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)

Cambridge is full of interesting places to visit and things to 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).

Recommendations include:

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 truly excellent Polar Museum at Scott Polar Research Institute, unfortunately only open 10-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday.

There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Cambridge, for those that way inclined, including three modern shopping centres:

The long established Lion Yard on Petty Cury, located alongside the Guildhall and Market Square,

The adjacent much newer Grand Arcade which can be accessed from Regents Street, Downing Street or Petty Cury

The Grafton Centre, which is located five minutes walk from the city centre across Christ’s Piece and New Square.

Those fancying some further exercise can take to the River Cam to punt on the Backs or walk out to Granchester Meadows.

 

City Centre Map