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CambridgeUnited Kingdom

This picturesque English town is famous for its historic university, medieval architecture, neighborly pubs and eclectic year-round festivals.

Walk in the footsteps of literary greats, inventors and Nobel Prize winners at the English city of Cambridge. Visit a historic university and spot centuries-old architecture. Explore art museums and enjoy a lively performing arts scene. Cruise down a lazy river on a traditional flat-bottomed punt or relax in pristine public parks.

Cambridge’s city center is a compact area of brick and cobblestone streets ideal for exploration on foot. Find galleries, boutiques, pubs and churches along narrow passageways. Visit the 12th-century Round Church, one of the city’s oldest buildings. Climb the medieval staircase to enjoy panoramic views from the tower of Great St. Mary’s Church. Experience the boisterous ambiance of Cambridge’s pubs, such as the 500-year-old Pickerel Inn.

Be inspired at the city’s varied museums. Study art and antiquities from 3000 B.C. to the present at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Admire work by 20th-century artists, such as Alfred Wallis and Joan Miró, at Kettle’s Yard. Discover ancient artifacts at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The Centre for Computing History has vintage computer displays and classic video games.

See what life would be like as a student at Cambridge University. Wander around the grounds of historic colleges, including Kings College and Trinity College. Pause to imagine a time when Isaac Newton and Oliver Cromwell studied here. Take a punting trip on the River Cam for an alternative view of the university. Relax in a flat-bottomed boat as you glide past The Backs, a collection of riverside parks and gardens.

Throughout the summer Cambridge buzzes with open-air cultural events. Be part of festivals dedicated to beer, comedy, literature, music and street performers. Summer in the City is a series of free events held in the glorious city parks.

Cambridge sits in the eastern region of England and is easily accessible via inter-city trains and buses. The city is just a 50-minute train ride from central London. Whether for touristic or academic purposes, a visit to Cambridge is fulfilling in any season.

Where to stay in Cambridge

Cambridge Corn Exchange showing heritage elements and street scenes

Cambridge City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(85 area reviews)

Unique features of Cambridge City Centre include the gardens and river views. Make a stop by Cambridge Corn Exchange or Cambridge Market Square while you're exploring the area.

Cambridge City Centre
Arbury, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Arbury

4/5Very Good!(23 area reviews)

While Arbury isn't home to many top sights, Cambridge Corn Exchange and Bridge of Sighs are some notable places to visit nearby.

Arbury

Top hotels in Cambridge

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
4 out of 5
Station Rd, Cambridge, England
The price is £130 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

Situated in Cambridge, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge and Cambridge Arts Theatre. St Catharine's ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (719 reviews)

"Absolutely fantastic hotel. Room is amazing and staff are so friendly. Everyone is sticking to the Covid19 rules and hand sanitizer is available in ever public space."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
4 out of 5
Granta Place Mill Lane, Cambridge, England
The price is £132 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

Located in Cambridge City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Backs and University of Cambridge. King's College and Cambridge Corn ...

4.2/5Very Good! (948 reviews)

"Position right on the river and friendly staff, apart from one member"…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2020

Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
3 out of 5
15/17 Coldhams Park, Norman Way, Cambridge, England
The price is £61 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

Located in the heart of Cambridge, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club, Addenbrooke's Hospital and University of Cambridge. ...

4/5Very Good! (957 reviews)

"We were worried about the location of the hotel when booking but it was fine, just got taxis into town. The staff were really helpful and friendly. Breakfast was good, plenty to choose from. Some building work going on but it did not spoil our stay. Only thing we would fault is that we could hear ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge

Popular places to visit in Cambridge

University of Cambridge
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University of Cambridge

4.5/5(185 reviews)

Enjoy the student vibe around University of Cambridge, a top university in Cambridge. Stroll along the area's riverfront or experience its fascinating museums.

Cambridge Corn Exchange
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Cambridge Corn Exchange

4.5/5(72 reviews)

Legendary performers, such as Syd Barrett and David Bowie, have performed at this historic venue.

King's College
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King's College

4.5/5(151 reviews)

Explore the campus of one of Cambridge University’s great colleges and visit its medieval chapel, a superb example of late Gothic architecture.

Trinity College
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Trinity College

4.5/5(104 reviews)

Take a campus tour or just explore the area around Trinity College, a top university in Cambridge. Wander around the area's picturesque gardens or experience its fascinating museums.

Fitzwilliam Museum
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Fitzwilliam Museum

4.5/5(91 reviews)

Spend hours discovering more than 4,000 years of art and antiquities in the grand setting of a monumental 19th-century building. 

Cambridge Market Square
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Cambridge Market Square

With vendors selling locally produced food and charming arts and crafts, this square is a pleasant place to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Cambridge.

Top things to do in Cambridge

Cambridge University & City Walking Tour With A Graduate
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Cambridge University & City Walking Tour With A Graduate

£18
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Essential Cambridge Walking Tour in Spanish
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Essential Cambridge Walking Tour in Spanish

£12
Per adult
3-Day Paris and Versailles Tour from Cambridge
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3-Day Paris and Versailles Tour from Cambridge

£195
Per adult
Full Day Cambridge Tour from Brighton
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Full Day Cambridge Tour from Brighton

£45
Per adult
4-Day Paris Break from Cambridge including Disneyland Paris
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4-Day Paris Break from Cambridge including Disneyland Paris

£245
Per adult
Cambridge to London Airport Private Transfer by Business Car
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Cambridge to London Airport Private Transfer by Business Car

£187
Per adult

Reviews of Cambridge

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
284
5 - Excellent 55.46875%
4 - Good
194
4 - Good 37.890625%
3 - Okay
27
3 - Okay 5.2734375%
2 - Disappointing
7
2 - Disappointing 1.3671875%
1 - Terrible
0
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Mar 2020

Love it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Feb 2020

Lots of walking. Cambridge is always best place to spend a weekend.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 Feb 2020

Nice City for a weekend break. Traffic can be a nitemare though

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

A lovely place to visit with lots to do. Lots of shops in the centre and within walking distance of the centre.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Jan 2020

Don't try to park in Cambridge. Leave your car at the hotel and get a taxi (less than £10) into the centre.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Jan 2020

Just stay here it’s great

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