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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. To visit The River Cam and other attractions in Cambridge, use our Cambridge holiday planner.
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  • Even during an unseasonal visit to Cambridge a trip along the Cam is a must; equally as beautiful in the winter sun as the summer but much less crowded! 
  • One of the sights of Cambridge, the bridge over the River Cam, all in wood, is a work of art, a quirky and beautiful place!
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  • Compared to many rivers I've seen across the UK the river Cam stands out as one of much greater beauty. Stretching through the heart of the city and utilised for many a good time by punters and genera...  more »