Situated close to the River Cam and occupying a central location, The Varsity Hotel is a stylish…
Let’s Go Punting and Traditional Punting Company
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At Let’s Go Punting we specialise in Private and Shared Chauffeured Punting Tours along the River Cam in Cambridge. Our top rated Punting Tours last approximately 50 minutes and during the return trip along the college backs your chauffeur will provide an interesting and informative commentary as you pass famous sights including; Kings College Chapel, The Bridge of Sighs and The Wren Library. Check out or website for further information and discounted tickets.
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Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Opening Times: Open daily from 9.30am. Closing time depends on season. November- February 3pm. March 5pm. April 6pm. May 7pm. June - August 8pm. September 6pm. October 5pm. (Check website for last tour times).
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About the area
To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.
Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.
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