There is a lot to see in the historic town of Cambridge, especially if you’re looking for historic landmarks and cultural monuments. It’s no surprise that so many people flock to the area every day to see the home of the most famous University in Britain but there’s also lots of other historical monuments and landmarks to visit.
If you’re trying to figure out what to put on your Cambridge itinerary, we’re here to help. Our Cambridge Accommodation is situated close to all kinds of beautiful sights and if you’re planning a trip to Clayton Hotel Cambridge, you won’t struggle to find something exciting. Here are just a few of the must-see landmarks to get you started on your Cambridge adventure.
Queen’s College, Cambridge
If you’re heading to Cambridge this season there are a few things that you won’t want to miss out on. The Mathematical Bridge is one of the area’s most iconic landmarks and has been the subject of numerous myths and stories. The reason that so much attention has been focused on a wooden bridge is its unique free-standing design. This feat of engineering stands proud with only mathematical principle – and no nuts or bolts – to stay upright. There is a myth that says Isaac Newton was the one who first built the bridge but that has been proven to be untrue.
This gorgeous garden belongs to the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge and is also one of the most popular landmarks for tourists and travellers. Used for research and also as a preserve for various endangered plant species, the botanical garden in the heart of Cambridge is home to a wonderful collection of some of the most beautiful plants and wildflowers from around the world. Be sure to bring your camera along to Clayton Hotel Cambridge and snap some colourful photos.
Great St Mary’s Church
Senate House Hill, Cambridge
There are several churches dotted around Cambridge but if you only have time to see one, this should be at the top of your list. The gorgeous 16th-century architecture is a perfect example of the breathtaking historic designs that can be found around town, making it a quintessential backdrop to your weekend break. Step inside and explore the beautifully vast interior and discover intricate stonework and gorgeous antique furniture.
Castle Street, Cambridge
Historically, this castle in the heart of Cambridge was one of the area’s most fortified Norman defences. Located alongside the famous River Cam, Castle Hill is a must-see landmark for history seekers. Take a stroll to the top for some of the best views of Cambridge.
Oliver Cromwell’s House
St. Mary’s Street, Ely
Although this historic site sits a little outside of Cambridge in the neighbouring town of Ely, it is definitely worth the trip. Oliver Cromwell is famous for leading the revolt against the monarch and initiating the English Civil War but he was also a respected political leader and military strategist. He is one of the most famous historic residents of the Cambridge area and now you can visit his 16th-century house and see the spot that he and his family called home.