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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
Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is RM667 per night

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! (706 reviews)

"Lovely hotel, never had such a good nights sleep. The beds are literally like clouds! I struggled to get out of mine! Social distancing all very good. Very clean and presentable.Shower was so nice. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
4 out of 5
Granta Place Mill Lane, Cambridge, England
The price is RM624 per night

Located in Cambridge City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Backs and University of Cambridge. King's College and Cambridge Corn ...

4.2/5Very Good! (932 reviews)

"We love this hotel by the river and punts. The staff were very friendly and did their best during their first weekend after the lockdown was eased. Highlights are cocktails on the lawn and breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
3 out of 5
The price is RM236 per night

Located in the heart of Cambridge, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club, Addenbrooke's Hospital and University of Cambridge. ...

4/5Very Good! (953 reviews)

"Clean, staff friendly, breakfast was well done considering restrictions. Bit out of the way though."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2020

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge

Popular places to visit in Cambridge

Cambridge Corn Exchange
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Cambridge Corn Exchange

4.5/5(72 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(151 reviews)

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

Fitzwilliam Museum
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Fitzwilliam Museum

4.5/5(91 reviews)

Spend hours discovering more than 4,000 years of art and antiquities in the grand setting of a monumental 19th-century building. 

Top things to do in Cambridge

Escape Lounge at London Stansted Airport (STN)
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Escape Lounge at London Stansted Airport (STN)

RM146
Per adult
7 Day Private Tour of London with Host Family Accommodation
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7 Day Private Tour of London with Host Family Accommodation

RM18,219
Per adult
London Private Layover Tour from London Stansted Airport
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London Private Layover Tour from London Stansted Airport

RM4,087
Per adult

Reviews of Cambridge

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 55.46875%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 37.890625%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 5.2734375%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.3671875%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Mar 2020

Love it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Feb 2020

Lots of walking. Cambridge is always best place to spend a weekend.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 Feb 2020

Nice City for a weekend break. Traffic can be a nitemare though

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

A lovely place to visit with lots to do. Lots of shops in the centre and within walking distance of the centre.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Jan 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 traveller

9 Jan 2020

Just stay here it’s great

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