Cambridge

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Visit Cambridge

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.

Top hotels in Cambridge

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Tamburlaine
Tamburlaine
4 out of 5
Station Rd, Cambridge, England
RM537
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

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! (634 reviews)

"Really like my stay in this hotel................."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan,2020

Tamburlaine
Hilton Cambridge City Centre
Hilton Cambridge City Centre
4 out of 5
Downing Street, Cambridge, England
RM507
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Cambridge Corn Exchange. University of Cambridge ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,561 reviews)

"A good location to explore the town centre of Cambridge"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan,2020

Hilton Cambridge City Centre
ibis Cambridge Central Station
ibis Cambridge Central Station
3 out of 5
2 Station Square, Cambridge, England
RM274
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of University Botanic Gardens, University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University. Parker's ...

4.4/5Excellent! (978 reviews)

"For starters it seemed a bit confusing the fact that the hotel reception was in the café. On the plus side the hotel is modern and the room clean ,though we were given just one towel each,could have done with a couple of hand towels.."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan,2020

ibis Cambridge Central Station

Popular things to do in Cambridge

Cambridge Corn Exchange
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Cambridge Corn Exchange

4.5/5(71 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(146 reviews)

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

Parker's Piece
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Parker's Piece

4/5(45 reviews)

One of the most popular open spaces in Cambridge is a gorgeous green expanse for sports, picnics and large-scale public events.

Top activities in Cambridge

Rutherford's Traditional Shared Punting Tours in Cambridge
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Rutherford's Traditional Shared Punting Tours in Cambridge

RM86

Award-winning Punting Tours of Cambridge Get ready for some quintessentially British messing about in boats with Rutherford’s Punting Cambridge. It’s the ideal way to experience the English Heritage historic park at the heart of the city.

Cambridge Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Cambridge Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

RM89

Tour the sights of Cambridge—home to one of the top universities in England—at your own pace on a double-decker bus. This hop-on hop-off tour takes you all around the city’s major attractions including King's College, The Round Church, and the American Cemetery.

Student-Led Walking Tour of Cambridge University
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Student-Led Walking Tour of Cambridge University

RM94

Stroll through a thousand years of history on a walking tour of Cambridge, a city brimming with stories. Led by a University of Cambridge student, marvel at stunning architecture, visit the buildings that have made history, and learn all about college life straight from the horse’s mouth.

Visit Cambridge Official Tour - Fitzwilliam Museum Tour
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Visit Cambridge Official Tour - Fitzwilliam Museum Tour

RM43

Book an official introductory tour of the Fitzwilliam’s world-famous collections of art and antiquities. The Fitzwilliam Museum, one of Cambridge’s most impressive landmarks, is one of the finest regional museums in Europe, presenting world history and art from as far back as 2500 BC to the present day.

Guided Punting Tour Cambridge
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Guided Punting Tour Cambridge

RM64

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Bridge of Sighs, St John's College, Cambridge England pass under the famous bridge Pass By: Wren Library, Garret Hostel Lane Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ England See the spectacula

The Key To The City
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The Key To The City

RM9

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: University of Cambridge, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS England Embark on a self guided tour written by students around the University of Cambridge. Duration: 1 hour 30

Reviews of Cambridge

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay 5.601659751037344%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 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 traveler

Jan 9, 2020

Just stay here it’s great

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 4, 2020

Love Cambridge and the people. Never hesitate to go back as it's a gorgeous city with a beautiful environment

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 29, 2019

Very nice and quiet town

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 23, 2019

Didn't really visit the city as we were seeing friends but what little we saw was beautiful.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 20, 2019

Beautiful town for day out. Highly recommended