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Top Places to Visit in Cambridge

If you only have one day to spend in Cambridge, here are our top recommendations for what to do and see.

King's College Chapel

Many of the Cambridge colleges have fascinating buildings and superb chapels, but the best by a mile is King's College chapel, with it's soaring fan vaulted ceiling. Visit the King's College website for opening times. Great views of the exterior can be had from King's Parade in the centre of town, or by walking along the Backs on Queen's Rd.

Kettle's Yard (closed for refurbishment until end 2017)

Often described as Cambridge's hidden gem, Kettle's Yard is the art gallery and house set up by Jim Ede. The main gallery of Kettle's Yard holds contemporary art exhibitions, changing every couple of months - see their website for current exhibitions and opening times. The other half of Kettle's Yard is the house which is only open in the afternoons Tuesday-Sunday. The house is really a collection of three cottages with a modern extension. It contains the permanent art collection of Jim Ede along with numerous interesting found objects. The focus is on mid to late 20thC modernism with strong connections to the St Ives artists.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

One of the teaching museums of the University of Cambridge, and one of the few that is open to visitors at weekends. The Anthropology collection is particularly well presented and is a fascinating selection of objects from around the world. The museum was a finalist in the Art Fund museum of the year 2013.

Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam is the art & antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge. Its stately halls are full of world class paintings, sculptures and objects from classical history.

Punting

A vital part of a visit to Cambridge. With a choice of self-hire or chauffeur punting it's a fun way to see the Backs of the Colleges and to participate in this quintessentially Cambridge experience.

Sayle House - a special place to stay in Cambridge

 

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