Cambridge is full of things to see and do and it is only a 15 minute walk from Fitzwilliam College into the City centre. Turn right from the car park onto Huntingdon Road, continue down Castle Hill and cross the river at Magdalene Bridge onto Bridge Street (then see city centre map to get around).

City Centre Map –  GA_touristmap_8-pdf-1024×724

Detailed information on the City and its facilities can be found at:

www.visitcambridge.org (accommodation, places of interest, etc)

www.cambridge.gov.uk (parking, transport, maps, etc.)

Some suggestions:

  • The internationally renowned Fitzwilliam Museum (free entry) on Trumpington Road, which is open 10-5 pm Friday & Saturday, 12-5 pm Sunday
  • The remarkable and decidedly quirky Corpus Clock on the corner of Benet’s Street and Kings Parade.
  • Kings College Chapel (pictured above) and various colleges that are open to the public.
  • The excellent Polar Museum (free entry) at Scott Polar Research Institute, unfortunately only open 10-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Places to Eat:

Those wanting food on Friday evening there are many eating places within a few minutes of the College.  Leaving via the North Gate for the College Car Park turn right down Huntingdon Road towards Castle Hill road.  There are a number of restaurants on Castle Hill, only minutes whilst at the crossroads there is a Chop House and good pub (The Punter) in Northampton Street as well as a couple of restaurants (Italian and Thai) and a pub (The Pickerel) down Magdalene Street.   The other side of Magdalene Bridge (only 5 minutes from the College) there are a very large number and variety of restaurants as well as a couple of pubs.