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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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  • We were given a blanket and a hot water bottle and the sun was shinning. Learnt all about the History of the river and Buildings, very enjoyable 45 minutes. 
  • Any visit to Cambridge must include the 'backs', the view of the colleges from the Cam side. The view is spectacular. 
  • It is a wonder the river cam only has the disadvantage that can be invaded by Chinese,
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