The epitome of elegance, Downing College is housed in beautiful neo-classical buildings dating back to the 19th century. It has peaceful gardens and lots of open space to enjoy, which means that as well as being home to 650 graduates and postgraduates it's a popular venue for conferences, meetings and weddings. Thanks to its central location in the city of Cambridge, you'll find no shortage of places to stay nearby if you're planning a trip to Downing College for work or leisure.
Popular Places to Stay Close to Downing College
The gardens at Downing College extend to 20 acres, and are beautifully landscaped with trees and vivid green lawns. The college is also home to the Heong Gallery. Displaying a selection of modern and contemporary works the gallery is open on Wednesdays and weekends, including public holidays, and is free. Downing College has limited on-site parking, so choosing accommodation located nearby and walking to the college is the simplest way of getting there. The college is on a bus route and is close to Cambridge train station too, making access from other parts of Cambridgeshire an alternative option. And once you start to explore this historic city you'll uncover treasure after treasure - this has to be one of the most historically interesting cities in the UK!
Cambridgeshire Hotels for Downing College
Located on Regent Street, Downing College is conveniently placed in the city centre close to many other colleges as well as the modern shopping centres and entertainment areas. During your hotel stay you'll have no shortage of other attractions and activities to enjoy, from classical music concerts at King's College or the Corn Exchange to fine dining at one of the city's two Michelin-starred restaurants. The bus and train stations are within an easy walk, and there are numerous places to hire a bicycle nearby to explore the city by bike. Thanks to the great public transport and road network, you'll find a wide range of family hotels, apartments and luxury accommodation in Cambridge and further afield in the Cambridgeshire countryside all offering easy links to the college.