Join us as we take a London day trip by train to Cambridge, England where we cover as many things to do in Cambridge in terms of attractions as we possibly can in this travel guide. Our Cambridge travel guide focuses on visiting Cambridge University including Queens College, showcasing the epic punting scene, wandering around and enjoying delicious food before heading back to London in what was a busy day trip.
10 Things to do in Cambridge City Tour | England Travel Guide:
1) Intro and arriving at Kings Cross station to take the train from London to Cambridge – 00:01
2) Cambridge University Botanic Garden – 01:26
3) Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch (Steak and Ale Pie, Eggs Benedict, tea and a pint of Guinness at The Regal Wetherspoon Pub – 02:25
4) Punting in Cambridge on the River Cam – 04:36 and 05:59
5) University of Cambridge – 04:50
6) Queens’ College, Cambridge – 05:06
7) Church of St Mary the Great, Cambridge – 06:30
8) Views of Cambridge from the tower – 06:50
9) Trinity College, Cambridge – 07:40
10) Outro and train ride from Cambridge to London – 08:37
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Our visit Cambridge travel guide covers some of the top attractions including a food guide, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day including visiting castles, colleges, museums and the university. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won’t find in a typical Cambridge tourism brochure, Cambridge itinerary or Cambridge, England city tour.
10 Things to do in Cambridge Travel Guide | London Day Trip video transcript:
Today we are here at Kings Cross station and we are going on yet another day trip. Another one. Where are we off to? Another day trip from London. We’re off to Cambridge today.
There are a number of trains from Kings Cross to Cambridge with journeys ranging from 45 minutes to a little over an hour and a half. Buying your ticket in advance is always a good idea as you can get a better price, and it’s also wise to travel off peak.
If you decide to walk into town like we did, Cambridge University Botanic Garden makes for a nice little stop. The garden has over 8000 species.
It is lunchtime for us and we’ve walked over to the Regal. Apparently this used to be a hotel, then a cinema and now it is a pub. I’ve ordered breakfast and Sam is having lunch. I’m waiting for my eggs benedict and I think you’re having a Steak and Ale Pie? And a pint of Guinness
Feeling stuffed from that pub fare, we started making our way into town, and it wasn’t long before we came across the River Cam which was teaming with punters. Some made it look easy, while others were struggling, but we had a different idea and decided to go visit one of the colleges.
As a fun fact: The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209, just a few decades after Oxford University, making it the second oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is divided into 31 independent colleges, and our first one of the day was Queens College.
The most popular thing to do here in Cambridge aside from of course exploring the University is to go punting. It is very crowded out there.
So next up we’re inside the Great Saint Mary’s Church and we’re going to be climbing the tower because apparently these are the best views of all of Cambridge. We like to climb towers.
The spiralling staircase is quite narrow and it has to accommodate traffic going up and down, which requires being a contortionist at times, but that’s how you earn those views!
Next up we are doing Trinity College and this is the largest college here at Cambridge University and also it was founded by Henry VIII.
That is basically it for our travel guide from Cambridge. I feel like we barely put a dent in Cambridge. We are back at the station just waiting for our train now back to London.
This is part of our Travel in England video series showcasing British food, British culture and British cuisine.
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