I’ve recently decided that I have to explore UK as a country. It sounds pretty obvious but somehow when you live in a place, you often take it for granted. I had the opportunity to travel within UK while my sisters were visiting and the voice in my head basically screamed “THIS IS AS GOOD AS A EUROPEAN HOLIDAY – DON’T OVER LOOK IT’S BEAUTY”! Yes – Cambridge was nothing less than beautiful. It reminded me of a combination of Venice (primarily its canal like structure) and London (the British Architecture).
We hopped on a direct train (45 mins) from Kings Cross Station and alighted at Cambridge. It was pretty straight-forward as we didn’t get lost. I’m quite directionally challenged otherwise! I usually rely on my husband on holidays where directions are concerned. However, we reached just fine…
My number one tip would be:
See Cambridge while punting! You will be able to cover all the major sites of Cambridge in this 45 minute experience. The punters are pretty good looking too 😉 HAHAHA! But yeah friendly punters are a great bonus!
Punting made me nostalgic. I was reminiscent of Venice!! Saying that – gondolas are definitely overpriced in comparison. Just FYI – we should all buy little boats next time and take them to Venice.
Tip NO 2: Take photos with King’s College (as it’s free to do so!) ok – so take photos with everything. The architecture is simply immaculate.
Go into Pembroke College if you want to see a college for free 🙂 The name seemed pretty apt with “broke” in it.
Enjoyed Cambridge very much and would recommend it as a day trip for visitors in London 🙂
- Cambridge: The first bridge on the cam (thedukeofnj.wordpress.com)
- Day tripping – Cambridge (fromditchplainstolevanto.com)
- Welcome trip to London (thetimoirs.wordpress.com)
- Punting on the river Cam (europeanadventuring.wordpress.com)
- Lost in Cambridge (menziesm2o.wordpress.com)