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Cambridge has the edge when it comes to beauty, history and culture. This elegant yet compact city boasts spectacular architecture in the shape of colleges, chapels, churches and courtyards Emma Thornton combined with green parks, wide open CEO, Visit Cambridge & Beyond spaces and the River Cam, which winds through its heart. Home to the prestigious University of Cambridge and its 31 Colleges, you can shop within sight of the magnificent turrets of King’s College Chapel, see wisteria that would rival Kew Gardens, climbing the walls of Jesus College, sit in the pub where Crick and Watson sketched the structure of DNA and marvel at the beauty of the world-famous college ‘Backs’ whilst enjoying the quintessentially English pastime of punting. Culture abounds in the shape of museums, galleries, theatres, art centres and festivals, with programmes to stimulate, inspire and entertain. Further afield you will discover some of the region’s leading attractions and stately homes along with picture-perfect towns and villages nestled in rolling countryside and internationally renowned wildlife and wetland reserves; a treasure trove of hidden gems for you to explore. Shopping here is a delight - with its unrivalled mix of elegant cobbled streets and crescents, quality and quirky independent shops, friendly markets and chic shopping centres. Cambridge and the surrounding area has something for everyone, a family-friendly destination with places to go and things to do and see all year round and 2017 is no exception! Join us to celebrate the centenary of the magnificent IWM Duxford. The aerodrome at Duxford was built during the First World War and was one of the earliest Royal Air Force stations. During 1917 the Royal Flying Corps expanded and Duxford was one of several new stations established to train RFC aircrew and is now one of the area’s leading attractions and most iconic buildings. Cambridge will be welcoming two of its major attractions back to the city after major redevelopments - Having closed its doors in June 2015, the University of Cambridge’s Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery is due to re-open, after undergoing a major building project to create a four-floor Education wing, improved exhibition galleries, a new entrance area and a café. The University Museum of Zoology will also be re-opening after The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant of £1.8 million to support ambitious plans to redevelop the Museum with displays showcasing the wonders of the animal kingdom, and new stores to preserve its outstanding collections for the future. We are here to help make your stay memorable – for Official Guided Tours, accommodation bookings and advice, discounted punting and bus tour tickets and more, contact the Visit Cambridge & Beyond team on 01223 791500, visit us online or at the Cambridge Visitor Information Centre.

Contents Welcome


Cambridge Visitor Information Centre




How To Get Here


Events Calendar


Official Guided Tours


The Outdoors & The River


Family Fun


Festivals & Live Entertainment


University of Cambridge Museums & Botanic Garden 22 History, Heritage & Culture 26 Food & Drink




Education & Training


South Cambridgeshire


Beyond Cambridge


Accommodation Introduction 70 Hotels


Guest Houses and B&Bs


Self Catering


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INFORMATION CENTRE There is nothing quite like experienced local knowledge. Let our Visitor Information Centre Team assist you in the planning of your visit to our beautiful city. We are here to offer help and advice on making the most of your time in and around Cambridge.

If you have a specific enquiry or request, please call direct on 01223 791500 and the Visit Cambridge & Beyond Team will assist you in every way possible. We can help with local accommodation, public transport, conference services, events, UK holiday information, Official Walking Tours of Cambridge, Official Maps & Mini Guides and guidebooks, information for those with disabilities, Cambridge souvenirs, tickets to view the world-famous King’s College Chapel, discounted chauffeured punt tours and much, much more!



The Visitor Centre is the perfect place for you to start your discovery of Cambridge & Beyond – with the Visitor Information Centre, The Green Coffee Company and The Cambridge Gift Shop all situated in the same handy location.


Visitor Information Centre The Guildhall, Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3AD

The VIC is also home to travel money specialists No.1 Currency, who provide foreign currency at highly competitive exchange rates. With over 50 currencies available to order online and collect and pay in store.

Why not pop along for a coffee and a spot of lunch in The Green Coffee Company before you meet the VIC team. Once we’ve done all we can to help with your stay, you can stroll around The Cambridge Gift


Shop, to find that perfect Cambridge keepsake or souvenir to take back home with you.



Find us at The Guildhall, Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3AD






By Train

Cambridge offers you two Shopmobility centres to help you make your shopping visit to the city as easy and enjoyable as possible. Shopmobility is a scheme to provide electric powered scooters, wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs to help people who have limited mobility – through permanent or temporary disablement, illness, accident or age – to shop and use the other facilities within Cambridge.

There is a fast and frequent rail service from London King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street through to Cambridge. There are excellent connections from Scotland and the north via Peterborough and regional services from Birmingham and the Midlands, East Anglia and the Northwest. For bus services from Cambridge Railway Station into the city centre look for the Citi 1, Citi 3 or Citi 7 services.

There are two Shopmobility offices in Cambridge:

By Car

On the lower ground floor of the Grand Arcade car park, level -1. The site provides easy access to the city centre, Grand Arcade and John Lewis. On the fourth floor of the Grafton East car park, entrance on East Road. The site provides easy access to the Grafton Centre, Fitzroy and Burleigh Street. Both Shopmobility offices are open Monday to Saturday, 10am–5pm. The Grafton office is open Sundays, 11am–4pm. If you are arriving by bus, Park & Ride or taxi, they can meet customers from the Bus Station and bus stops.

From the South and from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway. From the north, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the city and from the east and west, the A14 again takes you to Cambridge. For short stay trips the City Centre Car Parks offer great convenience, but for longer visits there are five first class Park & Ride sites located on the outskirts of the city that provide a swift and frequent bus ride to the City Centre.

To make sure that a suitable mobility aid is available, telephone the centre you wish to use. Both have a 24-hour answerphone which operates outside office hours.

National Express operates coach services to Cambridge from major towns and cities throughout the UK. There are frequent coach services from both Central London and London Stansted Airport through to the city. The X5 Cross Country Stagecoach service links Oxford to Cambridge, via Bicester, Buckingham, and Milton Keynes and Bedford.

Grand Arcade Shopmobility office: 01223 457452

By Bus


Grafton East Shopmobility office: 01223 461858 For full details, please visit www.cambridge.gov.uk or www.shopmobilityuk.org

Other useful information – Guided Tours All types of tours can be catered for both individuals and groups. No charge will be made for escorts of wheelchair users. The Official Guided Tours Department at the Visitor Information Centre has experienced guides to escort physically disabled, blind and visually impaired people. Advanced notice is necessary though. Cambridge Visitor Information Centre produces a useful fact sheet on how to see the best of the city for disabled visitors. For details please telephone 01223 791500 or email info@visitcambridge.org 4

By Coach


Stagecoach operates a comprehensive service to the city from around the county. Visit stagecoachbus.com for full details. The Guided Busway offers an innovative and frequent service from Huntingdon to the city centre including stops at the Rail Station and Addenbrookes Hospital. Park & Ride sites for this service can be found at St Ives, Longstanton and Trumpington. Please visit www.thebusway.info for full details. For information on the five Cambridge Park & Ride sites, located on the outskirts of the city, see www.cambridgeparkandride.info.

By Air London Stansted is just 30 miles to the south of the city with London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton and Birmingham International Airport also within easy reach.

By Sea Cambridge is located just 67 miles from Harwich that links to the Hook of Holland.


Cambridge International Airport Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8RX T: 01223 399855 W: cambridgeairport.com The city’s international airport sits just 3 miles northeast of the centre and is reached by Park&Ride bus within 15 minutes. The airport offers year-round airline to and from UK and international destinations, aircraft charter and conference facilities, plus Fred Olsen Travel in the passenger terminal. Cambridge Park & Ride Five sites on the outskirts of Cambridge T: 0345 045 5213 W: cambridgeparkandride.info Park and Ride provides direct and stress-free travel into Cambridge. Over 4 million commuters, shoppers and visitors a year beat the queues into the heart of the city. Jewels Airport Transfers T: 020 33 22 77 23 W: jewels-airport-transfers.co.uk Jewels Airport Transfers specializes in Airport Taxi Transfers and Sea Port Transfers. We operate to and from all major London airports such as Heathrow Airport Transfers, Gatwick Airport Transfers, Luton Airport Transfers, City Airport Transfers and Stansted Airport Transfers.

JustPark W: JustPark.com JustPark is Europe’s leading provider of pre-bookable parking. The idea is brutally simple: we connect drivers in search of parking with anyone who has a space going spare, whether in a car park, private driveway, church, school, or pub. Visit our website for more information. Rent Direct Car and Van Centre 2a Elizabeth Way, Cambridge CB4 1DF T: 01223 309409 W: rentdirectuk.com If you are looking for a friendly, local car and van hire company during your visit to Cambridge, then look no further, we offer cars, vans and multiseaters all at affordable costs. We offer a collection service from most hotels, train and bus stations. Give us a call or book online. Rhino Car Hire T: 0845 5089845 W: rhinocarhire.com Rhino Car Hire is a leading UK based car hire broker offering excellent value car hire throughout the UK and abroad. Working with the leading rental agents, we offer the most competitive deals from mini / economy class cars to luxury saloons and minibuses and everything in between. visitcambridge.org



ANNUAL EVENTS 2017 January



• Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 19th—21st January

• The Craven Meeting, Newmarket Racecourse 18th—20th April

• Strawberry Fair 3rd June

February • e-Luminate Cambridge Festival 10th—15th February • Cambridge History Festival 13th February—25th February • University of Cambridge Twilight at the Museums 15th February

March • Cambridge Half Marathon 5th March • University of Cambridge Science Festival 13th—26th March • Thriplow Daffodil Weekend 18th—19th March • Wimpole Home Farm Lambing Season Begins 18th March—7th May • Cambridge Style Week March 6


• Cambridge Spring Literary Festival 18th—23rd April

• Cambridgeshire County Show, Wimpole Estate 4th June

• Ely Eel Festival Weekend 28th April—1st May

• Newmarket Racecourse Summer Saturdays 10th June—18th August

• Ely Food and Drink Festival 30th April—1st May

• Jazz & Brass in the Parks Selected Sundays June September


• Town & Country Show June

• QUIPCO Guineas Festival, Newmarket Racecourse 6th—7th May • The Spring Meeting, Newmarket Racecourse 19th May • Cambridge Beer Festival May • Love Your Local Market May • IWM Duxford Air Festival 27th—28th May

• Midsummer Fair 21st—26th June • Newmarket Nights, Newmarket Racecourse 23rd June—18th August




• Cambridge Open Studios 1st July—23rd July

• LodeStar Music Festival September

• Ely Folk Festival 7th—9th July

• Open Cambridge 9th—11th September

• The Big Weekend 7th—9th July

• Cambridge Dragonboat Festival 9th September

• IWM Duxford Flying Legends Air Show 8th—9th July • The Moët & Chandon July Festival, Newmarket Racecourse 13th—15th July • Cambridge Shakespeare Festival July • Race for Life 16th July • Secret Garden Party Festival 20th—23rd July • London to Cambridge Bike Ride July • 53rd Cambridge Folk Festival 27th—30th July • University of Cambridge Summer at the Museums July & August

August • Cambridge Rock Festival August • Fenland Country Fair, Stow-cum-Quy 26th—28th August • 37th Cambridge Film Festival Starts August Bank Holiday


• Bridge the Gap Walk September • Chariots of Fire 17th September • IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 23rd—24th September • The Old Riverport Jazz and Blues Festival September • Cherry Hinton Festival September • Mill Road Feast September • Pink Festival September

• Greater Cambridge 10K September


October • Cambridge to Norwich Bike Ride 1st October • Cambridge Food Garden & Produce Festival 7th—8th October • University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas 16th—29th October • Visit Cambridge & Beyond Halloween Ghost Tours 29th—31st October

November • Cambridge Fireworks Celebrations & Funfair 5th November • Remembrance Weekend 12th—13th November • Cambridge Winter Literary Festival November • Cambridge Jazz Festival November • Cambridge Christmas Lights Switch On

December • Mill Road Winter Fair First Saturday of December • Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, King’s Chapel 24th December





OFFICIAL GUIDED TOURS With over 30 years of experience, Visit Cambridge’s Official Guided Walking Tours is the city’s leading guided walking tours specialist and the two-hour daily public tours feature some of the most famous University colleges in the world, as well as Cambridge’s hidden gems.


Led by fully qualified Cambridge Blue and Green Badge Guides, these tours blend history and fun facts to offer the most in-depth and comprehensive guided tour of the city, colleges and the University of Cambridge, in a lively two hours of entertainment and information.



Whether you want an in-depth historic tour of the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Colleges, a tour concentrating on


specific themes such as Science, Famous Alumni or Architecture or even a spooky Ghost Tour, we can help. Learn about the origins of the city, the University and its Colleges and hear the fascinating stories and anecdotes that surround them. A visit to the magnificent King’s College Chapel can also be included.

If you only have a couple of hours in the beautiful city of Cambridge, make the most of them with an Official Guided Tour – you won’t be disappointed! Weekly tours of the magnificent Fitzwilliam Museum are also available and for the first time since its foundation nearly 500 years ago, the famous Parker Library is admitting tours to view its collection of rare books and manuscripts every Monday and Thursday afternoon, exclusively through Visit Cambridge & Beyond. The Parker Library is home to some of the oldest books and manuscripts in the country.


To ensure your place on one of our Official Guided Walking Tours, book in advance online at www.visitcambridge.org, email tours@visitcambridge.org or call a member of our team on 01223 791501.




Tickets can also be purchased in person from the Visitor Information Centre on Peas Hill, just off the Market Square. Learn about the origins of the city, the University and its Colleges and hear the fascinating stories and anecdotes that surround them.



THE OUTDOORS & THE RIVER Cambridge truly is a green city – its natural fen landscape flows right into the centre along the River Cam. You can picnic under the trees along The Backs, admire the stunning displays of flowering bulbs in spring, or while away the hours in beautifully kept college grounds and Fellows’ gardens.


Riverside parks, grassy commons, cool meadows and flower-filled gardens shape the city as much as its history and heritage and provide a paradise for all the family.



Jesus Green and Midsummer Common are two of the largest green spaces in the city centre. The River Cam runs through the heart of Cambridge enabling you to enjoy fantastic views of the world-famous Cambridge College ‘Backs’ from the comfort of a

traditional Cambridge Punt. King’s College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs, are just some of the famous Cambridge landmarks you can expect to see from the River. The River Cam brushes the northern edge of this ancient grassland where you can see the boathouses of the colleges and watch the rowers on the water – while Parker’s Piece, in the centre of the city, is an open space used by locals to lounge around and play football and cricket; famous as the place where, in 1848, students agreed a set of guidelines for football which were to influence the development of the Football Association rules. For the Golfing enthusiast, there are many different courses available. We have courses situated just on the outskirts of the city centre of Cambridge, as well as hotel golf clubs, situated slightly further afield.



For the floral enthusiast in everyone, The Cambridge University Botanic Garden develops and displays over 8,000 different plant species in 40 acres of beautiful landscapes. Take time to explore and enjoy the winter garden, glasshouses and a superb collection of mature trees – a real treat.


Highlights Movies on The Meadows

Midsummer Fair 21st–26th June 2017

August Bank Holiday Weekend 2017

Jazz and Brass in the Parks

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Selected Sundays from June – September 2017


This ancient fair is the oldest annual event in Cambridge, it has been visiting Midsummer Common for over 800 years, featuring street food, crafts, clothing, performances and much more!

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Part of the popular Cambridge Film Festival programme – enjoy sunset screenings in the picturesque setting of Grantchester Meadows.


Free live open air jazz and brass bands concerts in Cambridge’s parks and open spaces – so just turn up, bring a picnic, enjoy the sounds and relax in the cooling summer breeze! visitcambridge.org


Camboats – Cambridge River Tours Jesus Lock, Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3BD

Cambridge River Trips 14 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AX

T: 07706 734763 W: camboats.co.uk A very comfortable and extremely quiet Electric Launch with all round visibility. Celebrate any occasion with a Picnic Cruise. In warm weather all the windows open, on cooler days you are sheltered. No pollution, with minimal impact on the river.

T: 07729 123667 W: cambridgerivertrips.com Settle back into comfortable seating and enjoy all round visibility. Celebrate any occasion with a Picnic Cruise or an Afternoon Tea. The almost silent electric motor is pollution free. Impact on the river ecosystem and its wonderful wildlife is minimal.

Cambridge Bike Tours 6 Elm Street, Cambridge CB1 1EJ

City Cycle Hire 61 Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY

T: 01223 366868 W: cambridgebiketours.co.uk Truly the best way to explore this beautiful and fascinating city, which is famous for cycling. Get off the beaten track and discover hidden gems like the college boathouses and the river. There’s an emphasis on having FUN! whilst seeing as much of the city as possible.

T: 01223 365629 W: citycyclehire.com Riding a bike is a ‘Must do!’ when in Cambridge. A complete service for tourists, students, visitors, conference/corporate events and Education Groups. Bikes are always available for any period from one hour to a whole year. We supply lights, lock and a basket plus servicing and repair is free.

Cambridge Chauffeur Punts Silver Street Bridge, Cambridge CB3 9EU

Docwra’s Manor Shepreth Shepreth, Royston, Herts SG8 6PS

T: 01223 359299 W: punting-in-cambridge.co.uk Established 1993 we offer guided river tours of the college ‘Backs’ shared or non-sharing. We can cater for up to 120 people. Evening tours can have a Thai meal while we punt you past the famous colleges. We also have self hire punts if you wish to punt yourself.

T: 01763 260677 W: docwasmanorgarden.co.uk Welcome to this private garden. Unusual plants are displayed round the Grade II* listed building, covenanted to the National Trust. The collection has been built up over 50 years to produce an attractive variety of plant associations within old farmyard walls. Come and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and take away planting ideas for your garden.

Cambridge Lakes Golf Course Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 8FA T: 01223 324242 W: cambridgelakes.co.uk We welcome all visitors to Cambridge to play a round or two at Cambridge Lakes, an oasis of nature and tranquillity just a mile south of the City. Our 9 hole par 3 course is maintained to a high standard and suits regular golfers and beginners alike. We have a relaxing coffee shop and hire golf clubs and balls. Come and give us a try! Cambridge Punting Company La Mimosa Pontoon, Thompson Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8AQ T: 07786 332666 W: cambridgepuntingcompany.co.uk Established in 2007, The Cambridge Punting Company is a small collective of four local independent owners licensed by Cambridge City Council. Together we are devoted to our city’s most traditional and ancient pastime, and committed to offering you the most authentic punting in Cambridge.



Fox Narrowboats 10 Marina Drive, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0AU T: 01354 652770 W: foxboats.co.uk Our full day boat hire lets you meander along the tranquil Fenland waterways through the town of March and eastwards towards the village of Upwell, one of the most picturesque villages in the Fenland. Max 10 persons. High Lodge Thetford Forest Near Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0AF T: 01842 815434 W: forestry.gov.uk/highlodge High Lodge at Thetford Forest is the Forestry Commission’s premier recreation site in the East of England. You can walk, cycle, picnic, book a barbecue and access the fantastic play area. There are also lots of additional attractions to enjoy. (Site entry fee applies, Discovery pass available).

Let’s Go Punting Quayside, Cambridge CB5 8AB


T: 01223 651659 W: letsgopunting.co.uk At Let’s Go Punting we specialise in private and shared chauffeured punting tours along the college backs. Tours last approximately 50 minutes and sights include: King’s College Chapel, the Bridge of Sighs, the Wren Library and New Court St Johns. Book online for discounted rates and tour extras. Riverboat Georgina Boathouse Moorings, Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AX T: 01223 929124 W: riverboatgeorginacambridge. co.uk We offer private charters and public cruises for schools, club groups and societies and can cater for weddings, corporate functions, birthdays, Christmas dinners, live music and discos. We operate 365 days a year and have heating, disabled facilities, yummy menus and a bar. Rutherford’s Punting Company Quayside, Cambridge, Cambs CB5 8AB T: 07891 146326 W: rutherfordspunting.com We offer 45 minute river tours of the river cam. Our tours take you down one of the most beautiful lengths of river in England. You will be accompanied by a professional chauffeur who will not only punt you down the river, but also give you a running narrative, telling you some of the spectacular stories Cambridge has to offer, bringing the history of Cambridge to life! Scudamore’s Punting Company Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS T: 01223 359750 W: scudamores.com Tour the wonders of the College Backs on Cambridge’s only award-winning punting tour. See the sublime architecture and pristine private gardens to experience the very best views of the city. Alternatively have a go yourself with our hourly punt hire and learn a new skill. Book online and save! St Ives Electric Riverboat Co. The Quay, The Old Riverport, St Ives, Cambs PE27 5AR T: 07906 257308 W: electricriverboat.co.uk Hourly boat trips from St Ives Quay, Chartered boat trips on Electric Boats or Ouse Cruise our luxury Catamaran. Our special charter trips include bird counts, bat counts & astronomy, flora & fauna, family parties, kids (pirate and princess) parties, weddings, cream tea trips heritage and many more.

The Cambridge Punt Company La Mimosa Pontoon, Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ T: 07943 820437 W: cambridgepuntcompany.co.uk The Cambridge Punt Company represents a cooperative of 5 City Council Licensed Punt Operators and a fleet of 13 boats. We operate from a mooring situated on the corner of Jesus Green, called the La Mimosa Pontoon. Our bookings desk is located on Quayside, a short walk along the wooden boardwalk that runs along the river from the pontoon. The Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership 72 Market Street, Ely CB7 4LS W: ousewashes.org.uk Just beyond Cambridge visit the Ouse Washes Landscape for tranquillity, amazing wildlife, river relaxation and fascinating heritage and culture. The unique character, beautiful open skies and wetland habitats make it a great area to explore. Visit our website for a What’s On Calendar, Interactive Map and further information. Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve – National Trust Lode Lane, Wicken, Nr Ely CB7 5XP T: 01353 720274 W: nationaltrust.org.uk/wicken-fen Wicken Fen is Britain’s oldest nature reserve and one of Europe’s most important wetlands, home to over 9000 species. Explore on foot, bike or take a boat trip to explore the local waterways. Discover historic Fen Cottage and traditional fenland crafts in the Fenman’s Workshop. Open daily. visitcambridge.org



FAMILY FUN Cambridge is the perfect family-friendly destination. There is something to suit all ages and every budget, from treasure hunting in the city’s many free museums, picnicking in one of the beautiful parks and green open spaces, enjoying a bike ride through the picturesque cobbled streets to taking to the river and exploring the city from the comfort of a chauffeured punt.


The Sedgwick Museum will delight children of all ages with its 125,000-year-old Cambridgeshire hippo while the Whipple Museum of the History of Science exhibits scientific instruments dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Join Scott of the Antarctic and his companions in the South Pole at the Polar Museum, make learning fun with the interactive displays at Cambridge Science Centre or play your favourite computer games consoles at The Centre for Computing History.




The Fitzwilliam Museum provides a free Fitz Kids activity pack full of challenges, art materials, quizzes, trails and games while the Cambridge University Botanic Garden has a young explorer backpack designed for budding naturalists, containing binoculars, a bug viewer, spot-a-lot activity sheets and drawing materials. Just a mile out of the city centre, Cambridge Leisure Park offers a one-stop entertainment centre – with a nine-screen cinema, 28 lanes of ten-pin bowling alley as well as a host of your favourite family restaurants. For the more active amongst you, Si5 Spy Missions is a spy themed action adventure centre that’s unlike anything you’ve ever done before - and to really wear out the kids try Clip ‘n Climb – the climbing activity challenge for all the family or Curve Motion, which offers indoor soft play, roller skating and parties.

And a little further afield you can see some of the world’s most exotic animals, including Rana the tiger at Shepreth Wildlife Park – ride the train through the countryside at Audley End Miniature Railway or the Nene Valley Railway.


For those with a passion for the outdoors the nature trails and WildPlay at High Lodge in Thetford Forest offers an exhilarating day for the young adventurer!


Highlights Summer at the Museums

The Big Weekend

July & August 2017

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13th-26th March 2017

Three days of free live entertainment held on Parker’s Piece in the heart of the city, expect fireworks, live music and fun for the whole family.

The two-week festival provides opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern for all ages, through hundreds of hands-on demonstrations, talks, performances and debates.

museums.cam.ac.uk/whats-on summer-at-the-museums Summer at the Museums brings you everything from storytelling and play-based activities for younger children, to hands-on happenings for all ages.

7th-9th July 2017


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Audley End Miniature Railway Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JB

Curve Motion Lark Valley Business Park, Lamdin Road, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6LJ

T: 01799 542134 W: audley-end-railway.co.uk The Audley End Miniature Railway is a delightful 1.5 mile ride on Lord Braybrooke’s private 10 1/4’’ gauge railway through Estate woodland. You can also take a walk through the Enchanted Woodland at Audley End and see if you can spot the many little fairies and elves that live hidden in the woods in their fairy tree houses.

T: 0845 463 2324 W: curvemotion.com CurveMotion is a unique high quality indoor venue to entertain all age groups. Featuring the largest soft playframe in East Anglia, roller skating sessions for all abilities and a Bistro offering freshly prepared hot and cold meals and snacks. A diverse range of party options and private hire are available.

Cambridge Leisure Park Clifton Road, Cambridge CB1 7DY T: 01223 414964 W: cambridgeleisure.co.uk Conveniently located directly next to the railway station, but with ample parking too, Cambridge Leisure is home to The Light Cinema, Tenpin Bowling, a Travelodge Hotel, a range of restaurants to suit all tastes. Cambridge Leisure is a real family destination. Cambridge Science Centre 18 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BQ T: 01223 967965 W: cambridgesciencecentre.org Get hands-on with some of the best science and technology from the city of Cambridge and around the world. Visit a space of exploration for adults and families packed with amazing interactive exhibits, lively shows and inspiring workshops. Classic Wings IWM Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR T: 01223 837453 W: classic-wings.co.uk Enjoy a nostalgic flight over the stunning Cambridgeshire countryside in a classic Dragon Rapide, a genuine World War II Tiger Moth, or fly Wing to Wing with a Spitfire. Now you can Fly in a Spitfire, fulfil your dreams!! Why not make it a whole day out for the family and visit the IWM? Gift Vouchers available. Clip ‘n Climb Unit 34 Clifton Road Industrial Estate, Clifton Road, Cambridge CB1 7EB T: 01223 941700 W: clipnclimbcambridge.co.uk Where climbing centre meets theme park, experience 20 unique climbing challenges that twist, turn, light and excite. The East of England’s first Clip ‘n Climb is suitable for everyone from 4 years upwards and is the ultimate fun and healthy activity for you to enjoy with your friends and family.



Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Old Great North Road, Peterborough PE8 6LR T: 01780 784444 W: nvr.org.uk Nene Valley Railway (Home of Thomas) a 7.5 mile Steam railway offering a great family day out. Only 2 minutes off the A1 North of Peterborough, the railway runs through the lovely Nene Valley into the Centre of Peterborough. As well as regular steaming the Railway will also be enjoying many Thomas events. Shepreth Wildlife Park Station Road, Shepreth, Cambridge SG8 6PZ T: 01763 262226 W: sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk There are so many different animals to meet at this multi award-winning attraction, from admiring tigers to bats swooping overhead and keeper talks throughout the day. With indoor playzones and warm tropical exhibits you’re in for an amazing treat, rain or shine. Si5 Spymissions Unit 7, Viking Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EL T: 08444 515515 W: spymission.co.uk Si5 Spymissions is the exciting spy themed action adventure centre near Cambridge for anyone aged 6 and above. The Mission: to infiltrate the ship and stop the missile being launched without getting caught! Great for birthday parties and family fun. The Centre For Computing History Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, Cambs CB1 3EW T: 0844 357 5100 W: computinghistory.org.uk/ The Centre for Computing History is a hands-on interactive display of computers and game consoles that date back to the early sixties! From Pong to Pokémon, experience game play evolving. The display includes the huge computers of the sixties, the home computers of the 80’s and much more. The Cambridge College Mystery Treasure Trail Trail starts at Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EL T: 01872 263692 W: treasuretrails.co.uk/visit/ cambridgeshire/cambridge-college Explore Cambridge and some of its historical colleges on this self guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. Suitable for children and adults aged between 6 & 106, can you follow the route and solve the clues to discover whodunit?





ENTERTAINMENT Cambridge is home to a thriving festival scene, visitors can enjoy a variety of world-class events throughout the calendar year - from live music to literature and the visual arts.


Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world.




Highlights include the wonderfully eclectic Cambridge Jazz Festival, Cambridge Open Studios - one of the oldest open studio events in the country, The Cambridge Literature Festival, which welcomes some of the world’s freshest thinkers to celebrate the power of words in all their

forms and Cambridge Summer Music, offering live performances of classical music of the highest calibre in historical venues across Cambridge. Cambridge has an abundance of top performance spaces offering a buzzing and vibrant annual calendar. Enjoy everything from drama to dance, family theatre to internationally acclaimed orchestras and big name pop stars at the city’s legendary Cambridge Corn Exchange, as well as the best live stand-up comedy and more at Cambridge Junction. A city synonymous with the stage, there are hundreds of top productions running throughout the year, offering the very best of the West End and beyond at Cambridge Arts Theatre, as well as national and local productions from theatre groups performing at Mumford Theatre.

For those keen to catch a glimpse of the stars of the future, take in a performance at the university’s ADC Theatre, the former stomping ground of many now famous actors, presenters and comedians, including Stephen Fry, John Cleese, Sue Perkins, Robert Webb and Emma Thompson.


A short journey out of the city will take you to Saffron Hall, where you can enjoy world-class artists and ensembles including London Philharmonic Orchestra and special events for families, and performances from the region’s leading amateur groups. If you’re a fan of horseracing then Newmarket is the place for you - with two racecourses hosting meetings throughout the season as well as their open air live music concerts; Newmarket Nights – hosting household names such as Meatloaf, McFly, The Pet Shop Boys and Kaiser Chiefs. FIREWORKS ON THE BACKS

Highlights Cambridge Literary Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival

18th–23rd April 2017 & November 2017

27th–30th July 2017

cambridgeliteraryfestival.com Each year in April and November, Cambridge welcomes some of the world’s freshest thinkers to celebrate with us the power of words in all their forms.

cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/ folk-festival One of the premier music events in Europe – and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world.


e-Luminate Cambridge Festival 10th–15th February 2017 e-luminatefestivals.co.uk An innovative arts festival showcasing breath taking light installations created by artists, designers and technologists. It comprises spectacular installations, events and a series of talks.



ADC Theatre Park Street, Cambridge CB5 8AS

Cambridge Junction Clifton Way Cambridge CB1 7GX

T: 01223 300085 W: adctheatre.com The ADC Theatre presents a vibrant and varied programme of drama, music and comedy. We are a department of the University of Cambridge and the oldest University playhouse in the country. The ADC is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students.

T: 01223 511511 W: junction.co.uk Cambridge Junction is an arts centre presenting a varied programme of events including live music, theatre, dance, stand-up comedy and family shows. “With an excellent booking policy, good facilities and friendly staff, Cambridge Junction is certainly a jewel in the East of England’s crown.” The Guardian.

Cambridge Arts Theatre 6 St Edward’s Passage Cambridge CB2 3PJ T: 01223 503333 W: cambridgeartstheatre.com Cambridge Arts Theatre is one of the region’s liveliest and most exciting venues, hosting a varied programme of drama, dance, music, comedy and many shows prior to and direct from the West End as well as being home to the biggest and best pantomime in Cambridge. Cambridge Corn Exchange 2 Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QB T: 01223 357851 W: cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/cornex Cambridge Corn Exchange is the largest arts and entertainment venue in the region, celebrating live performance with its diverse programme of events which bring audiences together. Cambridge Early Music Box 111, 23 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1AH T: 0844 8082412 W: cambridgeearlymusic.org Cambridge Early Music runs a lively concert season and education programme for all ages, from young people to adult, which encompasses a wide range of musical genres within early music. Central to the calendar are two prestigious Summer Schools, one on Baroque music, the other on Renaissance music. Cambridge Folk Club The Golden Hind, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP T: 01638 603986 W: cambridgefolkclub.org.uk Cambridge’s oldest folk club presents the best in new, local and national acoustic music. Offering all styles of acoustic and folk music in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, it meets every Friday at 8.00pm. Its programme includes Open Stage nights, Showcase nights, and nights featuring pre-booked Guest artists. Cambridge Folk Festival Cherry Hinton Hall, Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge CB1 8DW W: cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world. It has become hugely popular attracting ten thousand people, many of whom return year after year. 20


Cambridge Literary Festival 7 Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EL T: 01223 515335 W: cambridgeliteraryfestival.com Cambridge Literary Festival brings the best literary events to Cambridge all year round. From novelists, journalists, politicians, scientists, comedians, historians, poets and vibrant events for children, we showcase the most exciting reflections of the world we live in today. Cambridge Open Studios Various studios in Cambridge and surrounding villages W: camopenstudios.co.uk Cambridge Open Studios comprise a wide range of artists, craftspeople and designer-makers in Cambridgeshire, with the aim of bringing them together with the public, making their art fully accessible through studio and workshop visits. FREE to visit. Takes place during the first four weekends in July each year. Cambridge Philharmonic W: cam-phil.org.uk One of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished music societies, with a full symphony orchestra and chorus, giving concerts in 2017 at venues including Kings College Chapel (11 March), Ely Cathedral (8 July) and West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (21 January, 20 May). Cambridge Summer Music Clare College Memorial Court, Queen’s Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AJ W: cambridgesummermusic.co.uk For nearly 40 years Cambridge Summer Music Ltd (CSM) has promoted live performances of classical music of the highest calibre in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. Choral Evensong Various Locations Cambridge, Cambs CB2 3AD W: choralevensong.org Every day during term-time, starting between 5.30 and 6.45 pm, several Cambridge college chapel choirs sing beautiful music in Choral Evensong- a service which is free of charge and open to all.


Fairhaven Singers Various venues in Cambridge

Saffron Hall Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH

W: fairhavensingers.org.uk One of East Anglia’s foremost chamber choirs, Fairhaven Singers performs exciting new choral works alongside early music and classical favourites. Join us in 2017 for concerts 18 March, 8 July, 11 November, 9 December in some of Cambridge’s most beautiful venues.

T: 0845 548 7650 W: saffronhall.com Saffron Hall is the award-winning concert hall built in the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School. Famed for its acoustic, each season Saffron Hall hosts international artists from across the classical, jazz and dance worlds, alongside performances from leading amateur groups.

Mumford Theatre Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT T: 01223 352932 W: anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre Situated on Anglia Ruskin University’s campus, the Mumford Theatre presents a range of touring professional, local community and student theatre, as well as an extensive range of music events. With excellent tiered seating, the theatre has an enviable reputation for offering a good view from all 270 of its seats.

Stapleford Granary Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP T: 01223 849004 W: staplefordgranary.org.uk Set in sweeping rural landscape, Stapleford Granary is an inspiring space for a broad range of educational activities for all age groups, a place where everyone can feel at home. Following the ethos of the Foundation, the converted farm buildings provide the perfect setting for shared educational and cultural pursuits.

Newmarket Racecourses Westfield House, The Links, Newmarket CB8 0TG T: 0844 579 3010 W: newmarketracecourses.co.uk Newmarket Racecourses has two magical racecourses, the Rowley Mile and the Adnams July Course, and provides not only the exhilarating excitement of world class Flat racing and music nights that rock the East of England, it also offers great value family days and award-winning restaurants. Have a fantastic day out at Newmarket Racecourses in 2017.




Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB

1 Brookside (gates at Brookside and Station Road), Cambridge CB2 1JE

T: 01223 332900 W: fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk Home to over half a million objects from pre-history to present day. See everything from Egyptian coffins to Impressionist masterpieces; illuminated manuscripts to Renaissance sculpture; rare coins and medals to Asian arts. Its internationally renowned collections are complemented by major exhibitions and a varied programme of events.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ T: 01223 333516 W: maa.cam.ac.uk Archaeology and Anthropology are ways of knowing people past and present. MAA houses artefacts made by people across the world and throughout human history, including the earliest African stone tools, recent archaeological finds from Cambridge, and tattoo instruments collected during Captain Cook’s Pacific voyages. Regular temporary exhibitions, events and activities bring the collections to life.



T: 01223 336265 W: botanic.cam.ac.uk


Discover plants from all over the world in 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses, less than a mile south of the city centre. The Garden hosts a range of events, family activities, tours and lifelong learning courses. Trails and young explorer backpacks are available to borrow from the ticket offices – perfect for all budding Darwins.

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA

Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EQ

T: 01223 330402 W: classics.cam.ac.uk/museum

T: 01223 333456 W: sedgwickmuseum.org

One of Cambridge’s hidden gems, the museum houses one of the largest collections of plaster casts of Greek and Roman statues in the world. Originally gathered in the late 19th century, this collection remains a marvellous way to experience these masterpieces of ancient art.

A walk through the The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences will take you on a 4.5 billion year journey through time, from the meteoritic building blocks of planets, to the thousands of fossils of animals and plants that illustrate the evolution of life in the oceans, on land and in the air.


MUSEUMS & BOTANIC GARDEN Museum of Zoology Downing Street, CB2 3EJ T: 01223 336650 W: museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk The Museum of Zoology is now closed for redevelopment and will reopen in summer 2017. Once re-open, the museum will highlight the rich diversity of the animal kingdom. The collection includes a Finback Whale skeleton which will hang in its own glass hall, a Dodo skeleton and many items collected by Charles Darwin.


The Polar Museum

Kettle’s Yard

Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, CB2 1ER

Castle St, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

T: 01223 336540 W: spri.cam.ac.uk/museum From penguins to paintings, sleeping bags to sextants, Inuit art to explorers’ diaries – come and find out about exploration, science and survival at the extreme ends of the earth. Discover the North and South Poles just 10 minutes walk from the city centre.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RH

T: 01223 748100 W: kettlesyard.co.uk Kettle’s Yard house and gallery are currently closed while they carry out a major building project. During closure, there will be displays, events and concerts happening in Cambridge and further afield. Keep up to date on the News page of the Kettle’s Yard website.

More Information For more information on the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden visit www.museums.cam.ac.uk


T: 01223 330906 W: sites.hps.cam.ac.uk/whipple/ Discover a fascinating array of scientific instruments dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. Microscopes, telescopes and laboratory equipment demonstrate the vitality of past science, while the collections of pocket calculators and slide rules reflect how scientific instruments are important to us all.



PUNTING Adventures

GRANTCHESTER Boating activities are an essential part of the Cambridge experience. Many famous students have taken Scudamore’s boats towards Grantchester to explore the scenic upper river and visit the rural haunts of Lord Byron and Rupert Brooke.

Jack Scudamore founded pleasure-punting in Cambridge, ensuring his place in history. By 1920 punting had become the number one boating activity on The River Cam. To this day, Scudamore’s Punting is globally recognised as synonymous with Cambridge. Punting continues to be the must-do activity when visiting the city.

“There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” KENNETH GRAHAME The Wind in the Willows

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May Ball Fireworks Punting June 2017


19th CLARE & TRINITY 20th ST. JOHN’S www.scudamores.com 01223 359750 The University wised-up to the trick of swimming with your tux in a bag to sneak into a May Ball - you’ll get thrown out! The best way to enjoy the prestigious events without a May Ball ticket is on a fireworks punting trip.

The world-famous College Backs are best seen from the river on a Scudamore’s experience. You will see glamorous buildings set amidst pristine lawns and intimate gardens. Experience punting under nine beautiful bridges including the Bridge of Sighs and Mathematical Bridge. Scudamore’s award-winning Cambridge tours offer a majestic glimpse into the city’s history. Choose between a private or shared tour and save when you buy online. If you’re looking to have your own Cambridge adventure whilst appreciating the sights, then hiring a punt is just the thing. Take your own boat out and master a new skill – the art of punting! Offering both boat hire and Cambridge tours, Scudamore’s are happy to cater for special requests. Get in touch with the Bookings Team on 01223 359750.

Bat Safari Punting

FRIDAYS 12th May - 29th September SATURDAYS 27th July - 26th August www.scudamores.com 01223 359750 Scudamore’s famed Bat Safari Tours set off at dusk with a Bat Expert to guide you on a unique river experience. Learn about these important mammals with 50% of your ticket price going straight to the local Wildlife Trust. visitcambridge.org



& CULTURE Cambridge is one of the UK’s most iconic cities. Its elegant centre is framed by architectural triumphs, surrounded by green spaces and home to the University of Cambridge’s world-famous colleges.


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Follow in the footsteps of the city’s luminaries including Darwin, Tennyson and Plath to name but a few. Poets, philosophers, scientists, medics, engineers, prime ministers and Nobel Prize winners have all left their mark here. Take time to admire the picturesque waters of the River Cam and gaze in wonder at The Bridge of Sighs and The Mathematical Bridge. Marvel at the largest fan-vaulted ceiling in the world at King’s College Chapel.

Visit the Round Church, one of the city’s oldest buildings, The Great Court at Trinity, The Wren Library and Great St. Mary’s Church along the way. Explore further afield for more historical treasures, including historic houses, amazing gardens (Wimpole, Anglesey Abbey, Peckover & Ickworth), Britain’s oldest nature reserve (Wicken) and an interactive rare breed farm (Wimpole). In neighbouring Essex and Bedfordshire, Audley End House & Gardens and Wrest Park offer a rare treat for all who visit. For the avid military history enthusiast, a visit to IWM Duxford and Cambridge American Cemetery & Memorial is a must. Set within the spacious grounds of the famous former WW1 airfield, celebrating their Centenary in 2017, IWM Duxford takes you through the history of aviation in times of war and peace. The Cambridge American Cemetery is the only American WW2 cemetery in the United Kingdom.

Discover the history of horseracing, meet former racehorses and explore a new national gallery of British Sporting Art in Charles II Royal Palace at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art in Newmarket. To complete your visit of the surrounding areas, head to Ely to visit the home of Ely Cathedral, dating back to 1083, the Cathedral is an architectural marvel that must be seen to be appreciated, stopping off at Oliver Cromwell’s House on the way to learn about the history of the area. Cambridge has one of the most impressive collections of museums and galleries in the country. The University of Cambridge can take you on a historical journey via its eight museums – from the sciences, to archaeology, to zoology and polar exploration, there is so much to see, you’ll have to stay for a week to see it all (see pages 22 & 23).



The jewel in the crown is The Fitzwilliam Museum, home to world class collections of art and antiquities, spanning centuries and civilisations. Many other museums are located throughout the city and surrounding areas, including The Centre for Computing History and the Cambridge Science Centre, as well as those specialising in local history at The Museum of Cambridge and The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey.

Highlights Duxford Air Festival

Open Cambridge

Festival of Ideas

27th–28th May 2017

9th–11th September 2017

16th–29th October 2017




Open Cambridge allows visitors special access to places that are normally closed to the public to facilitate discovery of local history and heritage.

With hundreds of events over the fortnight, Cambridge Festival of Ideas, explores the most essential, thought-provoking ideas of our time. It fuels public interest in arts, humanities and social sciences through free talks, debates and performances held in lecture halls, art spaces, museums and galleries around Cambridge.

Enjoy dynamic flying over the skies of Duxford’s historic airbase, showcasing the skill and capability of pilots in amazing aircraft. KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL



Cambridge American Cemetery & Memorial Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridge CB23 7PH

English Heritage – Wrest Park Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire MK45 4HR

T: 01954 210350 W: abmc.gov A thought-provoking and peaceful place, with sweeping views over East Anglia. It commemorates the lives and sacrifice of the Americans who were part of ‘the Friendly Invasion’ in World War II. Learn their individual stories in the Visitor Centre.

T: 01525 860000 W: english-heritage.org.uk/wrest Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park. Families with energy to burn can grab an activity backpack and an audio trail designed for kids and head out to explore the grounds or head to the children’s play area to let off some steam.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Round Church) The Round Church, Round Church Vestry, Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB T: 01223 311602 W: roundchurchcambridge.org The beautifully intimate Round Church was built in 1130 and is now a visitor centre with over 15,000 visitors a year. It is the best starting point for anyone beginning to explore Cambridge with a 12-panel exhibition, a film on the history of Cambridge and informative walking tours of the colleges. City Sightseeing Bus Tour 100 Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0DN T: 01223 433250 W: city-sightseeing.com Looking for a unique way to see and explore Cambridge? Then a City Sightseeing Bus Tour is the perfect way to see the city! Hop on our red, opentopped bus and let us show you all the things to do. Ely Cathedral Chapter House, The College, Ely, Cambs CB7 4DL T: 01353 660349 W: elycathedral.org Thousands of visitors come to Ely Cathedral each year, from all over the world. Few are ever disappointed, for there is something here for everyone. Lovers of architecture will rejoice in the many different styles, blending to make the whole. History abounds around every corner, and the beauty created by artists in wood, stone and glass is everywhere. English Heritage – Audley End House & Gardens London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JF T: 01799 522842 W: english-heritage.org.uk/audley Experience a real life period drama as you explore life above and below stairs at this decadent mansion. With glorious gardens and stunning countryside views, it’s not only the grounds at Audley End that are unmissable. The authentic Victorian Service Wing, impressive 17th century stable block, intricate interiors and wonderful works of art are all waiting to be discovered.



Esplora 16 Cockroft Place, Cambridge CB3 0HF T: 01223 328446 W: esplora.co.uk Small group, expert-led, day tours throughout July, from Cambridge to neighbouring towns and villages of exceptional interest. Included in the trips are visits to country houses, churches, National Trust properties and other important monuments. Great St. Mary’s Church Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ T: 01223 462171 W: gsm.cam.ac.uk Climb the tower for panoramic views of Cambridge and hear the bells which inspired Big Ben’s chimes. This beautiful church has been at the centre of the University and City of Cambridge for over 800 years. Discover Cambridge history through fascinating interactive touchscreens, enjoy children’s explorer trails, create your own brass rubbing and visit the gift shop. Hedingham Castle Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DJ T: 01787 460261 W: hedinghamcastle.co.uk The 900 year old Norman keep of Hedingham Castle is not just one place. Romantic, beautiful, ancient, historic and wild, it is somewhere to set your imagination free. Privately owned, its character is unique, and its history is the heritage of us all. IWM Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR T: 01223 835000 W: iwm.org.uk/duxford Explore a historic airfield famous for its role in the Battle of Britain and discover what it was like to serve at RAF Duxford. Find out more about aircraft and military vehicles and the role they have played in conflict and people’s lives. Just 12 miles from Cambridge; free parking. Mountfitchet Castle Stansted, Essex CM24 8SP T: 01279 813237 W: mountfitchetcastle.com Travel back in time to medieval England of 1066 at Mountfitchet Castle. Wander around the ancient dwellings and enjoy the ambience of a bygone lifestyle. Included in admission is ‘The House on the Hill Toy Museum’. An interesting and fun day for all the family.

National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, CB8 8EP T: 01638 667333 W: palacehousenewmarket.co.uk The National Heritage Centre is situated in the remains of Charles II’s sporting palace and stables, and spans five acres in the heart of Newmarket. It comprises three complementary attractions; the new National Horseracing Museum, a National Art Gallery of British Sporting Art, and a chance to meet former racehorses, in the flagship yard of Retraining of Racehorses. National Trust – Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9EJ T: 01223 810080 W: nationaltrust.org.uk/anglesey-abbey Explore Lord Fairhaven’s luxurious Jacobean-style country house and collection. The 114 acre garden with sweeping avenues, borders, statues and working watermill, provide vibrant colour and scents whatever the season. Children can explore and play in the Wildlife Discovery Area. National Trust – Ickworth House Park & Gardens Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 5QE T: 01284 735270 W: nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth Once home to the eccentric Hervey family; the impressive Rotunda is a showcase of the treasures the family collected, whilst life below stairs tells quite a different story. Outdoors, the extensive parkland and gardens provide a tranquil backdrop for a truly entertaining day out. National Trust – Peckover House & Garden North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1JR


New Hall Art Collection Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DF T: 01223 762100 W: art.newhall.cam.ac.uk The New Hall Art Collection is a permanent collection of contemporary art by women artists. With more than 350 artworks the New Hall Art Collection is the largest and most significant collection of art by women in Europe. Oliver Cromwell’s House 29 St Mary’s Street, Ely, Cambs CB7 4HF T: 01353 662062 W: olivercromwellshouse.co.uk Visit the former Lord Protector’s family home and experience what domestic life was like in the 17th Century in a variety of re-created period rooms. Visit Mrs Cromwell’s kitchen, try dressing-up or playing with toys of the time or venture into the Haunted Bedroom if you dare! Guided tours and group visits welcome. Roots Travel & Tours 16 Bermuda Road, Cambridge CB4 3JX T: 01223 479532 W: roots-travel.co.uk Roots offers tours from Cambridge to some of the finest destinations and attractions that England has to offer. Tours are for small groups and are fully guided by experienced tour guides. Learn more about your destination and Britain in general. Tours are great value, fun, friendly and informative. Ruskin Gallery Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT

T: 01945 583463 W: nationaltrust.org.uk/Peckover Explore Peckover House, built in 1722, the family home of Quaker bankers, collectors and philanthropists for over 150 years. Discover the hidden gem - the two acre garden which is an oasis of calm in the bustle of a town.

T: 01223 698333 W: anglia.ac.uk/ruskingallery The Ruskin Gallery is a unique exhibition space surrounded by artists’ studios on Anglia Ruskin University’s campus, incorporating a ground-breaking digital gallery – the first of its kind in the UK. Open to the public, all exhibitions are free and carefully selected to provide a singular and memorable gallery-going experience.

National Trust – Wimpole Estate Old Wimpole Road, Arrington, Royston, Cambs SG8 0BW

The Churches Conservation Trust All Saints’ Church, Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BP

T: 01223 206000 W: nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole Spend a day discovering Wimpole’s acres of parkland and miles of walks, Walled Kitchen Garden, and Home Farm then explore the hall, where intimate rooms contrast with beautiful Georgian interiors. Wimpole is an ‘all year round’ place to visit, a place to escape to and get involved, throughout the changing seasons.

T: 01223 324442 W: visitchurches.org.uk All Saints’ built in the 1860s by G.F. Bodley, and is a triumph of Victorian art and design. A dramatic blast of colour and pattern – almost every surface has painted, stencilled or gilded decoration. Light gleams through stained-glass windows, designed by leading Arts and Crafts artists, including William Morris.



The Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge CB25 9PQ T: 01223 860988 W: farmlandmuseum.org.uk A fascinating place to visit for all ages. Celebrating Cambridgeshire farming, village life and crafts in a beautiful rural setting. Explore Denny Abbey. Family friendly with play area and hands-on activities around the site. Enjoyable programme of events and holiday activities. Seasonal opening times – see website for details. The Manor Hemingford Grey The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Cambs PE28 9BN T: 01480 463134 W: greenknowe.co.uk Built around 1130 and one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain. Made famous as ‘Green Knowe’ by the author Lucy Boston. Her patchwork collection is also shown. A four acre garden, laid out by Lucy Boston, surrounded by a moat, with topiary, old roses, award winning irises and herbaceous borders. The Museum of Cambridge 2/3 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ T: 01223 355159 W: museumofcambridge.org.uk Discover a vibrant, friendly museum that provides a fun exploration of the story of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire people, which is located in a beautiful 17th Century timber-framed building.


Travelsights 10 Market Street, Swavesey, Cambridge CB24 4QG T: 01954 232998 W: travelsights.co.uk Travelsights organises day trips, weekend excursions and bespoke study tours throughout the UK and Western Europe for language students and overseas visitors. We also arrange trips to London Theatres, theme parks and football matches. Wysing Arts Centre Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2TX T: 01954 718881 W: wysingartscentre.org Wysing Arts Centre is one of Europe’s leading research and development centres for the visual arts, with a public programme of events including talks, family workshops, and an annual music festival. We are open daily 12noon–5pm during exhibitions. Our rural site with outdoor sculptures is open to visitors during office hours.

Team Building away days

Go Behind the Scenes Race day Tours

including Premier Enclosure tickets

Discover Newmarket offers a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at racing’s headquarters to learn about the fascinating history, heritage and culture of the town.

Exclusive tours for groups and individuals

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Explore historic Cambridge by bus

For more information: 01223 433250


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FOOD & DRINK Cambridge has every kind of restaurant you could hope for, from stylish fine dining to independent bistros and high street favourites, you can tick just about every box in terms of international cuisine, ranging from family restaurants to charming tea rooms and cafĂŠs.


The city centre is a hub of gastronomic delight, with quintessential English pub food served daily, sandwiched between the best of modern European cuisine, foods from the Orient, Asia and America. With so much choice nearby, you’ll need to try a few before you decide on your favourite. 32




For the enthusiastic Foodie, why not indulge in the Cambridge Food Tour and take in many of the treasured local hotspots. Take a seat at one of the riverside restaurants, enjoying the sights and sounds of the river, or indulge in an afternoon of charming tea rooms and quaint coffee shops, spilling out onto the bustling Market Square, lining King’s Parade or tucked away in quiet back streets.

If the occasion calls for it, Cambridge is home to two Michelin starred restaurants offering a dining experience where culinary brilliance is the foremost consideration. And for a romantic dinner for two, why not choose an intimate brasserie dining setting at one of Cambridge’s many hotels, or if you are looking for something a little less formal, the city and surrounding villages are host to some of the best pubs in the region.


Highlights Cambridge Beer Festival

Mill Road Feast

May 2017



The Mill Road mile of international food and independent shops presents a pop up market, offering quality local produce and street food.

The largest regional beer festival in the UK with a wide range of local and national beers.

September 2017


Cambridge Food, Garden & Produce Festival 7th–8th October 2017 oakleighfairs.co.uk/ foodandgarden/ The annual event based in the heart of the city – each year the tent is filled with scrumptious fruit, veg, cakes and other baked goodies.



2648 14a Trinity St. Cambridge CB2 1TB T: 01223 632479 W: 2648cambridge.com Cambridge’s Newest Bar, 2648, is now open. From 5pm every day you can enjoy a mix of Beers, Wine & Spirits and a wide menu of American Bar Food. Think Pulled Pork Burger, Rack of Ribs or Basket of Wings. All Bar One 36 St.Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR T: 01223 371081 W: allbarone.co.uk Within easy reach of the Grand Arcade and recently remodeled, All Bar One is a stylish city bar where you can catch up with friends, unwind after work or simply find a sophisticated space to indulge in an excellent selection of food and drink. Atrium Brasserie The Gonville Hotel, Gonville Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1LY T: 01223 366 611 W: www.gonvillehotel.co.uk Located at The Gonville hotel, the newly refurbished Atrium Brasserie is open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner.The menu offers a range of dishes & combines traditional British fare with contemporary re-imaginings. Baroosh 8 Market Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PF T: 01223 309796 W: baroosh.co.uk Cambridge’s premium over 21’s bar & kitchen. Perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner, coffee, wine or evening cocktails. Situated right in the heart of the city and spread over 4 mezzanine levels, Baroosh is great for food with family, birthday functions with friends or important business meetings. Bella Italia 14-16 Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UF T: 01223 464630 W: bellaitalia.co.uk Located on Bridge Street, we are proud to serve you genuine taste of Italy for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Try our Fresh Pasta, which has been made by Italian pasta experts, the Gaetarelli family, on the shores of Lake Garda! Butch Annie’s Handcrafted Burgers & Ribs 23 Market Street, Cambridge CB2 3PA T: 01223 361792 W: butchannies.com Butch Annie’s is a vibrant Brooklyn-style burger and rib joint sited on Market Street in the centre of historic Cambridge. The focus here is simple, to source the best ingredients from some of the country’s finest small-scale producers, keep the menu concise and the choice exciting. 34



Café at the Library 3rd Floor Central Library, Cambridge CB2 3QD T: 01223 728520 W: cambridgeshireccs.co.uk/page/catering/ourcafes The Café at the Library offers a quiet retreat in the centre of Cambridge where customers can relax, read a newspaper, browse the internet and enjoy freshly prepared food and beverages at very reasonable prices. Café Rouge 24-26 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB3 1UJ T: 01223 364961 W: caferouge.co.uk Open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving sandwiches, baguettes, croques, steaks, salads and classic French dishes. Whether you’re just dropping in for coffee or a meal, we’re sure to have something to satisfy you. Cambridge Canteen Hill Farm Road, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4AN T: 01223 835237 W: cambridgecanteen.com More than just a burger place, our chefs grill gourmet burgers like our famous Lamb & Yorkshire Pudding, Sunday Breakfast and Sunday Roast burgers, but also lighter fare including fish and vegetarian options complemented by a tasty selection of sides, homemade desserts, hand-mixed cocktails and a robust selection of wines and ales. Cambridge Food Tour Historic City Centre, Cambridge T: 01223 269991 W: cambridgefoodtour.com Are you a foodie or want to get under the skin of a city you visit? Then the Cambridge Food Tour is just what you are looking for. You can look forward to a fun walking tour filled with delicious local and international food and interesting stories about food, the food scene and Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire Wine School Various city centre venues in Cambridge T: 01223 655391 W: cambridgeshirewineschool.com Wine tasting fun for everyone! Saturday Introduction to Wine Tasting courses, Evening Wine Tastings, Private Parties and business socials. Wine Tasting Gift Vouchers for terrific gift ideas (free postage and no expiry date!) and even Private Wine Tastings on a Chauffered Punt in the summer. CAU Cambridge 15 Bene’t Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN T: 01223 357000 W: caurestaurants.com Our menu embraces Buenos Aires cuisine, a melting pot of comfort food inspired by Italy and Spain alongside the jewel in Argentina’s crown, its beef. Mouthwatering steaks, burgers and steak sandwiches are joined by a tempting selection of more-ish favourites, each with a distinctive Buenos Aires twist. CB2 Bistro 5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD T: 01223 351181 W: cb2bistro.co.uk Our priority is to ensure that, when you choose to spend your free time at CB2 Bistro, your experience takes place in a relaxing and friendly environment. We have an intriguing menu offering rustic global cuisine, cold and hot drinks and wines. For more information visit our website at www.cb2bistro.com.


Charlie’s Coffee Company 44-45 Burleigh Street, Cambridge CB1 1DJ T: 01223 478545 W: charliescoffee.co Charlie’s Coffee Company is an independent café serving highest quality drinks and food. At Charlie’s you can taste a rich flavour of Illy coffee, experience authentic Italian pizza using traditional methods and fresh ingredients cooked to perfection in our woodfired oven by our talented chefs. Chilford Hall Balsham Road, Linton, Cambridge CB21 4LE T: 01223 895600 W: chilfordhall.co.uk Chilford Hall Vineyard is just 20 minutes from Cambridge and produces single estate, award winning wines. Vineyard tours and tastings are of 90 minute duration. Starting in the Winery, the entire wine making process is explained and by following one of the Vineyard Trails you can see how the vines are grown.



Cinnabon 22 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3NA T: 01223 322377 W: cinnabon.co.uk Made with high-quality ingredients that taste soooo yummy, our baked goodies and specialty beverages are second to none. But don’t take our word, check out our goodies and visit us whenever you’re shopping, travelling or just want a little frosting on your day. Cinnabon is the place to be!!! Coast Fine Fish Restaurant & Takeaway 15 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB T: 01223 351344 W: coastfish.co.uk Fresh Fish Restaurant and Take Away serving traditional British Fish & Chips as well as seafood dishes.


D’Arry’s Liquor Loft & Restaurant 2-4 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN T: 01223 505015 W: darrys.co.uk D’Arry’s delivers Essentially English food without fuss; they prefer to let the ingredients speak for themselves. The menu is prepared from scratch and where possible, ingredients are sourced from the UK. Relax and enjoy winter nights by the open fire or use our private dining room for that special occasion!

Galleria Restaurant 33 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UW T: 01223 362054 W: galleriacambridge.co.uk Enjoy dining at one of Cambridge’s premier dining locations overlooking the River Cam enjoy our chefs’ speciality dishes from around the world. We can accommodate all dietary requirements (Kosher*, Halal, Coeliac, Dairy free * pre order).

De Luca Cucina & Bar 83 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AW T: 01223 356666 W: delucacucina.co.uk De Luca Cucina is an independent modern Italian restaurant entering its 9th year, with the addition of a new skylight restaurant, dine al fresco, piano bar every Friday night with the Amazing Robin P-iano and a live jazz duo on Sunday evenings. Visit our website for all that we offer.

Giraffe Christ’s Lane, Cambridge CB1 1NP T: 01223 300707 W: giraffe.net The giraffe concept is simple. It’s about freshly cooked, global food, great people and music guaranteed to make you feel good. The menu ‘inspired by flavours from around the world’ includes brunches, stacked high burgers, fresh salads, steak and grills together with coffee, healthy smoothies and a selection of cocktails, beers and wines.

Don Pasquale 12a Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3NJ T: 01223 367063 W: donpasquale.co.uk Don Pasquale Restaurant has been operating since 1973 and we pride ourselves on delivering good quality traditional Italian food. We serve a wide variety of pasta and meat dishes alongside our extensive pizza menu, not forgetting our Bambini menu for any children dining. Fitzbillies 51-52 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RG & 36 Bridge St, Cambridge, CB2 1UW T: 01223 352500 W: fitzbillies.com Fitzbillies has been famous for its Chelsea buns since 1921. Behind its Art Nouveau shop front there is now a large café/restaurant serving brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. And there’s a new, smaller branch in Bridge St, specialising in great artisan coffee. 36


Graffiti Restaurant Hotel Felix, Whitehouse Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0LX T: 01223 277977 W: hotelfelix.co.uk/ Graffiti is an AA two rosette award winning restaurant specialising in inventive, European cuisine. Overlooking the terrace and gardens, it’s perfect for pre-dinner drinks or al fresco dining. On colder days the open fire in the restaurant creates a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Harriet’s Café Tearooms 16/17 Green Street, Cambridge CB2 3JU T: 01223 356443 W: harrietscafetearooms.co.uk If it’s breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, Harriets has much to offer. All our dishes are made on the premises, many to family recipes, using UK sourced ingredients. Indulge in a fresh cooked breakfast or simply pop in for leaf tea and homemade cakes!

FOOD & DRINK Jamaica Blue The Lion Yard Shopping Centre, Cambridge CB2 3ET T: 01223 666327 W: jamaicablue.co.uk Jamaica Blue is built around two firm beliefs: sourcing and serving only the very best coffee, and only using fresh and locally sourced ingredients in its food. This ensures that all stores feel like an escape from the bustling streets outside, fulfilling Jamaica Blue’s belief that everybody should take a little time out of their day to recharge, relax and reflect; to stop for a while and simply enjoy the moment.

Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill 37 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QY T: 01223 362433 W: lochfyneseafoodandgrill.co.uk Located in the heart of this historical town, opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum, this former pub still retains its charm. Dating back 500 years, original features such as exposed beams and interconnecting dining rooms are still intact, and provide a wonderful setting to sample our large range of seafood delicacies.

La Raza 4-6 The Basement, Rose Crescent, Cambridge CB2 3LL T: 01223 464550 W: laraza.co.uk Whether looking for a vibrant tapas menu, expertly crafted cocktails, the coolest live music around or a mix of the three, La Raza can guarantee the highest quality and class in a relaxed, welcoming and friendly setting.

McDonalds 9 Rose Crescent, Cambridge CB2 3LL T: 01223 303020 W: mcdonalds.co.uk 220 seat restaurant open from 6am every day until midnight. Restaurant is open 24 hours a day Friday and Saturday. Breakfast is served until 10.30am.

Las Iguanas Quayside, Cambridge CB5 8AB T: 01223 460540 W: iguanas.co.uk Las Iguanas’ riverside location is the perfect place for lunch, dinner and night-long celebrations. Sizzling South DP AD2.pdf 25/02/2015 12:32 American favourites include1 gluten and meat-free dishes and a kid’s menu that they’ll love. Enjoy 2-4-1 every day on our legendary cocktail menu.

Michaelhouse Café St Michael’s Church, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU T: 01223 309147 W: michaelhousecafe.co.uk 100-seater Michaelhouse Café is set in the stunningly re-ordered St Michael’s Church in the very centre of Cambridge. Fresh, home-made, locally sourced food and Illy coffee combine with stunning architecture to create the ideal stop-off point in the middle of town. Open 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.











Nanna Mexico 29 Petty Cury, Cambridge CB2 3NB T: 01223 665589 W: nannamexico.com Nanna Mexico was founded in 2005 to provide a healthy, affordable and delicious alternative to modern fast foods. Using only the freshest ingredients, Nanna Mexico creates classic Mexican favourites like tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos. We use only the highest quality ingredients and hand marinade the meat using ‘Nanna’s’ secret recipe. Corporate catering packages and street food van hire now available for any event. Norfolk Street Bakery 89 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD T: 01223 660163 W: norfolkstreetbakery.com Norfolk Street Bakery is an Artisan Bakery, situated in Cambridge. We bake on the premises six days a week, artisan breads, cakes and savouries. The artisan breads are made using organic flours and include British classics such as sourdough, rye, white, wholemeal and bloomers, as well Mediterranean rustic breads. Ooshi The Bubble Tea World 61 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AB T: 01223 359026 W: ooshi.co.uk Delicious, refreshing, fun, unique are just some of the descriptions of Ooshi bubble tea. Try one of our many flavour combinations for yourself and discover what makes us so different. Orchard Tea Gardens 45-47 Mill Way, Grantchester, Cambs CB3 9ND T: 01223 551125 W: orchard-grantchester.com The Orchard is a beautiful corner of England where time stands still. Come relax and enjoy the genteel setting where more famous people have taken tea than anywhere else in the world. Over morning coffee, light luncheon or traditional English afternoon tea, soak up the atmosphere of a bygone age. Patisserie Valerie 1-2 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UA T: 01223 365293 W: patisserie-valerie.co.uk In our havens of self-indulgence, you will discover hand-made cakes and patisseries, continental breakfasts, lunches, the finest teas and coffees and an atmosphere that is unique to Patisserie Valerie. Shops in Bridge Street and Fitzroy Street.



Pint Shop 10 Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PN T: 01223 352293 W: pintshop.co.uk At Pint Shop we cook simple British food over real charcoal. Our bar serves 16 craft beers on tap, 45 gins and wines from small European growers. We have 2 dining rooms, where we cook around three cooking principles. Rainbow Vegetarian Café 9a King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ T: 01223 321551 W: rainbowcafe.co.uk Award winning vegetarian/vegan restaurant, opposite King’s College gates. Famous for gluten and allergy free cuisine. Restaurant Alimentum 152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PB T: 01223 413000 W: restaurantalimentum.co.uk With one Michelin Star, three AA Rosettes and a reputation for innovative cooking, Alimentum is the destination for visitors to Cambridge. This fine dining restaurant serves Modern European cuisine and award winning wines. The stylish décor creates a friendly and relaxed environment for your enjoyment. Revolution Cambridge 3-5 Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DS T: 01223 364895 W: revolution-bars.co.uk/bar/ cambridge Friendly and unique restaurant & bar located opposite John Lewis near Grand Arcade, only 20 minutes walk from the Cambridge Train Station. Situated in the heart of Cambridge with 4 floors and a roof terrace, we serve everything from burgers, pizzas, flatbreads, sandwiches & salads. Our restaurant is open Sun-Fri 11.30-10pm, Sat 11.30-9pm. Reys Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge CB2 3QF T: 01223 322399 W: reys.co.uk Reys’ specialty is exceptionally great-tasting rotisserie chicken, all slowly-roasted, self-basted and sensationally succulent. Open all week for lunch, dinner and brunch most weekends, guests can choose to either eat-in or take-away. Rice Boat 37 Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY T: 01223 302800 W: riceboat.co.uk Kerala cuisine. Indian food, but not as you know it. Fresh ingredients are used to create flavour-filled dishes, ranging from mild, low-fat dishes to spicy curries. Gluten-free and other dietary requirements catered for. Open daily.


SIX 6th Floor, The Varsity Hotel, Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ T: 01223 308030 W: sixcambridge.co.uk Located on the top floor beneath The Roof Top Garden of The Varsity Hotel, Six Brasserie and Cocktail bar boasts stunning views of the River and the city’s key colleges including St. John’s, Trinity, Jesus and Magdalene. Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QJ T: 01223 907900 W: sticksnsushi.co.uk Specialising in market-leading Japanese cuisine, our restaurant can be found opposite the Corn Exchange theatre on Wheeler Street. Set in the stunning listed Old Reading Room Building - just a few moments’ walk from the historic University colleges and the Market Square.

Strada 17 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB T: 01223 352166 W: strada.co.uk A few minutes’ walk from Trinity College in Cambridge, Strada is a beautifully designed contemporary restaurant and bar with a small terrace for al fresco dining. The restaurant is conveniently located for pre and post theatre dinners, taking a break from shopping or exploring the city’s many attractions. Ta Bouche 10-15 Market Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PF T: 01223 462277 W: tabouche.co.uk During the mornings and afternoons, you’ll find a relaxed café atmosphere serving barista coffees. During lunch choose from a selection of classic lunch sandwiches, snacks and salads. In the evening Ta Bouche transforms into a lively venue with an upbeat playlist and an extensive drinks offering.

The Orchard is a beautiful corner of England where time stands still. Come, relax and enjoy the genteel setting where more famous people have taken tea than anywhere else in the world. Enjoy reading some poetry from Rupert Brooke, who in 1909 came to lodge at the Orchard House. Over morning coffee, breakfast, light luncheon or traditional English cream tea, soak up the atmosphere of the bygone age. The Orchard, Mill Way, Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9ND 01223 840230 • theorchardteagarden.co.uk visitcambridge.org



Teacake at Shepreth 8 Meldreth Road, Shepreth, Cambs SG8 6PS T: 07565 567023 W: teacakeatshepreth.co.uk Teacake at Shepreth is a traditional tea and coffee shop set in a 1660 thatched cottage and tea garden. Serving homemade cakes and light lunches. Close to Docwra’s Manor open gardens and RSPB at Fowlmere. Open from February–December, Wednesday–Saturday, Sunday PM, reservations only for full afternoon teas.

The Green Man 59 High Street, Grantchester, Cambs CB3 9NF T: 01223 844669 W: thegreenmangrantchester.co.uk The Green Man is a centuries old pub located in the beautiful village of Grantchester, just outside Cambridge. We serve high quality traditional English food using locally sourced ingredients where possible. We are well known for our excellent real ale and have been in The Good Pub Guide for the last few years.

The Anchor Pub, Dining & River Terrace Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EL T: 01223 353554 W: anchorcambridge.com Situated in the River Cam, the Anchor offers fresh inventive food in beautiful relaxed surroundings. We serve local cask ales, craft beer, have an extensive wine list and have the best views of the river Cam in the whole of Cambridge. We are able to take reservations in our Dining room or guests are welcome to eat in the pub or pop in for a drink.

The Mill Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX T: 01223 311829 W: themillpubcambridge.com The Mill Pub in Cambridge - Set on the river Cam serving traditional pub food and a cracking range of ales. Situated in an extremely picturesque location in central Cambridge overlooking the river Cam and its punting stations, The Mill is a delightfully traditional pub oozing character and charm.

The Cambridge Brew House 1 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LH T: 01223 855185 W: thecambridgebrewhouse.com The place to meet friends, relax and enjoy fine beers and a tempting selection of delicious fresh food. Relax in the bar while Mark is hard at work perfecting our own range of ales from the on-site micro-brewery, or sample some local and international craft beers from our every changing range.

The Mill House Restaurant Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, Church Road, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AF T: 01223 293383 W: cambridgequymill.co.uk Located in the original Miller’s House at Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, the two AA Rosette award-winning team brings enthusiasm, experience and flair to every element of the food. We firmly believe in sourcing local produce wherever possible.

The Eagle 8 Bene’t Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN T: 01223 505020 W: gkpubs.co.uk/pubs-in-cambridge/ eagle-pub A traditional English pub dating back to the 16th Century, serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Historical features include the RAF bar with its world-famous ceiling, the room in which ‘the secret of life’ was announced and its own ghost!

The Mitre 17 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UF T: 01223 358403 W: nicholsonspubs.com/ mitrecambridge Traditional British pub in the heart of Cambridge city. We have a passion for cask ale with a large selection always available. We operate a bar and dining room offering full table service to our guests, serving a combination of British classics and some more premium dishes.

The Green Coffee Company The Guildhall, Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3AD T: 01223 353013 W: thegreencoffeecompany.com The Green Coffee Company can be found in the historic Guildhall building, in the heart of the city centre, just around the corner from the Market Square and central shopping district.

The Old Spring 1 Ferry Path, Cambridge CB4 1HB T: 01223 357228 W: theoldspring.co.uk Just a short walk from the River Cam, The Old Spring is a spacious pub with comfy sofas, a roaring fire and large outdoor terrace area. The pub offers a selection of real ales alongside a distinctive menu prepared on site utilising the freshest produce by a team of five chefs.


FOOD & DRINK The Plough 2 High Street, Coton, Cambridgeshire CB23 7PL T: 01954 210489 W: theploughcoton.co.uk Situated in the picturesque village of Coton, just 3 miles from Cambridge, we pride ourselves in serving traditional British food with a modern twist. Serving a seasonal menu and a weekly specials board that offers great food and a relaxed friendly atmosphere. The River Bar Steak House & Grill Quayside, Cambridge CB5 8AQ T: 01223 307030 W: riverbarsteakhouse.com We are located on the river, just off the boardwalk at Quayside, with breathtaking views of Magdalene College. We serve the most tender, full flavoured steak, only ever using the finest prime beef aged for 28 days. Also from the grill, fresh fish and vegetarian dishes. Great cocktails and lovely staff. The Senate 1 St Mary’s Passage, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3PQ T: 01223 315641 W: thesenatebistro.com Set in one of Cambridge’s most iconic locations, between The Senate House, Kings College Chapel and the Market Square, The Senate bar and bistro is a central based and perfect for all sorts of occasions.

Wagamama 36a St Andrews Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3AR T: 01223 462354 W: wagamama.com Inspired by fast-paced Japanese ramen bars, Wagamama sets out to create a unique way of eating, bringing the fresh, nourishing, flavours of Asia to all. Our Japanese inspired menu has been created to soothe, nourish, sustain and inspire. Zizzi Ristorante 47-53 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AB T: 01223 365599 W: zizzi.co.uk Our Cambridge Regent Street restaurant is nestled in the university town. Find us at the top of the high street, five minute’s walk from the town centre and two minute’s from the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre. We have a stunning view over Parker’s Piece and a really friendly team.





SHOPPING Cambridge is a compact city boasting a wonderful selection of shops. From the hustle and bustle of the city’s seven-days-aweek market and the Saturday All Saints Garden Art and Craft Market, to an abundance of boutiques and independent shops, high street brands, designer labels and exceptional shopping centres, Cambridge has it all!


Potter around the cobbled Market Square to find something special, from fine cheese, vintage clothes and quirky gifts to fresh coffee beans, vinyl and street food and drink.



Stroll down Rose Crescent and Trinity Street, Magdalene Street, Bridge Street and King Street to discover some excellent independent shops and chic cafĂŠs. The pretty open-air All Saints Garden Art and Craft Market,



opposite Trinity College, is open every Saturday, and known for its artisan products and quality arts and crafts at affordable prices. The resplendent Grand Arcade offers more than 60 premium and high street brands including a flagship John Lewis department store, Apple, The White Company, Hollister, Carluccio’s, Kurt Geiger, Topshop and River Island, among others, all under one sky-lit roof. Lion Yard is a modern shopping

centre in the heart of the city. With over 40 stores to choose from, you are always only a few steps away from that perfect purchase. The centre comprises of two spacious floors, housed underneath a beautiful glass roof.


The Grafton, a short walk across Christ’s Pieces, is a shopping centre with household high street names, including Debenhams and H&M as well as fashion stores galore, cafés, restaurants and a nine screen Vue Cinema. Mill Road, just off Parker’s Piece, is the city’s cosmopolitan area hosting a global range of restaurants as well as bohemian cafés and independent shops. Head just out of town to Burwash Manor, Barton, for country chic boutique shopping at its best. This picture-perfect village is home to a working organic farm and stylish clutch of independent and specialist fashion, home, gift, toy, wine and food shops, beauty spa and delicious tea rooms.


Highlights Love Your Local Market

Cambridge Style Week

May 2017

March 2017

Cambridge Open Studios



First Four Weekends of July

A week-long extravaganza bringing together cutting-edge creations with iconic collections from local, national and international designers.


A weekend event with stallholders showcasing the best that Cambridge Market has to offer.

Cambridge Open Studios is a flourishing community of artists, crafts people and designer-makers working throughout Cambridgeshire.




MARKETS Cambridge General Market Market Square – It’s all happening in the square! Cambridge’s colourful and historic open air market in the heart of the City, offers a wide range of produce, goods and services from over 100 stalls. Offering a selection of goods from fruit and vegetables, vinyl, clothing, gifts, flowers, sweets, jewellery, books, recycled goods and more! The market also has a barbers, tailors and bike repair stall. The Market is open Monday to Saturday from 10am - 4pm. facebook.com/cammarkets

For more information about the market, visit cambridge.gov.uk/markets

Sunday Arts & Crafts and Local Produce Market A charming market packed with interesting stalls to browse around and buy from. The crafts include pottery, paintings, photographs, furnishings and sculpture. Local farmers sell an assortment of food from organic meats, fruit and vegetables, to cakes, cheeses and apple juice. The Traders on this market make or produce their own products. @cammarkets

Well worth a visit here. Different days of the week you get different traders. Lots of interesting food to sample. Crafts to browse along with fresh fruit and veg and evening food outlets.’



Open every Sunday from 10am – 4pm. For more information about the market, visit cambridge.gov.uk/markets




All Saints Garden Art & Craft Market Opposite Trinity College All Saints Garden, set in a delightful corner of historic Cambridge, hosts a wide variety of local artists and crafts people who make the goods they sell. Now running for more than 35 years, All Saints Garden Craft Market is friendly and welcoming, selling everything from fine jewellery, pottery and sculpture, to photography,

paintings, prints and clothing. You can talk to the artists themselves about the crafts they make and you may even observe them working there. The Market is held on Saturdays all year round, plus Fridays in June, July and August. It also opens Wednesday to Saturday in December (up to Christmas), weather permitting. For more information about the market, visit cambridge.gov.uk/markets


Highlights Love Your Local Market

The Big Switch On

May 2017

November 2017


The General Market is the centre-piece location for the annual Christmas Lights Switch On, with celebrity guests and a wonderfully diverse line-up of music, performance and dance which will appeal to everyone.

A weekend event with stallholders showcasing the best that Cambridge Market has to offer.





MILL ROAD Mill Road, just off Parker’s Piece, is the city’s cosmopolitan area. Located a short walk from both the historic centre and The Grafton area, Mill Road is renowned for its diverse and international range of restaurants and 46


food shops, second-hand books and furniture, an American Pool club and bar, cycle shops, antiques shops, hairdressers and more. The area boasts five arts venues if you wanted to catch a


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local art exhibition or find handmade crafts and gifts.

cosy surroundings, serving local ales to bustling bars, serving exotic cocktails.

There are a whole host of fantastic local pubs that line Mill Road and many hidden gems that can be found in the adjoining side roads – there is something suitable for all tastes and styles – choose from quiet

If you want to experience the bohemian side of Cambridge and then Mill Road should definitely be the place for you to begin! For more information visit mill-road.com


Highlights Mill Road Feast

Mill Road Winter Fair

Summer 2017

Saturday 2nd December 2017

The Mill Road Feast is a treat for all foodies! Offering a great mix of traders, offering their culinary delights - arrive hungry and bring your friends, so you can all try as many things as possible.

The Mill Road Winter Fair is a hugely successful celebration of the community in this vibrant part of Cambridge.


Mill Road Midsummer Festival TBC The Mill Road Midsummer Festival spans the length of Mill Road and includes a wide variety of entertainment, from traders and individual businesses organising their own special events. Enjoy all manner of live music, games, sports and street food.





Angela Reed - Furniture & Fine Things Furniture and Fine Fittings, Market Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1HQ T: 01799 520056 W: angelareed.co.uk We offer inspirational, unique and great value furniture and home accessories. 13 stylish rooms in the heart of Saffron Walden, we are dedicated to offering the highest quality service and products and hope to welcome you soon.

Burwash Manor New Road, Barton, Cambridge CB23 7EY W: burwashmanor.com A group of converted farm buildings housing 15 independent shops that offer food and wine, clothing, jewellery, gifts, toys, home and garden furniture, rugs, flowers, haberdashery, art and crafts and more. Open seven days a week, with tea rooms, beauty salon, farm walks, free parking and children’s play area.

Ben Hayward Cycles Scotsdales Garden Centre, Horningsea CB25 9JG T: 01223 352294 W: benhaywardcycles.com Established in 1912, we hope to balance traditional high standards of service with forward looking attitudes tempered by experience. New products are vigorously researched and tested, new service methods adopted, customer comments encouraged and acted upon. Stockists of Airnimal, Alex Moulton, Brompton, Dawes, Marin, Pashley, Sabbath, Trek and Whyte bicycles.

Byard Art 14 King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ T: 01223 464646 W: byardart.co.uk Independent contemporary gallery’ Byard Art curates a rolling programme of solo and group exhibitions alongside a changing showcase of gallery artists. We welcome visitors to our two floors of calm, relaxed display space opposite King’s College Chapel in the Cultural heart of Cambridge. Open 9.30am–5.30pm Monday to Saturday, Sunday 11am–5pm.

Boudoir Femme 2 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN T: 01223 323000 W: boudoirfemme.co.uk Award winning, independent fashion boutique in Cambridge city centre with our edit of clothing and accessories for women from American Vintage, Maison Scotch, M.i.h Jeans, Sam Edelman and Lily & Lionel. Listed in the Drapers Top 50 Inspiring Independents.

Cambridge Gift Shop Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3AD T: 01223 313991 W: thecambridgegiftshop.com The Cambridge Gift Shop is located adjacent to the Tourist Information Centre on Peas Hill, in the historic heart of the city. Often referred to as an Aladdin’s cave, we offer a large selection of gifts for you to take home, all selected with care and sold with pride!

Brora 23-24 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB T: 01223 359741 W: brora.co.uk Proudly British, Brora is famous for the finest Scottish cashmere in uniquely blended seasonal colours. We also create timeless fashion for all the family using Scottish and Irish tweeds, Liberty Art fabrics, Mohair, Shetland knits and much more.

Cambridge University Press Bookshop 1 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SZ T: 01223 333333 W: cambridge.org/bookshop Come and visit us at the oldest bookshop site in the country. We have a wide range of academic and educational books, as well as lovely souvenirs and gifts. We look forward to welcoming you very soon!


Cambridge Wine Merchants 2 King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ T: 01223 309309 W: cambridgewine.com The UK’s no.1 Wine Merchant. Four Cambridge branches, 350 whiskies, 800 wines, spirits, liqueurs, local ales, meads, ciders, miniatures, fine wines, Havana cigars. Tasting bars, expert advice, private client/wholesale accounts. Suppliers to Oxford and Cambridge Colleges since 1993. Open 7 days. Catherine Jones 9 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UA T: 01223 361596 W: catherinejones.com Catherine Jones of Cambridge is the essential destination for those in search of a timelessly glamorous piece of jewellery. The company is proud to have launched The Catherine Jones Collection, a series of designs made exclusively in their own workshop. Cool Britannia 3-4 Market Street, Cambridge CB2 3PA T: 01223 632010 W: coolbritannia.com Stocking a wide range of Cambridge and British themed products, you will find everything in-store for that perfect gift, including Cool Fashion, Quality Bags and Cambridge Souvenirs featuring famous landmarks and icons such as Cambridge University, the Royal Family and Mr Bean! OFFICIAL RETAILER OF UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE MERCHANDISE. Eurochange 44A Lion Yard Shopping Centre, Cambridge CB2 3NA T: 01223 357497 W: eurochange.co.uk Eurochange is widely recognised as ‘The Foreign exchange experts’. Eurochange offers a friendly and helpful service, with exceptional rates and a wide range of currencies available on demand. It provides a complete foreign exchange service, Money Transfer, International Payments and International Phone Cards. For the best value and advice please visit our store or call us. Giles & Co 4 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU T: 01223 366841 W: universitystore.co.uk Giles & Co sells the best range of official University of Cambridge T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and hoodies in the city. Along with exclusive designs for men, women and children, we also offer souvenirs for all.

SHOPPING Grand Arcade St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3BJ T: 01223 302601 W: grandarcade.co.uk Grand Arcade is the region’s premier shopping destination offering three sky-lit floors of fashion, beauty, food, home and technology retailers in the heart of Cambridge. The award-winning centre, anchored by the nation’s favourite department store John Lewis, features an exciting mix of over 55 high street and premium brands. Hardys Sweetshop 17 St John’s Street, Cambridge CB2 1TW T: 01223 367657 W: hardyssweetshops.co.uk Hardys Original Sweetshop, based in the heart of Cambridge opposite the city’s famous Round Church, stocks a huge variety of old fashioned and modern sweets, teas, biscuits and American candy and soda. With friendly and welcoming staff to greet you with a smile and help you with your shopping, the store is a staple of the city’s high street. Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery 6-7 Green Street, Cambridge CB2 3JU T: 01223 461333 W: hkjewellery.co.uk We are one of the UK’s largest bespoke jewellery companies and we’re passionate about design, craftsmanship and hand making skills. All of our jewellery is designed and made in Great Britain by our team of highly skilled designers and goldsmiths. Heffers Bookshop 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TY T: 01223 463200 W: heffers.co.uk Heffers has been selling books in Cambridge since 1876. Priding itself on being a proper bookshop, it’s packed with titles on all kinds of subjects, and has the best range of children’s books in the area. Surely no trip to Cambridge would be complete without a visit! Hive Antiques 3 Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LJ T: 01223 300269 W: hiveantiques.co.uk Situated just off Mill Road. Easy parking. Our stock includes silver, jewellery, glass, china, tiles, furniture, Persian carpets, books, militaria, woodcarvings, Japanese prints and other oriental items. Other antique shops nearby.



Homestuff with History 5 Green Street, Cambridge CB2 3JU T: 01223 357810 W: homestuffwithhistory.com Sells a quirky collection of antique and vintage homeware and furniture. Every piece has a story to tell, from the battered enamel jug to the beautifully distressed Georgian chest. Combine this with interesting gifts made by small, local suppliers and you’ve a shop that’s easy to spend hours in! Hotel Chocolat Unit 43, Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3NA T: 01223 328950 W: hotelchocolat.com Visit our new contemporary, luxury 50 seat café and shop in the city centre, complete with a ‘Chocolate Whip Bar’ offering a complimentary topping on every hot drink. Choose from an expertly curated drinks menu designed to rejuvenate and restore, from the perfect flat white to the best drinking chocolate, served in ritualistic ceramic cups specially commissioned to replicate the grooved texture of cacao pods. Jacks on Trinity 34 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB T: 01223 354403 W: jacksontrinity.co.uk Bathed in a sea of red, white and blue, Jacks is an unabashed celebration of ‘Great Britishness’. The Union Jack adorns a huge range of items and with a superb range of Cambridge souvenirs, no trip to the city is complete without a visit to Jacks. Jaeger 16 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB T: 01223 656077 W: jaeger.co.uk Quality, heritage and just a dash of wit: Jaeger has epitomised classic British style since 1884. We are proud to have made our name using the finest animal fibres - camel hair, alpaca and merino wool - worked into iconic pieces so perfectly crafted that they could be worn, kept and loved forever. Jigsaw 14 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB T: 01223 312955 W: jigsaw-online.com With shops fits courtesy of cutting edge designers, and campaigns shot by Fashion’s most revered photographers, Jigsaw is a true British fashion institution. Jigsaw’s collections feature quality fabrics sourced from the world’s top mills including Italy and the UK. Exclusive seasonal prints are designed in-house.



JoJo Maman Bébé 7-8 Rose Crescent, Cambridge CB2 3LL T: 01223 354243 W: jojomamanbebe.co.uk JoJo Maman Bébé offers mums-to-be and parents adorable baby and children’s clothes, an exclusive collection of stylish maternity wear and an extensive range of baby products, toys and gifts. John Beazor Antiques 78 - 80 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DP T: 01223 355178 W: johnbeazorantiques.co.uk John Beazor Antiques offers a wide range of fine furniture, clocks, barometers and decorative items. Situated in a charming Georgian shop in Regent Street for over 75 years, Beazor’s is recognised as one of England’s premier antique dealers with a world-wide reputation and clientele. Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ W: judysvintagefair.co.uk Throughout 2017 Cambridge’s Affordable Vintage Fair will be rocking up at The Guildhall with rail upon rail of vintage clothes, accessories and collectables all at prices that won’t break the bank! Whether it’s 60s shifts or delicate gothic lace we’ll have the latest catwalk trends as well a selection of homewares, menswear and vintage accessories. Laird Hatters 4 Green Street, Cambridge CB2 3JU T: 01223 356820 W: lairdlondon.co.uk Laird Hatters is an independent maker of British handmade hats and caps for ladies and gentlemen. Traditional styles in contemporary finishes and beautiful cloths give a modern twist on classical designs. We have a wide range, from town and country, to top hats for weddings and races to seasonal headwear. Le Creuset 15 Rose Crescent, Cambridge CB2 3LL T: 01223 365531 W: lecreuset.co.uk Le Creuset is recognised the world over for marketleading, premium quality ranges of enamelled cast iron cookware, multi-ply stainless steel, toughened non-stick, and stoneware, along with its outstanding range of wine accessories. Lilac Rose 71 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UR T: 01223 363330 W: lilacrose.co.uk If you’re looking for stylish womenswear with a unique twist, look no further than Lilac Rose on Bridge Street. With a focus on exceptional fit and eye-catching prints, the Lilac Rose collection offers pieces you won’t find in high street chains. Also stocks gifts and accessories.



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Lion Yard Shopping Centre Saint Tibb’s Row, Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3ET T: 01223 350608 W: thelionyard.co.uk Lion Yard offers a vibrant shopping environment just off the Market Square. Visit over 40 stores located on two floors in a covered Central Atrium and along Petty Cury, a pedestrianised colonnade pillared walkway; together housing an exciting range of shops and eateries.

Origins Rose Crescent, Cambridge, Cambs CB2 3LL T: 0370 192 5622 W: origins.co.uk Origins first free standing UK Store. Visit and discover our high-performance skincare products that are powered by nature and proven by science. Choose from our menu of free skin-pampering services. And you’ll get to take home custom dram samples of your Mini-Facial faves! All you have to do is relax and enjoy.

Millers Music 12 Sussex Street, Cambridge CB1 1PW T: 01223 354452 W: millersmusic.co.uk Millers Music is one of the oldest music stores in the country dating back to 1856. Set in the heart of Cambridge’s historic city centre is an absolute must visit if you’re a music fan with the widest selection of instruments and brands including Yamaha, Roland, Fender, Marshall, Bechstein, Tanglewood, and much, much more.

Petit Bateau 14 Green Street, Cambridge CB2 3JU T: 01223 9712345 W: petit-bateau.co.uk The brand is renowned for its French chic style, using the finest quality fabrics to create timeless staples from the best-selling yellow raincoat, comfortable cotton underwear and essential tees to classic breton stripes for babies, children and adults.

Modish 3 Green Street, Cambridge CB2 3JU T: 01223 354436 W: modishonline.co.uk Love gorgeous shoes? Then you’ll love Modish! But we’re not just a pretty face – each pair is road tested, so you know they’ll feel great. Just one reason - The Guardian Newspaper recommends Modish as one of the Top 3 Shoe Shops in East Anglia. Visit us to find out why!



Podarok 12 Bene’t Street, Cambridge CB2 3PT T: 01223 314411 W: podarok.co.uk Podarok, the independent gift shop in the heart of Cambridge! Bursting with everything from hand-made leather satchels, to designer jewellery. They pride themselves on supporting small scale suppliers, ensuring a range of quirky and individual products, many of which are hand made!

Robert Graham Whiskey & Cigar Emporium 9 Sussex Street, Cambridge CB1 1PA T: 01223 354459 W: whisky-cigars.co.uk Specialist retailers since 1874, offering a wide range of Single Malt Whisky, Rum & Bourbon, handmade Cuban and non-Cuban cigars, pipe & rolling tobaccos. Upstairs you’ll find our own award-winning single cask bottlings. Downstairs you can relax in our sampling lounge and enjoy one of our many hand rolled cigars. Talking T’s 37 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UW T: 01223 302411 W: t-shirts.co.uk A fabulous, family run T-shirt shop and a long standing favourite with locals, visitors, and students. Official University clothing plus our own range of exclusive designs hand-printed in our Cambridge workshop. Open 7 days a week and until late in the summer. The Cambridge Satchel Company 2 St Marys Passage, Cambridge, Cambs CB2 3PQ T: 01223 366106 W: cambridgesatchel.com Founded in 2008 by Julie Deane at her kitchen table, just outside Cambridge – our acclaimed bags range from classic satchels to shoulder bags and clutches. All lovingly handmade in the UK. We also offer a range of luxury small leather goods and an embossing service, allowing you to personalise your satchel.


The Grafton Centre 46 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PS T: 01223 316201 W: graftoncentre.co.uk Situated in the heart of beautiful Cambridge, The Grafton shopping centre is ideal for a great day out offering a wide variety of stores, cafés, restaurants and entertainment including a multi-screen VUE cinema. The Sheep Shop 72 Beche Road, Cambridge, CB5 8HU T: 01223 311268 W: sheepshopcambridge.co.uk The Sheep Shop is voted one of the best yarn shops in the UK. You’ll find British wools, locally-dyed yarns, luxury and budget yarns from around the world. Choose from many classes in knitting, crochet, felting, weaving and spinning. Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre 72 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB3 9NF T: 01223 315845 W: townsends-lb.co.uk With 120 years’ experience of sales, repairs and customer service, our knowledgeable and friendly team can help with all aspects of cycling. We carry a good range of clothing, accessories and bikes from Genesis, Ridgeback, Pashley, Surly, Tifosi and our own Light Blue Bikes.

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ABC Languages The Cambridge Union Society, 9a Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB T: 01223 417143 W: abclanguages.com ABC offers quality English teaching. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, a university student or mature professional, you’ll find the course you’re looking for. We provide a range of programmes in a historic University setting. We also welcome under 18s and families in June, July and August. Alliance Francaise de Cambridge 60 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1LA T: 01223 561854 W: alliance-cam.co.uk Alliance Francaise de Cambridge is a charitable organisation promoting French and francophone culture. Part of the Cambridge community, we teach French to the highest level. A dedicated team working with energy and enthusiasm to create this little French haven in Cambridge. Blue Bridge Education 33-35 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AB T: 01223 665065 W: bbegroup.co.uk BlueBridge Education specialises in hosting groups of International students and visitors. We offer a unique insight into the history and traditions of Cambridge with a particular emphasis on the University. We provide opportunities to meet University students, graduates and academic staff, organising lectures and seminars on a wide range of topics. Cambridge Regional College Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2QT T: 01223 418200 W: camre.ac.uk Cambridge Regional College is one of the largest Further Education Colleges. We offer a wide range of full-time courses, technical and professional qualifications, Higher Education and Apprenticeships. Our expert teachers and state of the art facilities make us the number one choice for thousands of school leavers, adults and local businesses. Cambridge Seminars College 143-147 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8HA T: 01223 300123 W: cambridgeseminars.co.uk Cambridge Seminars College is a small and welcoming Language Centre in the heart of Cambridge, just ten minutes’ walk from the historic City Centre, and five minutes from the retail park and the Grafton shopping centre.



Central Language School Cambridge The Stone Yard Centre, 41B St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR T: 01223 502004 W: centrallanguageschool.com A small, friendly, city centre school giving an excellent opportunity to learn English in a warm, caring community atmosphere. General, intensive and part-time courses with exam preparation available. Open all year. Accredited by the British Council. EF Language School 221 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN T: 01223 240020 W: ef.com EF is the world leader in international education and has over 50 years of experience. Highlights at EF Cambridge: newly refurbished building, start any Monday, all year round, study from 2 to 52 weeks, international classes, own learning method, fully accredited. We look forward to welcoming you at EF Cambridge! Meet Cambridge 12c King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ T: 01223 768740 W: meet-cambridge.com Meet Cambridge is the free, official venue-finding services for events at the University of Cambridge, the Colleges, hotels and other unique and wonderful properties in the city and beyond. Our portfolio offers a choice of over 50 venues suitable for between 10 and 1000 delegates. Studio Cambridge 6 Salisbury Villas, Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JF T: 01223 369701 W: studiocambridge.co.uk Studio Cambridge is the oldest English language school in Cambridge. We offer general and intensive English courses for adults aged 16+ year-round as well as eight summer camps for young learners aged 9-19 years old. The Cambridge Flower School Newton Hall, Town Street, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7ZE T: 01223 655661 W: thecambridgeflowerschool.co.uk Learn the beautiful art of floristry at The Cambridge Flower School. Whether you dream of becoming a florist and designing fabulous flowers for weddings or would like to be more creative with your flowers at home, The Cambridge Flower School has a range of courses and workshops suitable for beginners.


EDUCATION & TRAINING The Michaelhouse Centre St Michael’s Church, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU T: 01223 309167 W: michaelhousecafe.co.uk/ michaelhouse-centre The Michaelhouse Centre, situated in St Michael’s Church, opened in 2002 as a unique community resource in the heart of Cambridge. The centre comprises a modern and well-equipped café, meeting rooms for hire, display/exhibition space, performance space and the medieval Hervey de Stanton Chapel, set aside for meditation and prayer. The Møller Centre Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DE T: 01223 465500 W: mollercentre.co.uk The Møller Centre is an intelligently designed, purpose-built, residential leadership development and conference ‘Centre for Excellence’ set within 42 acres of beautiful parkland on the grounds of Churchill College. Stunning Scandinavian architecture and a multi-award winning team provide the perfect learning environment for organisations to explore leadership, innovation and strategy.

Unshaken Photography Training Central Library, Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD T: 01223 654309 W: unshaken.co.uk Unshaken Photography Training run digital photography courses for beginners and professional photographers. You may be completely new to photography and stuck on fully automatic or starting out on a new career, either way we can help. Our range of photography courses includes beginners, portraits, wedding, landscape and sports! World Study Solutions 43 Burleigh Street, Cambridge CB1 1DJ T: 01223 313604 W: worldstudysolutions.com Want to study at a university or language school in Cambridge then World Study Solutions can help you and our advice is free! All our schools are accredited by the British Council and English UK. We have helped thousands of international students go to language schools and university in Cambridge and throughout the UK.






CAMBRIDGESHIRE Explore and enjoy South Cambridgeshire. Set in 350 square miles of fantastic cycling and walking countryside, the district of South Cambridgeshire offers the perfect opportunity to relax and explore.

With its historic monuments, houses and museums set in the tranquil and rural landscape of rolling chalk hills, covered with beech woods and flat fertile land, South Cambridgeshire provides a great location for everyone from the lively and adventurous to those who want to unwind and get away from it all. Eight miles south west of Cambridge, Wimpole Estate is home to Cambridgeshire’s largest stately home with 18th Century gardens designed by the famous historical gardener Lancelot 58


‘Capability’ Brown. As well as its impressive grounds, Wimpole is also home to a working farm where visitors can take part in a variety of activities such as grooming donkeys and ponies, collecting eggs and experiencing the wide range of pigs, sheep and cattle that live there. IWM Duxford takes you on a journey through the history of aviation in times of war and peace. Explore the historic site which dates back to the First World War, get up close to a legendary Spitfire or iconic Concorde and get hands-on with our award-winning interactive exhibitions for the whole family.


Take in a winery tour at Chilford Hall’s working vineyard, lying in 18 acres of rural countryside. East Anglia is one of England’s main wine producing regions and the district boasts a number of vineyards.Vines have been growing here since Roman times, benefiting from long hours of sunshine and low rainfall. Not far from Chilford Hall, the award-winning Linton Zoo offers children and adults alike a wealth of rare and exotic creatures, while Shepreth Wildlife Park, just 8.7 miles south of Cambridge and houses a famous collection of wild and domestic animals. Travel north to Grantchester with its idyllic water meadows and The Orchard Tea Gardens, made famous by poet Rupert Brooke. Grantchester is just one of the idyllic settings that can be enjoyed by walkers throughout the region. If the outdoors is your passion, enjoy rambling through the countryside or relaxing in the many public access gardens. Four miles south east of Cambridge,Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve boasts 110 acres of woodland, with the remains of a 5th Century BC Iron Age Fort.Take some time to get close to nature and enjoy a stunning country walk along their nature trail. Cambridge American Cemetery is set in 30.5 acres, commemorating service men and women who lost their lives in World War II serving as crew members of British based American aircraft.The tablet of the missing, records 5,126 missing in action lost or buried at sea, and the

graves area contains 3,812 headstones. Sawston is the largest settlement in South Cambridgeshire, with a population of approx. 7,500 Sawston cinema is unique. It is the only rural picture house in Cambridgeshire and the only one in the country run by young people. Housed in a 1930s building, films are screened regularly. For more details on the programme visit: www. sawstoncinema.org.uk Wysing Arts is a rural arts centre with a focus on innovation and experimentation.There are indoor and outdoor exhibitions with works of national and local artists. Year round programmes include exhibitions, workshops for adults, families and children, artist’s talks and events. Whether on a short break or an extended stay, a great way to explore the Cambridgeshire countryside is by bike and there are a number of wonderful country pubs that you’ll find along the way. In rural South Cambridgeshire you’ll find a warm welcome awaiting you at the many fine hotels, guest houses and B&Bs that service Cambridge – ideal bases from which to enjoy all that the region has to offer. How to get here The area has good road and rail links – the M11 runs through the south and west and connects with the A1 via the A14 to Huntingdon. The main Kings Lynn, Ely and Cambridge to London railway line runs north/south through the district with stations at



Waterbeach, Shelford and Whittlesford.There are also railway services to London via Royston with stations at Foxton, Shepreth and Meldreth villages as well as high speed services to Cambridge City Centre from London. For guide maps, fares and more information about how to use the BikeBus Explorer, please visit www. scambs.gov.uk/bikebus-explorer.







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BEYOND CAMBRIDGE Discover Newmarket The Mews, Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP T: 0344 748 9200 W: discovernewmarket.co.uk Discover Newmarket offers a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at racing’s headquarters and see the equine stars at work. Guided tours for groups and individuals can be organised for a half-day, full-day or longer and accommodation can be arranged if required. Ely Tourist Information Centre, Oliver Cromwell’s House, 29 St.Mary’s Street, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4HF T: 01353 662062 W: visitely.org.uk The historic city of Ely is full of charm and beauty and home to one of the most magnificent cathedrals in England. Here you will find a variety of historic attractions, a beautiful waterside, interesting galleries, a range of independent shops, delightful tearooms and bustling markets and all our City Centre car parking is free! With excellent road and rail links, Ely is the perfect base from which to explore.

St Neots St Neots Town Council, Priory Lane, St Neots, Cambs PE19 2BH T: 01480 388911 W: stneots-tc.gov.uk Historical St Neots sits on the river Great Ouse and is the largest town in Cambridgeshire. Based just 18 miles from Cambridge, the town centre offers a great selection of High Street retailers and many independent outlets. For information visit www.visitstneots.co.uk or see our Facebook page ‘Visit St Neots’.

Huntingdon 23a Chequers Court, Huntingdon, Cambs PE29 3LZ T: 01480 450250 W: huntingdonfirst.co.uk With its choice of boutique and national shops, historic heritage and riverside walks, Huntingdon and the surrounding area is a perfect place to visit. This quaint historic market town, chartered in 1205, offers a warm welcome in cafés and restaurants or stay a while in the picturesque hotels. With enviable train and road links, it’s so easy to reach.

Stamford Stamford Town Hall, St Mary’s Hill, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2DR T: 01780 753808 W: stamfordtowncouncil.co.uk Considered one of England’s most beautiful market towns and first conservation town in England, Stamford has 400 listed buildings and was voted Sunday Times ‘Best place to live in the UK’. Stamford boasts over a thousand years of history, has a wide range of independent shops and is easily accessible by road or rail.

Ramsey - Open for Discovery The Library, 25 Great Whyte, Ramsey PE26 1HG T: 01487 814897 W: discoverramsey.co.uk Ramsey is a quintessential English market town full of heritage and historic buildings, nestling in the stunning open countryside of seemingly never-ending skies. You can visit the heritage attractions, the Great Fen project, the independent shops and take tea or a pub lunch.

Visit Cambridgeshire Fens Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambs PE15 8NQ T: 01354 654321 W: visitcambridgeshirefens.org The Cambridgeshire Fens are an ideal place for a short break to relax and unwind, enjoy the unique landscapes, take a leisurely boat trip or if you are looking for something more adventurous there is a lot on offer from Western Riding to Blokarting. The Cambridgeshire Fens has something for everyone. For more information visit www.visitcambridgeshirefens.org.

Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, 1 Market Place, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1HR T: 01799 524002 W: visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk Saffron Walden is a medieval, rural market town of great charm, just 15 miles to the south of Cambridge, and easily reached by car or public transport. It has a rich heritage of old buildings, including St Mary’s Church, the largest and one of the most beautiful parish churches in Essex.


St Ives & The Old Riverport Town Hall, Market Hill, The Old Riverport, St Ives, Cambs, PE27 5AL T: 01480 388929 W: theoldriverportstives.co.uk St Ives is a beautiful historic town on the river Great Ouse that offers a wealth of recreational opportunities including electric riverboat trips. The iconic fifteenthcentury bridge and chapel sits alongside The Quay in the heart of the Old Riverport area. There are street markets twice a week, plus an award-winning Farmer’s Market twice a month. Visit on the Guided Bus.


West Suffolk The Apex, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD T: 01284 758000 W: theapex.co.uk West Suffolk has a rich variety of natural landscape and is renowned for its market towns, picture-book villages and many tourist attractions. West Suffolk has something for everyone. Enjoy a day at the races in Newmarket, discover the history of Bury St Edmunds, shop for antiques in Clare or explore Brandon Country Park.

Cyclists at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes © Pete Johnstone

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Visit Cambridgeshire Fens The Cambridgeshire Fens is nestled between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge, Fenland makes an ideal destination for a short break all year round. With a wide range of attractions and sites to see, it is well worth a visit. The four vibrant market towns – Whittlesey, Chatteris, March and Wisbech, the ‘capital of the fens’ – are rich in history and heritage in their own right. With a wide choice of accommodation, pubs and restaurants, why not stop off and explore the hidden back streets and sample the fresh local produce at one of the many restaurants and pubs? Enjoy an abundance of fresh local produce, buy from our farm shops and markets or try at our many gastro pubs and restaurants.

For further information, or to request a visitor guide, Visitvisitcambridge.org our website www.visitcambridgeshirefens.org Follow us on Twitter: @CambridgeshireF or Facebook: Visit Cambridgeshire Fens

ENJOY ST NEOTS, CAMBRIDGESHIRE’S LARGEST MARKET TOWN… Nestled around the banks of the River Great Ouse and just 18 miles from Cambridge, St Neots has plenty to offer visitors and residents alike. The town centre boasts one of the largest market squares in England, which hosts a weekly charter market every Thursday and the popular Farmers Market (every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month).

St Neots is renowned for its quirky independent shops and range of restaurants. The town’s award winning museum offers interesting exhibitions and family fun activities throughout the year. More recently there has been the addition of a town centre cinema complex and restaurant quarter, further adding to the town centre offer.

Beyond the town centre there are several green spaces to explore along the river. The riverside park plays hosts to several large events in the summer including the annual Armed Forces Day celebrations, Charity Dragon Boat Race and Rowing Regatta which attract visitors from near and far.

For a full listing of things to see and do as well as upcoming events go to: Website: visitstneots.co.uk

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Visit Ely Experience this magnificent Cathedral City, rich in culture and history. Discover the beautiful waterside along with our delightful shops, markets, tearooms and art galleries. Take a guided tour with one of our expert guides or self-guide your way around our renowned Eel Trail complete with stunning pieces of public art. Ely is your ideal base to explore the magical fens or visit the University City of Cambridge. For further information, or to request our Visitor Guide, please call Ely’s Tourist Information Centre on 01353 662062 or visit www.visitely.org.uk @visitely Facebook “f ” Logo

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Welcome to West Suffolk Where a visit is always a pleasure!

BURY ST EDMUNDS Historic market town, with striking architecture and the stunning Abbey Gardens. THE BRECKS Looking for a walk on the wild side? Explore the unique landscape of The Brecks? CLARE One of Suffolk’s prettiest destinations - an antique hunter’s paradise. NEWMARKET Internationally renowned for horse racing. WEST STOW Fascinating reconstructed Anglo-Saxon Village.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT BURY ST EDMUNDS TOURIST INFORMATION 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD Telephone 01284 764667 • Email tic@westsuffolk.gov.uk

www.visit-burystedmunds.co.uk • www.westsuffolk.gov.uk

Hemingford Meadow at harvest time with The Old Riverport St Ives in the distance, beyond the River Great Ouse and the historic 15th century Chapel Bridge. Photograph by Alan Bennett/Media Imaging Solutions.

Take a trip to The Old Riverport and discover why everyone is ‘Going to St Ives’ Not only could you meet a man with seven wives and lots of cats, you will definitely see a unique range of independent shops, wonderful historical buildings, a stunning water meadow and nature reserve and the beautiful River Great Ouse. Why not stay a while in one of the fine hotels or on one of the nearby campsites and enjoy some of the superb cafés, pubs and restaurants. You will be surprised by just how much goes on in this pretty town, such as our award-winning Farmers’ Market, a lively music scene including the popular Jazz & Blues Festival and Picnic in the Park, a Snowman Festival, a Carnival, film shows and even a play on The Quay.

IT IS A GREAT DAY OUT FROM CAMBRIDGE JUST 30 MINUTES AWAY ON THE GUIDED BUS Find out more at www.theoldriverportstives.co.uk


ACCOMMODATION We have a wide range of styles and settings including award winning guest houses, leading international brands and chic boutique hotels offering a variety of locations from the heart of the city centre to the surrounding rolling countryside. Whether you are looking for a relaxing short break, somewhere to stay for business, a conference, a wedding or family event, booking your accommodation in Cambridge could not be easier!


How to make a booking

Supporting our Beautiful City

Booking online has never been so easy - simply visit our website www.visitcambridge.org and search for accommodation and book online. Alternatively, why not make use of our Visitor Information Centre Booking Service by simply telephoning 01223 791500 and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your requirements and with their local knowledge will help you find accommodation most suitable to your needs.

By booking your accommodation through Visit Cambridge & Beyond, you are supporting the on-going development and management of Cambridge as a destination. Whether you want to stay in the lap of luxury, a country house hotel or a cosy local B&B, Cambridge & Beyond has it all.


Disclaimer Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the information provided within this guide is correct,Visit Cambridge & Beyond does not accept any liability for any omission or inaccuracy within this guide or any inconvenience caused thereby.Visitors are advised to confirm charges (including service charges, if any) at the time of booking.


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Children welcome Conference facilities

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VisitEngland award

Ironing facilities

VisitEngland’s Gold and Silver awards WELCOME Schemes: Cyclists, Families, Pets & Walkers

Ground floor accommodation

Level access Licensed to sell alcohol Parking facilities Guest lift/stairlift Pets welcome (prior arrangement) Swimming pool Welcome to Excellence

Evening meals available Guest’s lounge

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Washing machine available Microwave Gas/Electricity/Fuel by meter

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Most of the accommodation featured in this guide has been quality assessed by either VisitEngland or the AA. Please be aware that ratings can change throughout the year. We also work closely with accommodation belonging to internationally recognised hotel brand chains where standards and quality are guaranteed.

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Arundel House Hotel ✯✯✯

Elegant Victorian terrace hotel beautifully located overlooking the river Cam and open parkland, close to the city centre and University colleges, with a reputation for some of the best food in the area at very modest prices. Ample free parking. Free WiFi. 5 star Food Hygiene Award. Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AN | 01223 367701 www.arundelhousehotels.co.uk | info@arundelhousehotels.co.uk


Price: £65-£185 per room

Ashley Hotel ✯✯

Beautifully restored and refurbished, this privately owned, very well appointed small hotel is ideally situated for either business or leisure, only a short walk from the city centre. Ample parking. Same ownership as nearby Arundel House Hotel. Free WiFi. 5 star Food Hygiene Award. Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1ER | 01223 350059 www.arundelhousehotels.co.uk | info@arundelhousehotels.co.uk


Price: £75-£125 per room

One of the Best Locations in Cambridge Occupying one of the finest sites in the city, Arundel House Hotel overlooks the River Cam and open parkland, close to the city centre and historic University colleges. All 103, attractively furnished, bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and free WiFi. Our restaurant has achieved a reputation for providing some of the best food in the area, in elegant and relaxed surroundings, at very modest prices. Alternatively, our magnificent all day Conservatory Brasserie offers light snacks, cooked meals and traditional afternoon teas overlooking our tranquil and secluded garden. If you have never visited Arundel House Hotel before we think you will be delighted when you see for yourself the facilities and menus we have to offer.

Arundel House Hotel


Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AN T: 01223 367701  F: 01223 367721 www.arundelhousehotels.co.uk info@arundelhousehotels.co.uk



HOTELS Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa ✯✯✯✯

The Four Red Star Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa was originally a Georgian hunting lodge built for the Duke of Bedford in the late 18th century. Today, we offer 77 stylish guest rooms, a two AA Rosette Squires Restaurant, free onsite parking, WiFi throughout, a first class health and fitness club and a luxury 5 bubble rated Spa. Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7BX | 01638 663175 www.bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk | info@bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk


Price: £109–£350 per room

Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge

Set in an idyllic riverside location with 122 modern, contemporary bedrooms, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar and Grill, and LivingWell Health Club with pool, gym, sauna and steamroom, this hotel is a first class option. Suites available. Car parking charges apply. Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge | CB2 1RT 01223 259988 www.doubletreecambridge.com | reservations.cambridge@hilton.com


Price: £155–£469 per room

Hallmark Hotel Cambridge ✯✯✯✯

Newly refurbished bedrooms with a wealth of designer touches and super king size beds ensuring our guests a relaxing home away from home feel. Fully equipped function suites, leisure club, 18 hole championship golf course and award winning Brasserie Restaurant. Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EU | 01954 249988 www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/hotels/cambridge cambridge@hallmarkhotels.co.uk


Price: £69–£179 per room

Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club ✯✯✯✯✯

With its fragrant walled gardens, stately Jacobean country house and 200 acres of Hertfordshire hotel parkland, the historic Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club makes a lasting impression. As London’s time-honoured “Original Country Retreat”, you’ll find the obliging service and amenities expected from a luxury hotel in Hertfordshire, UK. Cambridge Road, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0SD | 01920 48 77 22 www.marriotthanburymanor.co.uk | mhrs.stngs.guestrelations@marriotthotels.com


Price: £100–£400 per room

Hilton Cambridge City Centre ✯✯✯✯

Hilton Cambridge City Centre is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance to attractions and nightlife. Our 198 bedrooms feature generously sized double beds, en-suite bathrooms, free Sky satellite HD TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel also offers events space for up to 200, a brand new LivingWell Fitness Gym and Executive Lounge. 20 Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DT | 01223 464491 www.cambridge.hilton.com | cambridgecity.reservations@hilton.com


Price: £179–£375 per night

Holiday Inn Cambridge ✯✯✯

Holiday Inn Cambridge provides a perfect location for visiting Cambridge city centre. The hotel is ideally located in the village of Impington, just 2 miles from the city centre, and just off the A14. The Holiday Inn boasts 161 bedrooms, restaurant, bar, health suite and 9 meeting rooms. Bridge Road, Impington CB24 9PH 0871 9429015 www.hicambridgehotel.co.uk | cambridge.ihg.com


Price: £90–£180 per room visitcambridge.org


Holiday Inn Express Cambridge

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge combines a contemporary feel with welcoming service. Our 100 comfortable guestrooms feature flat screen TV, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. The hotel also features free WiFi and our Express Start breakfast is included with your room rate, ensuring a great start to the day. 15/17 Coldhams Business Park, Norman Way, Cambridge CB1 3LH | 0871 9021605 www.expresscambridge.co.uk | info@expresscambridge.co.uk


Price: £69.99–£150.99 per room

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford

A short stroll from the Imperial War Museum Duxford, contemporary Holiday Inn Express Cambridge-Duxford opens to a light-filled lobby decorated with First World War memorabilia. We’ve plenty of complimentary parking at our handy location, 3 minutes from the M11 motorway (Jct.10) and next to Whittlesford Parkway rail station. 42 Station Road East, Whittleford Bridge, Cambridge CB22 4NL | 01223 497070 www.hiexpresscambridgeduxford.co.uk | gm@hiexpresscambridgeduxford.co.uk


Price: £69–£229 per room

Hotel du Vin & Bistro ✯✯✯✯

This former University-owned building has been transformed to enhance its many quirky architectural features. Dating back in part to medieval times, the hotel boasts its trademark bistro with the first Hotel du Vin open-style kitchen, a cosy library, private events rooms and curiously labyrinthine cellar bar with individual snug areas. 17–19 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA | 01223 227330 www.hotelduvin.com | Reception.cambridge@hotelduvin.com


Price: From £175 per room

Hotel Felix ✯✯✯✯

A beautiful 4-star boutique hotel set in tranquil grounds a short drive from central Cambridge. This privately-owned Victorian Villa is a fusion of classical elegance and contemporary chic, perfect for a relaxing city break. Award-winning restaurant, Orangery and Garden Terrace. Free WiFi and parking. Whitehouse Lane, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LX 01223 277977 | www.hotelfelix.co.uk | help@hotelfelix.co.uk


Price: £230–£345 per room

Huntingdon Marriott Hotel ✯✯✯✯

A highly regarded 4-star hotel in Cambridgeshire, the Huntingdon Marriott Hotel meets guests’ expectations for attentive service, supreme comfort and thoughtful amenities. Located on the outskirts of Huntingdon, it’s close to major road links, A1, A14 and M11. Kingfisher Way, Huntingdon PE29 6FL | 01480 446000 www.huntingdonmarriott.co.uk reservations.huntingdon@marriotthotels.co.uk


Price: £105–£185 per room

Ibis Cambridge Central Station

All rooms at the property feature single or double beds with the signature Sweetbed by ibis mattress. Additional amenities include Freeview TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a work desk. Guests will find en-suite facilities in each room, with a shower and a hairdryer. 2 Station Square, Cambridge CB1 2GA | 01223 320960 www.ibis.com | H8548@ACCOR.COM

Price: £65-£119 per room




HOTELS Premier Inn Cambridge


Our Cambridge (A14, J32) Premier Inn has everything you’d expect; free parking, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an integrated restaurant serving a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes. A14/J32 Ring Fort Road, Cambridge CB4 2GW 0871 527 8186 www.premierinn.com

Price: From £29 per room

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa ✯✯✯✯

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa is a stylish 4* Hotel full of character and charm. Once an historic watermill, the Hotel and Spa is a secluded haven which offers delightful accommodation, conference and events facilities, wedding ceremonies and receptions, superb food and unfailing courtesy. Church Road, Stow-Cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AF | 01223 293383 www.cambridgequymill.co.uk | qmh.reception@cambridgequymill.co.uk



Price: £120-£220 per room

Ramada Cambridge

Located at the main Cambridge Services site, ideal for visiting Cambridge and surrounding areas. Offering 82 spacious air-conditioned, en-suite bedrooms. WiFi and Executive King size double bedrooms are available. Extra Motorway Services, A14/M11 Junction, Boxworth, Cambridge CB23 4WU 01954 267176 | www.ramada.com | cambridge.hotel@welcomebreak.co.uk


Price: £30–£109 per room

Royal Cambridge Hotel

Elegant Georgian building, affording a city centre location and nestling close to the river Cam. Be inspired, in a truly romantic and cultural environment which Cambridge offers.Our restaurant offers an eclectic mix of freshly prepared dishes, 7 days a week. Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PY | 01223 351631 www.sjhotels.co.uk/cambridge | reservations.cambridge@sjhotels.co.uk


Price: £99–£189 per room

Slepe Hall ✯✯✯

We are proud to provide our guests with some of the finest quality rooms and facilities in Cambridgeshire. With 16 luxury bedrooms including single, double, executive suites and a delightful bridal suite which includes a four poster bed, you can be assured of an exceptionally comfortable stay in an immaculate and stylish room and hotel. Ramsey Road, St Ives, Huntingdon PE27 5RB www.slepehallhotel.co.uk | reception@slepehallhotel.co.uk


Price: £90-£140 per room

The Golden Ball Hotel

The Golden Ball is a traditional 16th century thatched inn, situated in the peaceful village of Boxworth, just one mile from Junction 28 of the A14. The hotel annexe offers 11 modern en-suite rooms, all of which offer rural views, Freeview TV, tea/coffee making facilities and free access to WiFi throughout the property. High Street, Boxworth, Cambridge CB23 4LY | 01954 267397 www.goldenballhotel.co.uk | info@goldenballhotel.co.uk


Price: £80–£90 per room



The Gonville Hotel ✯✯✯✯

Recently refurbished The Gonville Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the historic centre of Cambridge. The hotel offers free resident’s parking, free WiFi, 84 spacious air-conditioned bedrooms, conference facilities and Atrium Restaurant. 10-minute walk from the University colleges and 15-minute walk from Cambridge railway station. Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY | 01223 366611 www.gonvillehotel.co.uk | info@gonvillehotel.co.uk


Price: £100–£250 per room

The Jockey Club Rooms

The Jockey Club Rooms have been at the heart of British horseracing for over 250 years. A historic and prestigious private members’ club, that offers luxury weddings, business events & accommodation and boasts magnificent interiors, which house an unparalleled collection of British racing memorabilia. 101 High Street Newmarket Suffolk CB8 8JLT | 01638 663101 www.jockeyclubrooms.co.uk | enquiries@jockeyclubrooms.co.uk

The Tamburlaine Hotel

The Tamburlaine is set to be a hotel as unique as Cambridge itself. With sophisticated décor throughout the 155 uniquely designed spacious bedrooms and 3 exquisite cuisine experiences, Tamburlaine is more than just an exclusive place to sleep. Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JW www.thetamburlaine.co.uk

Price: £180–£510 per room






HOTELS The Lensfield Hotel ✯✯✯


Centrally situated in the historic city of Cambridge, a short walk from the rail station and university colleges, our charming Hotel boasts elegant accommodation, indulgent spa and wellness facilities and free WiFi. Perfectly positioned for those wishing to explore the city’s many famous sites, travellers can always expect a high standard of service and comfort. We are a 3 Star METRO classified Hotel with a 80% merit score. 53-57 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EN | 01223 355017 www.lensfieldhotel.co.uk | enquiries@lensfieldhotel.co.uk

Price: £75–£289 per room

The Red Lion at Whittlesford Bridge ✯✯✯✯


13th century coaching inn with 18 individually designed bedrooms, restaurant and 3 private rooms with seating for up to 200 people. Located 10 minutes’ drive from Cambridge, next to junction 10, M11 on the A505. Whittlesford Parkway railway station is located opposite with only a 6 minute train ride to Cambridge or an hour to London Liverpool Street. We have plenty of free onsite parking. Station Road East, Whittlesford Bridge, Cambridge CB22 4NL | 01223 832047 www.redlionwhittlesfordbridge.com | eventsmgr@redlionwhittlesfordbridge.com

Price: £69–£129 per room

The Varsity Hotel & Spa ✯✯✯✯


Our location is unique, the closest of all the Cambridge hotels to St John’s, Trinity, King’s, Jesus and Magdalene College. We also include a full gym & Spa as part of your stay. We have our own Steakhouse, and a skyline Brasserie & Bar with panoramic views of Cambridge that serves wonderful afternoon tea. Our famous Roof Terrace Bar offers the most spectacular view of Cambridge. 24 Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ | 01223 306030 www.thevarsityhotel.co.uk | info@thevarsityhotel.co.uk

Price: £140–£580 per room

Wyboston Lakes Hotel


Wyboston Lakes Hotel is the perfect base to chill out and recharge your batteries. With its luxurious Y Spa, Waterfront Restaurant overlooking the lake, 18 hole golf course, free WiFi and free parking - why be anywhere else? Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3AL | 0333 7007 667 www.wybostonlakes.co.uk | reservations@wybostonlakes.co.uk

Price: £70–£140 per room per night

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5 Chapel Street

Stay in a peaceful conservation area, take a short riverside stroll to town or maybe borrow a bike. Free on-street parking. Three lovely en-suite rooms, with WiFi and flat screen TV. Enjoy local food, home baked bread and cookies, special diets welcome. Bring older children by arrangement. 5 Chapel Street, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1DY | 01223 514856 www.5chapelstreet.co.uk | christine.ulyyan@gmail.com


Price: £90–£140 per room

Acorn Guest House ✯✯✯✯

Welcome to Acorn Guest House in Cambridge. Established for over 25 years, this charming Cambridge Bed and Breakfast offers clean, cosy, comfortable accommodation and a “home from home” atmosphere close to Cambridge city centre (15 to 20 minutes’ walk). 154 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1DA 01223 353888 | www.acornguesthouse.co.uk info@acornguesthouse.co.uk



Price: £45–£130 per room

Alpha Milton Guest House ✯✯✯


Conveniently located near the Science Park, city centre and Grafton Centre. We provide an ideal destination for business or pleasure. The spacious bedrooms have been designed with an emphasis on comfort. Credit card surcharge 5%. 63 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XA | 01223 311625 www.alphamilton.com | info@alphamilton.com GUEST HOUSE

Price: £40–£170 per room

Ambassador Lodge ✯✯✯

Friendly, family run bed and breakfast in village close to Cambridge. Easy access to A14, M11, Business Park and Science Park. Off road parking, free WiFi. Good food available from local pubs. Walking distance to the river Cam and Country Park. Cyclists and walkers welcome. 37 High Street, Milton, Cambridge CB24 6DF | 01223 860168 www.ambassadorlodge.co.uk | ambassadorlodge@yahoo.co.uk



Price: £45–£95 per room

Arbury Lodge Guest House ✯✯✯✯

Arbury Lodge offers a warm and friendly welcome. Comfortable accommodation with a high standard of cleanliness. Rooms with freeview TV, hospitality tray and complimentary toiletries. Excellent breakfast. Conveniently situated for city centre, Science/Business Parks and easy access to A14/M11. Free WiFi and car park. 82 Arbury Road, Cambridge CB4 2JE | 01223 364319 www.arburylodgeguesthouse.co.uk | arbury-lodge@btinternet.com



Price: £50–£85 per person per night

Archway House ✯✯✯✯

Archway House is a small family run bed and breakfast and only 20 minutes’ walking distance from the city centre. Also on Citi 1 bus route. Close to A14 and M11. Free WiFi. 52 Gilbert Road, Cambridge CB4 3PE | 01223 575314 www.archwayhousebandb.co.uk | archway52@ntlworld.com BED & BREAKFAST

Price: £45–£80 per room




B&Bs & GUEST HOUSES Autumn House ✯✯✯✯

Luxurious and clean accommodation. Convenient access to city centre, business park. Easy access to M11, A14 and Cambridge airport. A warm, comfortable stay is guaranteed, 1.2 miles on the east side of Cambridge with a excellent bus service to the centre and railway station. 588 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8LP 01223 575122 | www.autumnhousecambridge.co.uk us@autumnhousecambridge.co.uk



Price: £50–£90 per room

Avondale ✯✯✯


Small exclusive bungalow, offering friendly accommodation. Situated in a peaceful village location surrounded by wooded areas and interlaced with bridle paths and long country walkways. TV and tea/coffee facilities. Free WiFi. 35 Highfields Road, Caldecote, Cambs CB23 7NX 01954 210746 info@avondalerooms.co.uk


Price: £45–£65 per room

Benson House ✯✯✯✯

Benson House, situated close to the historic city centre and opposite New Hall and Fitzwilliam College, offers a convenient base for business/tourist visitors. Private car park, non-smoking establishment. Resident proprietors. All rates inc. breakfast. 24 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0HH | 01223 311594 www.bensonhouse.co.uk | bensonhouse@btconnect.com


Price: £75–£120 per room

Carlton Lodge ✯✯✯


Small family run B&B a short walk from the historic city centre offering a range of affordable rooms. 245 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1AS 01223 367792 | www.carltonlodge.co.uk info@carltonlodge.co.uk BED & BREAKFAST

Price: £35 - £120 per room




Benson House Benson House, situated close to the Historic City Centre, and opposite Murray Edwards and Fitzwilliam Colleges, offers a convenient base for business and tourist visitors. En-suite accommodation, private car park, non smoking, AA 4 stars. We regret we do not have facilities for pets or young children.

All prices per room per night inc. breakfast. Single en-suite – £75.00 to £120.00 Twin/King Double en-suites – £115.00 to £120.00 2 x single en-suites 4 x Twin/King Double en-suites. Total of 6 rooms.

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Benson House, 24 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0HH

B&Bs & GUEST HOUSES Deerview Bed & Breakfast ✯✯✯✯

In the peaceful village of Burwell, Deerview is just ten minutes from the famous Wicken Fen and a short drive to Newmarket, Ely, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. Four en-suite rooms, single, double and twin all attractively presented and well-equipped. A warm welcome is guaranteed from the friendly owners. 133A North Street, Burwell, Cambridge CB25 0BB | 01638 741885 www.deerview.biz | bookings@deerview.biz


Price: £40–£50 per person per night

Duke House

Duke House is a boutique B&B in the very heart of Cambridge. All the city’s historic colleges and attractions are within just a few hundred metres. Although in the centre Duke House offers a calm and extremely comfortable environment to relax in away from the bustle of the city. 1 Victoria Street, Cambridge CB1 1JP | 01223 314773 www.dukehousecambridge.co.uk | info@dukehousecambridge.co.uk


Price: £130–£195 per room

Finches Bed & Breakfast ✯✯✯✯


Finches offers the highest standard of comfort with a warm and personal service. All rooms en-suite, comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated. Walking distance to Cambridge city centre, Cambridge University departments and colleges. Extensive breakfast menu. Easy access A14/M11. 144 Thornton Road, Cambridge CB3 0ND | 01223 276653 www.finches-bnb.com | enquiry@finches-bnb.com BED & BREAKFAST

Price: £85–90 per room

Greenhill Bed & Breakfast ✯✯✯✯

Private, tranquil accommodation in detached annexe of country home. Well furnished rooms with garden views. Award winning breakfast. Short walk to country pubs. Imperial War Museum at Duxford 5 mins. Cambridge Park and Ride 10 mins. Close to Saffron Walden and Audley End. Ideal location for a short break. Chishill Road, Heydon, Herts SG8 8PN | 01763 837170 mitchellgreenhill@btinternet.com



Price: £85–£95 per room

Hobsons House

Quality bed and breakfast in exclusive area. High standards of comfort and accommodation with double/twin and family rooms available. Minutes from Wolfson, Selwyn, Newnham and Robinson colleges, the Sidgwick Site, University Library and convenient for city centre. Free Wi Fi. Easy access from M11/J12. Parking – one car per room. 96 Barton Road, Newnham, Cambridge CB3 9LH | 01223 304906 hilltout@yahoo.co.uk


Price: £85–£160 per room

Home From Home

Situated in the city, Home from Home is ideally located for the University, river, Science and Business Parks. On site parking. All rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished to high standards. Excellent choice of breakfasts. Free wireless internet access. 78B Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1LA | 01223 323555 www.homefromhomeguesthouse-cambridge.co.uk homefromhome2@btconnect.com


Price: £79–£145 per room visitcambridge.org


Rectory Farm ✯✯✯

Rectory Farm, luxurious Country House provides a warm, friendly welcome. Wide range of rooms. Conveniently placed 2 miles from King’s College, surrounded by 50 acres of private fields and woods. Large, landscaped gardens, tennis, outdoor pool. Excellent access to motorway, hospitals, Park and Ride, pleasant rural footpath to city centre. Madingley Road, Cambridge CB23 7PG | 07742 272115 www.rectoryfarmbnb.net | admin@rectoryfarmbnb.net


Price: £55–£200 per room

Rosa’s Bed & Breakfast ✯✯✯✯

Rosa’s Bed and Breakfast is a large family home incorporating guest accommodation. We have a garden room which is en-suite and one single with private bathroom and two single with shared bath room for guest use only. Breakfast Award from Quality in Tourism has been rated as 5 star. 53 Roseford Road, Cambridge CB4 2HA | 01223 512596 www.rosasbedandbreakfast.co.uk | rosadscott@outlook.com



Price: £55–£70 per person per night

The Cambridge Guesthouse

Well established Guest House offering excellent accommodation and a high standard of cleanliness. Full English breakfast included using locally sourced farm produce. Conveniently situated for city centre, A14, M11 and Science Park. Free car parking. Regular buses into city centre or approximately 20 minutes walk. Free Wifi. Credit card surcharge 3%. 201A Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XG | 01223 423239 www.thecambridgeguesthouse.co.uk | info@thecambridgeguesthouse.co.uk


Price: £45–£130 per room

The End Cottage ✯✯✯✯

Your own 16C thatched cottage which stands in a delightful garden on a hilltop, with tremendous views, beamed double bedroom, and en-suite facilities. Breakfast in adjacent main house of similar age. Close to Cambridge, Imperial War Museum Duxford and Saffron Walden. Good food at nearby pubs. 75 Fowlmere Road, Heydon, Cambs SG8 8PZ | 01763 838212 diana.h.macfadyen@gmail.com



Price: £90–£100 per room

The Meadow House ✯✯✯✯

The Meadow House is a magnificent modern house set in 2 acres of wooded grounds. We offer superior Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the village of Burwell, near Newmarket and Cambridge, in spacious rooms with king size double beds, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. We also have a large off-road car park and several suites with adjoining family rooms. 2A High Street, Burwell, Cambridge CB25 0HB | 01638 741926 www.themeadowhouse.co.uk | bookings@themeadowhouse.co.uk



Price: From £45 per person per night

The Old Rosemary Branch ✯✯

A warm welcome awaits you at our 18th century timber framed, former pub. Approx 2 miles from the city centre with easy access to Addenbrookes Hospital, Marshalls, Newmarket Road and Mill Road area. Open fields immediately behind house. Cyclists welcome. 67 Church End, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 3LF | 07711 095499 www.theoldrosemarybranch.weebly.com | stuartsueanderson@gmail.com BED&BREAKFAST

Price: £45–£65 per night







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Children half price if sharing with 2 adults

The Meadow House is a magnificent modern house set in 2 acres of wooded grounds. We offer superior Bed & Breakfast accommodation in the village of Burwell, near Newmarket and Cambridge, in spacious rooms with king size double beds, TV and tea & coffee making facilities. We also have a large off-road car park and several suites of adjoining family rooms.

Alternative self-catering accommodation nearby

Contact Hilary Marsh T: 01638 741926 | M: 07519 493664 E: bookings@themeadowhouse.co.uk | W: themeadowhouse.co.uk The Meadow House, 2a High Street, Burwell, Cambridge, CB25 0HB Hilary’s Cottage Swaffham Prior




Detached Victorian cottage just 4 miles from Newmarket and 9 miles from Cambridge. Sleeps 6. Two bathrooms, kitchen, living room with free WiFi, garden.

themeadowhouse.co.uk/ self-catering/ hilarys-cottage/

Garden Cottage Swaffham Prior

Modern holiday cottage just 4 miles from Newmarket and 9 miles from Cambridge. Two bedrooms, king size and twin, bathroom, fullyequipped kitchen, garden.

themeadowhouse.co.uk/ self-catering/ garden-cottage

B&Bs & GUEST HOUSES The Poplars ✯✯✯✯

The Poplars has a warm friendly welcome. A bungalow in quiet rural setting but close to Cambridge Park and Ride, Papworth, Bourn Hall, Cambourne. Three rooms, two with en-suites. Beds single, twin or superking. Full facilities in rooms. We provide a continental style self serve buffet breakfast inclusive. Paypal accepted. 12 East Drive, Caldecote, Cambridge CB23 7NZ | 01954 210396 thepoplars@onetel.com



Price: £45–£100 per room

The Waterman


The Waterman is situated only a 2 minutes’ walk from the river Cam and a stone’s throw from the historic city centre of Cambridge. The Waterman is the ideal place to explore Cambridge with stylish rooms available complete with flat-screen TV and a full English breakfast included. 32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AX | 01223 323813 www.thewaterman-cambridge.co.uk | info@thewaterman-cambridge.co.uk

Price: £65–£89 per room

Tudor Cottage ✯✯✯✯

A warm friendly personal service awaits you at our comfortable Tudor-style cottage. Situated 25 minutes walking distance of the University, river Cam, parks and city centre. Our guest house has off-street parking, the bus stop can be found 200 yards from the house and the service is frequent. Easy access to A14/M11. 292 Histon Road, Cambridge CB4 3HS | 01223 565212 www.tudorcottageguesthouse.co.uk | email@tudor-cottage.net



Price: £50–£80 per room

Warkworth House ✯✯✯✯


A family owned Guest House that has been in the centre of Cambridge for 35 years. We are the largest 4 Star Silver Award Guest House in the City.  However, we may be the largest but we have a family feel and the personal touch of a much smaller Guest House. Warkworth Terrace, Cambridge CB1 1EE | 01223 363682 www.warkworthhouse.co.uk | enquiries@warkworthhouse.com


Price: £65–£150 per room

Woodfield House ✯✯✯✯

Modern farmhouse situated just outside the villages of Coton and Madingley. We are 2.5 miles west of Cambridge. American Cemetery almost opposite. Park and Ride is 1 mile away. Beautiful views over Cambridge. Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridge CB23 7PH | 01954 210265 / 07730 590530 www.woodfieldbedandbreakfastcambridge.org woodfield46@btinternet.com



Price: £57–£85 per room

Worth House ✯✯✯✯

Quiet and comfortable accommodation in this recently refurbished Victorian villa. Spacious en-suite rooms with 26” flat screen TVs with digital channels. Fresh English breakfast prepared on demand. Off-street private parking. Credit card surcharge 5%. 152 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1DA 01223 316074 | www.worth-house.co.uk enquiry@worth-house.co.uk



Price: £40–£180 per room visitcambridge.org


Cam Cottage ✯✯✯✯

A complete self-contained detached cottage. Upstairs: large double bedroom with ensuite bath/ shower.  Downstairs: fully fitted kitchen/breakfast, cloakroom/shower & separate lounge.  5 miles from Cambridge, close to Park & Ride with regular bus service nearby delightful country footpaths. Warm welcome! 44 Main Street, Hardwick, Cambs CB23 7QS | 01954 212895 www.camcottage.co.uk | info@camcottage.co.uk


Price: £490-£560 per week, based upon 2 people sharing

Cambridge Midsummer Apartments ✯✯✯✯

Very well presented apartments, in an ideal city centre location. Ideal for business and leisure purposes. Equipped to an extremely high standard with everything you would need. Free broadband internet. Free private parking. Welcome pack and map provided. Credit card surcharge 5%. Midsummer Court, Cambridge CB4 1JX | 01223 316074 cambridgemidsummerapartments.co.uk | enquiry@worth-house.co.uk


Price: £55–£550 per unit per night

Fisherman’s Lodge ✯✯✯✯

Enjoy staying in a lovely 2 bedroom barn which nestles amongst trees with stunning views of the lake and access to lovely walks around the farm. Located centrally with easy access to Saffron Walden, Cambridge and Duxford Air Museum. Rockells Farm, Duddenhoe End, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4UY 01763 838614 | www.rockellsfarm.co.uk enquiries@rockellsfarm.co.uk


Price: £350–£450 per unit per week

Fuller’s Hill Cottages ✯✯✯✯

Just 20 mins away from Cambridge City Centre, we are more than suitable for wedding guests, hen parties, romantic couples, families, dog, horse and bicycle lovers, bikers, pilots, business professionals, and disabled and less mobile guests. We hope to see you! Fuller’s Hill Cottages, Fuller’s Hill, Little Gransden, Sandy, Cambs SG19 3BP 07544 208959 | www.fullershillcottages.co.uk | bookings@fullershillcottages.co.uk


Price: £150–£200

Garden Cottage ✯✯✯

Lovely 2 bedroom cottage in the historic village of Swaffham Prior. Comfortable king-size double bed, small secluded garden with decking and patio furniture. Parking. Good pub in village. Close to Newmarket, Cambridge and Ely. 20 Cage Hill, Swaffham Prior, Cambs CB25 0JS | 01638 741926 www.themeadowhouse.co.uk bookings@themeadowhouse.co.uk


Price: £325–£375 per unit per week




SELF CATERING Hilary’s Cottage ✯✯✯✯

Charming Victorian cottage situated in the historic village of Swaffham Prior close to Cambridge, Newmarket Racecourse and Ely. Sleeps up to six, 2 kingsize bedrooms and 1 twin. 2 bathrooms, 1 en-suite, 1 ground floor double and second bathroom on ground floor. 16 Cage Hill, Swaffham Prior, Cambs CB25 0JS | 01638 741926 www.hilaryscottage.co.uk bookings@themeadowhouse.co.uk


Price: £375–£525 per unit per week

Hill Farm Holiday Cottages ✯✯✯

3 farmsite cottages, wonderful, scenic location, close to village. Full central heating, well equipped. Perfect for holidays, business, walkers, the less mobile, families relocating. Cambridge city 20 mins drive, Stansted Airport 40 mins, Saffron Walden 10 mins, London 1 hour. Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2ET | 01799 584881 www.hillfarm-holiday-cottages.co.uk hillfarm-holiday-cottages@hotmail.com


Price: £230–£350 per unit per week

Mrs Andrews ✯✯✯✯

Mrs Andrews is a delightful Victorian house within the city of Cambridge, close to the river and within a 10 minute walk of the city centre. There is off road secure parking. The house has been lovingly renovated. Not suitable for children under 10. 12 Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DU | 01223 269642 www.mrsandrews.com pm@cambridgeradiologyreferrals.com


Price: £200 per night

Number Eleven

Number Eleven is a 150-year-old 2-bedroom labourer’s cottage in the vibrant Cambridgeshire village of Great Gransden. We have sympathetically renovated and extended the cottage, bringing it up-to-date to provide a luxurious base with which to explore Cambridgeshire and the East of England. 11 Eltisley Road, Great Gransden, BedfordshireSG19 3AR | 07885 515085 www.numberelevengreatgransden.co.uk


Prices from £500 per unit per week

Prospero Homes ✯✯✯✯/✯✯✯✯✯

City centre luxury self-catering apartments. Seven 4* and 5*. Fully equipped with unlimited free internet access, housekeeping and free laundry. Guests’ comments: “First Class accommodation.” “A great place to stay.” “Excellent as always.” “Your place is great and extremely conveniently located.” Nightly stays from £85. 3 Warkworth Street, Cambridge CB1 1EG | 01223 511043 www.prosperohomes.co.uk | info@prosperohomes.co.uk


Price: Nightly stays from £85

Reach Hall Victorian Villa

Reach Hall is a beautiful, newly-renovated Victorian property overlooking the River Cam. It’s the perfect venue for families, friends, business visitors and educational groups right in the heart of Cambridge. It can offer up to 10 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 34 guests. 107 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AR | 07716 390830 www.reachhallcambridge.com | reachhall@reachcambridge.com


Price: £900-£2000 per night visitcambridge.org


Rose Barn Cottages ✯✯✯✯

Two Self Catering cottages set within a courtyard of 18th century timber framed barns on a working farm. The peaceful setting is ideal for exploring the Cambridgeshire countryside with walks available around the farm and the village. Underfloor heating, fully equipped with wireless internet. 7 miles from Cambridge. Red House Farm, 44 High Street, Great Eversden, Cambs CB23 1HW 01223 262154 | www.redhousefarmuk.com | info@redhousefarmuk.com


Price: £425–£550 per week

Signet Apartments ✯✯✯✯✯

Signet Apartments is an award-winning provider of around 40 luxury serviced apartments right across Cambridge. The Triangle has 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, which are situated close to the city centre, Cambridge train station and Cambridge Colleges. Penthouse Apartment, 104 The Triangle, Cambridge CB2 1LE 01223 709 409 | www.signetapartments.co.uk info@signetapartments.co.uk


Price: £89–£175 per night

The Lodge at Hedingham Castle ✯✯✯✯✯

In a private, self-contained garden just inside the entrance to the Hedingham Estate, the Tudor Lodge can sleep up to 17 people in comfortable, well equipped period surroundings. In the winter, a log fire makes returning from a bracing walk in the secluded woodlands around the Castle a delight. Hedingham Castle, Bayley Street, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DJ 01787 460261 | www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk mail@hedinghamcastle.co.uk


Price: £990 per unit per night

The Old Post Office ✯✯✯

Delightful, independent cottage in lovely, quiet village. Up - one large bedroom with en-suite; down - dining in the orangery, well-equipped kitchen, sitting area with desk, sofa, wood-burning stove, ‘smart’ TV and WiFi, toilet. Close to Papworth, Huntingdon, Cambridge. Hilton Hall, High Street, Hilton, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 9NE 01480 831721 | www.hiltonoldpo.co.uk ann.goodridge@gmail.com


Price: £525-£595 per unit per week

Wallis Farmhouse ✯✯✯✯

Six self-catering barns and cottages offering one or two bedroom ground floor accommodation. All equipped to a high standard with gas central heating and free Wifi. Convenient location five miles from Cambridge and two miles from the Park and Ride. Wallis Farm, 98 Main Street, Hardwick, Cambs CB23 7QU 01954 210347 | www.wallisfarmhouse.co.uk enquiries@wallisfarmhouse.co.uk


Price: £325–£550 per unit per week

Whitensmere Farm Cottages ✯✯✯✯

Three courtyard barns converted to a high standard. Perfect for holidays, business or relocating to the area. Fully equipped kitchen, children’s play area, internet access and all bills included. Cambridge, Saffron Walden and Duxford close by. Only 12 miles from Stansted Airport and London one hour away. Longer lets available. Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2JQ 01799 584244 | holidaycottagescambridge.co.uk | grahamdford@gmail.com

Price: £350–£480 per unit per week




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