A Day Trip to Cambridge

A daytrip to cambridge

Last Weekend my Boyfriend and I took a gander up to Cambridge. We are lucky enough to live on the Northern Edge of London and it therefore only took us an hour in the car.

We really didn’t pick the best day for it though. It was snowing, raining and generally very cold. I have been wanting to take a day trip for a while now, and in consequence have nagged my boyfriend to such an extent, that he finally agreed.

Cambridge is a small town that oozes with history. This town is most famous for its University, an agglomerate of colleges, steeped in history and prestige. The streets are lined with beautiful old architecture and quaint churches. And in summer, you can take a trip down the river, by partaking in an activity known as punting.

A Rainy Morning in Cambridge

A daytrip to cambridge
A daytrip to cambridge

Cambridge is that it is a town of cyclists and a good part of its centre has restricted access for cars. This makes exploring the town pleasant, no matter what the weather.

A daytrip to cambridge
A daytrip to cambridge

Even though, the Heavens had opened and the cobblestone paths were gleaming in the rain, the town was very busy and active. The crowd had taken to the streets, and a huge amount of people were out and about shopping. And who could possibly blame them? There are so many unique shops up those narrow winding streets.

A daytrip to cambridge
A daytrip to cambridge
A daytrip to cambridge

Lunch at Bill’s

We grabbed a bite to eat at Bill’s, a restaurant hidden down one of the alleyways. Bill’s exudes a friendly fun atmosphere and the food wasn’t half bad either. In fact it was very good and I would highly recommend this place.

Lunch at bill's in cambridge

A Sunny Afternoon among Cyclists

Bad luck struck again and all the colleges were closed to visitors. We did however manage to take a couple of quick sneak peeks into the courtyards.

A daytrip to cambridge
A daytrip to cambridge
A daytrip to cambridge

Then we just continued our city stroll, until the astonishingly pricey cost of parking in a town made for cyclist, cut our trip ever so slightly short and we had to return home, back to London, vowing to return in the very near future.

A daytrip to cambridge
A daytrip to cambridge
A daytrip to cambridge
A daytrip to cambridge
A daytrip to cambridge
A daytrip to cambridge


  1. Sonal Kwatra
    November 16, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    Wow, looks beautiful. I would love to live here.

    • Beautifully Travelled
      November 18, 2015 / 11:38 pm

      I would love to live here myself actually. Maybe I will one day. One can only hope 🙂

  2. Laura Lynch
    November 16, 2015 / 12:20 am

    It’s too bad that the weather was so miserable, but it’s nice that everyone was out anyway. We often get rain and have to just keep going despite!

    • Beautifully Travelled
      November 18, 2015 / 11:37 pm

      The Uk gets so much rain. If everyone dropped everything to hide inside when it rains we wouldn’t get anywhere hihi. But I do also like spending a rainy day inside with a book and a hot chocolate 🙂

  3. November 14, 2015 / 10:12 pm

    Such a pretty, historic city. Its charm is evident in your photos. Too bad the colleges were closed to visitors, but the buildings alone are a spectacular sight, not to mention you have a reason to return!

    • Beautifully Travelled
      November 18, 2015 / 11:36 pm

      Ha. We have been really unlucky. We returned a little later in the summer and the colleges were closed again. But it’s not far for us so we will definitely be returning again

  4. Lena
    November 13, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Lovely city. For some reason I admire university-town’s coziness and warmth. Plus, they usually prefer bicycles as mode of transportation and that’s always an advantage.

    • Beautifully Travelled
      November 18, 2015 / 11:35 pm

      Not all university towns are quite as beautiful as Cambridge. But I would agree that a lot o them are. And definitely cosy

  5. Elaine J Masters
    November 12, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    What delicious fun, even in the rain. Would’ve loved to go window shopping too. and so enjoyed your variety of great pictures.

    • Beautifully Travelled
      November 18, 2015 / 11:34 pm

      Thank you! Yes it was a lovely day eventhough it was raining. It also adds a nice shimmer to everything 🙂

  6. November 11, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    I completely missed your comment. Sorry for the reply. It’s worth going to Cambridge just for the lemonade ha! No but really Cambridge is one of my favourite places in the uk

  7. DandelionBlue
    February 25, 2015 / 11:44 pm

    Oh Thank you Charline. That's really lovely of you. I will make sure to answer your questions xx Dandy

  8. DandelionBlue
    February 25, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    If you ever get a chance don't hesitate. It will be a great day out. Especially in summer xx Dandy

  9. DandelionBlue
    February 25, 2015 / 11:42 pm

    Thank you so much. Really pleased you like my blog. Your friend hs a really cute blog. I will definitely follow it. xx Dandy

  10. DandelionBlue
    February 25, 2015 / 11:41 pm

    oh Thank you so much. I'm really flattered. I've been absent for a while but I will accept the nomination gladly and very soon. xx Dandy

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    February 13, 2015 / 10:32 pm

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  12. Rebecca Beardsley
    February 7, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Great photos! You conveyed the atmosphere really well 🙂 And I want to go to Bill's just for the pink lemonade haha xx


  13. DandelionBlue
    February 6, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    Cambridge really is a lovely place. I'm sure you would enjoy it. It would be a wonderful place to spend a weekend. Although if you live a little further away I would wait until the weather is a bit better and check wether the colleagues are open for viewing.
    I certainly hope to post more about our little adventures. And thank you very much xx Dandy

  14. DandelionBlue
    February 6, 2015 / 7:39 am

    Oh it was a lovely day. Although it was rainy and we weren't able to stay quite as long as we had hoped. We will definitely return. If you have the opportunity do go and see it. It's beautiful. xx Dandy

  15. February 6, 2015 / 7:13 am

    Looks like you had a lovely day and got some great pictures. I haven't been to Cambridge but I'd like to

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