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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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  • I took a local city ride which has punting free with it. Scudamore Punters are the best. They tell lot of stuff while we pass through each building on the banks of Cam. 
  • We have visited Cambridge several times and do love a leisurely walk along the riverside. We did not go on a punt this visit but would recommend this . Interesting and entertaining just to watch . Som...  more »
  • Went down with punting company 'Let's go punting', brilliant experience, lots to see and a great way to get a different perspective of the city. we got to have a go at punting but glad we didn't have ...  more »