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The River Cam, Cambridge

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Water Body · Nature / Park
Relax along the The River Cam while watching punts (a long, narrow flat-bottomed boat) and other rowing vessels go by. This main river flowing through Cambridge in eastern England is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Take in the punting from afar or opt for a guided trip, so that you can admire the architecture, spot the Mathematical Bridge, or learn some history of the various colleges. Note that although it may seem expensive to take a punt out, the ideal shallow, gravelly conditions make it worthwhile. Spring and summer are the best times to visit, but be prepared for crowds. Plan to see The River Cam and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cambridge sightseeing planning app.
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  • Took 10 minutes to get out of the harbour bit but once we figured out how to do it was great. Quite windy so bring a coat though  more »
  • Had a lovely evening walk along the river. What a fantastic place to wander of an evening. Very pleasant.  more »
  • Beautiful walk along the river.
  • A charming riverside to spend your weekend! with some famous colleges to keep you architectural company...throw in a picnic and there you are in Paradise! 👍✌

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