Sunday 19 June

The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K series is bouncing its way back for 2016. With lots of free and fun entertainment including face-painting, games and a bouncy castle, it’s the perfect day out for the whole family to enjoy.
Jesus Green, Chesterton Road
Cambridge
CB5 8AQ

 

Market Hill FREE

Historic location of the marketplace in central Cambridge.
Cambridge
CB2 3NR

 

Cambridge Castle

Cambridge Castle lies in the grounds of Shire Hall on Castle Street, on what is the highest point in Cambridge.
Cambridge
CB3 0RG

 

Kartsport

Indoor and outdoor karting centre.
Royston Road
Caxton
CB23 8PN

01954719192

 

Wimpole House And Estate

National Trust Property.
Arrington
Royston
SG8 0BW

01223206000

 

Shepreth Wildlife Park

Your visit to Shepreth will leave you marvelling at the sheer ‘roar' power of the tigers in the Big Cat House.
Station Road
Shepreth
Hertfordshire
SG8 6PZ

01763262226

 

Wimpole Estate

National Trust - A working estate still guided by the seasons, with an impressive mansion and Home Farm.
Arrington
Royston
SG8 0BW

 

Duxford Chapel

English Heritage - A modest but complete and attractive 14th century chantry chapel, perhaps originally a hospital.
Whittlesford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4RT

 

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens And Lode Mill

National Trust - Outstanding 20th-century landscape garden with magnificent statuary.
Cambridgeshire
CB25 9EJ

 

Wimpole Hall, Garden, Park & Home Farm

National Trust - Magnificent 18th-century mansion which forms part of the Wimpole Estate.
Cambridgeshire
SG8 0BW

 
 

  Children's Activities

Si5 Spy Missions

Exciting spy themed indoor action adventure centre, open all year round, ideal for birthday parties, or a great family fun outing.
Unit 7 Viking Way
Bar Hill
Cambridge
CB23 8EL

08444515515

 
 

  Museums

Museum Of Classical Archaeology FREE

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is one of the few surviving collections of plaster casts of Greek & Roman sculpture.
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

 

Cambridge University Museum Of Zoology

The Museum is now closed for redevelopment until 2016 with initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3EJ

 

Fitzwilliam Museum FREE

One of the world's first art museums.
Trumpinton Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RB

01223332900‎

 

Cambridge & County Folk Museum

Cambridge life since 1700.
2/3 Castle Street
CB3 0AQ

01223355159

 

Sedgwick Museum Of Earth Sciences FREE

World-class collections of fossils, rocks and minerals.
Downing Street
CB2 3DT

01223333456

 

University Museum Of Zoology FREE

Home to a huge variety of recent and fossil animals.
New Museum Site/Downing St
Cambridge
CB2 1RF

01223336650

 

MAA: Museum Of Archaeology And Anthropology FREE

Fascinating look at archaelogy and anthropology.
Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RF

01223333516

 

Cambridge Museum Of Technology

Preserving the Industrial Heritage of Cambridge.
The Old Pumping Station
Cheddars Lane
CB5 8HN

01223398650

 

Whipple Museum Of The History Of Science FREE

Fascinating look at the history of science.
Free School Lane
Cambridge
CB2 3RE

01223330906

 
 

  Parks

The Backs FREE

The Cambridge Backs is a stretch of reclaimed land, which runs along the back of the riverside colleges.
Queen's Road
Cambridge
CB3 9AH

 

Parker's Piece FREE

It was on Parker's Piece that basic football association rules were formed in the 19th century.
Parkside
Cambridge
CB2 1AA

 

Fen Rivers Way FREE

17 miles following the Rivers Cam and Ouse between Ely & Cambridge (and beyond to Kings Lynn).
Cambridge
CB1 2JW

 
 

  Galleries

Cambridge Gallery FREE

Contemporary art gallery.
6 Trinity Street
Cambridge
CB2 1SU

01223324222

 

Kettle's Yard Gallery

One of Britain's finest galleries - a beautiful and unique house with a distinctive collection of 20th century art.
Castle St
Cambridge
CB3 0AQ

01223748100

 
 

  Bowling

Tenpin Cambridge

Modern 28-lane tenpin bowling centre.
Cambridge Leisure Park
Clifton Way
CB1 7DY

 

Cambridge Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club

Friendly indoor bowls club.
Logan's Way
CB4 1EQ

01223362713

 

Ten Pin

Ten-pin bowling centre.
Clifton Way
Cambridge
CB1 7DY

08718733150

 
 

  Cinema

Arts Picture House

Independent Cinema.
38-39 St Andrew's Street
Cambridge
CB2 3AR

08719025720

 

Vue Cinema Cambridge

Multi-screen cinema.
105 Grafton Centre
Cambridge
CB1 1PS

03453084620

 

Cambridge Leisure Park

9 screen cinema, bowling, restaurants and gym/fitness centre.
Cherry Hinton Road
Cambridge
CB1 7DY

 

Cineworld Cambridge

Multi-screen cinema.
Clifton Leisure Park
Clifton Way
CB1 7DY

03303334444

 
 

  Theatre

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Popular theatre. Full listings available.
6 St Edwards Passae
Cambridge
CB2 3PL

 

The Junction

Entertainmnet venue. Clubs, comedy, dance, live music, theatre and events for young people.
Clifton Way
Cambridge
CB1 7GX

01223511511

 

ADC Theatre

University run theatre.
Park Street
Cambridge
CB5 8AS

01223300085

 
 

  Live Music

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Large multi-purpose venue.
2 Wheeler Street
Cambridge
CB2 3QB

 

Corn Exchange

Music, comedy and entertainment.
3 Parson's Court
Cambridge
CB2 3QB

 
 

  Golf

Gog Magog Golf Club

Golf Club.
Shelford Bottom
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 4AB

 

Kingsway Golf Centre

The beautiful 9 hole par 33 Melbourn Golf course has all the challenges experienced players enjoy, but is not too daunting.
Cambridge Road
Melbourne
Royston
SG8 6EY

 

Girton Golf Club

Golf Club.
Dodford Lane
Girton
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0QE

 
 

  Leisure centres

The Glassworks Gym

Innovative gym and fitness centre.
Thompson's Lane
Cambridge
CB5 8AQ

01223305060

 

Greens Gym

Gym, fitness centre, pool and spa.
213 Cromwell Road
City Centre
CB1 3BA

01223245200

 

LA Fitness

Contemporary gym and fitness centre.
Unit 34
Clifton Way
CB1 7DY

 

David Lloyd

Tennis, health and fitness club.
Coldhams Lane
Coldham Business Park
CB1 3LH

01223401200

 
 

  Bowling

Kelsey Kerride Sports Centre

Offers wide range of indoor sports, from rock climbing to martial arts.
Queen Anne Terrace
Cambridge
CB1 1NA

01223462226

 
 

  Water sports

Cambridge Dive Centre

Leard to scuba dive.
252 Cherry Hinton Road
Cambridge
CB1 7AU

01223240818

 
 

  Riding

Hall Farm Stables

Friendly riding school. Lessons for all abilities.
Cambridge Road
Waterbeach
CB25 9NJ

 

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