Places to visit when staying in a Cambridge B&B

12 January 2020

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B&B Accommodation at Christ's College building

So, you’re staying in our Cambridge B&B facilities at the beautiful Christ’s College of Cambridge University, which means you have your accommodation sorted. You may already have an idea of what you’d like to get up to during your stay here, but we have put together this short guide to help you decide what to do in our stunning city.

Of course, no trip is complete without a walk around the Cambridge University campuses, to take in the magnificent architecture and history - starting at your Cambridge B&B, Christ’s College, where you’ll be based, and visiting King’s College (and seeing the breathtaking chapel), Trinity College and Queen’s College, all of which are less than 10 minutes walk from each other.

You’d also be remiss not to visit the beautiful Bridge of Sighs which you’ll no doubt have seen in photographs, and the Mathematical bridge, which is a quirky wooden bridge over the River Cam.

Speaking of the River Cam - this long river runs through the middle of Cambridge, and both locals and visitors alike recommend a punting tour. You can bob along the river on a hired boat, choosing from either a chauffeured tour or rowing the boat yourself.

When the weather is dry, there are dozens of parks and historical homes around Cambridge to leisurely wander around, and many of them are close to our B&B facilities - for example, Anglesey Abbey, Milton Country Park, Cherry Hinton Hall, Midsummer Common, and the famous Cambridge University Botanic Gardens.

If you’d rather stay indoors - or if the weather is particularly nasty - there are plenty of galleries and museums to keep you entertained. Some of our favourites are: Kettle’s Yard, a contemporary art gallery; the Fitzwilliam Museum, which is the University of Cambridge’s art and antiquities museum; the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also belonging to the University of Cambridge; and The Museum of Cambridge, which gives a fascinating look into life in and around Cambridge from 1700.

Looking for a drink and a bite to eat?

The Eagle is the oldest pub in Cambridge, dating back to the 16th Century, and has a great selection of cask ales. The Cambridge market is ideal for an on-the-go snack while having a browse. The Cambridge Brew House is a great spot for some craft beer and home-cured meats, seasonal dishes and sharing platters. Fresh juices and brunch are popular at vegan restaurant Stem & Glory, especially at the weekend. Fan of wine? Stop in for a glass at the fabulous Cambridge Wine Merchants, before delicious wine and steak with river views at Riverbar Steakhouse and Grill.

There’s truly so much to do here in Cambridge - even though the temptation to spend the whole time meandering around the beautiful cobbled streets of King’s Parade and Bridge Street is strong!