us, the thought of following an itinerary is enough to send
us into a nervous sweat. While we’re the first to swerve tours and
reservations at all costs, there’s no denying the benefits that
come with having a game plan for your getaway. Not sure where to
head to but want to make the most out of your break? We’ve got your
back. From a river tour to wine tasting, here are three top
attractions to check out while in Cambridge.
The former home of the late Tate curator Jim Ede, Kettle’s Yard
is as an incredibly intimate and contemporary art space. The
original house, which remains virtually untouched, showcases a
collection of artworks, sculptures and furnishings. Meanwhile, the
new wing, designed with brick and wood to mirror the original
palette, flaunts bright and airy galleries, education spaces, a
shop and café. Regular exhibitions showcase the work of talented
artists such as Ai Weiwei, Oscar Murillo and Alfred Wallis, to name
but a few.
Castle St, CB3 0AQ
No visit to Cambridge is complete without a punting tour. As
much as we’d love to pretend that steering a shallow wooden boat
along the River Cam is our idea of fun, we’d much rather kick back
and enjoy the ride with an expert guide instead. Enter,
Rutherford’s Punting. The experts will take you beneath bridges and
alongside private gardens while feeding you with bucket loads of
trivia – and bubbles, too.
Jesus Green Moorings Quayside, Boardwalk, CB5 8AQ
Saffron Grange Vineyard
A vineyard might not be the first place that springs to mind
when seeking an adventure in Cambridge, but hear us out. Located
just a 25-minute drive outside of the city centre, the family-run
Saffron Grange Vineyard makes for a great day out, offering a
tempting array of wine-tasting experiences and vineyard tours.
Harvest takes place in October: plan your visit then to sample the
cream of the crop.
Rowley Hill Farm, Little Walden, CB10 1UZ