Colleges and culture, punting and plays - Cambridge has something for everyone!

City of Cambridge

Home to the prestigious Cambridge University, founded in the 13th century, Cambridge is about 30 minutes away from Bartlow, and has a wealth of things to do and see.

Explore one of the University’s 31 colleges, from the famous King’s College founded in 1441 to the oldest college in Cambridge, Peterhouse, founded in 1284. Practice your punting skills on the River Cam, enjoy a picnic in the park, have tea in the Orchard Tea Gardens in Grantchester Meadows, made famous by Rupert Brooke, join a free walking tour of the city, or indulge in some culture in the free to enter Fitzwilliam Museum, which houses world class collections of art and antiquities, and Kettles Yard – a major centre for 20th century and contemporary art.

Theatre lovers will enjoy a performance at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, or in the months of July and August treat yourself to a performance of one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays which take place, rain or shine, in various college gardens.

Of course, the shopping is always great too and when you get tired of all the walking Cambridge also has plenty of places to grab a bite and put
your feet up.