Attractions

Top Choice Church in Cambridge

King's College Chapel

In a city crammed with showstopping buildings, this is a scene-stealer. Grandiose 16th-century King's College Chapel is one of England’s most extraordinary examples of Gothic architecture. Its inspirational, intrica…
Top Choice College in Cambridge

Trinity College

The largest of Cambridge's colleges, Trinity offers an extraordinary Tudor gateway, an air of supreme elegance and a sweeping Great Court – the largest of its kind in the world. It also boasts the renowned and suita…
Top Choice Museum in Cambridge

Fitzwilliam Museum

Fondly dubbed 'the Fitz' by locals, this colossal neoclassical pile was one of the first public art museums in Britain, built to house the fabulous treasures that the seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam bequeathed to his o…
Top Choice Museum in Cambridge

Imperial War Museum

At Europe's biggest aviation museum, some 200 lovingly preserved vintage aircraft are housed in several enormous hangars. The vast airfield showcases everything from dive bombers to biplanes, Spitfire and Concorde. …
Top Choice Park in Cambridge

The Backs

Behind the Cambridge colleges’ grandiose facades and stately courts, a series of gardens and parks line up beside the river. Collectively known as the Backs, the tranquil green spaces and shimmering waters offer unp…
Museum in Cambridge

Polar Museum

Tales of hostile environments, dogged determination and, sometimes, life-claiming mistakes are evoked powerfully at this compelling museum. Its focus on polar exploration charts the feats of the likes of Roald Amund…
College in Cambridge

Gonville & Caius College

Known locally as Caius (pronounced 'keys'), Gonville and Caius boasts three fascinating gates: Virtue, Humility and Honour. They symbolise the progress of the good student, since the third gate (the Porta Honoris, a…
College in Cambridge

Christ's College

Christ's College is a venerable institution at more than 500 years old. It's gleaming Great Gate is emblazoned with heraldic carvings of Tudor roses, a portcullis and spotted Beaufort yale (antelope-like creatures).…
College in Cambridge

St John's College

Alma mater of six prime ministers, three saints and Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), St John's is superbly photogenic. It’s also the second-biggest college after Trinity. Founded in 15…
College in Cambridge

Magdalene College

Riverside Magdalene often catches people out – the college name is properly pronounced 'Maud-lyn'. This former Benedictine hostel's greatest asset is the Pepys Library housing 3000 books bequeathed by the mid-17th-c…