All About Cambridge
The Stride Cambridge City Guide booklet is something you will receive when you book with Stride, and this will be your pocket-sized guide to Cambridge!
The City Guide includes a map and information on the University of Cambridge, Museums & Galleries, Photographic viewpoints, Food & drink, and Green spaces, to help guide you to the best parts of Cambridge during your visit. And don’t forget the discounts at the back for local businesses!
The University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is made up of 31 colleges and the Cambridge City Guide includes information on the 12 central colleges that you are likely to wander past.
Including some of the Colleges you will see on your punting tour:
- Magdalene College
- St John’s College
- Trinity College
- King’s College
- Queen’s College
Whilst on your punting or walking tour you will be being guided by a trained guide or chauffeur and they will be giving you the history of the colleges as you go along.
Museum & Galleries
In the Cambridge City Guide we have included 9 of our favourite museums that are fun for groups of all ages. Included in these 9 is the Fitzwilliam Museum, which is perhaps the most renowned museum in Cambridge. The ‘Fitz’ has Old Masters paintings, manuscripts, sculptures spanning centuries, an armoury and so much more. Because of this you and the kids can spend hours exploring and taking in the wonders of history.
Also included in the Guide, and recommended, is the Museum of Zoology. This is the perfect place to take the kids for a few hours. The museum is full of a wide variety of animals, ranging from big to small and including a whale’s skeleton! They also have specimens collected by Charles Darwin on display, so not only is this a fun way to spend a few hours but it is also educational.
The most iconic photo you can take of Cambridge is a shot of King’s College Chapel but there are other beautiful places in Cambridge.
Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, full of knowledge and opportunities for learning which provides ample photo opportunities.
Included in the great eight recommendations is the top of Castle Mound for a gorgeous sunset picture, the Corpus Clock which is creepily beautiful, and Great St. Mary’s Church.
Great St. Mary’s is beautiful from the street looking up but has an even more spectacular view from the top. If you can be bothered, and you should be, you can climb up the Great St Mary’s church tower and see Cambridge from a birds-eye perspective, and the view is spectacular.
Food & Drink
With all the sightseeing you’ll have done I’m sure you’re going to want to sit, take a break, and grab a bite to eat. This is why we have included some of our favourite places to eat within the Cambridge City Guide.
If you fancy food with a view then Cafe Foy is a good spot to stop! Located on Quayside you overlook the river and Magdalene College, and you can also watch as the punts pass you by. Cafe Foy is best known for their soups and toasties but has a variety of things on the menu to fill you up. They are also a dog-friendly restaurant so your pets will be welcomed with open arms.
If seeing the punts reminded you of Venice then you might be feeling in the mood for some Italian food, so you should head on over to Aromi. Aromi is an independent cafe that serves sourdough pizza, arancini, and also serves gelato. What more could you ask for after spending the morning walking around?
These are just 2 of the restaurants out of 10 that are included in the Cambridge City Guide.
Cambridge may be an urban jungle, full of concrete trees, but we do have some fabulous green spaces! We have included 6 of the central green spaces that are in and around the city that will provide you with a little bit of peace from the hustle and bustle of the city.
There are the Botanical Gardens that are over 40 acres in size, filled with over 8000 different species of plants and are a beautiful place to walk around.
There is also Parkers Piece, where you can sit and relax. Parkers Piece is a great hub of events throughout the year. With the Thai festival, food festival and Cambridge winter wonderland all being held there annually you never know what fun will be awaiting you upon your arrival.
Included with your Cambridge City Guide are some coupons that get you between 10% and 25% off in select local businesses, and even a £5 Pimms from Cafe Foy.
These discounts come from local, independent businesses supporting each other, so we hope you’ll give one or two of them a try.
So book your walking or punting tours (or maybe both?!) now to gain access to the Cambridge City Guide for local knowledge and guidance throughout Cambridge