Cambridge Tourist Information

Cambridge, a city of spires, colleges, theatres, arts, and shopping in stunning surroundings. Very popular for visits whilst on holiday and for short city breaks.

There are always lots of events on so check out the local papers for up to date information.

A collection of old streets and houses run along the River Cam. Good museums that include the Fitzwilliam, with art and archaeology collections, the Scott Polar Research Institute with exhibits relating to the expeditions, whilst the Sedgwick has fossils from around the world.

Cambridge is a city for strolling and visiting all the tourist attractions, so park the car, try the Backs and riverside meadows along the towpath, try a punt on the Cam., on your own or with a guide.

A good mix of culture, learning and shopping make this historic city unique, and recently has been developed as high-tec development area.

The colleges result from a split away from Oxford in 1209. Peterhouse was founded in 1284, and Kings College by Henry VI in 1441. Kings has a chapel overlooking the River Cam. Copus Christie was founded by two town guilds.

Modern architecture of Churchill and Robinson mix with the gardens of Christs College and the medieval chapel of Jesus. The bridges over the river include the Bridge of Sighs - built in the same style as the bridge with the same name in Venice. You can walk around the courtyards, sometimes you have to pay an entrance fee.

The diaryist Samuel Pepys left his library to his old college Magdalene, this included his diary written in shorthand and translated in 1922

Park & Ride: Avoid the problems of the city traffic and the fight for parking spaces. Suggested parking places with bus service into the city:
Babraham Road (off A1307 at Gog Magog roundabout)
Cowley Road (off A14 at A10 junction)
Trumpington (off M11, J11)
Madingley Road (off M11, J13)
Newmarket Road (off A14 on A1303, Stow-cum-Quy interchange)
All of the sites are signposted.

Days Out around Cambridge.

The cathedral town of Ely is a bit more relaxing than Cambridge.

Towns Near Cambridge To Visit - straight line distance:

Fulbourne (4.51 miles) Waterbeach (5.17 miles) Bourn (7.84 miles) Willingham (7.96 miles)
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Willingham House
50 Church Street, Willingham Cambridge CB24 5HT
Willingham House is a 4-star Victorian guest house set in 3 acres of landscaped gardens. The historic city of Cambridge is a 25-minute drive away. Each room is individually decorated, and features a TV and a hairdryer.
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University Arms Hotel
Regent St Cambridge CB2 1AD
Overlooking Cambridge’s Parker’s Piece, this striking Victorian building offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and a fine-dining restaurant. The De Vere Hotel University Arms is 10 minutes’ from Kings College.
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Hotel Felix
Whitehouse Lane, Huntingdon Road Cambridge CB3 0LX
In a grand Victorian mansion, Hotel Felix is a 10-minute drive from Cambridge centre. The luxury hotel has an award-winning restaurant, leafy gardens and boutique bedrooms with stylish decor.
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Alpha Milton Guest House
61-63 Milton Road Cambridge CB4 1XA
Conveniently located near science park, Cambridge city centre, Grafton shopping centre and colleges. Take a short walk from our competitively priced guest house into the historic centre of this university city.
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Carolina Guest House
138 Perne Road Cambridge CB1 3NX
The family-run Carolina Guest House offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. It is 1.5 miles from Cambridge city centre and there is a bus stop outside the guesthouse with services every 10 minutes.
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Parkview Guesthouse
116 Vinery Road Cambridge CB1 3DT
In a quiet location, Parkview Guesthouse offers free Wi-Fi, friendly service and free parking. Cambridge Rail Station is within easy reach. Each en suite room at Parkview has a TV and tea-making facilities.
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2-4 Norwich Street Cambridge CB2 1NE
Situated within Cambridge’s vibrant city centre, Your Space Apartments - Norwich Street features fully equipped apartments with free Wi-Fi. The accommodation is a 10-minute walk from Cambridge Railway Station and Cambridge Leisure Park.
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Your Space Apartments - Market Rise
31-35 Cherry Hinton Road Cambridge CB1 7DZ
Your Space Apartments - Market Rise are located within a 10-minute walk of Cambridge railway station and the leisure park, which features a multi-screen cinema, bowling alley, health club and many places to eat.
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68 Sping Drive, Trumpington Cambridge CB2 9AD
Situated 10 minutes’ drive from the historic city centre of Cambridge, Kingfisher Apartments feature a private balcony and a 42-inch flat-screen TV with Sky Sports and Sky Movies. Free on-site parking is also provided.
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Cambridge, A45 or A505 from the A1 M11 from M25.

Hide AttractionsTourist Attractions in Cambridge to Visit

ChurchesChurches

Kings College Chapel and Grounds The Chapel is a Gothic church, which took a century to build from 1446.

GardensGardens

Clare College The gardens show 20th century gardening ideas and overlook the river

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 40 acres of gardens to explore

Art GalleriesArt Galleries

Kettle's Yard Gallery in a building converted from 17th & 18th century cottages.

Historic HousesHistoric Houses

Trinity College Visit the Great Court ,the largest court of any Oxford or Cambridge college.

Anglesey Abbey A 1600's house with gardens. A National Trust property.

MuseumsMuseums

Fitzwilliam Museum Visit this famous museum with its extensive collections.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Fossils, rocks and minerals from around the world and the history of the earth.

The Museum of Zoology Holds a large collection of animal fossils.

Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology Charts the development of Man through time.

Scott Polar Research Institute A rather unique collection of artefacts relating to the exploration of the poles.

Burwell Museum This museum is set in a collection of rural buildings.

Cambridge & County Folk Museum A collection showing the history of people in Cambridgeshire.

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