1st time in Cambridge - things to do/places to visit/ food to eat!!!

Hello - I'm visiting Cambridge this week and have my evenings wide open to take in the city. I would like to make the the most of my time and walk around taking in the city. Please advise me where to walk / what to see and do / and where to eat my dinners! I am interested in arts/theatre/museums/walking and eating :-)! Thanks! P

Posted by Tim
Ojai, CA
591 posts

A visit to Kings College Chapel is a must do. Visiting hours Mon-Fri are 9:30 - 3:30 & admission is £5 (less if you're a student). Better yet, attend an Evensong service at 5:30 (Mon-Wed & Fri; doors open at 5:15). There is no charge to attend the service.

Posted by Kathleen
Camano Island, WA, usa
331 posts

"Google" museums in Cambridgeshire. I came up with a bunch. The Fitzwilliam is the most famous. Their website looked intriguing.

Posted by D.D.
England
375 posts

Cambridge is a lovely city with many interesting areas. You might consider taking a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour just to get an overview. Then you will be able to see what interests you and can return to those areas for a closer look in your walks.

Posted by Sharon
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
890 posts

The Fitzwilliam was a wonderful museum - we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Posted by Brian
Los Angeles, California
1986 posts

If you have the time and the daylight; you must walk "the backs", the college lawns along the river- if you are lucky you will see people playing around (and possibly falling in) on punts. The backs get you to some of the scenic college buildings

Posted by Brian
Los Angeles, California
1986 posts

Ask someone you are working with there for ideas. Theatre, resataurants, pubs, jsut walk where there are shop windows;

Posted by Pal
Santa Monica
15 posts

Hello! Thanks for all your replies ... unfortunately I work until 6pm or so and all your suggestions seem to be mainly during the day. I would luv to check out the city during the day but I don't think I'll get a chance. Any suggestions of what I can do/see post 6pm in the city??? Thanks!

Posted by Kathleen
Camano Island, WA, usa
331 posts

Check some of the colleges and museums for plays and music in the evening.

Posted by Evan
South Glens Falls, NY, USA
104 posts

If the weather is decent, go punting on the canals around the university.