Seeped in rich history and awe-inspiring Architecture, Cambridge, England is an incredible English city. Mostly a student town, Cambridge is very close to London and that makes Cambridge a perfect day trip. However, we spent more than a day and in this post, I am sharing a few of the Best things When in Cambridge.
For all the things I love, travelling has been one of them. As much as I share my travel stories on social media sometimes, but on my blog somehow most of them remain undocumented. I have written but very few could make it to the blog You can check them in travel and travelogue Section. So before the unedited pictures get stored in some remote corner of storage device I thought to document this recent trip of UK and Ireland in the blog as well. Hopefully this time I will share the Vlog I shot during this trip #FingresCrossed!
So, Here goes the First blog of the series from an Indian traveller perspective. I should not even say, Indian traveller, because each one of us travels differently. More or less this is mostly my personal travel memoir. Read on if this is something that interests you.
In my recent trip, I travelled along the beautiful roads of London to Cambridge's University while also experiencing the spectacular beauty of the town. In today’s post of MTC travel, I welcome you to join me as I take a tour of the charismatic city that boasts of its rich cultural history, tradition, and some food, of course! 😀
While I always loved London and the vibes of this Metro city, the English countryside is what I love the most. And nothing better than a road trip to explore the beautiful countryside. You can always take a train or a bus, But for me, we love to explore on our own. Finding our own path, marking our own destinations, making some detours is what I love most while travelling. The road trip is the best way to see the unseen for travellers, I am sure you will agree 🙂 We will talk about the merits and demerits of road trips some other day, for today lets talk about things to do in Cambridge, England.
I have always loved England and often dreamed of leisurely driving along the country road. So, this time I made sure I live up to it and started my travel journey on road from London to Cambridge. (Well, Cambridge was our first stop but hey I am not complaining. :D)
If you ask me, I am totally mesmerized with Cambridge. Honestly, it is actually crammed with show-stopping buildings (in a beautiful way), state-of-the-art museums swirling with a history that is centuries old and pop-up Market Square. Trust me on this, Cambridge is magnificent!
So, I was literally awe-inspired with the beautiful town of Cambridge and now I know why it successfully grabs everyone’s attention each year with its Annual May Ball. It is a town brimming with prestigious Universities that are not only a treat to the eyes but have been crafted to perfection as well. *I was in awe*
So, during my one-day visit, I tried to cover as much as I could so that I can share it with my beautiful readers. 🙂 If you are planning for a London tour do take a tour and visit these beautiful places as you go! When you decide to visit (I hope it's soon) here are-
Best Things To Do When In Cambridge!
Kings College Chapel Aberdeen
Kings College Chapel was the first place I stopped and just gawked :p because once you pop your head inside the Chapel you would know what I mean. Yes, the world ’s largest fan-vault ceiling is actually Awe-Inspiring! It was HUGE with crafted stone flowers that adorned the inside of the chapel walls was something straight out of the movies.
Even if you are running short of time, do visit Kings College Chapel in Aberdeen which is also a pursuit of knowledge!
The Royal Trinity College!
Trinity College is the Royal College of Cambridge and I felt that when I looked at the spectacular building in front of me. Did you know that our favorite Isaac Newton is the notable alumni of Trinity College? If the infrastructure wasn’t enough you can now go and look at it just for Isaac Newton and the tree! 😀
The Picturesque Backs
The Backs is literally picturesque and I adored it. I booked a punt boat and explored the lovely town of Cambridge on it. With my hot latte and comfortable punt boat I whilst around the city looking through the beautiful colleges and marketplace from the river.
Strolling the Market Square with my coffee in hand!
Whenever I head on to a market square incidentally I always have my coffee in hand! 😛 So, when did head on to the famous Market Square of Cambridge I wasn’t even surprised with my ‘traditional coffee’ along! I loved the small craft stalls and pastry shops along the way. You can always grab a beautiful accessory from the craft stalls or eat away in those pretty small pastry shops. It's so much to do their and I had so little time. 🙁
Queen’s College-the beauty!
Now, I know why the Queen’s College is known as the “Party College”. The college was Beautiful! It is based in Central Cambridge and the college spans at both the sides of the River Cam. I loved how friendly the atmosphere seemed to be; everyone appeared to have a warm smile and was very welcoming.
P.s: Did you know that Queen’s College is one of the oldest and largest in Cambridge? I sure do now!
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Round Church
Have you ever visited a place whose architecture has left you stunned? The beauty of the place left you in complete awe and you wished why haven’t you been here before? Sounds beautiful, right. This is exactly how I felt when I visited the Church of Holy Sepulchre popularly known as the Round Church. It is Cambridge’s second oldest building and was a great place to spend some quality time in.
One of the most recognisable and famous architectural structures on the Cam river, Queens' College bridge popularly known as the Mathematical bridge was originally built in 1749 by James Essex the Younger. This popular wooden bridge has been rebuilt twice to the design of William Etheridge, once in 1866 and then in 1905. Although there is a popular fable that the mathematical bridge was designed and built by Sir Isaac Newton without using any nuts or bolts. This is a gorgeous view when you are going towards backs.
Finally at the Farmers Market
Our last stop was the Farmers Market that operates every day of the week and is a huge market at the heart of Cambridge. I loved the friendly environment and fresh fruits. 😀 *it is safe to say that I bought them all.*
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