What Cambridge lacks in size, it makes up for it in character. Its small city centre is compact, flat and beautiful so there’s no better way to discover this historic city than lacing up your shoes and exploring on foot.
The city is world-renowned for being an educational powerhouse and home to some of the planet’s greatest thinkers over the last 500 years. Great minds who have studied in the city include Charles Darwin who developed his theory of evolution, Newton who developed his theory of gravity as well as being the home and workplace of Stephen Hawking, the genius theoretical physicist.
When running Cambridge, it’s hard not to be inspired – from the old university campus to its narrow, medieval streets. Discover some of the city’s many highlights below…
Market Square lies in the heart of Cambridge. Home to an open air market seven days a week, you can potter through an array of stalls selling everything from cake to jewellery to books.
It’s a brilliant spot to pick up a bite for lunch with a number of dishes from around the world to sample.
Stalls have been trading here since the Middles Ages.
During a trip to Fitzbillies you can expect to be surrounded by university students having a coffee catch-up. Famous for its Chelsea Buns and traditional afternoon tea, the cafe has been a local favourite since 1921.
Make sure to visit for an afternoon refuel and pick up a coffee and a bite to eat on the way up to the Fitzwilliam Museum.
With free admission, there are no reasons not to visit the Fitzwilliam Museum. Housing a collection of art and antiques, it’s the perfect way to end a culture day in Cambridge.
The museum features works by artistic greats including, Monet, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Not bad company to be in.