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The River Cam, Cambridge

4.6
#1 of 19 in Parks in Cambridge
Water Body · Nature / Park
Relax along the The River Cam while watching punts (a long, narrow flat-bottomed boat) and other rowing vessels go by. This main river flowing through Cambridge in eastern England is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Take in the punting from afar or opt for a guided trip, so that you can admire the architecture, spot the Mathematical Bridge, or learn some history of the various colleges. Note that although it may seem expensive to take a punt out, the ideal shallow, gravelly conditions make it worthwhile. Spring and summer are the best times to visit, but be prepared for crowds. Plan to see The River Cam and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cambridge sightseeing planning app.
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  • Went on the punt the chauffeur was extremely knowledgeable anything asked he had an answer for unfortunately it was a bot chilly and due covid it was not able to get a blanket for my wife but still...  more »
  • I visited for the first time a few weeks after lockdown had been lifted in August 2020. It is certainly pleasant walking along the river, however very busy. There were many people enjoying the...  more »
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  • Beautiful walk along the river.
  • A charming riverside to spend your weekend! with some famous colleges to keep you architectural company...throw in a picnic and there you are in Paradise! 👍✌

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