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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“A wonderful collection of paintings, flemish landscapes in particular but also a worthy sample of 19th and 20th century paintings. There is always something different to look at, they also have some excellent temporary exhibitions. I also particularly like the ceramics and Egyptian antiquities. Also a good cafe.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful house to visit, the gardens are wonderful. Check opening times online”
  • 32 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Interesting place, good to walk around, learn about plants, has a cafe. They also do a range of educational courses.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Free museum. Small, friendly, interesting. Great cafe, but ask the price before you buy.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Church
“Peterborough cathedral has the Tim peaks exhibition and it is free well worth a visit Sunday 11th August until November 10th ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“A great cafe/bar and 3 screens showing current and some more Independent films.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Park
“Jesus Green is a park in the north of central Cambridge, England, north of Jesus College. Jesus Ditch runs along the southern edge Jesus Green. On the northern edge of Jesus Green is the River Cam, with Chesterton Road on the opposite side. Sometimes they have events/festivals going on so worth a research on your dates of your visit so you don't miss any tasty food festivals, small concerts in the park or fun fairs while you're here.”
  • 28 locals recommend
History Museum
“Wonderful displays and amazing air shows. You can get there using train from Great Chesterford to Whittlesford Parkway then choice of 7a bus (timetables not frequent) or 45 minute walk or book a taxi from Whittlesford Station to IWM. Or use a taxi direct there. If you are happy to park at Duxford it is only 3 miles way but leave in good time on Airshow days as it gets busy. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“National Trust - Wimpole Estate Explore inside the Hall; Explore the park and gardens; Home Farm - discover Shire Horses, rare breed sheep, cattle and pigs at the farm with daily activities and adventure playground.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Eagle is one the oldest inns in Cambridge dating back to the 14th century. A very traditional experience with cask ales and home cooked food. Blue Plaque commemorates Watson and Crick's announcement they had discovered 'the secret of life'. The RAF Bar ceiling with graffiti of World War II airmen.”
  • 30 locals recommend
School
“It’s worth going to evensong whilst you are in Cambridge -kings is the most famous with their choristers singing on Christmas Eve every year as a live broadcast.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Grand Arcade Shopping Centre in Cambridge, UK is the leading shopping destination with 60 luxury and high street retailers over 3 floors.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
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“National Trust. 45 minute drive Amazing in autumn. Great way to spend the afternoon. Working water mill. Cafe. No dogs.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cafe
“Having walked along the River Cam for a bit why not stop at the Orchard Tea Gardens for a relax, some lunch, or even a cream tea. Really lovely place especially on a dry sunny day when you can sit out on the deck chairs, taking in the atmosphere under the apple trees.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Located in The Grafton Centre on East Road, Vue Cambridge has eight screens with over 500 seats. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Field
“You can walk along to midsummer common that leads into the heart of the historic centre of Cambridge - along the river dotted opposite the rowing clubs are pubs and places to sit out. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The Eagle is one the oldest inns in Cambridge dating back to the 14th century. A very traditional experience with cask ales and home cooked food. Blue Plaque commemorates Watson and Crick's announcement they had discovered 'the secret of life'. The RAF Bar ceiling with graffiti of World War II airmen.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Hotel
“Lovely for. Drink on their roof top bar in nice weather. Also a lovely place for afternoon tea if you fancy splashing out. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A delicious feast. If money is no object then this superb restaurant is a great place to celebrate in style - fine dining at its best. Just a short walk along the other side of the river- booking in advance essential. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Part of the local pub group KNEAD Pubs the Tobie Norris has a great fresh year round menu. You can also find sister establishments The Crown and Paten's in town all serving slightly different takes on a Great British menu.”
  • 18 locals recommend
African Restaurant
“My personal favourite place to eat in Cambridge. Traditional Algerian food set in an amazing atmospheric setting. This is a family run restaurant, the service and quality of food is outstanding! Worth making a reservation as can get busy.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Traditional pub with Inglenook fireplaces, oak beams and views over the River Cam. Address: Midsummer Common, Cambridgeshire CB4 1HA Hours: Sunday12–10:30pm Monday11am–11pm Tuesday11am–11pm Wednesday11am–11pm Thursday11am–11pm Friday11am–11pm Saturday11am–11pm Menu: fortstgeorge-cambridge.co.uk Phone: 01223 354327”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open all day long! Breakfast, lunch and dinner - just down the road from us, casual French classic cuisine.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Very cosy bar and decent restaurant serving lunches and dinner and very close to home. Dog-friendly too! ”
  • 11 locals recommend

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