If you're asking which is better to visit, Oxford or Cambridge, well, not surprisingly we'd be hanging our hat on Cambridge. But why not join our tour to Oxford from Cambridge and decide for yourself!
Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Britain and, if you're here in Cambridge for a while, you'll know it deserves much more than an hour or two's visit.
Trinity Street in the historic centre of Cambridge
But if you only have an hour to explore and would like to see the highlights of the city on a whistlestop walk, why not take our...
- 'Essential Cambridge Circular Walk' (1 hour). You'll see some of the major sights of the city centre including many of the old college buildings, King's Chapel, Mathematical Bridge and the Corpus Clock.
King's College Chapel, the most majestic building in the city
If you have a couple of hours and fancy escaping the hustle and bustle of the city centre to see some of the quieter, lesser-visited spots across the city, consider taking our...
- 'Cambridge Circular Walk' (2 hours). This tour takes you to other central city sights and also places popular with locals but where fewer tourists manage to get to, including some of the city's beautiful parkland, the River Cam downstream of the city centre, and some of the quaint backstreets where quintessential Cambridge comes to life.
Or why not do both circular walks back to back in a 'figure of 8'...
- 'The Cambridge Gr8'! (3 hours). There are some good pubs en route and plenty of places to sit and admire the views, otherwise it should take about 3 hours.
The Fitzwilliam Museum, the University's fabulous museum of art and antiquities
There are also a few detours we can recommend to take in sights that don't fit in with either of the circular tours:
- Riverside walk to the idyllic village of Grantchester upstream of Cambridge including a visit to The Orchard Tea Garden (allow 3 hours after leaving the circular walk),
- Fitzwilliam Museum - one of the best museums in the UK (1 hour 30 mins)
- The Cambridge University Botanic Gardens (2 hours)
- The interesting shops, cafes and pubs on and near Mill Road (2 hours)
- Views over the city from the site of the old Norman castle on Castle Hill (30 mins)
Don't forget to add time for each attraction you visit and if you divert off the path to see some more of the city's most famous views and its fabulous attractions.