Discover Britain’s Choice – Cambridge
Cambridge Food Tours. Are you interested in seeing Cambridge in a different light? The Cambridge Food Tour takes you to all kinds of areas and amazing foodie places; from well-known institutions to street food, delicatessen shops and breweries. We will take you to places very few tourists get to see and which are sometimes unknown even to locals. The walking food tours take you off-the-beaten path and show you Cambridge through the eyes of a foodie, and it’s sure to be a day you won’t forget. Tours run every day apart from Sunday and, if you get a group of 10 friends together, a unique tour can be created for you and your party.
The National Stud. A fascinating insight into the world of thoroughbred horse breeding, a 90-minute guided tour of a beautiful 500-acre stud farm – home to stallions, mares and foals – makes a perfect day out for groups or individuals. Large parties are welcome by prior arrangement, and breakfast, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea in Wavertree’s Coffee and Gift Shop can be added to your visit. Wavertree’s is open daily from 9am to 4.30pm, and has group/buffet menus available. Coach coffee stops are always welcome with driver incentive for pre-booked stops.
Visit Cambridge and Beyond. An official guided tour of Cambridge and its university is the best way to see the city. Visit Cambridge and Beyond has been delivering a wide range of captivating tours for more than 30 years and our highly trained Green and Blue Badge guides are the only ones all owed to deliver tours inside college buildings and the magnificent King’s College Chapel.
Peacocks. Famous for its pretty tearoom overlooking the river in Ely, the floral print furnishings and wallpaper at Peacocks match its wisteria-clad exterior. The family-run business added two spacious B&B suites, each with its own living room, in 2013. Homely and individual the two suites – the Brewery House and the Cottage – feature a king-sized bed, antique furniture and an en suite bathroom (or shower-room). Start the day with a healthy fruit granola, but when it comes to cream teas later in the day, resistance is futile.
The Crown Inn. Standing in the shadow of a lofty horse chestnut, the Crown Inn, with thatched roof and honey-coloured stone, wouldn’t look out of place in a period drama or on the front of a chocolate box. However, this bustling country pub is no history piece, but a living, thriving local hub. Not far from the village green in Elton, near Peterborough, the 16th-century building has retained its beamed ceilings and flagstone floors, without sacrificing contemporary comfort or style. Home-cooked food by chef-owner Marcus Lamb is locally sourced and includes plenty of traditional pub fare. The baronial Elton Hall is just a mile away or visit Fotheringhay Castle, just upriver, where Mary, Queen of Scots lost her head in 1587. Or snuggle up by an open fire with a pint of Black Sheep.
Hotel Du Vin. Converted from old university buildings, Hotel du Vin, just two minutes’ walk from the Fitzwilliam Museum, offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy an insider’s view of Cambridge’s architectural treasures without the need to live like a student. With roll-top baths, custom-made beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, the 41 rooms include among their number the outstanding Cinema and Basement suites – the latter boasts such original features as a bread oven and glass-topped well, the former a private cinema. Explore the Grade II-listed building’s nooks and crannies – the vaulted cellar bar is well worth a peek – or sink into a sofa with a nightcap after exploring Cambridge’s lovely cobbled streets.