Cambridge at a glance
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Lovell Lodge is within a short drive or bus ride of the many popular attractions in Cambridge and ideally situated to explore further afield.
The city of Cambridge offers something for everyone; see the stunning architecture, visit world renowned museums, relax and admire the views from a punt along the river Cam, shop till you drop or get a taste of what is on offer in the city’s vibrant social and art scene.
A few ideas on what to do and where to go:
A City Rich in History
Cambridge is famous for its 32 Colleges and numerous University buildings and museums which attract visitors from all over the world. For more detailed information on what to see and do in Cambridge please visit http://www.cam.ac.uk or http://www.visitcambridge.org
Open Top Bus Tour
With distinctive buses and friendly staff, the open top tour offers multi-lingual commentary or a live guide, plus an exclusive kids commentary on some destinations, sightseeing has never been so much fun! Hop On and Hop Off as much as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights and attractions that Cambridge has to offer. http://www.city-sightseeing.com
Walks and Guided Tours
A guided walking tour of Cambridge, the University and it's Colleges is the best way to see this fabulous city close up. Choose from daily public tours, a chilling ghost tour, a private group tour, or guide yourself around with a podcast tour. http://www.visitcambridge.org/
Enjoy fantastic views of the world famous Cambridge College ‘Backs’ from the comfort of a traditional Cambridge punt. King's College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs, are just some of the famous Cambridge landmarks you can expect to see during a 45-minute chauffeured punt tour.
The name Cambridge is synonymous with bicycles but the students don't have to monopolise them. We can help you organise rental of bicycles to explore the city at your own pace, or on a guided tour. Most of the main roads have cycle lanes and bikes are available for all ages and abilities. http://www.camcycle.org.uk/resources/visitors/
King's College is a dynamic and diverse community that is committed to intellectual excellence and the development of new knowledge. It was founded in 1441 and is one of the 32 colleges of the University of Cambridge. Its Chapel is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Our aim is to make Cambridge Arts Theatre a living resource for the city and region, with a commitment to inspiring and involving its current and future audiences. In the Theatre, in the community and in local schools, we offer you a varied and absorbing programme of events and workshops, which open up the art of performance to everyone. - http://www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
The Cambridge Corn Exchange
The centre for arts and entertainment in Cambridge. An ever changing list of events to suit all taste and ages - music concerts, drama, dance and comedy.
Restaurants/ Bars and Café’s
The selection of restaurants in Cambridge is endless. Make your choice from a Michelin star to a fast food quick snack – something for everyone and every occasion. http://www.visitcambridge.org
Looking for something else to do in or around Cambridge? Pick up one of the numerous leaflets in the reception or visit the Tourism Information Centre (by the Corn Exchange) in the city centre.
Duxford Imperial War Museum
One of Europe's premier aviation museums renowned for its vast and diverse collections of tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits. It began its history as an airfield in the First World War with a vital role in the Second World War too, firstly as an RAF fighter station and later as an American fighter base. Gift shops and cafes on site. http://duxford.iwm.org.uk
The Orchard Tea Room, Grantchester
Possibly one of the most visited places in the world for a cup of tea. The Orchard Tea Room captures a time gone by. Relax and enjoy the great English tradition of afternoon tea (or lunch) in a beautiful setting. http://www.orchard-grantchester.com/
The American Cemetery
A poignant and inspiring place to visit is The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site. Covering 30 acres, the site was donated by the University of Cambridge. Framed by pretty woodland, the cemetery contains the remains of 3,812 of our military dead; 5,127 names are recorded on the Tablets of the Missing. http://www.abmc.gov
Each year thousands of visitors flock to the small city of Ely and in particular its Cathedral. Be inspired by the history and architecture of this majestic building with a guided tour or visit the stained glass museum, the cathedral gift shop or cafe. History abounds around every corner. http://www.elycathedral.org
The town of Newmarket is synonymous with horseracing and located just 14 miles north east of Cambridge. This state of the art venue includes two racecourses offering an exciting and world class calendar not only for racing enthusiasts but also live music nights, family days, fairs and award-winning restaurants. http://www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk