April 2021: It’s been devastating to see Cambridge quiet and shuttered for the last year. But, it shouldn’t be long until it’s back to its old self again. The reopening of the university city has already begun with non-essential shops and outdoor drinking and dining already on the cards. With indoor dining hopefully starting up again from May 17 and most restrictions lifting by June 21, meaning nightlife and other cultural venues like theatres and galleries should be open again, it’s time to get planning your next trip.
If you thought Cambridge was all countryside air and bucolic riverside walks, then, well… you’re spot-on. Did you know there’s a herd of happily grazing cows near the city centre? There is, and they’re really rather cute. The locals, of course, just walk straight past. Quaint Cambridge has been an official city since 1951 – awarded that status on account of its illustrious university – and, heifers aside, the city also punches way above its compact size when it comes to cultural goings-on.
Don’t know where to start? Then our pick of the absolute best things to do in Cambridge should come in handy. Our selections range from number-one tourist site King’s College Chapel to a museum dedicated to polar exploration and the homely, understated Kettle’s Yard art gallery. If you’re hungry, never fear – the best restaurants in Cambridge can sort you out for excellent pub grub and Italian fine dining. And the city’s best hotels offer pretty good food too.
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