Cambridge and Grantchester


R and I went to Cambridge, primarily to visit R’s mum, and took a short walk to Grantchester in the afternoon.


We walked from our hotel through town to the river.

Point well made. (Graffiti near our hotel.)
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University building on Mill Lane.
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Basement window.
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To Grantchester

Following the riverside path took us through various parkland all the way to Grantchester, with only a short diversion onto roads.

Old mill building.
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Shadows on wood.
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Barbed wire.
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Underpass with divided path for people and cattle (1).
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Roofless boathouse and wall opposite.
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Car sales and service.
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Gate to private house on Grantchester Meadows (the road).
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View from Grantchester Meadows (not the road).
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There followed a pause for afternoon tea at the Orchard Tea Garden. Nice, but packed - R queued for a long time to get our order, while I found a place to sit in their garden.

Grantchester church

We took a stroll around Grantchester village, and a look in their church.

Grantchester church exterior and monument.
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Monument close-up.
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Pelican floor mosaic in church.
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Shiny chandelier.
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Church tower and flowers.
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To Cambridge

Our return to Cambridge followed a very similar path.

Field framed by branches.
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Underpass (2).
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We then walked through Cambridge. I took a few photos of the sights along our route.

Pembroke College door.
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Pembroke College pillar.
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WT’s snooker and sporting club.
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