Best known for its world-famous university, founded in 1209, Cambridge’s illustrious academic heritage lies behind much of the city’s striking architecture. King’s College Chapel and the University Library dominate the skyline, and a punt along “the Backs” – where several of the colleges back onto the river Cam – provides spectacular views.
Those looking for culture will be spoilt for choice: Cambridge is home to the largest concentration of internationally-renowned collections outside London, and many of its museums and galleries are free to visit.
A particular highlight is the University’s collection of arts and antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Here you will find exhibits dating from prehistoric times right up to the modern day.