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unusual things to do in cambridge

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Thunderpants Fri 17-Aug-07 22:11:45

Having a couple of days break away from the children (yay!!) in cambridge. have been several times before, so have done most of the usual touristy stuff. just wondered if anyone could suggest something a bit different? we're travelling by train, so need something walk/train-able. thanks.

Pannacotta Fri 17-Aug-07 22:20:59

Try Kettles Yard. Its a house/gallery full of lovely art with a gorgeous interior
www.kettlesyard.co.uk/
Botanic Gardens also lovely.

Alva Fri 17-Aug-07 22:21:25

Kettle's Yard is lovely; small art gallery that used to be a house. Also, I think Hotel du Vin has just opened there, if you're looking for somewhere nice to stay.

Pannacotta Fri 17-Aug-07 22:22:28

X posted Alva

Alva Fri 17-Aug-07 22:22:35

x-post Pannacotta! ages since I went but those artfully arranged pebbles made an impression...

Alva Fri 17-Aug-07 22:22:57

we could just do this all night!

Pannacotta Fri 17-Aug-07 22:23:25

Yes I loved the pebbles too Alva, even when I first saw them aged 17... Its a gorgeous place, really unusual

Pannacotta Fri 17-Aug-07 22:23:46


Great minds and all that!

Alva Fri 17-Aug-07 22:36:25

I think the pebble thing could be genetic; my toddler is slightly obsessed with them !

Another idea, tho not sure if it counts as usual touristy, would be the Fitzwilliam Museum.

MamaPyjama Sat 18-Aug-07 00:12:34

Walk/punt up to Grantchester and spend the afternoon in the THe Orchard having cake and coffee?

MamaPyjama Sat 18-Aug-07 00:13:47

Go and see the Ramoses scrolls exhibition at the Fitz to psych you up for the King Tut exhibition the the Dome? Very nice cafe at the Fitz too.

1dilemma Tue 21-Aug-07 01:21:06

Not unusual but go up St Marys tower in market square

1dilemma Tue 21-Aug-07 01:21:25

go brass rubbing

1dilemma Tue 21-Aug-07 01:22:57

cinema/swim would be great things to do without children (although pools in Cambridge are pretty avarage IMHO)
also Arts theatre
there is usually some commercial group doing Shakespeare in college gardens if you like that sort of thing

1dilemma Tue 21-Aug-07 01:24:13

Fitz good then cross road to Fitzbillies for chelsea buns

1dilemma Tue 21-Aug-07 01:24:27

what do you like doing?

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