Planning for a trip to Cambridge doesn’t have to make a dent in your budget. There are activities around the city or places to go that are quite affordable. You can even find affordable accommodations if you plan to stay longer.
Because Cambridge is a university town, you’ll notice that most of the destinations are not pricey. You can get in for free in some museums, as well as watch shows for free. Some churches also require free to a minimal fee.
Here are some activities you can do:
1. Have a picnic in the park. You’ll notice that there are plenty of parks around Cambridge. If you fancy a stroll, you can walk along the river at Grantchester Meadows or at Jesus Green. There is also a pond along Mill Lane that gives a peaceful vibe.
2. Visit museums. You’ll be happy to know that you can get inside some museums in Cambridge for free. The Fitzwilliam Museum is a popular destination where you can see various sculptures and paintings. Another museum you can visit is the Scott Polar Research Institute Museum and Library. On exhibit are the artifacts from the polar expedition of Robert Falcon Scott and his crew. As a visitor, you can give a donation to any of these museums.
3. In the evening, head on over to King’s College Chapel or to St. John’s Chapel to attend evensong. Prepare to be serenaded by a world-famous choir.
4. Visit the Eagle Pub. Where else can you grab a bite and learn about history? The pub itself is historical, for this is where the DNA was discovered. Aside from that, you can also see the RAF and US Airmen’s graffiti in the ceiling during WWII.
Expect to spend some cash to get a pint of beer, though.
5. If you want to pick up some souvenirs, head on over to Mill Road to go to some antique shops. Just don’t go over your budget if you plan on buying a lot.
Your stay in Cambridge doesn’t have to end in a day. You can easily book a room in serviced apartments all over the city.