Dominated by its striking colleges, Cambridge has the lively buzz of a university town with plenty of activities for the thousands of tourists who flock here each year. Whether you book your hotel stay in term time or during the holidays, there's something to suit every taste, from Michelin-starred restaurants and gastro-pubs that make the most of local produce to music and theatre events. Despite the hubbub it's still possible to find a little peace and tranquillity within the city and a gentle punt along the River Cam, which flows through the centre of the town, provides the perfect antidote to a busy day of sightseeing.
Historic Cambridge University
The university was first established in the 13th Century and has a worldwide reputation as one of the top-rated places to study. Many of the 31 colleges, including Trinity College and King's College, open their doors to the public to give a sneak peek at life inside. The university also has nine museums and collections open to the public throughout the year, including the Fitzwilliam Museum, which houses works by Canaletto and Titian, and Botanic Gardens, where you'll find 40 acres of gardens. Visit outside of term time and you'll even find some of the colleges opening up their student accommodation to tourists, a little different to the normal hotel stay, though if you're looking for something a little grander you'll find that in the city too.
Enjoy Cultural Events in Cambridge
As well as grand buildings and priceless artworks, there's no shortage of events taking place in Cambridge throughout the year. The Corn Exchange attracts top national and international comedy and music stars, whilst the Arts Theatre presents a varied mix of pantomime dance and drama. Tickets for amateur productions at various colleges are also available, as well as big name classical music performances. Each year the city is also host to a Literary Festival, a Shakespeare Festival and the Strawberry Fair, a series of al fresco musical and arts events. Whether you’re visiting for business, to visit family or to explore, there are plenty of good hotels in Cambridgeshire.
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