WHERE: Cambridge, U.K.
WHEN: January 2016
HOW LONG FOR: A morning
Today I spent my morning wandering around beautiful Cambridge playing with my new camera like a little shutterbug (if you read my previous post, you’ll know this was one of my new years resolutions – *ticks off list*). The town is best known for its university, with unassuming little doors down tiny side streets that open into huge grand college courtyards. We poked our heads into Corpus Christi and then made our way through Kings to walk along the backs. We walked back over the river through Clare (my favourite…. not that I’m biased or anything!), and then walked up to Trinity and St Johns.
One of the best ways to see the colleges is from the river, aboard a flat little boat known as a punt. Punting is popular for both tourists and locals, particularly in the summertime where people often choose to punt away from town to a little village called Grantchester where you can enjoy afternoon tea in an orchard.
For a little re-fuel, and also to escape from a short rain shower, we ducked into Fitzbillies and treated ourselves to one of their famous chelsea buns. Other yummy lunch spots in Cambridge include Bread&Meat, the Smokeworks, and Harriet’s tearooms. Its also essential to go for a drink in the Eagle , which is the pub where Watson&Crick announced the structure of DNA.
Cambridge is historic and beautiful and incredibly charming, which means it gets BUSY. Especially on the weekend. To escape the crowds we headed to the botanical gardens – a little oasis of calm! The gardens are worth visiting all year round. The photos below were taken in January, so you can imagine how gorgeous it is in the summer.
I hope you enjoyed this post 🙂 I’m lucky enough to live closeby to this lovely little town, so if you are planning a day out and have any questions feel free to get in touch!