Punting along the River Cam

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Punting on the River Cam in Cambridge provides an opportunity to see some of the city's most famous and picturesque sights from a very unique viewing-point. It’s very much like stepping back in time as all modern day transport is eliminated from your view! Some of the key landmarks that can be viewed from the river include:

The historic colleges of Cambridge University, including King's College, Trinity College, St. John's College, and many others. These grand institutions boast stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and a rich history dating back centuries.

The Bridge of Sighs, an ornate covered bridge that spans the River Cam and connects two parts of St. John's College. Its distinctive design has made it one of the most iconic and photographed sights in Cambridge.

The Mathematical Bridge, a unique and fascinating bridge located near Queens' College. Despite its name, the bridge is not actually made of mathematical principles, but it does feature a distinctive curved design that makes it a popular spot for photos.

The Backs, a picturesque area of parkland and gardens that runs along the back of several of the university colleges. Punting along the river here provides a peaceful and tranquil escape from the bustling city.

Wildlife such as ducks, swans, and other birds can also be seen along the river, as well as fish and other aquatic life.

If you're looking for a fun, relaxing and unique day out in Cambridge, punting along the River Cam is something you don't want to miss out on doing!