Cambridge

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Cambridge featuring heritage architecture, a river or creek and heritage elements

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

ibis Cambridge Central Station
ibis Cambridge Central Station
3 out of 5
2 Station Square, Cambridge, England
Fully refundable
The price is $90 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Situated in the business district, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University Botanic Gardens, Mill Road, and Cambridge University Lawn ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (967 reviews)
"Great location, super friendly and helpful staff"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

ibis Cambridge Central Station
Clayton Hotel Cambridge
Clayton Hotel Cambridge
4 out of 5
Station Rd, Cambridge, England
The price is $164 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (795 reviews)
"The bed was amazing! Would be nice to have 1 large towel and 1 smaller towel per person! Otherwise great"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Clayton Hotel Cambridge
Cambridge Belfry Hotel & Spa
Cambridge Belfry Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Coton Country Park, Churchill College, and The Backs. Kettle's Yard and Bridge of Sighs are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (687 reviews)
"Enjoyed the pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Cambridge Belfry Hotel & Spa
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.
Fennec Apartments
Fennec Apartments
3 out of 5
16 Fennec Close, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, England
The price is $98 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Situated in Cambridge, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mill Road, Addenbrooke's Hospital, and Abbey Stadium. Cambridge University Lawn Tennis ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (16 reviews)
Clean and tidy
"Great host with good communication and assistance. The property was clean and very well presented."

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Fennec Apartments
Wallis Farm House
Wallis Farm House
3.5 out of 5
98 Main Street, Hardwick, Cambridge, England
Situated in Cambridge, this cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of Coton Country Park, Churchill College, and Bridge of Sighs. Kettle's Yard and Magdalene College ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Wonderful Wallis
"Lovely little self contained accommodation with everything that I needed for my stay. Quiet and out of the way, there is a pub and a local shop close for most needs. The owner was there to greet me and he had supplied milk in the fridge (so many places don't). It was a nice place to stay, only wish ..."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Wallis Farm House
Citystay - Midsummer Mews
Citystay - Midsummer Mews
4 out of 5
6 Napier Street, Cambridge, England
The price is $232 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Mill Road, Anglia Ruskin University, and Jesus College. Parker's Piece ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (32 reviews)
"Quiet and spacious apartment 10 minutes walk from the centre and 4 minutes walk to the river. Could not really fault the property. Only improvement I could suggest is separate kitchen bin compartments for recycling."

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Citystay - Midsummer Mews
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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