Cambridge is a beautiful city, within 26 miles of Spaldwick. By car, you can choose to travel directly to Cambridge (about 30 minutes) or travel to the Milton Park and Ride, where you can park and travel in to the City centre by bus. One of the best times to visit Cambridge is early on a Sunday morning where it is often possible to park (for free) on Queen’s Road at the back of the Cambridge colleges (‘The Backs’).

As well as containing excellent shopping facilities (including stores such as John Lewis), Cambridge is home to Cambridge University, which is rated the best university in the world (QS World University Rankings). The many Cambridge colleges can be visited throughout the year.

Kings College CambridgeKing’s College Chapel, located next to the River Cam, is one of the most photographed buildings in Cambridge, and for good reason. While the colleges in the centre of Cambridge receive the greatest attention from tourists, these can be expensive to visit, particularly for groups. We recommend a visit to colleges further away from the centre (which are free to enter).

No visit to Cambridge is complete without a punt along the Cam next to the Colleges.

The photograph to the left – taken by¬† Mark Heath – has been published in the book ‘A Day Above Cambridgeshire’ by Angela Weld, Richard Hall, Robert Pusey, William A. and John J. Nowell. The book can be purchased from Waterstones in Cambridge and all good bookstores.

Cambridge offers an excellent choice of cafes and restaurants. As an alternative to national chains such as Costa Coffee, we recommend the Copper Kettle, which overlooks King’s College. It offers excellent breakfasts and pastries and provides a lovely view of the college.


You may be interested in visiting our other featured locations. Click on the links below for more information:

Ely Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral

Houghton Mill


Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Wimpole Hall and Estate

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill

Ickworth House