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The Backs, Cambridge

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Bask in the tranquility of this picturesque area situated by the River Cam. Walk alongside the river or take part in the traditional Cambridge activity of punting. You can rent a punt yourself or take a guided tour. Alternatively, sit with a picnic and watch other people meander down the river. The Backs is located parallel to the back of several University of Cambridge colleges, giving it its name. Bring your camera with you and photograph the grand architecture of the buildings. The area can get very muddy, so wear robust shoes if you plan on going on a walk. Arrange your visit to The Backs and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cambridge using our Cambridge tour planner.
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  • 穿越克萊兒學院後,沿著河道走便可抵達。此處兩岸柳樹搖曳生姿,綠草如茵,紅男綠女在此享受英國夏日陽光,好不愜意!你也可以搭平底船從船上一覽後園風光,別忘了順便瞧瞧壯麗的各個學院。 
  • The Backs are really just the back gardens of the various colleges and most of the area is private and not accessible to the public. You can walk along the western side of the backs by the road but yo...  more »
  • Backs are the most beautiful things to do, then visiting Cambridge. You can see The Backs (gardens of Colleges of Cambridge University) by walking, But the best way to explore it - by going on punting...  more »
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  • The best reason for visiting Cambridge over Oxford. If you can get a punt and head down the river, the views are phenomenal. The first thing any self-respective tourist should try to do! But beware of the punt touts - often better to hire your own.
  • Greatest sight for King's College Chapel! #MustSee