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The River Cam, Cambridge

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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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  • This part of the city is absolutely fantastic. It allows iconic views and landscapes which will amaze you. 
  • On the River Cam or its surrounds you are in a time-warp. It is not fanciful to imagine that you are occupying the same space as so many of the great and good who have gone before. Lie on a sunny bank...  read more »
  • beware of touts very expensive the backs are brilliant to see the colleges and bridges lots of history river very shallow 6ft deep take a canoe if you have never punted before otherwise you go nowhere...  read more »
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