PUNTING in Cambridge
We've been to Cambridge a number of times . Cambridge seems to be more interesting than Oxford . There always seems to be a light rain when we go to Cambride . Bring an umbrela . If you do not you can always seek shelter in teh University Book Store.
One of the most famous aspects...
One of the most famous aspects of Trinity College is its quadrangle. Made famous by the film 'Chariots Of Fire', a competition amongst students was to try to run the round the quadrangle while the clock strikes 12.
My Chimney Pots
Mill Road.Seen here in the early morning,but usually busy with people and traffic.The shops,cafes,restaurants and pubs on and around Mill Road are among the best on offer and well worth a wander over this way if you're in town.Very eclectic choice to suit many tastes,up market and down.Indian,Turkish,Chinese food,Middle Eastern hookah pipe coffee shop,noodle bar,vegetarian bookshop,holistic medicine clinic,sex shop...It's al here.And the pubs you can find on some of the side streets have fantastic 'real ale' - beer made by smaller independent brewers in England.Nutty beer,fruity beer...You never know.
Oh,the chimney pots..
Good friends of mine,glimpsed like this on my way to work and any time I cross the bridge that divides Mill Road.
Grantchester (see accompanying...
Grantchester (see accompanying travelogue) is a lengthy punt ride (or a short drive) from Cambridge, about 4 miles away. Grantchester is a quiet village with 3 good pubs, one named after the poet Rupert Brooke, who was educated at King's College and came to be associated with the village of Grantchester.
Cambridge is full of great pubs - the ones near the centre are often crowded at the weekend, so if you want somewhere quieter, head to the just-out-of centre ones.
Some recommended central pubs are: The Eagle (old with lots of character), The Mitre (old but can be a bit smokey), The Regal (big and busy) and The Hogshead (big and busy). At the weekend some of the pubs have doormen, so they might stop you coming in if you look *too* scruffy. It's unlikely, though ;-)