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
Hilton Cambridge City Centre
Hilton Cambridge City Centre
4 out of 5
Downing Street, Cambridge, England
RM547
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec

Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Cambridge University Museum and Archaeology and Anthropology and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,552 reviews)

"Nice property and in great location. Good go again"…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov,2019

Hilton Cambridge City Centre
ibis Cambridge Central Station
ibis Cambridge Central Station
3 out of 5
2 Station Square, Cambridge, England
RM277
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of University Botanic Gardens, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and University of Cambridge. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (909 reviews)

"Property is in an excellent location for exploring Cambridge. Check in is very odd with a mobile reception. Asked for invoice to be sent to me via email and it never arrived."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct,2019

ibis Cambridge Central Station
Tamburlaine
Tamburlaine
4 out of 5
Station Rd, Cambridge, England
RM554
per night
1 Dec-2 Dec

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! (593 reviews)

"The hotel is modern, located close to the train station. The room was big, the bed very comfortable, and very clean I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel"…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct,2019

Tamburlaine

Popular things to do in Cambridge

King's College
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King's College

4.5/5(137 reviews)

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

Church of St Mary the Great
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Church of St Mary the Great

4.5/5(31 reviews)

Climb to the top of the tower for enchanting views of the city’s famous spires and learn about the church’s rich history.

Cambridge Corn Exchange
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Cambridge Corn Exchange

4.5/5(66 reviews)

Legendary performers, such as Syd Barrett and David Bowie, have performed at this historic venue.

Top activities in Cambridge

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

RM85

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

RM88

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

RM93

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.

Retro Gaming and Computing The Centre for Computing History
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Retro Gaming and Computing The Centre for Computing History

RM60

Visit: The Centre for Computing History, Unit 1 Rene Court 1 Coldhams Road Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW England The Centre for Computing History is a hands-on and exciting exhibition of the computers and video game consoles of the past 50 years! Actually use home computers of the 80s, learn to code, play a retro game.

Visit Cambridge Official Tour - Ghost Tour of Cambridge
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Visit Cambridge Official Tour - Ghost Tour of Cambridge

RM53

Hear ghostly tales and sinister stories on our terrifying tour of Cambridge’s most haunted streets and buildings. Not for the faint-hearted! This popular one-hour ghost walk takes you on an exciting tour of all the famous and infamous haunted sites throughout the city centre.