I finally visited Cambridge after living in England for too long to put it off! It was stunning and I loved it. My only regret is that we went in the winter and we didn’t get to go punting like most tourists do in Cambridge. There was no way I was even going to contemplate going out on the water in the frigid weather, but it’s a good excuse for a warmer return trip!
Cambridge was founded in 1209 which makes it the second oldest English speaking University in the world. Cambridge is divided up into individual self-goverened colleges, the oldest of the colleges being Peterhouse (1284). Maybe you’ve heard of some Cambridge alums like Bacon, Newton, Darwin, Turin, Bertrand Russell, C.S. Lewis and Stephen Hawking?
You can tour most of the colleges in Cambridge, although some charge to look around. I also recommend going to the Fitzwilliam Museum is definitely worth going into and it’s free!
One of the highlights of this little day excursion was catching Evensong at King’s before getting the train back to London.
King’s College, Cambridge
Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Christ’s College, Cambridge
Corpus Christi College Chapel.
Of course food heavily featured in our day out. We kept an eye out for Sam’s dad’s old pub haunts from his University days, but no luck! We did, however, get a wonderful restaurant recommendation from one of our friends who went to Cambridge. We made quick work of our meal at the Cambridge Chop House. Sam had the Sea Bream and Sticky Toffee Pudding, while I had the Garlic & Herb Chicken and the Cambridge Burnt Cream (otherwise known as creme brulee).
Everything packed loads of flavour!
After out leisurely lunch, I was full enough to just want to curl up and take a nap, but I powered through to make the most of my time in Cambridge.
Darwin and I are having a secret love affair. Shhh…don’t tell!
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Can you spot me?
Legend has it, that this is the famous tree where the apple fell on Newton’s head leading to his theory of gravity. Unfortunately, it is a myth that this is the tree.
I’d love to go back to Cambridge and go punting one day. Have any of you?