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The Gonville Hotel

The Gonville Hotel

Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY

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4.4 out of 5 (173 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cambridge, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scott Polar Research Institute and …

£148
The Varsity Hotel & Spa

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

24 Thompsons Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ

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4.2 out of 5 (256 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cambridge, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pepys Library and St. John's College. …

£215
Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

Church Road, Cambridge CB25 9AF

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4.1 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Situated in Cambridge, this spa hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Anglesey Abbey and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Abbey Stadium. University …

£86
Hotel Felix

Hotel Felix

Whitehouse Lane, Cambridge CB3 0LF

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4.4 out of 5 (189 reviews)

Located in Girton, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Murray Edwards College, St. John's College, and Trinity …

£115
Tamburlaine

Tamburlaine

Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB

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4.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in Cambridge, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University Botanic Gardens, University of Cambridge, and Sedgwic …

£192
Regent Hotel

Regent Hotel

41 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AB

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4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Cambridge, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Parker's Piece and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. …

£119
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cambridge

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cambridge

15-19 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA

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4.2 out of 5 (141 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cambridge, this romantic hotel is steps from Fitzwilliam Museum and University of Cambridge. St …

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The Cambridge Belfry

The Cambridge Belfry

Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6BW

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4.1 out of 5 (351 reviews)

Located in Cambourne, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Wimpole Estate, Churchill College, and The River Cam. Bridge o …

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Hallmark Hotel Cambridge

Hallmark Hotel Cambridge

Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EU

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3.8 out of 5 (401 reviews)

Located in Bar Hill, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Girton Golf Club, Murray Edwards College, and Castle Hill. …

£86
ibis Cambridge Central Station

ibis Cambridge Central Station

2 Station Square, Cambridge CB1 2GA

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (53 reviews)

Situated in Cambridge, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University Botanic Gardens, University of Cambridge, and Sedgwic …

£90

Pocket Guide: Cambridge Bridge of Sighs Hotels

Birmingham may have more canals than Venice, but Cambridge has its own Bridge of Sighs! Built in 1831 to provide a covered link between the quadrangles at St. John's College, it was named after the bridge in Venice to which is bears a passing resemblance. Given that the Bridge of Sighs in Venice was so named as it provided the route for prisoners on their way to their cells, the notion that the Cambridge Bridge of Sighs was named by students who would sigh on their way to take their exams offers a parallel explanation! If you're taking a break in Cambridge or staying in one of the wide range of hotels in Cambridgeshire, add the Bridge of Sighs to your itinerary.

Relax on the River Cam During Your Hotel Stay in Cambridgeshire

The Bridge of Sighs is best viewed from the River Cam. Wherever you're staying in Cambridge, you'll find a number of boat tours, including tours by traditional punt led by university students who can give you all the history you need and point out local places of interest. A relaxing way to see the sights, the Bridge of Sighs is included in almost all tours, but check first if it's on your list of priorities. Or if you're feeling confident you can take control of a punt yourself with hourly and half day rentals available at punting stations along the river, and canoes and kayaks are also available to hire. If gentle relaxation is high on your list of agenda during your stay in Cambridgeshire you'll also find a wide choice of hotels offering extra leisure facilities, like indoor swimming pools and spa treatments.

Immerse Yourself in History When You Book Your Hotel Stay in Cambridgeshire

The Bridge of Sighs is not the only example of stunning architecture and heritage in the city of Cambridge. Within punting distance you'll find the famous wooden Mathematical Bridge at Queens College, the oldest bridge in Cambridge at Clare College, or you can take a walk to wonder at the Gothic masterpiece of the grand chapel at King's College.

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