After a nightmare Friday night with the car breaking down on us in the middle of nowhere, at the peak of the awful storm on the way to pick up our Chinese takeaway... it's safe to say the weekend didn't start well! Luckily we managed to get insured on my boyfriends brothers car ready to drive up in the morning. I must say, it worked out pretty well as we now had an open-top sports car with batman-style doors so we were able to drive up in style. We checked into our lovely hotel and went to explore the city.
Cambridge really is a beautiful city and the building and architecture is just stunning. There were many times when I felt like I was on a Harry Potter film set! My Grandfather went to Cambridge University a good 60 years ago, so it was amazing to see his college and where he would of studied and lived and hearing the history of the university. After a full day of exploring and a little shopping and a little eating, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the evening, as well as popping some champagne in the hotel room and opening our valentines day presents to each other. We then headed out to the most amazing steak restaurant called Cau. There is one in my home town of Guildford and one in Cambridge, so of course I had to visit both! The food there is literally amazing and we went all out with the starters, sides and cocktails too! We then headed to a couple of bars for some cheeky cocktails before calling it a night. The next day we had to do the classic river punting. We were so lucky with the weather and it was full sunshine all weekend (if absolutely freezing) so it was perfect weather for sailing down the river. It was such a great experience and I would 100% reccommend it if you are visiting Cambridge. It is very pricey (£30 for two people) but definitely worth it as you see all the stunning colleges and buildings from the river whilst being told all about the history and snuggling up under a blanket at the same time! We then finished the day off with some more exploring and shopping, broken up with many stops for food and coffee as well as the best cream tea I have ever tasted at Harriet's Tea Room.
I completely feel in love with Cambridge and didn't want to leave. The history of the city was mesmerising and I can't wait to go back for another visit in the summer!