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The Backs, Cambridge

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Bask in the tranquility of this picturesque area situated by the River Cam. Walk alongside the river or take part in the traditional Cambridge activity of punting. You can rent a punt yourself or take a guided tour. Alternatively, sit with a picnic and watch other people meander down the river. The Backs is located parallel to the back of several University of Cambridge colleges, giving it its name. Bring your camera with you and photograph the grand architecture of the buildings. The area can get very muddy, so wear robust shoes if you plan on going on a walk. With our online itinerary creator, Cambridge attractions like The Backs can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We walked one way along the High Street passing the front of the colleges before taking a quieter route the other way. The Backs are very pleasant to get away from the majority of tourists and shops.....  more
    We walked one way along the High Street passing the front of the colleges before taking a quieter route the other way. The Backs are very pleasant to get away from the majority of tourists and shops.....  more »
  • Really lovely area of Cambridge on the river cam, best explored by water but lovely gardens and open spaces as well 
    Really lovely area of Cambridge on the river cam, best explored by water but lovely gardens and open spaces as well  more »
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  • Such an historical place. As a fan of Harry Potter i loved this place a lot
  • Amazing place for a walk, we visited relatively early on a Monday morning and the footpaths were very quiet. I’d imagine around midday it would be completely different. You get some stunning views of all the colleges.

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