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45-Minute Shared Punting Tour in Cambridge
"Over a 45 minute period you will see 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs.Your knowledgeable local guides are professional educated and promise to be a lot of fun while giving a detailed explanation of historical facts and exciting stories. While being punted along the river Cam you will have time to ask questions and take photos of the most famous architecture in Cambridge. then enjoy the tour!"""On this 45-minute shared punting tour in Cambridge you will see 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs.title=Highlights&1=45-minute+punting+tour+in+Cambridge&2=Glide+down+the+River+Cam+on+a+traditional+punt&3=Cruise+past+landmarks+like+King%E2%80%99s+College%2C+the+Bridge+of+Sighs+and+the+Mathematical+Bridge&4=Have+a+go+at+pushing+and+steering+the+punt%21&""
From GBP12.00
 
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
 
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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The Anchor Tips (5)

The Anchor: Pleasant food, good location

This pub/restaurant overlooks the River Cam, and many of its tables (especially on the upper floor) have good views of life on the water.

The food was slightly better than average for Cambridge. I enjoyed a fish and chips. The haddock was coated with a delicate, light batter. Our daughter was very satisfied with a steak prepared with 'manchego butter', and my wife found little fault with a chorizo and potato hash topped with a fried egg. Desserts were delicious, especially a passion fruit sorbet.

Service was faultless, but the table top was poorly attached to its base.

The gents' toilets were not the best. One cubicle lacked a lock, and the water in the sinks barely flowed.

Apart from this and a smell of frying pervading the dining area, the Anchor is a nice place to eat in Cambridge.

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ADAMYAMEY
May 14, 2016

The Anchor: One of the most popular riverside pubs

One of the riverside pubs along the Cam, always busy and a little touristy, but still a nice place. It is a popular with some of my friends in Cambridge, therefore it was one of the pubs I most visited in Cambridge. It is a Greene King Pub with the typical menu, but the location and the high number of visitors (especially in summertime) give it a special touch. There are a couple of guest ales, but don't expect a big choice of beers beyond the usuals like Stella and Guinness. This is also the time, when it is almost impossible to get a table by the river. With all the tourists, the audience is pretty mixed. Probably not the most traditional of the riverside pubs (for that, I recommend "the Mill"), but surely the most lively of them all.

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Airpunk
Jul 23, 2012

The Anchor: VT meeting by the river

The Anchor was the lunchtime venue for the VT meeting in Cambridge in March 2005, and where most of the attendees met up.

The Anchor is probably one of the best-known pubs in Cambridge – I had heard of it before we even went there. The street entrance is in Silver Street, next to the bridge over the river. Once you are in the door, there are several levels and different areas, which makes it a great pub for an informal meeting or a meal and a few drinks. The food counter is on the top level, past the main bar, and there are bars on the middle and lower levels too. The lowest level is at the riverside, and you can sit and watch the boats on the river.

The bar menu has a range of dishes including fish and chips, Lasagna, Steak and Ale Pie, Salads and much more. Everybody said their choices were good, and the portions were generous. I would say that the food is good value for money, tasty but not exceptional compared with some pubs I’ve been in. The company WAS exceptional though, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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alucas
Nov 16, 2005

The Anchor: Great pub food by the river.

This was the place we stopped for lunch during the Cambridge VT meet, and it turned out to be a good choice. It's in a lovely spot right next to the river, and if the weather is good you can sit out on the terrace. There's plenty of seating (on four levels) but it does fill up, so you'll want to get there early to get a good seat!

The food turned out to be very good - I had a yummy baked potato - and reasonably priced, too. The many other VTers present seemed pretty happy with their meals as well - a good sign!

There's lots of items on the menu including salads, baguettes, chips, and nice desserts. You order food from the bar on the upper floor.

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Jun 09, 2005
 
 
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THE ANCHOR: VT BY THE RIVER

We met our VT friends at the Anchor for lunch, its a charming old building on several levels and had room to fit us all in, its next to the river where we were due to go punting after lunch

although here are several televisions around the pub in readiness for screening a big football match later that day the volume was not intrusive, and we could hear eac other speak

the food was good and the portion sizes were large, Mariajoy and PetraE did manage to fit in a pudding too, you just cant keep those girls away from the chocolate !

Favorite Dish l had tuna and mayonnaise salad, it was very tasty, camcorderman had steak and ale pie which he said was extremely good

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Mar 28, 2005

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