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The River Cam, Cambridge

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#1 of 21 in Parks in Cambridge
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. Use our Cambridge sightseeing planning app to visit The River Cam on your trip to Cambridge, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We visited the cam and went punting with Rutherford’s. Thoroughly recommend, we had a wonderful afternoon. Very beautiful and a lot of local history.  more »
  • Many flat bottomed boats, moved to Barre, carrying tourists. Shallow, but the best are the bridges and the colleges that overlook
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