Some Good Reasons Why Cambridge is Worth a Punt this August

Some Good Reasons Why Cambridge is Worth a Punt this August

It’s summer holiday time in the UK, and Cambridge offers the perfect destination for a city break. With a plethora of hotel options, an abundance of green spaces, delicious eateries and fabulous shopping, is it time you explored Cambridge?

Perfectly positioned for a standalone city break or the ideal way to extend a seaside holiday in Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex, an overnight stay in Cambridge is a must-do for everyone this August.

A man taking guests for a punt on the river

Imagine yourself taking a punt along the River Cam, passing the world-famous Mathematical Bridge, the Bridge of Sighs and the distinctive Kings College. You can sit back, relax and let someone else do the hard work for you or take on the challenge yourself. If you are after something a bit different, you can add a picnic or afternoon tea to your punting experience.

If the British weather is against you, don’t worry, Cambridge has a magnificent collection of attractions, including free indoor museums to captivate the most curious minds. There are also several arts venues within the city, so catching a show will make a visit to Cambridge even more memorable.

A bicycle getting ready to head out on some exploration

If you are feeling more adventurous, do as the locals do and hop on a bike and explore the many open spaces or the cycle paths connecting you to attractions around the city. There is plenty to see and do within an easy cycling distance, or the national cycle network can connect you to picturesque locations if you’re happy to try a longer ride.

Visitors to Cambridge will not be disappointed if they want delicious food and drink. With numerous fantastic independent eateries, you can enjoy everything from brunch to sumptuous afternoon teas or Michelin star dining. Alfresco dining is popular this time of year; you can choose from cafes with outside seating or restaurants with seats overlooking the River Cam. Finding the perfect setting to sit back and watch the world go by is easy in Cambridge.

Fans of retail therapy will be spoilt for choice. If you want to add a few key pieces to your Autumn wardrobe, then a few days in Cambridge will have you covered. The city has some lovely independent boutiques and well-known national chains, ensuring you can leave ready for the months ahead.

For those craving pampering, the city has some wonderful hotels offering treatment rooms or pamper packages so you can escape and recharge. Many independent beauticians, hairdressers and spas are easily accessible and can help with a hair restyle, face and body treatments, or a little pick-me-up manicure or pedicure.

Centrally located in East Anglia, Cambridge is accessible from all directions by car. With fantastic train links and only 50 minutes from London, Cambridge is an easy and attractive choice for an overnight stay this August.

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