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The River Cam, Cambridge

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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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  • Taking a punt along the river was the best part of our visit. While it was cold and damp, the staff made sure we had comfy blankets and umbrellas if needed. Don't rent a punt to drive yourself... 
    Taking a punt along the river was the best part of our visit. While it was cold and damp, the staff made sure we had comfy blankets and umbrellas if needed. Don't rent a punt to drive yourself...  more »
  • Interesting to learn about, won't do any spoilers. In a quaint location and relatively picturesque. Worth seeing. 
    Interesting to learn about, won't do any spoilers. In a quaint location and relatively picturesque. Worth seeing.  more »
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  • Lovely place to walk and swim but with caution.
  • Just go for a walk along the banks of the river, it's exceptionally beautiful during springtime!

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