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The Backs

10 miles to the south of Cambridgeshire sits the neighborhood of The Backs.

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The Backs Vacation Packages

Get out and see the local attractions! To locate The Backs from Stansted Airport, grab your luggage and travel 20 miles north.

Get familiar with the area by heading to some close by tourist sites. At the top of every visitor's list should be Anglesey Abbey and Wandlebury Country Park. If you have extra time on your hands, try out Virtual Aviation and Sawston Hall. To see a different side of Cambridgeshire, branch out to the surrounding areas Newtown and Grantchester Meadows.

Want to loosen up a little? Exciting places include Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club and The Orchard Tea Garden.

Escape a bad weather day at Scott Polar Research Institute, The Polar Museum, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Sedgwick Museum of Geology. Inquire about any special group tours or roam the rooms on your own.

Book your tickets ahead of time and catch a performance or two at Cambridge Arts Picture House, ADC Theatre, Cambridge Corn Exchange and Cambridge Arts Theatre.

In the mood for a game of golf? You'll have to make some solid drives and curly putts to get under par at Gog Magog Golf Course, Cambridge Lakes Golf Course and Girton Golf Club.

For some child-friendly attractions, look no further than Pepys Library and Wren Library.

Head over to Milton Country Park and Sheep's Green / Lammas Land and get active with your kids.

Hobson's Conduit, The River Cam and Fellows Garden are excellent places to slow the pace down and make the most of a sunny day.

Encounter a diverse variety of native plants and animals at Cambridge University Botanic Garden and University Botanic Gardens.

Take a break in the sunlight at one of the local urban parks, including Midsummer Common, Parker's Piece, Jesus Green and Laundress Green.

Get familiar with the local fashion and do some people-watching at Grand Arcade Shopping Centre and Cambridge Market Square.

The nearby heritage places will provide you with an illuminating glimpse into the region's interesting past. Cambridge City Cemetery, Anglia Ruskin University, Downing College and Emmanuel College are not to be missed.

Whatever your religious background, it's worth visiting All Saints' Church, St Edward's Church, Little St Mary's Church and St Bene't's Church.

Accommodation in The Backs

When a destination is as exciting as The Backs, it's not surprising that there is a massive range of room and apartment options to select from. You'll find 52 The Backs hotels or other lodgings on Expedia's global booking pages.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa, located at 24 Thompsons Lane, and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre, at Granta Place Mill Lane, are nice examples of upmarket hotels in The Backs. Alternatively, if you're looking to make some savings, you'll find some great deals at the Carolina Guest House, at 138 Perne Road, or the Shelford Lodge, at 144 Cambridge Road.


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$151
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre

Granta Place Mill Lane, Cambridge
4.1
of 5, from 640 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This Cambridge hotel, situated on the banks of the River Cam, is one block from the University Centre. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Mathematical Bridge and Queens’ College.

$79
ibis Cambridge Central Station

ibis Cambridge Central Station

2 Station Square, Cambridge
4.3
of 5, from 199 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Cambridge, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University Botanic Gardens, University of Cambridge, and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. St Catharine's College and Church of St Mary the Great are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hallmark Hotel Cambridge

Hallmark Hotel Cambridge

Bar Hill, Cambridge
3.8
of 5, from 433 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bar Hill, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Girton Golf Club, Castle Hill, and Churchill College. Kettle's Yard and Magdalene College are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$56
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge

15/17 Coldhams Park, Cambridge
4.0
of 5, from 679 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cherry Hinton, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Anglia Ruskin University, University of Cambridge, and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. Church of St Mary the Great and St Catharine's College are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$169
Tamburlaine

Tamburlaine

Station Rd, Cambridge
4.6
of 5, from 73 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Cambridge, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University Botanic Gardens, University of Cambridge, and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. St Catharine's College and Church of St Mary the Great are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$160
Hilton Cambridge City Centre

Hilton Cambridge City Centre

Downing Street, Cambridge
4.3
of 5, from 1,223 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hotel is steps from Cambridge University Museum and Archaeology and Anthropology and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. University of Cambridge and St Catharine's College are also within 10 minutes.

$85
Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

Church Road, Cambridge
4.2
of 5, from 81 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

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 of Cambridge and Trinity College are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$151
The Gonville Hotel

The Gonville Hotel

Gonville Place, Cambridge
4.3
of 5, from 265 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Cambridge, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scott Polar Research Institute and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. University of Cambridge and Church of St Mary the Great are also within 15 minutes.

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