Top 10 things to do

Are you planning to visit Cambridge? Wondering what to do in one of the oldest university cities in the world?  To head over to Fitzbillies for the stickiest bun in Cambridge and sit back and relax on a chauffeured punt on the River Cam are two of the top 10 things to do in Cambridge. Take a stroll through the cobbled streets, visit the colleges and their gardens, join an award-winning Food Walking Tour with a local food blogger and get a birds-eye view of Cambridge are also a must-do visiting Cambridge. Here are our top things to do when you visit Cambridge.

Chelsea bun

You can’t visit Cambridge without having had the Chelsea bun from Fitzbillies. This bun drowned in gooey syrup is said to be the stickiest bun in the world. Whilst you’re there, try the Duke of Cambridge. It’s a crunchy chocolate biscuit named after Prince William.

River Cam

One of the top 10 things to do in Cambridge is to sit back and relax on a punt, gliding along the river Cam listening to the Cambridge Colleges’ stories. Fancy a bit of adventure? Have a go at pushing a punt along the river Cam yourself. More into paddle boarding? Cambridge has it covered!


One of the oldest university cities in the world is at all times of the year a joy to visit. Check out our favourite colleges, their museums and events. For more detailed information, head over to our What’s on Agenda. Enjoy your time in Cambridge!


Housing over half a million objects, the Fitzwilliam has a fantastic variety of beautiful artefacts and art from around the world from antiquity to the present day. Visits to the Fitzwilliam are free. Check out their exhibitions, events, music and workshops on our What’s On Agenda.

The Eagle

With its rich history, it is a must visit! RAF pilots used candles, the soot of candle and lipstick to leave graffiti of their squadron numbers on the ceiling on their evenings out. It was also a favourite amongst the Scientists. In 1953 Krick and Watson announced the finding of the DNA.

rooftop bars

From the sky

Climb a tower or head over to one of the roof terraces and see the city from a bird’s-eye view taking in the breathtaking scenes of Cambridge! Climb Saint Mary’s and get the best view of Kings Parade and the Colleges or watch the sunset from one roof terraces.

food tour

Food Tour

Explore Cambridge through the eyes of a foodie joining local food blogger Gerla de Boer on one of her award-winning food tours. Enjoy tastings at local independent shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and the market and get a taste of Cambridge!


Cambridge Botanic garden is set in 40 acres. It holds a collection of over 8,000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research. Take some time out exploring the different garden sections – from tropical glasshouses to British wildflowers.


Cambridge residents know when summer is on its way by the return of the cows. From the beginning of April till November, the Red Pole Cattle graze the city centre’s commons. It gives Cambridge a delightful feel of the countryside. 

Kettle’s Yard

One of the most unusual museums you will ever get to visit. Set in a quiet corner of Cambridge, a beautiful house filled with remarkable objects and art has been turned into one of Cambridge’s finest modern and contemporary art galleries.

What’s On

Are you a local and want to find out what is going on in Cambridge or planning to spend some time in Cambridge? Check out our What’s on Agenda to find out the top 10 things to do in one of the oldest University cities in the world.

our tip – get a picnic

nothing better than to enjoy the sun, watch life go by on the river and enjoy a picnic 

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