• Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

    The Backs

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    52°12'15"00°06'50" show decimal

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    The Backs
    River Cam, Cambridge

    The Backs are where the back of the colleges open out beside the River Cam.

    How to get here:

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    Rail: Cambridge Station - Head along Station Road, then at the end turn right into Hills Road. Follow the road to the next main junction, crossing over into Regent Street; this continues into St Andrews Street. Turn left into Downing Street; at the end turn right into Trumpington Street and then left into Silver Street. Once you cross the bridge, follow the path on the right to the Backs, which will be just visible from the path. (Alternatively take a punt up the Cam!). +

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    Bus: Cambridge Bus Station - Walk along Emmanuel Street and then turn left into St. Andrew's Street. Turn right into Downing Street; at the end turn right into Trumpington Street and then left into Silver Street. Once you cross the bridge, follow the path on the right to the Backs, which will be just visible from the path. (Alternatively take a punt up the Cam!). +

     

    Access: admissionStatus: recognisableKings College

    Photo

    Photograph taken: 29th July 2007 by Chuck Foster

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    Shada (1)
    Screen Shot
    Filmed: 15 Oct 1979
    The Doctor pushes the punt under a bridge.

     

    Photo

    «prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 7th March 2009 by Scott Frankton

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    Shada (1)
    Screen Shot
    Filmed: 15 Oct 1979
    The Doctor pushes the punt along the river.

     

    Photo

    Photograph taken: 7th March 2009 by Scott Frankton

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    Shada (1)
    Screen Shot
    Filmed: 15 Oct 1979
    The Doctor pushes the punt along the river.

     

    Additional Notes:

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    Access to the bridge and grounds is possible during the daytime, at a cost of around £6.00.

    Where to walk to next?

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    Silver Street (Shada). Follow the path south, and it leads to Silver Street. Cross the bridge and continue along the street to its far end.

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    Clare Bridge (Shada). Follow the path north, and it will come to the entrance to Clare Bridge.

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    Garret Hostel Lane (Shada). No route recorded to this location.

    Additional locations as the crow flies:

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    Trinity Lane (Shada): 0.14 miles.

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    King's Parade (Shada): 0.16 miles.

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    St Edward's Passage (Shada): 0.16 miles.

    Notable photos/media relating to the location:

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    18 Jan 2009: Flickr: Fraser Smith - A panoramic view of King's College Green

    General Details:

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    You can visit the Backs by punt; these generally run from Silver Street by the river and cost around £14.00.

    Related Stories

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    The Five Doctors [15 Oct 1979 (Shada)]: The Doctor and Romana are picked up by the Time Scoop

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    Shada [15 Oct 1979]

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