Visiting Cambridge, any tips?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Finnjävel, 13 Jul 2012.

  1. Finnjävel

    Finnjävel Senior Member

    Location:
    Finland
    Hey all, looks like I'll be visiting Cambridge for a few days next month. So far, I'm only planning to see the viking museum at Montfit...something castle, any other tips on what to see or do thereabouts?
     
  2. Camrider

    Camrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Mountfitchet Castle, is a mock-up Norman site not a Viking one, its also in Essex so don't go there :stop: Plenty to do in Cambridge itself, some very good museums and if the weather is nice you could always try your hand at punting. The Imperial War museum in Duxford is also well worth a visit.
     
  3. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    The Eagle pub...

    Famous for the wartime signing of the ceilings, but also where Watson and Crick announced the discovery of DNA!

    The Round Church

    Any of the chapels and colleges
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Finnjävel

    Finnjävel Senior Member

    Location:
    Finland
    Normans, vikings... hard to keep up with all these angry german peoples.
    Thanks for the tips. There is something very British in announcing the scientific discovery of the century in a pub.
     
  5. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    Marvel at the inside of King's College chapel. Look up. Perpendicular Architecture at it's bonkers finest.
     
  6. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
  7. Camrider

    Camrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Oh dear, history is not your strong point is it ^_^
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Finnjävel

    Finnjävel Senior Member

    Location:
    Finland
    German, germanic...
    Our history is a lot simpler:
    Get occupied by a neighbour, repeat.
     
  9. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    use park and ride as car parking is well expensive and hard to find
     
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    My colleagues and I enjoyed the natural history museum - skeletons of all sorts of things! But then we were animal bone specialists....

    We're not so different, just substitute 'immigrated into' for 'occupied'....;)
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Finnjävel

    Finnjävel Senior Member

    Location:
    Finland
    I'm not getting near your car traffic. Last time I was there, everyone was driving on the wrong side. The roundabouts especially were horrible.

    Arch, you've got some cool stuff for sale! Sent you an email.
     
  12. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Cool! I have replied.... :smile:

    Yeah, that getting used to driving on the wrong side is interesting isn't it? I've driven in France and found the same thing - I only forgot once, and fortunately the oncoming car wasn't going fast!
     
  13. nr.

    nr. Active Member

    Location:
    The Fens
    Go for lunch at The Wrestlers on Newmarket Road. It looks pretty dire from the outside, but the food (if you like Thai) is heavenly. You'll also rub shoulders with about 85% of the Cambridge software industry in there. When you're not there, also visit Clowns, on Kings street - a lovely little Italian cafe. The best coffee in Cambridge, and the gnocchi pomodoro is perfect. Oh, and spend a couple of pounds to go up the tower of St. Mary's church, which gives you great views across the city. When you're bored with that, travel up the road to Ely and have a look around the cathedral, and drink a nice cup of tea at Poppies, by the river.
     
  14. Camrider

    Camrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Sounds just like our history, its just that Vikings and Normans are not Germanic. Normans were French speakers of Viking decent, who lumbered us with their feudal system after invading Saxon England. The Saxons of cause were of Germanic decent and had pushed the earlier Britains to the Celtic fringes.
     
  15. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    I believe the correct term for a Generic European Tribe descending on Cambridge is ..... Tourist!
     
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