Places to Visit out of Cambridge

Places to Visit out of Cambridge

Places to Visit out of Cambridge

Places to Visit out of Cambridge

You can walk along the river for miles. Rupert Brooke’s Grantchester can be reached easily and the walk takes in Byron’s Pool as well. On the A1303, at Madingly, is the American Military Cemetery. Under the Stars and Stripes at the high masthead the serried ranks of crosses are ringed around in crescents on the trim green grass. Here are buried the thousands of American soldiers and airmen who operated from bases in Britain, many of whom served close to Cambridge. The long Memorial Wall names 5,215 servicemen who are in unknown graves. There is a chapel at one end. Within a few miles is the Imperial War Museum open March to November at Duxford which was a lighter station during World War II. Large collection of aircraft – frequent flying displays.

In Cambridge there is an enormously wide and varied programme of entertainment to choose from: music concerts, drama at the Arts Theatre, and at the University Amateur Dramatic Club Theatre, dancing and just about everything else as well.

Cambridge Events

February

Rag Week

Lent bumps on river – end of the month Inter-college boat races

May

May Day Fair at Reach

Ascension Day – St John’s College choir sings on chapel tower

June

May Week, with University balls, concerts, plays, etc Summer bumps begin

Footlights Revue at the Arts Theatre

Midsummer Fair on Midsummer Common by ancient right

July

Cambridge Festival

Folk Festival at end of month

December

Christmas Eve – King’s College Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, admission by queuing