Great Dating Ideas In Cambridge

Great dating ideas in Cambridge

Cambridge is such a lovely place to fall in love and has such beautiful places for Cambridge singles to go on dates. I know the city well as I was at university the Eighties. Today I am highlighting a few great ideas for dating in the sun shines and puts us in the mood for romance. The great thing about Cambridge is you can have romantic moments for free or spend to the budget level you have available.

Great dating ideas in Cambridge

With the Royal Wedding just around the corner, one fun date idea would be to go to the big screen filming of the event itself taking place in Market Square. There is bound to be a street party atmosphere so even if you have not met your perfect match you are guaranteed a fun time with other revelers.

A romantic stroll

For me, there is nothing more romantic than walking around the diverse and very beautiful Cambridge colleges. Make sure your walk includes taking in the Bridge of Sighs, Trinity Hall and King’s College Chapel. The colleges are historic and are a treat for the eye and sometimes it is easier to get to know each other walking alongside each other rather than gazing over a dinner table.

Dining out

Having said that Cambridge is full of mainstream and more independent eateries. There is the gorgeous Midsummer House on the edge of Midsummer Common on the River Cam. If your budget does not stretch to this idyll, go for something simple but tasty such as Pizza Express. Cambridge is a cosmopolitan city so Polish, Greek and French food is easy to find.


Punting is such a special thing to do and oozes romance. Take strawberries and champagne in the warmer months. On colder days take a flask of hot chocolate and snuggle up together under a blanket. If you want a giggle do it yourself when it comes to punting but if you want to enjoy the sights properly invest in a guide for a relaxed trip.

When I was at university couples were always going off to visit the idyllic village of Grantchester which can be found around 3 miles away from the bustle of Cambridge itself. Take a punting tour along the peaceful river meandering through fenland, woods and open meadows Return punting trips to Grantchester include a 1.5 hour break, allowing you ample time for a culinary treat

Don’t make the mistake so many visitors to Cambridge do by missing The Backs. The Backs is a very picturesque area to the east of Queen’s Road where several colleges back on the River Cam. It’s a very green area and perfect perhaps for a romantic picnic.

Further afield

There is more to Cambridgeshire dating than the city of Cambridge so do check out delights like Ely Cathedral and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

Check out some free dating websites and start your next romantic adventure.

Do you have suggestions for great dates in and around Cambridge?




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