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Punting Tour in Cambridge
"Relax on a punt and hear about the foundations of the University and the city of Cambridge as you glide along on a traditional punt with an accredited guide. See and learn about the famed King's College Chapel the Bridge of Sighs the Mathematical Bridge and many other spectacular sights. This is a shared punting experience that is 45 minutes long with your own chauffeur and guide per a punt. Tickets must be used on a walk up basis with regular tours leaving from Mill Lane"""Enjoy a 45 minute shared punting tour of Cambridge this is a must do when visiting the city. See the sublime architecture and pristine gardens of one of the most beautiful stretches of river in the United Kingdom."title=Highlights&1=Ideal+choice+for+families&2=Romantic+experience%2C+perfect+for+couples&3=Great+overview+and+orientation+of+the+city&4=Once-in-a-Lifetime+Experience&5=Perfect+introduction+for+first-time+visitors&6=Travel+by+boat+and+see+the+sights+from+
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Walking tour of Cambridge University
"On this enthralling 90-minute walking tour you will see where the structure of D.N.A was discovered visit famous chapels and libraries listen to anecdotes see where famous alumni studied from Prince Charles Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking all while taking in views of famous architecture with over 800 years of history.This public tour which will be conducted in English and starts at 1pm at King's College entrance on King's Parade.The tour will cover sights such as Trinity H Trinity College
From GBP18.00
 
Combo ticket: Punting and Walking Tour in Cambridge
"A Cambridge University graduate guide will take you on a 90-minute enthralling journey through time as you will be recounted to the colourful story of Cambridge and its famous university while providing you with a wonderful insight into student life.On this enthralling 90-minute walking tour you will see where the structure of D.N.A was discovered visit famous chapels and libraries listen to anecdotes see where famous alumni studied from Prince Charles Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking all while taking in views of famous architecture with over 800 years of history.This public tour which will be conducted in English and starts at 1pm at King's College entrance on King's Parade.The tour will cover sights such as Trinity H
From GBP30.00

Grantchester Tips (4)

St Mary and St Andrew

This church is just a few steps away from the tea garden " Orchard ". A graveyard is all around it, many of the tombstones are too withered to read who has been buried there.
In front of the altar the floor is made by a large, beautiful mosaic, showing a pelican . This bird is an old symbol for Christianity all throughout Europe, because in medieval times it was thought that pelicans were feeding their young by giving them their own blood. The people didn't realize that in fact the young pelicans got fish out of their parents' beaks. Because of the last supper ( Jesus giving his blood) the connection to pelicans was made. This is why you can find images of pelicans in churches far away from any real pelicans.

On the benches there were many cushions, all have been embroidered by a member of the church congregation to remember a friend or relative.

I liked the church very much. It seemed so far away from busy Cambridge!

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christine.j
Aug 17, 2007

granchester-orchard

we rode the bikes to the orchard at grancester, can't really remember how we'd known it though, it's not that far away from cambridge, and i really really loved the scenery of the countryside, it's exactly what i always think the lovely english towns should be like, when we arrove there, all of us were really hungry, i ordered jacket potato and sprite,though they do sound strange, but it was really an unforgettable experience,though there was a little bee kept on humming around us...anyway would love to go back there again"*S*

cielo85
Apr 29, 2004

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.

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steventilly
Aug 24, 2002

Grantchester

This sleepy little village is about 4 miles out of Cambrige and has three delightful looking pubs all with a colour in their name.

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nhcram
Apr 15, 2005
 
 
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Fitzwilliam Museum

Works of Ticiano, Constable, Monet and Picasso are part of the exhibition. Also very interesting temporary exhibitions. Free access to all the exhibitions. Do not miss a visit, by their parts, its...
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Queens' College

Let's start with formalities: Queens' is called Queens' and not Queen's. It was founded by Margaret of Anjou in 1448 and refounded by Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of Edward IV., in 1465. Thus:...
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King's College

I'm not sure if it definitely is Cambridge's richest college, but King's College is definitely not poor! Its sheer size overwhelms every visitor, and if one enters the magnificent chapel one cannot...
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Great St Mary's Church

Great St Mary’s is the University Church. There has been a church on the site since at least 1200 and the present building dates from the late 15th century. The tower was completed in 1608, and you...
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Clare College

This large college, located directly next to kings, has some beautiful gardens. Beside for its elegant buildings, it is known for its bridge and the anecdote behind it. Clare Bridge was built in the...
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Trinity College

The Great Gate, begun in 1490 is the entrance to King's Hall and was completed in 1535; it is the largest of all the college gates. The Great Gate is also home to the famous statue of founder Henry...
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