Swap the sights of Bournemouth for the history of Cambridge with a day trip to the elegant university city. With a guide, you'll tour some of the most interesting university buildings along with several churches and museums. Watch the punters as you stroll along the River Cam and learn about football history with a visit to Parker's Piece, before enjoying free time to explore.
Day trip to Cambridge with transport from Bournemouth
Hear the history behind the Cambridge University college buildings
Learn about the classy university city on a guided walking tour
Watch people punt along the River Cam and under historic bridges
There are over 28 colleges that help make up the University of Cambridge. Many of the colleges are open to the public but perhaps the most interesting college to visit is Kings College. Kings College was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI shortly after completing Eton College near Windsor. The college, one of the largest in Cambridge, is dominated by its late gothic chapel, celebrated for its large fan vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows.
This is the university museum and was founded in 1816 by Viscount Fitzwilliam. He left his private collection to the university and also provided the funds to construct the building. Over the years the museum has been extended and is well known for its Egyptian galleries and it works of art by Rubens, Constable, Degas, Renoir, Raphael and Gainsborough amongst many others.