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Punting in Cambridge

May 19, 2016

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We headed over to explore the market there, which sells a range of things from fruit and veg, to fish and hot food (which smelled amazing), to arts and crafts stalls! Such a variety of things. We met back up for our tour and headed over to the punts. We’re definitely not brave enough to do the punting ourselves, so we had a tour. Luckily because it was first thing in the morning, there was only me and Shane on the boat with a group of three girls, so we had plenty of room to ourselves!

The tour lasts around 45 minutes, and you go up and down the river cam that backs on to all of the University of Cambridge campus like Kings College. The guy was telling us all about the history of the Uni and all the antics the students would get up to like putting traffic cones on the top spires of Kings College! Crazy!

We really enjoyed it – I’d definitely recommend, if you ever visit Cambridge, you HAVE to go on a punt! You can’t not! I don’t think I’d mind so much doing the rowboats, but I definitely enjoy sitting there taking in all the views! I’m not entirely sure which company we went with, but I can guarantee that while you’re walking around the city, you’ll be approached about a thousand times by sellers from loads of different companies! After we got off the punt, it started getting super busy as the shops had all opened, so we decided to head back home for lunch and chill out in the garden for the afternoon!

Have you been to Cambridge before? Would you dare to do punting by yourself?

  • Reply
    Katie
    May 19, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I concur that you can’t go to Cambridge and not go punting…isn’t it like a law up there!? I reaaaaaally need to get my ass over there. I’m a sea bird at heart and love being on the water!

    Gorgeous pictures like usual.

    Katie.
    xx ♥ La Coco Noire

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      April
      May 20, 2016 at 7:24 am

      Haha, with all the punters trying to sell you tours, it’s pretty impossible to go to Cambridge and not go punting! I hope you get to visit soon!
      xo April

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    Ray
    May 19, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I never realized that punting was that expensive!!! That’s is crazy.

    • Reply
      April
      May 20, 2016 at 7:24 am

      We didn’t either! I’m so glad we managed to get it half price though, otherwise we definitely wouldn’t have done it!
      xo April

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    Carly @ Let Us Wanderlust
    May 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Your photos are so lovely April! I’ve never been to Cambridge but I’d love to visit – it sounds like a lot of fun!

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      April
      May 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      I hope you get to visit, because it is such a beautiful city!
      xo April

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    Monique | WritingMonique
    May 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Your photos are amazing, everything looks so fun!

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      April
      May 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks Monique! We had such an amazing morning! I hope you get to visit Cambridge one day!
      xo April

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    Mehreen A
    May 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Ohh what a fab blog post! Never been punting before but been meaning to for an age. Thanks for sharing!

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      April
      May 23, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      I’d definitely recommend it, though definitely try to get it cheaper if you can!
      xo April

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    Kelly
    May 25, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Oh my goodness, definitely one of my fondest memories from visiting!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    • Reply
      April
      May 25, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      It’s so much fun right?! I’m glad you enjoyed it too!
      xo April

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