Be In... Cambridge

Bursting with interesting things to see, special places to visit and experiences to keep you entertained.

Cambridge has become a popular destination to explore, with university buildings dotted throughout the centre, fascinating museums, atmospheric pubs, fine dining and the beautiful riverside- there is plenty to be enjoyed!

Recently voted the East of England’s most popular free attraction, The Fitzwilliam museum is one of the greatest glories of the University of Cambridge. You can visit this spectacular building and see more than half a million artworks in its collection all for nothing! The Cambridge street food scene has become quite a big deal over the past couple of years. There are street food vans offering just about everything you can dream of- burgers, pizzas, schnitzels, ice cream and a variety of delicious veggie food. Many of the streetfooders were recently nominated in the Cambridge food and drink awards and all usually congregate at one of the regular foodPark or foodPark nightmarkets.

If you are looking for a peaceful place to escape and relax, Cambridge’s botanic garden is the one. With more than 8,000 different plant species displayed in 40 acres of beautiful landscape, it is the perfect spot for a picnic or a stroll. Many of its attraction includes a lake, glass house, chronological bed, rock gardens and a collection of mature trees. Also one little bonus, it’s only a short distance from the station and the city centre.

One for the sweet tooth, Fitzbillies offer a variety of sticky treats for you to get your hands on- The Chelsea Buns are world famous! They offer table service, a full menu of tasty dishes and plenty of cake! It is advised to book in advance as it can be known to get busy. When the city centre is busy it isn’t always easy to get around. One of the nicest ways to see the sights of Cambridge is by punt. Whether you want a guided tour or self punt, you can organise a booking at the Boatyard, Granta Place or Quayside, Magdelene Street.

If you fancy a short break from exploring and a little rest of the feet, then The Eagle pub is the perfect stop. Interesting little fact, it was actually this pub where Francis Crick announced that he and James Watson had discovered DNA! The perfect place for a refreshing pint or glass of processco, we have also heard they serve a delicious fish and chips! Also recommend is The Plough in Fen Ditton, a village just a few miles from the centre. Known for its pub gardens, it is a great place to grab a spot of lunch and watch the rowers go by.

The average price for property in Cambridge stood at £459,806 in June 2018. In terms of property types, flats in Cambridge sold for an average of £311,767 and terraced houses for £400,903. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates.

If you like the sound of Cambridge and would like to discover more then contact on Belvoir Cambridge office for a chat!

Sources; Bike photography by Clem Onojeghuo 

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