There's plenty to see and do when visiting Cambridge with an abundance of historic buildings, museums, theatres and parks. Here are just a few of Cambridge's attractions within easy reach of the Holiday Inn Express Cambridge hotel.
The King's College chapel is home to the infamous King's College Choir and features breathtaking architecture and the Rubens painting, The Adoration of the Magi
The Museum, the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge, is home to world class collections art and antiquities, spanning centuries and civilisations, including sculpture, furniture, pottery, oriental art, paintings, drawings and prints, literary and music manuscripts, antiquities from Egypt, Greece and Rome, coins and medals and a fine collection of 20th century art.
Cambridge's centre for arts and entertainments hosts a wide variety of events including concerts, comedy and dance.
The Cambridge branch of the Imperial War Museum, Duxford houses its large exhibits, including the aircraft, military and naval vehicles collection. The museum has seven main exhibition buildings with nearly 200 military and civil aircraft. The museum regularly hosts special exhibitions as well as air shows featuring Second World War fighters and bombers from many different nations, a variety of military jets, commercial aeroplanes and display teams such as the Red Arrows.
Cambridge Arts Theatre hosts a varied programme of events featuring drama, dance, music, comedy, pantomime and west end shows.
The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology features items from around the world including Pacific material collected on Captain Cook’s voyages of exploration, the 14-metre-high totem pole from Canada, painted pottery from Peru, gilded Anglo Saxon brooches and Roman altar stones, as well as local Cambridge archaeological artifacts.
An artistic centre committed to bringing new artists, acts and performance to the city of Cambridge.
The Museum of Zoology is home to huge variety of recent and fossil animals including a collection of British birds, shells and many large mammal skeletons. Perfect for a family day out, the museum has regularly changing free self-led trails and activities, as well as art and photographic exhibitions, talks and family fun days.
The Scott Polar Institute at the University of Cambridge houses collections on all aspects of polar exploration, history and modern polar science and technology, with exhibits including Inuit art, diaries of explorers and sledges and equipment.
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden showcases over 10,000 species of plant from many of the world’s environments including examples from rainforests, deserts and mountains, and has a rock garden, glasshouses, a winter garden and a woodland walk.
One of only two colleges with buildings on both sides of the River Cam, Queens' College buildings are linked by the famous Mathematical Bridge. The college also features the Old Court, designed by Reginald Ely, and the President's Lodge, the oldest building on the river at Cambridge.
Formerly a priory, Anglesey Abbey is a Jacobean-style country house featuring rare works of art, sumptuous furnishings and spectacular statuary, 114 acres of landcaped and wildlife gardens, the Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery area and a working 18th century watermill.
The former home of Jim Ede, a Tate Gallery curator, Kettle's Yard is beautiful and unique Cambridge house containing a distinctive collection of modern art and hosting regular exhibitions.
The Junction is an artistic Centre committed to bringing new artists, acts and performance to the city of Cambridge.
Newmarket is the historic home of horseracing, hosting high profile events throughout the year.