Top 5 things along the River Cam

Among the beautiful sights of Cambridge, the River Cam is one of the most popular spots for travellers and tourists. The banks alongside the peaceful waters are home to some of the area’s most historic sites and landmarks.

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St John’s College

St John’s Street, Cambridge

Alongside Cambridge’s famous waterway you’ll find one of the university’s oldest and most iconic college campuses. St John’s College was first established in 1511 and has since become a central pillar of the famous institution. The gorgeous architecture is a perfect example of the type of incredible beauty you can find in Cambridge. A stroll around the grounds will uncover all kinds of cultural treasures including historic plaques and monuments as well as some of the university’s famous alumni. This is a must-see for anyone visiting Clayton Hotel Cambridge who’s interested in the history of the university.

ADC Theatre

Park Street, Cambridge

Pop inside Cambridge’s most vibrant and friendly theatre for an evening of fun, laughter and entertainment. ADC Theatre is a place for locals and tourists to see some amazing performances from some of the area’s best talent. As well as being a public venue, ADC Theatre is also a department of the University of Cambridge which means you will regularly catch performances from students that may well turn out to be the famous faces of tomorrow.

Due to current circumstances tickets for shows are limited, some shows are streamed online. Please check their website for more up to date information.

Bridge of Sighs

St John’s College, Cambridge

Built in 1831, the Bridge of Sighs is one of the many crossings that you’ll pass under if you decide to take a boat down the River Cam. It has become a popular spot for photographers and history lovers thanks to the beauty and intricacy of its construction. Made from stone, the covered bridge is made up of a series of pillars and windows that allow travellers to look out along the river. The natural greenery that can be found growing over and around the bridge make it look like something out of a fairytale or fantasy film.

Holy Sepulchre

Bridge Street, Cambridge

Commonly referred to as the Round Church, this small but beautiful structure is one of the many attractions in Cambridge that often gets overlooked by tourists. Nestled in the heart of the bustling town, the Anglican Church has been a place of worship for locals and pilgrims since 1130. The unique architecture of the Holy Sepulchre offers a closer look at alternative gothic design while providing a gorgeous photo opportunity for photographers and Instagrammers.

Hardy’s Original Sweetshop

St John’s Street, Cambridge

If you feel like a snack on your travels around Cambridge and you feel like indulging your sweet tooth, there’s no better place to go than Hardy’s on St John’s Street. The classic sweetshop is a favourite amongst locals and always keeps visitors coming back once they’ve got a taste of the sweet treats available inside. Whether you’re a fan of sherbet lemons or chocolate bonbons, you’re sure to find something to tempt your tastebuds.

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