Short Breaks in Cambridge
December 12, 2013
The famous university city of Cambridge has something to keep everyone entertained making it an excellent location for a short break.
Why not start off your visit to the city with one of the sight-seeing tours which are available? Choose to view the city by a punt down the River Cam, taking a ride on the Cambridge bus tour or joining one of the local bike tours. All are great, fun ways to take in the sights for the whole family!
Well known for its expansive green parks and open spaces situated throughout the city and surrounding areas, Cambridge is the perfect place to spend some time outdoors. To get that bit closer to nature you could join one of the local nature reserve walks or take a trip to Cambridge University’s Botanic Gardens display, with over 8,000 different plant species in 40 acres of beautiful landscapes, there are lots of places to explore.
If retail therapy is more your idea of relaxation then this compact city does not disappoint! With a range of boutique shops selling everything from fine wine to vintage clothes; Market Square is the place to go if you want to buy something which will really make an impression. Although, if you’re looking for your more familiar high street names and brands then Cambridge’s newest shopping centre the Grand Arcade is the place to go, with over 60 shops to choose from. If that isn’t enough, the local market runs seven days a week with All Saint’s Art and Craft market running on Saturdays.
If you’d rather spend your time in Cambridge being inspired then there are plenty of opportunities for you to be. From the Fitzwilliam Museum which is home to world-class collections of art and antiques, featuring artworks from world-famous artist Leonardo da Vinci; to Kettle’s Yard, an art gallery exhibiting pieces from local, contemporary artists. These are just to name two of the many museums and art galleries situated in the area. Best of all, many of the museums are free to enter and all are within short walking distance of the city centre.
Looking for hotels in Cambridge for your break? Standing in 200 acres, our four star Menzies Cambridge has recently benefitted from an extensive refurbishment programme. With 136 en-suite bedrooms, including spacious executive rooms and family rooms, our family friendly hotel will ensure that all guests are warmly welcomed. If you’ve got time during you stay, make the most of our Cambridge hotel’s superb range of facilities including our 72 par championship golf course and tranquil health and leisure club.