When you think of the city of Cambridge, you are sure to see the word “university” jump out at you. However, this city situated northeast of London is nowhere near the mundane dryness associated with nerds and geeks. It may have a rustic feel but it is certainly not outdated. You can easily find yourself lazing the day away drinking at refined bars and discover what gentility truly means. There are numerous ancient monuments and heritage villages scattered outside the city which provide a great way for you to play the role of an adventurer with your stag party buddies. Come to Cambridge and you will certainly be won over by her nobleness and elegance.
This compact city is made accessible for navigation on foot especially in the city centre with all the major tourist attractions clustered near one another and there is a large area designated for pedestrians with no four-wheeling vehicles allowed. You can also opt to explore the city by cycling or biking as there are a large number of pavements designated specially for cyclists and bikers alike. If you want to rest your tired legs after a wild stag night in Cambridge, you can hop on an open-top sightseeing bus that takes you around the city. Buses are not commonly utilised as the area is small enough for walking. For convenience, you can hail a taxi to get you to your destination for a reasonable price.
Must See/Must Do:
• Roam the grounds at the King’s College and King’s College Chapel
• Visit the picture-perfect parks in The Backs
• Admire the arts collection at The Fitzwilliam Museum
• Climb the bell tower at Great St. Mary for a spectacular bird’s eye view of Cambridge
• Enjoy strawberries and champagne while you punt down the River Cam
• Buy some unique Cambridge University merchandise at Ryder & Amies
• Catch an outdoor Shakespearian play during summer
History and Culture:
It is really difficult to mention Cambridge and not mention the word university in the same breath. Since the Oxford scholars fled to the city and found the world-acclaimed university at Cambridge in 1209, the tertiary institution has become synonymous with the beautiful city itself. With renowned alumni such as John Milton and Sir Issac Newton, the university has cultivated more winners of the Nobel Prize than any other tertiary institutions globally. Today, Cambridge is also a recognised hub for Science and Technology for its research and development work.
To facilitate the likings of the university students, Cambridge has seen a mushrooming of pubs and bars to cater to the youthful revelers. If you are looking for something traditional for your stag party in Cambridge, try The Castle Inn at Castle Hill for their tasty beer that comes at an economical price. If you are planning to hit a bigger club for your stag party, go with Fez as the best bet as it woos a huge following of regulars with its lively music and range of booze.
Eating and Drinking:
The cuisine available in Cambridge is varied and diverse thus you are completely spoilt for choice! From the tasty vegan food at the jam-packed Rainbow Café to the mid-range priced French cuisine in Le Gros Franck to the impressive and expensive Cotto Restaurant, there is certainly something to feed you and your stag do buddies while catering to different sizes of wallets. For a gastro pub lover, you should try The Wrestlers at Newmarket Road for their excellent ales and fantastic Thai food.
Cambridge comes alive whenever there is the annual Cambridge versus Oxford matches that occur over a variety of sports such as rugby or football. If you are a rugby fan, a trip to Twickenham will certainly fan up some great fun for your stag party crew before the jolly stag night out in Cambridge.