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The River Cam, Cambridge

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Relax along the The River Cam while watching punts (a long, narrow flat-bottomed boat) and other rowing vessels go by. This main river flowing through Cambridge in eastern England is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Take in the punting from afar or opt for a guided trip, so that you can admire the architecture, spot the Mathematical Bridge, or learn some history of the various colleges. Note that although it may seem expensive to take a punt out, the ideal shallow, gravelly conditions make it worthwhile. Spring and summer are the best times to visit, but be prepared for crowds. Use our Cambridge sightseeing planning app to visit The River Cam on your trip to Cambridge, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Need a good day to get a decent photo has been used in many film and tv programmes Did not walk across bridge.  more »
  • Really enjoyed our visit today, beautiful scenery, great for photos, well worth the visit, but pick a nice day for your photos ..  more »
  • Everyone will recognise the bridge from the film 'The Theory of Everything' nice to walk across it and take in the River Cam. In the summer you will probably see many a punting boat going up and down,...  more »
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