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Why Cambridge has Become a top Summer Destination in the UK.

chauffeured puntEvery year thousands of visitors flock to the historical city of Cambridge for long and short breaks and it has become one of the most popular destinations in the United Kingdom. Located in the east of England, Cambridge is a favourite destination for visitors from all around the world as well as other parts of the UK. American business magazine, Forbes even names it as one of the most beautiful cities in 2010 and with its mix of culture, history and modern charm it is easy to see why.

One of the reasons why Cambridge is popular is that it has something for every one of all ages and for all tastes. Cambridge is renowned as a city of learning, thanks to its world-known university and it has a wide array of museums and galleries so visitors can see hundreds of fascinating exhibitions whilst learning something new. There is even a dedicated Charles Darwin museum as he spent a lot of time living and working in the city.

If you are more interested in performing arts and music, Cambridge also hosts various music festivals throughout the year, like the Strawberry Fair at the start of summer and the Cambridge Rock Festival in August, so there is always something going on. A lot of entertainers and performers start their professional lives in Cambridge, which means that there are always plenty of both amateur and professional shows to enjoy.Kings College Cambridge

As well as the indoors attractions, there are plenty of outdoor things to see and do, such as cycling tours of the city and wandering through one of the beautiful public gardens. In fact, one of the major draws of Cambridge is its magnificent architecture, including one of the very few round churches in the United Kingdom and the breathtakingly beautiful Bridge of Sighs. The quintessential must-do activity when you visit Cambridge is punting, which was originally for transporting goods across the shallow, marshy stretches of the River Cam, but has been an enjoyable leisure pursuit since the start of the 20th century. You can ride in a chauffeured punt up one of the most interesting stretches of the River Cam, so you can see the fantastic, awe-inspiring architecture, such as the College Backs and some of the bridges. You will also be able to enjoy some of Britain’s wildlife, which includes otters and the very rare and elusive kingfisher.

Of course, whether you visit Cambridge during summer or any other time of the year, you need to eat and the city has a vastly growing foodie sub-culture. You can enjoy cuisine from all around the world, including the best of British food made with top quality local produce. The combination of both indoor and outdoor attractions makes Cambridge perfect to visit in the summer. British weather has a tendency to be unpredictable and so you want to know that there will be something to do whether it is hot and sunny or wet and rainy. Cambridge has something to do for all ages, no matter what the weather throws at you.

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