Best Photo Opportunities in Cambridge

Most cities have an iconic shot which makes them instantly recognisable. For Cambridge, Kings College Chapel is the image that makes our city recognisable all around the world. Such a famous, iconic, beautiful sight for our city and what a joy is it to photograph. However, there are plenty of other incredible photo opportunities not to be missed. To help you take the best shots of our lovely city, we’ve highlighted some of our favourite spots to photograph in Cambridge. Most of these places are free to visit, so take as many photos as you want and visit them more than once. We would love to see your photos, please tag us when posting on your social media!

Cambridge City Photography

Most cities have an iconic shot which makes them instantly recognisable. For Cambridge, Kings College Chapel is the image that makes our city recognisable all around the world. Such a famous, iconic, beautiful sight for our city and what a joy is it to photography.

However, there are plenty of other incredible photo opportunities not to be missed. To help you take the best shots of our lovely city, we’ve highlighted some of our favourite spots to photograph in Cambridge. Most of these places are free to visit, so take as many photos as you want and visit them more than once. We would love to see your photos, please tag us when posting on your social media!

 

Photographic viewpoints in Cambridge

 

Castle Mound

This is one of the highest spots in Cambridge (a very flat city) and that’s perhaps why it is so popular. The view is amazing from up there! This is a popular spot for watching and photographing the sunset. Everyone that lives in Cambridge, has surely been up there at least once.

Stunning sunset from Castle Mound, Cambridge

Top of Great St Mary’s Church

There’s an entrance fee charged to climb Great St. Mary’s Tower, but the view is so worth it. Especially for those looking for a 360º view of our city, it’s central location makes it the perfect location to takes photographs.

 

Cambridge Skyline, (uk)

Jesus Green, Horse Tree Lane

Jesus Green is one of the biggest and busiest parks in Cambridge, hosting plenty of activities all year round. From formal events such as Cancer Research’s Race for Life and Cambridge’s Pride to family parties, social events and sports practice/games. Its popularity also stems from its proximity to the landing stage where the independent punting companies depart, including Let’s Go Punting. However, it’s most iconic view is the one along the walking path boarded by the enormous horse trees and their even bigger roots.

Tree Lines Avenue, Jesus Green, Cambridge Photography

Garret Hostel Bridge

This is a pedestrian-only bridge with stunning views over the river on both sides. One way, you can see Clare College featuring King’s College Bridge behind it. Whilst, the other way, you will see Trinity College with St John’s College in the background.

Carols on a Punt on the River Cam in Cambirdge with Garratt Hostel Bridge in the background.

 

Silver Street Bridge

It’s from Silver Street Bridge that you will have the greatest view of the famous Mathematical Bridge. This bridge can also be seen along the River Cam throughout a Punting tour.

View from Silver Street Bridge, Cambridge Photography

View down River from Silver Street Bridge.

Bridge of Sighs

The iconic Bridge of Sighs, which is located between courts at St. John’s College is a world-famous image. Undoubtedly the best view of this bridge is from the River Cam, perhaps on a chauffeured punting tour with us! Our customers, at Let’s Go Punting, are always amazed by the grandiosity of the Bridge of Sighs. However, they have confessed that by being so relaxed on a lovely punting tour, that all sights along the River Cam seem to look even better. Not to mention that the photos taken throughout a punting tour might end up be your best photos in Cambridge.

Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge Photography

So if you are a photography lover we would love to see your pictures of these places, don’t forget to tag us!

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