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The River Cam, Cambridge

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Water Body · Nature / Park
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. Plan to see The River Cam and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cambridge sightseeing planning app.
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  • You cannot really visit Cambridge without walking along some of the river. Unfortunately the only way to see it fully is by punt. Many of the colleges that are by the river are not open to the...  more »
  • The River Cam runs through Cambridge which allows one to catch the river walk just behind the University Colleges or at the Fen Causeway. You may choose to punt or have someone do this for you or...  more »
  • Beautiful walk along the river.
  • A charming riverside to spend your weekend! with some famous colleges to keep you architectural company...throw in a picnic and there you are in Paradise! 👍✌

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