Travel Planning

The essential sights to see in Cambridge this spring

by stephaniehiggins
06 February 2018 · 3 min read
city of Cambridge

Cambridge is a beautiful, scenic city and is a great place to visit for the weekend if you fancy taking in some stunning sights.

Whether you want to admire beautiful buildings, walk in gorgeous outdoor spaces or appreciate some of the rich history of the city, Cambridge is able to offer it all. A great way to take it all in and explore at your own pace is with a relaxing break at the Tamburlaine Hotel in Cambridge.

Read on to learn which essential sights you must visit in Cambridge this spring.

Enjoy a walk along the River Cam

walk along the River Cam

The River Cam is the main river flowing through the city of Cambridge. The river flows north and east into the Great Ouse, to the south of Ely at Pope’s Corner. A walk along the river will give you the chance to take in some of the other great sights of the city, including Stourbridge Common, King’s College Chapel and Clare College. If you fancy being even more adventurous, why not take a punting tour before you put your feet up in your room at the Tamburlaine Hotel in Cambridge?

Ely Cathedral

Chapter House, The College, Ely CB7 4DL

Ely Cathedral

If you’re a fan of stunning architecture, a visit to this stunning Anglican cathedral in the city of Ely will be right up your street. With its unique 14th Century octagonal lantern tower, the cathedral is counted among the marvels of the medieval world. Many parts of the cathedral are over 900 years old, so this is a great opportunity to engage with the history of the city. Spend the afternoon exploring the attractive parkland and you’ll also get the chance to view some of the largest collections of medieval monastery buildings that are still in daily use. You could easily spend the whole day exploring this cathedral, which is the 3rd oldest in the world while staying at the Tamburlaine Hotel in Cambridge.

The Backs

Queen’s Road, Cambridge CB3

If you fancy taking in the great outdoors and breathing in some fresh air during your weekend away, head to The Backs, a picturesque stretch of reclaimed land perfect for a springtime stroll. The area runs along the back of the city’s colleges, which is where the name comes from. A number of famous bridges across the area include the Mathematical Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs, so there is always plenty to see and take pictures of. During the spring, expect to see a blanket of daffodils and crocuses.

The Cambridge Museum

2/3 Castle St, Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Cambridge Museum

Engage with over one hundred years of Cambridge’s colourful culture at this museum, which was formerly used as a coaching inn and dates back to the 17th Century. Here you will have the chance to learn about the history of the people of Cambridge by exploring collections of household objects, paintings, and toys as well as Fen folklore cures and remedies.