Cambridge

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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

Novotel Cambridge North (Opening May 2021)
Novotel Cambridge North (Opening May 2021)
3.5 out of 5
2, Cambridge Square, Cambridge, England
The price is £134 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Cambridge Business Park and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Anglia Ruskin University. St John's Innovation ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2021

Novotel Cambridge North (Opening May 2021)
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 £149 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
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! (787 reviews)
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Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
University Arms, Autograph Collection
University Arms, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
Regent Street, Cambridge, England
The price is £191 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Parker's Piece, University of Cambridge, and Cambridge Corn Exchange. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (222 reviews)
"This is my 3rd visit this year - check in and check out has improved massively but room service was beyond disappointing. They took 2 tries to deliver the order, and I am still waiting for the salt and pepper (3 days later!). Such a shame - this hotel could be so good."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

University Arms, Autograph Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cambridge City Studios by Paymán Club
Cambridge City Studios by Paymán Club
4 out of 5
26 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, England
The price is £123 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jesus College and Anglia Ruskin University. Mill Road and ADC Theatre are ...
2.5/5 (53 reviews)
"I booked 2 rooms here for my elderly parent and their friends - when they arrived only one key was available so they chased and was told that it would be there later so they dropped luggage off and went to explore Cambridge. They came back 5 hours later and still no key so they chased again - to ..."

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2021

Cambridge City Studios by Paymán Club
Modern and cosy 1 bedroom flat in the heart of Cambridge!
Modern and cosy 1 bedroom flat in the heart of Cambridge!
Cambridge, ENG
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Mill Road and Anglia Ruskin University. Parker's Piece and Fenner's are ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
pleasant stay in central Cambridge
"The owner was very responsive. The property was clean and offered all the promised amenities. Great choice!"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2020

Modern and cosy 1 bedroom flat in the heart of Cambridge!
City Centre Penthouse with Balcony 5 mins walk to Colleges & Sleeps 6
City Centre Penthouse with Balcony 5 mins walk to Colleges & Sleeps 6
Cambridge, ENG
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Our Lady and the English Martyrs and Anglia Ruskin University. Fenner's ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Clean and Spacious
"Good central location. Apartment clean and spacious. Having to pick up keys at a different location was not convenient and they were not available on the first trip to the convenience store. Also, we were charged extra to have family stay one night of our week’s stay. Usually the price is set for ..."

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2019

City Centre Penthouse with Balcony 5 mins walk to Colleges & Sleeps 6
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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