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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. Use our Cambridge sightseeing planning app to visit The River Cam on your trip to Cambridge, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you are only in Cambridge for one day a trip in a punt on the River Cam is a must do. We were two couples and booked a 1.45 trip with Rutherfords (Andy strongly recommended) and had a really lovely...  more »
  • Well, it's a river..... it has quite a few bends, is very wet, normally has waaaaaaaay too many punts on it in the summer months, some being chauffeured by toffee nosed university students claiming to...  more »
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