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The River Cam, Cambridge

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Relax along the The River Cam while watching punts (a long, narrow flat-bottomed boat) and other rowing vessels go by. This main river flowing through Cambridge in eastern England is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Take in the punting from afar or opt for a guided trip, so that you can admire the architecture, spot the Mathematical Bridge, or learn some history of the various colleges. Note that although it may seem expensive to take a punt out, the ideal shallow, gravelly conditions make it worthwhile. Spring and summer are the best times to visit, but be prepared for crowds. Plan to see The River Cam and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cambridge sightseeing planning app.
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  • Our punting tour with Cambridge Punting was very enjoyable and informative. It was a great way to learn about at the colleges of Cambridge. 
    Our punting tour with Cambridge Punting was very enjoyable and informative. It was a great way to learn about at the colleges of Cambridge.  more »
  • Feels more like a canal. It runs nicely through the city, with many small bridges crossing it. Take your time to enjoy it! 
    Feels more like a canal. It runs nicely through the city, with many small bridges crossing it. Take your time to enjoy it!  more »
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  • River cam is one of the most peaceful rivers I have ever come across. The river is a popular attraction in Cambridge as visitors can have the opportunity to experience punting. The surrounding of the river is very relaxing and tranquil. This place is a must-visit for visitors who are planning a trip to Cambridge!
  • I was in a magical land for that one hour in River Cam on the punt. Can’t explain the ambience in words. A must must visit in the whole of UK. We went in late November, but the weather was kind and got some amazing pictures. I would recommend not focusing on taking pictures much coz you’ll loose the feel of the punting trip.

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