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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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  • If you are visiting Cambridge you will need to decide whether or not you have a trip in a punt, but regardless of this you should certainly follow the river through the town by walking along the backs...  more »
  • Wasn't sure what to expect but thourily enjoyed a punt on the river. Our guide Charlie was very knowledgeable. So glad we did this, would definitely recommend.  more »
  • I walked in. The bridge was built at one time without nails or screws. After removal and later building no longer has succeeded, they say. I don't understand the hype surrounding the bridge. The College can be reached via the bridge is interesting.
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