Cambridge Punting

Cambridge Punting

No visit to Cambridge is complete without a Cambridge Punting tour along the River Cam with views of The Backs of the colleges. See spectacular views of King's College, Trinity and other riverside Colleges from the water on a Cambridge Punting tour. Punts, which are square-ended boats with flat bottoms, are unique to Cambridge and the Fens. This perfectly designed stable boat dates back to the medieval period but was first introduced in Cambridge during the Edwardian era.

A wide choice of Cambridge Punting Tours are available, either guided or self-guided. Tour companies include friendly Scudamore's, the city's oldest punting company. Other well established Cambridge Punting Tour companies include Cambridge Chauffeur Punts and The Granta Boat & Punting Company.

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  • Fulbourn   (4.1 miles from the centre of Cambridge)
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    £267
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    Lovely detached retreat for 2 in the Cambridgeshire countryside with lovely garden, off road parking, Freeview TV & laundry facilities. One dog accepted with dog sitting service.
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  • Cambridge   (0.3 miles from the centre of Cambridge)
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    £54
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    Modern Travelodge hotel in Cambridge set 1.5 miles from the train station. Newly refurbished guest rooms, on site bar/ cafe, limited parking. Family rooms. Pet friendly.
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  • Cambridge   (2.3 miles from the centre of Cambridge)
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    £48
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    Well equipped Cambridge hotel set just north of the city centre & close to the M11 & A14. Ensuite double & family rooms, bar/ cafe, free car parking & Wi-Fi service.
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