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Top things to do in Cambridge: spring

Spring, arguably, is the most beautiful season to see Cambridge.

The evenings are lighter, the sun shines more regularly and flowers bloom all over the city. As Clare College now has spring dates for bed and breakfast available to book on our website (for more information click here), we take a look at the best things to do in Cambridge over the coming months.

Cambridge Bike Tours

If you’ve ever been to Cambridge you’ll know that cycling is a popular way to travel. With the weather getting better, why not explore the city on a bike tour? Discover Midsummer Common, the famous backs, the Round Church and much more. Visit Cambridge has information on morning and afternoon tours, as well as tandem bike tours, on their website.

Lambing at Wimpole Home Farm from April 2017

Spring means new life and, just 20 minutes from Clare College and Cambridge city centre, at Wimpole Home Farm there is the opportunity to see new born lambs. Visit Home Farm at Wimpole and take time to visit the mansion at the estate. The home boasts Georgian interiors and was once home to Elsie Bambridge.  Find out more here.

Climbing the Tower at Great St Mary’s

Panoramic views of Cambridge await those who visit the tower at Great St Mary’s. See Clare College, King’s College Chapel and the hustle and bustle of the marketplace from a new viewpoint. Advanced booking is advised in high season. Discover more here.

Stay in a Cambridge College

There’s so much to see and do in Cambridge during spring that you may need to plan for more than a day visit. With dates available for ensuite accommodation in March and April at Clare College, you can learn more about the city by staying a beautiful, historic college in the heart of Cambridge.

The Cambridge Literary Festival (19-23rd April 2017)

Founded back in 2003, the Cambridge Literary festival offers audiences the opportunity to engage with the newest fiction, attend talks given by top writers as well as events for children. You can find out more about the Cambridge Literary Festival by clicking here.


Punting is always a favourite feature on any list about Cambridge but – with fewer punters out on the River Cam in spring than in summer – punting over the Easter vacation is a must for visitors to the city.

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Date posted: February 6, 2017