A January 2003 trip
to Cambridge by trixy
Quote: I have lived in Cambridge for 15 years, so I have a pretty good idea of everything to do! This is a journal of the things everyone does in Cambridge and the things to do that most people don't find out about unless you live here!
Attraction | "Punting!"
There are two directions to punt--past the 'backs' passing Kings College and the busiest part of the river, or up to Granchester Meadow, which is quieter and I think more pleasant.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 26, 2003
The River Cam
Attraction | "Granchester Meadows"
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Attraction | "General shopping"
Cambridge has the main retail shops, and a medium sized shopping centre (walk accross Christs Piece to the 'Grafton Centre') with an eight screen cinema. However, this area is probably somewhere to miss out if you are short on time. Stick to the centre and you will find all the shops you need.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 26, 2003
Brand Name Shopping
Ely is a small town outside of Cambridge famous for its cathedral (started 1081). It also has Oliver Cromwell’s house on St Mary's street.
Duxford has the best aircraft museum in the area. Buses leave from Downing Street in Cambridge at 10:25am and 12:25pm, and are free. The autumn air show is on October 13th.
Anglesy Abbey is part of the National Trust, started in 1600, and has paintings inside as well as really nice gardens.
The Fitzwilliam Museum is an impressive building from the outside and has a range of paintings and a large collection of armour and Egyptian artefacts inside. It's free and close to the centre (go straight past Kings college in a straight line, you can't miss it).
This way can eventually lead you down to Kings College and 'the backs.'
A way along Madingly Road you can visit the observatories. Though you can't go in, they are in a nice setting.
I would recommend visiting these areas if you don't mind wandering around and would like to see the quieter parts of Cambridge.
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