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Scudamore's Punting, Cambridge


Cambridge is named after its river, a clear indication of the central role this waterway has played in the history of this ancient university city. The most famous stretch of the River Cam is known as the College Backs and runs from Queens' College to Magdalene College. Set amongst spacious lawns and intimate gardens are some of Cambridge's most renowned sights, including the Mathematical Bridge, King's College Chapel, the Wren Library and the Bridge of Sighs. 

This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful stretches of river in England and there is no better way to experience it than from one of the chauffeured punts, with one of the knowledgeable guides providing a tour which combines a historical perspective with insights into university life today.

Opening hours

Scudamore's Punting, Cambridge is open daily throughout the year, except December 25th, from 10:00 until dusk, conditions permitting. Scudamore's Punting, Cambridge regular public tours of the College Backs each day. Because of the popularity of these tours reserving places in advance is recommended.

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Scudamore's Punting, Cambridge

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Our guide Sam was fantastic! She was well spoken with excellent diction and made history come alive with fascinating often humorous stories We enjoyed ourselves so much we signed up for another punting the next day The views were beautiful and a time efficient way to see a plethora of college and...

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Arrival information and directions

Address: Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CambridgeCB2 1RS, United Kingdom

Tour details

The College Tour is approximately 45 minutes, starting and finishing at the property's Mill Lane station. The tours punts hold up to 12 passengers and come equipped with blankets and umbrellas. Please note that all reservation is for public tours.

Arrival information

Please check-in at the Mill Lane punt station to claim a seat on the next departing tour.

To enable a prompt check-in, please bring a print-out of the reservation confirmation.

How to find Scudamore's Punting, Cambridge:


Scudamore's Punting Company, Mill Lane Punting Station, Cambridge CB2 1RS.

Location description

The property's Mill Lane punt station is in the southwestern area of the city centre, only a 5-minute walk from King's College, the Market Square and the Tourist Information Centre. 

Travelling to Cambridge

By rail: Cambridge is an hour by rail from London or Peterborough. Buses run every few minutes from Cambridge Station into the centre of Cambridge and the property's Mill Lane station is about a 5-minute walk from the bus stop next to John Lewis. Taxis are also available at Cambridge station.

By coach: Regular coach services run from central London and the various London airports. The Parkside coach stands are only a 5-minute walk from Cambridge city centre and 10 minutes from the property's Mill Lane punt station.

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