Things to do

Cambridge Food Tour

Rated by Trip Advisor as one of the top things to do in Cambridge, the Cambridge Food Tour will take you off the beaten track, down quaint passages to amazing foodie places very few tourists get to see and some even unknown to many locals. From famous Chelsea buns and coffee to artisan cheese and meats, craft beers, chocolate tastings and cocktails, you'll explore the city over four hours and end up full and tipsy, which are perfect conditions for punting.


Go Punting

Of course! No trip to Cambridge is complete without going punting. Sip Pimms as you glide along the famous college backs with your chauffeur telling you all about it. Or go up river, like the locals do, to Granchester Meadows where Nike Drake and Pink Floyd found their inspiration.

Burwash Manor

Local to Clopton Courtyard, Burwash Manor is a group of converted farm buildings housing a selection of independent, unique shops and a day spa, plus a tea-room with both indoor seating and an outdoor terrace.

Situated on a working organic farm, complete with several enjoyable farm walks of differing lengths, Burwash Manor provides fantastic variety and a friendly, peaceful shopping experience. The Deli is our favourite.

Dragonfly Spa

The Dragonfly Spa is situated at Burwash manor but we thought it was worth a mention in its own right. is the only Cambridge salon to offer the famous Dr Hauschka treatments. These restoring, harmonic treatments are based on the idea that the skin can be taught to regulate and heal itself. Treatments include reiki, reflexology, hot stone therapy, hopi ear candle, waxing, manicures, spray tanning, eyelash tinting, threading and full bodymassage.

Cambridge Cookery School

Right in the centre of Cambridge with a brand new Scandinavian style kitchen, the Cambridge Cookery School is warm, welcoming and inclusive.  They teach everything from knife skills to cooking fish to master classes in pasta and sushi. All their cookery classes are hands-on and fun, perfect for hen parties, with chefs liberally sharing skills and guests working with top class cookware. All classes culminate in a communal sit down meal with plenty of wine.

A great big bike ride

Cambridge is a sprawling, rambling kind of place and with so many lovely green spaces, its best explored by bike. Cambridge Cycle Tours will take you all across the city, over midsummer common, past rowing pavilions, through the colleges, along the river and across Granchester Meadows for tea and Scones in the Orchard or a well deserved pint at the Green Man. 

The Cambridge Gin Lab

Owned and operated by the world famous Cambridge Distillery, the lab offers a range of tastings. You can choose to be guided through the history and mysteries of gin production through the ages, discover how to taste like a professional, or even take the opportunity to blend your own bottle of gin. All tastings and experiences are by appointment only, and can be booked online either for individuals or groups. Whichever you choose, you’ll have an amazing time tasting through a range of different styles of gin and learning more about this fascinating spirit. It would be rude not to!

Wimpole Hall

Wimpole hall is right next to Clopton Courtyard. This Grand Country estate is owned by the National Trust with sprawling parkland and beautiful walled gardens. There's lots to see inside if stately homes are your thing, or you can explore the gardens and visit Wimpole Home Farm with miniature ponies, lots of different pigs, chickens, rabbits and cows with enormous horns. Great if you have kids in tow.

Duxford Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford is Britain's largest aviation museum with well over 200 aircraft including some amazing old spitfires, famous for its air shows every summer. 

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There is so much to do in Cambridge that it's pretty much impossible to fit everything here.

So here are some of the best touristy things to do mixed in with some local knowledge.

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