Attractions and Places to Visit in Cambridge
There’s something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge. This elegant yet compact city boasts spectacular architecture in the shape of Colleges, chapels, churches and courtyards combined with green parks, wide-open spaces and the River Cam, which winds through its heart.
It is also a city for all seasons and a special city, a place where visitors can feel at home. Getting out and about is easy – be it by bicycle or on foot – and there is a range of accommodation to suit all budgets from stylish hotels to countryside bed and breakfasts.
A choice of galleries showcases an impressive range of art, from the contemporary to the classic.
A buzzing theatre and performance scene presents drama, dance and family shows and you can enjoy all kinds of live music. From internationally acclaimed orchestras and ensembles to touring pop stars, pub gigs, the world-famous Folk Festival, ever-popular Beer Festival, family-friendly Big Weekend and magical Secret Garden Party festivals.
Cambridge University Museum of Zoology
The Museum is one of Cambridge's major attractions, displaying thousands of specimens spanning the entire animal kingdom, from elephants, giant ground sloths and giraffes, to birds, reptiles, insects and mollusks.
King's College Chapel
King's College Chapel is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in 1446 by Henry VI (1421-71) and took over a century to build. It has the largest fan vault in the world and some of the finest medieval stained glass. It is also the venue for the Christmas Eve service.
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge has one of the most important collections of its kind in the UK. Originally founded in 1884, it has been in its present location on Downing Street since 1913.