Whether you’re a new couple planning your first trip away together or long-time partners looking to reignite the spark with a romantic weekend away, there’s no better place to get the flames burning then the beautiful City of Cambridge. The idyllic scenery and gorgeous greenery throughout Cambridge make it a hotspot for travellers and tourists looking to escape the stresses of working life and enjoy a few days of peace and quiet.
Having a good time with your partner doesn’t always mean you have to spend a lot of money though; there are plenty of great things to do and see in Cambridge that don’t cost a penny. Check out this handy list of free attractions, landmarks and activities that will ensure you and the person you love have a weekend you’ll never forget.
Walk along the river
The city of Cambridge sits alongside the beautiful River Cam, which provides the perfect setting for an early evening walk. There’s nothing more romantic than a stroll by a calm river as the sun is setting and the air is cooling. Reminisce about your fondest memories or share your hopes for the future as you walk through one of the oldest and most culturally rich places in Britain. Set off from The Clayton Hotel Cambridge and hold hands as you make your way to the water along green fields and cobblestone paths. Getting to know each other better is one of the best things to do on a date and the scenery by River Cam is a perfect spot to do it.
If you’re looking for something a little different to do on your trip to Cambridge then an afternoon at the Fitzwilliam Museum will give you both something to talk about when you get home. Make your trip stress free and relaxing by staying at one of our hotels near Cambridge Train Station, which will put you just a stone’s throw away from this historic gallery. Step inside the gorgeous 18th century building and take a journey through history as you browse hundreds of paintings, sculptures, historic documents and ancient artefacts. This is a great way to spend some quality time bonding with each other and learning more about the history of art and culture in Britain.
If you’re familiar with this historic structure then you may have heard some of the myths and legends regarding its construction. Officially called the Wooden Bridge, this feat of structural genius sits over the River Cam and connects two separate parts of the Queens’ College. The unique design of the arched bridge uses only straight pieces of timber, which is why it has become the subject of such speculation amongst locals. Take a stroll over to the beautiful Queens’ College and share a kiss on top of the unique Mathematical Bridge as you stare out over the calm waters of the River Cam.