Cambridge & Beyond
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Welcome to Cambridge 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 combined with green parks, wide open spaces and the River Cam, which winds through its heart. Learning has always been central to this city, home to the University of Cambridge and its 31 Colleges. You can shop within sight of the magnificent spires of King’s College Chapel, see wisteria that would rival Kew Gardens, London, climbing the walls of Jesus College and sit in the pub where Crick and Watson sketched the structure of DNA. Culture abounds in the shape of museums, galleries, theatres, art centres and festivals, with programmes to stimulate, inspire and entertain. It is a city for everyone, a family-friendly destination with places to go and things to do and see throughout the year. Enjoy a choice of restaurants and cafes, from fine dining and cosmopolitan cuisine to riverbank picnicking. Venture further afield to discover picture-perfect Cambridgeshire villages and inviting gastro pubs with fine food and roaring log fires. Shopping is a delight in Cambridge with its unrivalled mix of elegant cobbled streets and crescents, quality and quirky independent shops,
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friendly markets and chic shopping centres. Cambridge is a city for all seasons. Stroll under avenues of autumn-red trees on Jesus Green, see spring flowers along the Backs, marvel at the winter colour in the University Botanic Garden and punt down the Cam under blue skies and warm sunshine. Cambridge is a special city, a place where visitors can feel at home. Getting out and about is easy – be it by bicycle or on foot – and there is a range of accommodation to suit all budgets from stylish hotels to countryside bed and breakfasts. We hope this Guide will give you a taste of what’s to come and supply all the information to plan the perfect trip. We are here to help make your stay memorable - for Official Guided Tours, discounted punting tickets and more, contact the Visit Cambridge team on 0871 226 8006, visit us online or at the Cambridge Tourist Information Centre.
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A Weekend In The City A Weekend In The City
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A Weekend In The City Cambridge is a great city for a weekend away – it has excellent transport links and a compact and walkable city centre, with most major attractions within easy access. There is no better way to start off your weekend than joining a Visit Cambridge Official Guided Walking Tour of the University Colleges (01223 457574) - bring your camera, soak up the atmosphere of the city and breathe in its history before settling into the Cambridge way of life.
After you’ve made your way around the shops, you’ll be in need of refreshment and Cambridge has a varied choice of restaurants, eateries and pubs to choose from – whatever your taste, you’ll find something to suit – just make sure you try the cream teas before you head home.
After your tour, stroll around the Market Square enjoying the atmosphere in the heart of the city. Why not indulge in a morning of shopping in one of our cobbled street shopping districts, full of unique independent shops and boutique stores or search for the latest big names at one of our fabulous multi-storey shopping centres.
In the afternoon, there are so many things to choose to do – jump on and off a sightseeing bus, take a chauffeured punt tour along the river, pop into one of our 12 museums, most of which are free to enter, or take the laid back approach and relax in one of our many parks and open spaces.
City Sightseeing on Bridge Street
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Before you head back to your hotel to get changed for your evening dinner reservations, make sure you have checked out the night’s entertainment and what’s on offer – with a world class selection of stage shows, live music and a lively night time scene, there’s always something for everyone to guarantee a truly unforgettable experience. For those staying a little longer, why not head out to Ely and visit the magnificent Ely Cathedral with its unique Octagon Tower that
dominates the landscape for miles around or if it’s horses and horseracing you are interested in, Newmarket is the place to visit! The nearby market towns of St Neots, Saffron Walden, St Ives and Huntingdon all offer a unique selection of independent shops and thriving local markets while the rolling countryside of South Cambridgeshire provides the perfect setting for those wanting to get out and explore with exhilarating walking and cycling routes to suit all levels.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
CAMBRIDGE FESTIVAL OF IDEAS 20th October – 2nd November 2014 E: email@example.com www.cam.ac.uk/festivalof-ideas A 10-day series of city-wide events including hands-on craft activities thoughtprovoking panel discussions, high-profile talks by celebrities, film screenings and exhibitions.
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Punts on The Backs
e-Luminate Festival 12th – 23rd February 2014 T: 01223 969777 www.e-luminate festivals.co.uk A breathtaking series of interactive art installations, displays and events across the city. Cambridge Shakespeare Festival 7th July – 23rd August 2014 E: mail@cambridge shakespeare.com www.cambridge shakespeare.com The UK’s best-loved open-air Shakespeare Festival performed in the magical settings of the University of Cambridge college gardens.
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ABC Languages Ltd 4 Hawthorn Way, Cambridge CB4 1AX T: 01223 302121 W: www.abclanguages.com ABC offers quality teaching with a personal touch. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, a university student or a mature professional, you’ll find the course you’re looking for. We provide a range of programmes - all in historic Cambridge. We also welcome under 18’s and families during July and August.
Alliance Française Cambridge 60 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LA T: 01223 561 854 W: www.alliance-cam.co.uk The Alliance Française Cambridge’s mission is to encourage and develop knowledge of the French language and Francophone cultures in our society. We are an independent, non-profit, non-political, non-discriminatory organisation. Throughout the UK, a network of Alliances Françaises brings the very best of French language and culture to your very doorstep. Registered charity: 1099000
Cambridge American Cemetery Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridge CB23 7PH T: 01954 210350 W: www.abmc.gov/ cemeteries/cemeteries/ca.php The American Cemetery located near Madingley contains the burials of Americans who lost their lives while serving in Britain during the Second World War. Guided tours available on request. Telephone or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge Park and Ride Trumpington Park and Ride, Hauxton Road, CB2 9FT T: 01223 845561 W: www.cambridgeshire.gov. uk/parkandride 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.
The Centre for Computing History Rene Court, Coldhams Road Cambridge, CB1 3EW T: 0844 357 5100 W: www.computinghistory.org. uk Explore the city’s vibrant new museum housing one of the finest collections of working computers in Europe. Get hands-on with games from the 70s, 80s and 90s, interact with iconic machines, travel through the last 50 years of computing history...
The Bridge of Sighs Central Language School Cambridge The Stone Yard Centre, 41B St Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR T: 01223 502004 W: www.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.
Conference Cambridge 12c King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ T: 01223 768740 W: www.conferencecambridge. com Conference Cambridge is a free venue-finding service for the University, Colleges, hotels and other unique venues in and around Cambridge. We know all the best and secret places; our service is easy to use, time-saving and available to anyone. It’s our aim to find the perfect host for any event.
Embassy English 8 Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DU T: 01273 339400 W: www.embassyenglish.com Embassy Cambridge is located in the west of the city, in a modernised Edwardian house. It is close to the University and a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by bicycle to the city centre. The Cambridge school is a specialised Cambridge examination centre, offering preparation courses for Cambridge Examinations.
The Glassworks Gym Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ T: 01223 305060 W: www.theglassworksgym. co.uk Relax, De-stress and Rejuvenate in our Spa, offering Aveda Hair & Elemis Beauty treatments. Indulge in our sauna, steam room and jacuzzi overlooking the river or relax in one of our seven luxuriously designed treatment rooms for a range of therapies, from a skin renewing facial to a relaxing full body massage.
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Unshaken Photography Training Central Library, Lion Yard, Cambridge, CB2 3QD T: 01223 654309 W: www.unshaken.co.uk
Live Cambridge Atlas Live Ltd, 1 Oakington Road, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0QH T: 01223 967321 W: www.livecambridge.co.uk Live Cambridge is the Free Mobile Guide for Cambridge. Discover What’s On and What to Do. Save money with great vouchers and check how to get around with our live travel information. Compatible with the main smartphones and available online.
LOCAL SECRETS St. John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0WS T: 0845 2071205 W: www.localsecrets.com Go to www.localsecrets.com, the lively guide to everything local, for eating out, things to do, shopping and great deals.
Make and Create Jewellery Workshops Various locations, Cambridge T: 07580 881972 W: www.makeandcreate.co.uk Make & Create is a provider of fun jewellery making parties in the Hertfordshire and Cambridge area, set-up and run by passionate jewellery and glass artist, Tracy Stressing. We offer a range of services including children’s jewellery making parties, hen parties, corporate and work events, private tuition in jewellery and glass making and much more.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden Cafe
Christ’s Pieces Riverboat Georgina Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AX T: 01223 307694 W: www.georgina.co.uk Riverboat Georgina Public Cruises and Private Charter. Cream teas, fish and chips cruises, casinos, discos, live entertainment, weddings, birthdays and BBQs.
Roots Travel & Tours 16 Bermuda Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 3JX T: 01223 479532 W: www.roots-travel.co.uk Small group guided tours from Cambridge for visitors to Britain. Scheduled tours operate every weekend. Visit some of the UK’s finest destinations for history, sightseeing and culture, such as Bath, Stonehenge, Windsor, Oxford or York. Alternatively, gather your own private group and we can take you anywhere at anytime.
Si5 Spymissions Unit 7, Viking Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8EL T: 08444 515515 W: www.spymissions.co.uk SpyMissions is the exciting spy themed indoor action adventure centre near Cambridge for anyone aged 6 to adult. Board the warship UNS Steadfast without being detected. Avoid the high security systems to recapture the ship and disarm the nuclear missile – then shoot your way out to safety in an adrenalin pumping escape! Do YOU have what it takes to save the world?
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!
Virtual Aviation Cambridge Airport, Gate E, Newmarket Road, CB5 8RX T: 01223 979737 W: www.virtualaviation.co.uk Experience a thrilling flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 flight simulator at Cambridge Airport. This multi-million pound flight simulator is the most advanced of its kind. Book a ‘Flight Simulator Experience’ and experience the sheer thrill of flying a jet - with hands-on guidance from an experienced airline pilot. Simulator available 16 hrs a day, 7 days a week (advance booking required).
West Road Concert Hall 11 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP T: 01223 335184 W: www.westroad.org West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge’s premier music venues. Ideally situated only minutes’ walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King’s College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.
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Vive Le Tour Grand Depart: Stage 3 Tour de France 2014
The Round Church
King’s College Chapel
The Big Weekend
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
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Join us for a day like no other! On Monday 7th July 2014, Cambridge will experience the passion, colour and spectacle as the world’s greatest cycle race, Le Tour de France, arrives in Cambridge. Over three billion people will watch the race on television and thousands of supporters will line the streets of the historic centre as the race makes it way to the city for the third and final stage of its UK leg – and as the cycling capital of the UK, there is no better place to join in the celebrations and cheer on champions of the sport as the greatest riders from all over the globe speed past the beautiful backdrop of the ancient colleges and tranquil green open spaces. Beginning on Gonville Place by Parker’s Piece, the peloton will ride through the historic city centre via Regent Street and Sidney Street before turning left at the Round Church.
Once through Cambridgeshire, the race will head on to Saffron Walden winding through the Essex countryside towards London finishing on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
Vive Le Tour
Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014 is coming to Cambridge!
City-wide celebratory events will take place in the run-up to and on the day of the race including a specially extended Big Weekend Festival, a four-day bonanza of free live music and entertainment for all the family at the race starting line on Parker’s Piece. For a comprehensive list of activities and events across the Cambridge and Beyond area go to the official Visit Cambridge website www.visitcambridge.org. Information for spectators visiting the city during this period, including accommodation bookings, travel advice and details of What’s On, can be found on the Visit Cambridge website, by visiting the Cambridge Tourist Information Centre, The Guildhall, Peas Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3AD or by contacting one of our expert team on 0871 226 8006 or email info@ visitcambridge.org.
The riders will then travel past the world famous colleges of St John’s, Trinity and King’s as they cycle along King’s Parade and Trumpington Street before leaving the city via Trumpington Road.
Up to date information can also be accessed by following on Twitter at @LeTourCambridge and Facebook at facebook.com/ letourcambridge.
The peloton will then race through Cambridgeshire via the A1301 taking in the beautiful villages in the south of the county including Trumpington, Great Shelford and Hinxton.
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The City Centre The Cambridge Business Improvement District, or BID, is an initiative set up by Cambridge businesses and organisations to ensure continued investment in Cambridge City Centre. Businesses within the Cambridge BID area seized the opportunity to bring a BID to Cambridge during the BID ballot and on 1st November 2012 a vote in favour of the BID was returned, paving the way for an organisation to be launched which will ensure sustained investment in this historic city and the delivery of a wide range of projects and initiatives.
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At the time of going to press, the team of six City Ambassadors have interacted with more than 20,000 visitors, helping users of the city centre make the most of their time in Cambridge. Out in the city seven days a week, the team of multi-lingual Ambassadors are easily identified in their smart black suits with bowler hats. The team perform a number of important roles, but primarily they provide a street-
based concierge service, offering not just a warm welcome to the city and helpful directions, but also advice about what Cambridge has to offer; the retail, leisure and cultural attractions, as well as the hidden gems and an insight into the cityâ€™s rich and colourful history.
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As one of the first initiatives of the new Cambridge BID, the Cambridge City Ambassadors have made a significant impact in the city since their launch in August 2013.
The reaction to the City Ambassadors from visitors to the city and local businesses has been overwhelmingly positive and whether you are a Cambridge resident or a visitor from nearby or further afield, the City Ambassadors are here to help. So, if you see the team out and about, be sure to say hello! www.cambridgebid.co.uk
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The Outdoors and Green Spaces
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The Outdoors and Green Spaces 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. Parker’s Piece
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Jesus Green and Midsummer Common are two of the largest green spaces in the city centre. 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 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.
Movies on Granchester Meadows August Bank Holiday Weekend 2014 T: 01223 328383 www.cambridgefilm festival.org.uk/events/ movies-on-grantchester -meadows Part of the popular Cambridge Film Festival, enjoy sunset screenings in the picturesque setting of Granchester Meadows.
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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.
Wimpole Hall Home Farm Lambing Time Spring 2014 T: 01223 206000 www.nationaltrust.org. uk/wimpole-estate With over 100 lambs born at the farm each year, visitors can see the new arrivals close-up over three dedicated lambing weekends. The D-Day Anniversary Air Show, IWM Duxford 24th and 25th May 2014 T: 01223 835000 www.iwm.org.uk Fighter, bomber and transport aircraft combine to commerorate the 70th anniversary of this decisive military campaign.
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Blue Yonder Hire 37 High St, Longstanton, CB24 3BP T: 01954 789284 W: www.blueyonderhire.co.uk Blue Yonder Tandem Hire and Tours is run by Cambridge people who enjoy cycling, and see tandems as the perfect way to explore this beautiful city and outlying area. We offer day or period hires, with tuition, local knowledge, route advice and support.
Cambridge Bike Tours 6 Elm Street, Nr Parker’s Piece, Cambridge CB1 1RJ T: 07598 925243 W: www.cambridgebiketours. co.uk
Cambridge Lakes Golf Course Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8FA T: 01223 324242 W: www.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 University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside, Cambridge, CB2 1JE T: 01223 336265 W: www.botanic.cam.ac.uk The Cambridge University Botanic Garden was opened in 1846 by John Henslow, mentor to Charles Darwin, and today showcases over 8000 plant species from around the globe, including nine National Plant Collections and the best arboretum in the region.
Truly the best way to see as much of Cambridge as possible (No.1 tour on TripAdvisor). City, Grantchester and River Pub tours on antique, mountain or electric bikes. We take a leisurely pace to really soak up the atmosphere.
Cambridge Chauffeur Punts Silver Street Bridge, Cambridge CB3 9EU T: 01223 354164 W: www.punting-incambridge.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.
The National Trust, Wicken Fen City Cycle Hire 61 Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY T: 01223 365629 W: www.citycyclehire.com
Classic Wings C/O IWM, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR T: 01255 473832 W: www.classic-wings.co.uk Enjoy a nostalgic flight over the stunning Cambridgeshire countryside in a classic Dragon Rapide or in a genuine World War II Tiger Moth. Why not make it a whole day out for the family and visit the Imperial War Museum? Gift Vouchers available.
Funny Punts Granta Punts, Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EX T: 01223 361312 W: www.facebook.com/ funnypunts Funny Punts makes the historical hysterical. Join award-winning comedian and journalist Hannah Dunleavy for a punt tour down the river Cam. Trips run MarchSeptember, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, leaving at 6.30pm and 7.45pm. Tickets cost £15. Group discounts available. Over 16s only. Alcohol permitted on board.
High Lodge Thetford Forest Suffolk, IP27 0AF T: 01842 815434 W: www.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, play, picnic, book a barbecue or simply relax and enjoy the forest. (Site entry fee applies. Discovery Pass available.)
A friendly service with years of experience and carefully selected bikes for all. Great value rentals for any period. We can tailor a price just for you. Service and repair included.
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National Horseracing Museum 99 High Street, Newmarket Suffolk, CB8 8JH T: 01638 667333 W: www.nhrm.co.uk
The Orchard Tea Garden
Uncover the fascinating stories of the Sport of Kings – its history, horses and humans. The National Horseracing Museum provides an unparalleled glimpse into the world of horseracing including the chance to don jockey’s silks and ride our racehorse simulator. Great fun for all the family! The Museum also offers guided tours of Newmarket with a chance to see racehorses training on the worldfamous Heath.
Newmarket Racecourses Westfield House, The Links, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0TG T: 0844 579 3010 W: www.newmarket racecourses.co.uk Newmarket Racecourses and its two magical racecourses not only provide the exhilarating excitement of world class flat racing and music nights that rock the East of England, but it also provides great value family days and award-winning restaurants! Have a fantastic day out at Newmarket Racecourses in 2014.
Oxbridge Tours Office S-06, Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0GT T: 01223 969598 W: www.oxbridgetours.com/ tours/cambridge-tours Make your visit memorable; take a tour with character. Our guides are current students at Cambridge ready to provide a deep historical account of the surroundings, bursting with insight, humour and enthusiasm. Just imagine the novel stories and secret traditions you can share with your friends when you get home!
Station Cycles Station Buildings, Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2JW T: 01223 307125 Grand Arcade: T: 01223 307655 W: www.stationcycles.co.uk We currently operate cycle hire, repairs service, sales centre and a left luggage facility from two great locations - At Cambridge Railway Station and in the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre. Open 7 days a week.
Treasure Trail IN, AND BEYOND, Cambridgeshire T: 01872 263692 W: www.treasuretrails.co.uk/ cambridgeshire/things-to-do.html A perfect pursuit for inquisitive minds, our self guided walking, driving and cycling Trails will help you explore Cambridgeshire and beyond. Your murder mystery, treasure hunt and spy mission challenges are waiting for you. Bespoke Trails supporting special or corporate events and Team Building events also available.
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve Lode Lane, Wicken Nr Ely, CB7 5XP T: 01353 720274 W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ wickenfen Discover this internationally renowned nature reserve with rare species like bittern, hen harriers and herds of highland cattle and konik ponies. Explore the nature trails, hire a bike, enjoy a boat trip along Wicken Lode, or pop into historic Fen Cottage to see how fen folk used to live.
WildTracks Activity Park Chippenham Road, Kennett, Newmarket, CB8 7QJ T: 01638 751918 W: www.wildtracksltd.co.uk WildTracks Activity Park is where you do what you didn’t think you were capable of, where happy memories are created and confidence is boosted. WildTracks has karting, quad biking, 4x4 riding and driving, Battlefield Live and a range of field sports; it is perfect for celebrations, family fun and corporate events. visitcambridge.org 17
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What’s What’s on on your your doorstep doorstep in in Cambridgeshire? Cambridgeshire?
Anglesey Anglesey Abbey, Abbey, Gardens Gardens & & Lode Lode Mill Mill
Experience the golden age of country house living and Experience the golden age of country house living and discover life ‘below stairs’ in the Domestic Wing (opens discover life ‘below stairs’ in the Domestic Wing (opens Summer 2014). Wander through 114 acres of gardens Summer 2014). Wander through 114 acres of gardens offering vibrant colour in every season. Explore historic offering vibrant colour in every season. Explore historic Lode Mill, Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery area and famous Lode Mill, Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery area and famous Winter Garden. Winter Garden. 6 miles NE of Cambridge A14 J35 6 miles NE of Cambridge A14 J35 Tel 01223 810080 Tel 01223 810080
Wicken Wicken Fen Fen National National Nature Nature Reserve Reserve
Discover this internationally renowned nature reserve Discover this internationally renowned nature reserve with rare species like bittern & hen harrier, and herds with rare species like bittern & hen harrier, and herds of highland cattle and konik ponies. of highland cattle and konik ponies. Explore the nature trails, hire a bike, enjoy a boat trip Explore the nature trails, hire a bike, enjoy a boat trip or step into historic Fen Cottage to see how fen folk or step into historic Fen Cottage to see how fen folk used to live. used to live. 9 miles South of Ely, off A1123 9 miles South of Ely, off A1123 Tel 01353 720274 Tel 01353 720274
Wimpole Wimpole Estate Estate
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Official Guided Tours Official Guided Tours
Official Guided Walking Tours Cambridge College Tour www.visitcambridge.org/official-tours
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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 Alumini 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 and Chapel is also included when available. Trinity College Fountain
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Tickets can also be purchased in person from the Tourist Information Centre on Peas Hill, just off the Market Square.
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 Thursday afternoon, exclusively through Visit Cambridge. To ensure your place on one of our Official Guided Walking Tours, book in advance online at www.visitcambridge.org, email email@example.com or call a member of our team on 01223 457574.
Official Guided Tours
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!
King’s College Chapel
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Cambridge Tourist Information Centre
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There is nothing quite like experienced local knowledge. Let our Visit Cambridge Information 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.
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, National Express bookings and much, much more!
If you have a specific enquiry or request, please call direct on 0871 226 8006 and the Visit Cambridge Information 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
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IWM Duxford IWM Duxford takes you on an unforgettable journey through the history of aviation in times of war and peace. Lose yourself for a whole day amongst some of the world’s most iconic aircraft including the legendary Spitfire or famous Concorde. Get hands-on with our award-winning interactive exhibitions or simply relax and allow the children to let off steam in our aviation-themed playground. In the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, explore our historic airfield and stroll through the hangars and buildings which date back to the latter stages of the First World War. You can also discover fascinating aspects of First World War military development in our Land Warfare exhibition and see a number of First World War aircraft in our AirSpace exhibition. There are always plenty of family activities happening at IWM Duxford including daily tours and fun activities during the school holidays. Even better, children under 16 come free (excluding air shows).
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History & Heritage History & Heritage King’s College Chapel
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History & Heritage 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. Great St Mary’s Church
Cambridge wears its history and heritage with pride. Where else can you enjoy the friendly and lively bustle of the Market Square, just a cobblestone’s throw from the gleaming spires of King’s College Chapel? 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 Peace Prize winners have all left their mark here.
The Corpus Clock
Wherever you walk in Cambridge you are close to something special. Take time to admire the picturesque waters of the River Cam and gaze in wonder at The Bridge of Sighs and The Mathematical Bridge. The Round Church, one of the city’s oldest buildings, The Great Court at Trinity and The Wren Library are but a few of the other sights to take in. Stop for a pint at The Eagle pub where Nobelists Crick and Watson sketched the structure of DNA on a napkin, or contemplate some of our contemporary architecture in the shape of The Corpus Clock, with its giant grasshopper that eats time. Follow the river upstream as it meanders through grassy fields to the Orchard Tea Garden at Grantchester, the picture-perfect English village which poet Rupert Brooke famously celebrated in his 1912 poem The Old Vicarage.
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Highlights stunningly restored Victorian gardens and Anglesey Abbey, with its elegant gardens and breathtaking snowdroplined Winter Walk are some of the treasures that simply must be found. King’s College Chapel
Mathematical Bridge at Queens’ College
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 24th December 2014 www.kings.cam.ac.uk/ events/chapel-services/ nine-lessons The world-famous carol service at King’s College Chapel, broadcast around the globe every Christmas Eve.
History & Heritage
And why not explore further afield for more historical treasures, such as many of our National Trust properties. Wimpole Estate, which combines the oldest country house in Cambridgeshire with
Cambridge Halloween Ghost Tours 15th October – 25th November T: 01223 457574 www.visitcambridge.org In celebration of Halloween, these tours visit the spookiest parts of the city on a scary journey through Cambridge’s darkest secrets. Open Cambridge 11th – 14th September 2014 T: 01223 766766 www.cam.ac.uk/opencambridge For one special weekend in September, Cambridge unlocks its secrets and welcomes everyone to share in its rich heritage and culture.
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Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill Quy Road, Lode Nr Cambridge, CB25 9EJ T: 01223 810080 W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ angleseyabbey Experience the golden age of country house living and discover life ‘below stairs’ in the ‘Domestic Wing’ (opens summer 2014). Wander through 114 acres of gardens offering captivating views, classical statuary and vibrant colour in every season. Explore historic Lode Mill, Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery Area and famous Winter Garden.
Corpus Christi College Corpus Christi College, King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1RH T: 01223 338014 W: www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/ conferences Corpus is one of the oldest colleges and is located in the heart of the city. Open to all for civil weddings & partnerships, shared Christmas dinners, birthday parties, dinners & events.
Ely Cathedral Chapter House, The College, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4DL T: 01353 660349 W: www.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.
Great st. mary’s church Senate House Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3PQ T: 01223 462914 W: www.gsm.cam.ac.uk Experience the panoramic views of Cambridge from the tower and hear the bells which inspired Big Ben’s chimes. This beautiful church has played a significant part in the history of the University and City of Cambridge for over 800 years. Visit the gift shop and brass rubbings facilities.
Hedingham Castle Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, CO9 3DJ T: 01787 460261 W: www.hedinghamcastle. co.uk Historic Hedingham Castle has something for everyone. A 900 year old Norman Keep, landscaped gardens, woodland walks, a café, shop and a full seasonal programme of events, from the excitement of medieval Jousting Knights to Open Air Theatre, Vintage Fairs and Car Shows, there’s always something happening at Hedingham.
Island Hall Post Street, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, PE29 2BA T: 01480 459676 W: www.islandhall.com Come and see Island Hall, a family run historic home. Visiting is easy by road, just 20 minutes from Cambridge on the A14. All tours are given by a member of the family. Join like minded people on scheduled tours or larger groups & associations can book a personalised visit. Tours can include refreshments of your choice from simple coffee & biscuits to full afternoon tea or a light lunch. All details can be found on our website.
Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village Stansted, Essex, CM24 8SP T: 01279 813237 W: www.mountfitchetcastle. com Multi award-winning Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village of 1066 enables the visitor to time travel back to medieval England. Also included is the Toy Museum and Dinosaur Park. All adding up to a historic and entertaining fun family day out for all ages.
Oliver Cromwell’s House 29 St Mary’s Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4HF T: 01353 662062 W: www.olivercromwellshouse. co.uk Experience what domestic life would have been like in the 17th Century in a variety of re-created period rooms. Visit Mrs Cromwell’s kitchen, try dressing-up or playing with the toys of the time or venture into the Haunted Bedroom if you dare! Audio handsets bring the story of this impressive House to life. Guided tours and group visits welcome.
Wimpole Estate Old Wimpole Road, Arrington, Royston, Herts, SG8 0BW T: 01223 206000 W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ wimpole Take a walk around the impressive Wimpole Hall, with glorious stately rooms; the atmospheric Walled Kitchen Garden and Home Farm to see the old and the new side by side. Stride out across the parkland to the folly and meet some of our rare breed sheep, cattle and Shire horses.
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Families Families Newmarket Racecourses The Rowley Mile www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk
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Families 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 tour through the picturesque cobbled streets to taking to the river and exploring the city from the comfort of a chauffeured punt. The Sedgewick 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, Captain RF Scott, and his companions in the South Pole at the The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute, view the whale skeleton hanging over the entrance of the Museum of Zoology and wonder at a 14-metre Canadian totem pole at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 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 lane ten-pin bowling alley as well as a host of your favourite family restaurants.
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Highlights indoor interactive venue with roller skating, mega slides and even body zorbing or 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!
The Big Weekend 4th – 7th July 2014 T: 01223 457000 www.cambridge summerinthecity. co.uk Celebrating the arrival of the Tour De France in Cambridge enjoy four days of free live music and entertainment for all the family on Parker’s Piece.
And a little further afield you can see some of the world’s most exotic animals, including Rana the tiger at Shepreth Wildlife Park – take the train through the countryside at Audley End Miniature Railway, or for the more active amongst you, CurveMotion is a pioneering
Cambridge Science Festival 10th – 23rd March 2014 T: 01223 766766 www.cam.ac.uk/ science-festival Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this popular festival with a fortnight of talks and hands-on activities exploring Cambridge science.
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Cambridge Science Centre
Audley End Miniature Railway Christmas Special December 2014 T: 01799 510726 www.audley-endrailway.co.uk Ride the Santa Express and visit Santa in the railway’s very own grotto.
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Audley End Miniature Railway Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JB T: 01799 542134 W: www.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.
Camboats Jesus Lock, Jesus Green, Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3BD T: 07706 734763 W: www.camboats.co.uk Unique narrowboat cruise along the river Cam passing historic college boathouses/ Mid-Summer Common and beyond. Comfortably cruise in traditional style narrowboat – “Rosie”. We cater for all ages and abilities. Check website for more details on public trip events and bespoke cruise activities. Celebrate your special occasion with a private cruise.
Cambridge Science Centre 18 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BQ T: 01223 967965 W: www.cambridge sciencecentre.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. The Cambridge Science Centre has highly personable staff on-site who love to talk science, ready to answer your questions and help you explore. Just ask! Check our website for more details on our exhibit and events programme.
CurveMotion Lark Valley Business Park, Lamdin Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6LJ T: 0845 463 23 24 W: www.curvemotion.com CurveMotion is an exciting indoor venue in Bury St Edmunds. Suitable for all ages it offers roller skating, soft play, slides and Zorbing. Our bistro serves a selection of hot and cold food and drinks. Parties, skating lessons, and private hire are also available. Open every day except Christmas day.
Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9PQ T: 01223 860988 W: www.farmlandmuseum.org. uk Explore the rural life of Cambridgeshire. Discover stories of Benedictine monks, Knights Templar and Franciscan nuns. Experience Denny’s farming past, visit a 1940s farm worker’s cottage and much more! Family friendly with children’s play area and hands-on activities. Lively programme of events. (Museum open: April – October)
IWM Duxford Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR T: 01223 835000 W: www.iwm.org.uk IWM Duxford tells the story of the impact of aviation on the nature of war and on people’s lives. Set within Britain’s bestpreserved Second World War RAF fighter station, impressive exhibitions take you on an unforgettable journey through times of war and peace.
Lets Go Punting Quayside, Cambridge CB5 8AB T: 07989 423 721 W: www.letsgopunting.co.uk Cambridge’s No.1 visitor attraction… Offering 50 minute private & shared chauffeured tours with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable tour guides. Relax and enjoy the dramatic architecture of ‘the backs’ on a punt as you pass the seven Cambridge University colleges along the banks of the River Cam. Discounts available online.
SCUDAMORE’S punting Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RS T: 01223 359750 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.scudamores.com Tour the wonders of the College Backs or experience a Grantchester adventure with Cambridge’s original punting company. Choose to relax on our award-winning College Backs punt tours or explore in your own time with our punt, kayak, Canadian canoe or kayak hire.
Shepreth Wildlife Park Station Road, Shepreth, Herts, SG8 6PZ T: 01763 262226 W: www.sheprethwildlifepark. co.uk Shepreth Wildlife Park, set in natural grounds, is home to tigers, otters, monkeys, reptiles and so much more! This multi-award winning Wildlife Park is one of East Anglia’s major attractions and offers several undercover facilities including Ringo’s Playbarn, the spooky Nocturnal House and Discovery Centre. A fun day out for all the family. Annual Pass & Family Discount Cards available. Discount given to visitors who arrive by train.
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Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgshire, CB2 1RB T: 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
Housing almost half a million objects, the Fitzwilliam has been hailed as ‘the finest small museum in Europe’. 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. Browse a selection of unique gifts in the Museum shop and sample some of the best coffee in Cambridge in the Museum’s café. Major exhibitions in 2014 A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922 - 2009) Until 21 April 2014 La Grande Guerre: French prints of the First World War May – September 2014 Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish October 2014 – January 2015 Free admission to the Museum and exhibitions. The Fitzwilliam Museum is a few minutes walk from Cambridge City Centre.
The Round Church Visitor Centre An ideal start to your trip. Enrich your stay with the only permanent exhibition introducing Cambridge’s history, including an informative history film. Older than the University, The Round Church has been a central landmark in Cambridge for nearly 900 years, known to hundreds of famous faces. • • • •
Small entrance charge | Children free Open daily 10am-5pm except Sunday mornings Film in French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese. Excellent but inexpensive guided walks of the city | Wed am/Sun pm
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The Cambridge Corn Exchange is the largest arts, entertainment and conference venue in the region. It presents up to 300 performances per year ranging from the hottest names from the rock and pop world to musicals, comedy opera ballet and orchestral concerts. Situated right in the heart of the city, the Corn Exchange holds up to 1849 people and has, over the years, seen some of the biggest names from the entertainment world perform at the venue. Opposite the Corn Exchange is the Cambridge Guildhall, a 500 capacity venue which hosts concerts, conferences, exhibitions and community events.
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Culture & Entertainment The Big Weekend
Art Cambridge has a wealth of permanent art attractions to delight all tastes and interests – with a vast choice of galleries, workshops and exhibitions showcasing the contemporary to the classic. The jewel in the crown is The Fitzwilliam Museum, home to world class collections of art and antiquities, spanning centuries and civilisations. No visit to the city is complete without seeing all that it has to offer. Kettle’s Yard is home to one of the country’s finest collections of 20th Century and contemporary art and is well worth a visit while Ruskin Gallery is a unique exhibition space incorporating a ground-breaking digital gallery – the first of its kind in the UK. To experience the works of some of the area’s finest local artists, a choice of Byard Art, Primavera and Williams Art & Hot Numbers Coffee offer an array of creative talent. Just out of town, set in 11 acres of rural Cambridgeshire is the visual arts research and development hub, Wysing Arts Centre, home
to artists in residence and an eclectic programme of exhibitions and events for all the family. Museums Cambridge has one of the most impressive collections of museums 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. For the avid war enthusiast, a visit to IWM Duxford is a must. Set within the spacious grounds of the famous former First and Second World War airfield, IWM Duxford takes you through the history of aviation in times of war and peace – via contemporary displays, interactive exhibitions and live events. 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.
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A city synonymous with the stage, there are hundreds of Fitzwilliam Museum
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. Add to that a thriving local pub gig scene, the worldfamous Cambridge Folk Festival and the familyfriendly Big Weekend and you will find it hard to decide where to start first!
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50th Cambridge Folk Festival 31st July – 3rd August 2014 T: 01223 357851 One of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world. Cambridge Open Studios 4 weekends across July E: info@camopenstudios. co.uk www.camopenstudios. co.uk An opportunity for the public to visit the workshops and studios of local people working in a wide range of crafts and media.
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Performance 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.
Cambridge Literary Festival 3rd – 6th April 2014 (Spring) November 2014 (Winter) E: admin@cambridge wordfest.co.uk www.cambridge wordfest.co.uk 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.
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ADC Theatre Park Street, Cambridge CB5 8AS T: 01223 300085 W: www.adctheatre.com Run almost entirely by students, the ADC Theatre is the county’s oldest University playhouse, presenting a varied and vibrant programme of up to four shows a night alongside the fringe venue the Corpus Playroom. Home to the prestigious Cambridge Footlights, our alumni include Sir Derek Jacobi, Stephen Fry and Mitchell and Webb.
All Saints’ Church Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BP T: 01223 324442 W: www.visitchurches.org.uk Built in the 1860s, All Saints is a riot of colour, with almost every surface painted, gilded or stencilled. Light shines through beautiful stained glass windows designed by leading arts and crafts artists such as William Morris. Open daily, this triumph of Victorian art and design is well worth a visit. The church is now cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust.
Cambridge Arts Theatre 6 St Edwards Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ T: 01223 503333 W: www.cambridgeartstheatre. com One of the region’s liveliest and most exciting venues, Cambridge Arts Theatre boasts a 75 year history of high quality productions, with many playing prior to or post-West End.
Cambridge Corn Exchange Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QE T: 01223 357 851 W: www.cornex.co.uk Cambridge Corn Exchange is the largest arts, entertainment and conference venue in the region. It presents up to 300 performances per year ranging from the hottest names from the rock and pop world to musicals, comedy, opera, ballet and orchestral concerts.
Cambridge Early Music Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ T: 01223 847330 W: www.cambridgeearlymusic. org Cambridge Early Music is a registered charity which offers concerts and educational courses for adults in medieval, renaissance and baroque music. Summer Schools are held in Cambridge colleges and a series of professional concerts are held throughout the year.
Cambridge International Arts 43 Bishops Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9NQ T: 07549 929931 Cambridge International Arts operates across the city with exhibitions, art events, walking sketch tours, and creative projects, Please visit www.cambridgeinternationalarts.org for more. Or phone 07501260717
Cambridge Corn Exchange
Cambridge International Piano Series 2014 West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP T: 01223 357851 W: www.cornex.co.uk/ boxoffice Third season in an exciting piano recital series in which top international pianists perform their favourite pieces. ‘Electrifying’ Benjamin Grosvenor on 29 January; ‘Formidable technique’ Martin Roscoe on 30 April; ‘Rapturous textures’ Garrick Ohlsson on 21 May.
Cambridge University Museums Cambridge Junction Cambridge Leisure, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX T: 01223 511511 W: www.junction.co.uk Cambridge Junction is an arts centre presenting a uniquely varied programme of theatre, dance, live music, clubs, comedy and family events. Less than 10 minutes from the city centre.
CAMBRIDGE LITERARY FESTIVAL (Formerly Cambridge Wordfest) 7 Downing Place,Cambridge, CB2 3EL T: 01223 515335 W: www.cambridgeliterary festival.com Every year the Cambridge Literary Festival welcomes some of the world’s freshest thinkers, novelists, poets, editors, critics, scientists, politicians, historians and comedians. 2014 is an especially exciting year for the Festival, with its new name and new look it will continue to bring the best literary events to Cambridge.
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Cambridge University Library West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR T: 01223 333000 W: www.lib.cam.ac.uk/ The aim of Cambridge University Library is to deliver world-class library and information services to meet the needs of the local, national and international scholarly community. The Exhibition Centre offers a series of public exhibitions and is open from Monday - Friday: 09.00-18.00 and Saturday: 09.00-16.30
ENDELLION STRING QUARTET 2014 ‘Quartet in Residence’, University of Cambridge, West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP T: 01223 357851 W: www.cornex.co.uk/boxoffice Concerts on 12 February, 12 March, 23 April 14 May. Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schumann, Britten and Bartok by ‘the finest quartet in Britain’ – New Grove Dictionary.
Institute of Continuing Education University of Cambridge, Madingley Hall, Madingley Cambridge, CB23 8AQ T: 01223 746418 W: www.ice.cam.ac.uk Continuing education at Cambridge offers an array of courses for personal and professional development. We offer short non-credit courses, residential and summer schools, and part-time, award-bearing programmes ranging from Undergraduate Certificates through to Masters degrees. Courses take place throughout the year at our headquarters or in central Cambridge, London and online.
Kettle’s Yard Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ T: 01223 748100 W: www.kettlesyard.co.uk A major collection of 20th Century paintings and sculptures exhibited in a beautiful house of unique character. Also, temporary exhibitions in the gallery with changing contemporary and modern art exhibitions.
The Mumford Theatre East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT T: 0845 196 2320 W: www.anglia.ac.uk/ mumfordtheatre Situated in the heart of the Anglia Ruskin University Campus, the Mumford Theatre presents a range of professional touring, community and student theatre, alongside fantastic music concerts. With an excellent tiered seating arrangement, the Mumford boasts an enviable reputation for offering a good view from all 270 of its seats.
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ T: 01223 333516 W: http://maa.cam.ac.uk/maa
The Museum of Cambridge 2/3 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ T: 01223 355159 W: www.folkmuseum.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.
Museum of Classical Archaeology Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA T: 01223 335153 W: http://www.classics.cam. ac.uk/museum/ One of Cambridge’s hidden gems, this 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 masterpieces of ancient art. There is a regular programme of public events including talks, tours and storytelling.
Discover wonderful stories told through the magnificent collection across three floors including a ground floor gallery dedicated to Cambridge history. Experience the diversity of people and cultures from around the world. Highlights to look out for are Pacific material collected on Captain Cook’s voyages of exploration and the 14-metre-high totem pole from Canada.
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The Polar Museum Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1ER T: 01223 336540 W: http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/ museum
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Downing Street Cambridge, CB2 3EQ T: 01223 333456 W: www.sedgwickmuseum.org
Williams Art & Hot Numbers Coffee 5 and 6 Dale’s Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LJ T: 01223 311687 W: www.williamsart.co.uk
If you have ever wondered what it is like to travel to the Polar Regions or why they are so important to the future of our world, take a trip to the Polar Museum. From penguins to polar bears, sleeping bags to sextants, Inuit art to explorers’ diaries - find out about exploration, science and survival at the extreme ends of the earth.
This museum showcases more than 500 million years of the history of life on Earth. Highlights include a 125,000 year old hippo found in Cambridgeshire, giant marine reptiles, minerals, rocks, dinosaurs, fossil sea creatures dating back hundreds of millions of years, and an exhibition on ‘Darwin the Geologist’.
Williams Art showcases the finest established and emerging artists from Cambridge and beyond set in an iconic Victorian brewery. Hot Numbers serves fine coffees, teas and light bites. Open daily, live music evenings (www.hotnumberscoffee.co.uk for details).
The Round Church Visitor Centre Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UB T: 01223 311602 W: www.christianheritage.org. uk/roundchurch An ideal start to your trip. Enrich your stay with the only permanent exhibition introducing Cambridge’s history plus a relaxing and informative film. Older than the University, The Round Church has been a central landmark in Cambridge for nearly 900 years. Small entrance charge | Children free. Open daily 10am-5pm except Sunday mornings. Film in French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese. Excellent but inexpensive guided walks of the city | Wed am/Sun pm
The Ruskin Gallery East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT T: 0845 196 2635 W: www.anglia.ac.uk/ ruskingallery
Whipple Museum of the History of Science Free School Lane Cambridge, CB2 3RH T: 01223 330906 W: www.hps.cam.ac.uk/ whipple Here you will find a fascinating array of scientific instruments dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. Cambridge has long been a centre for scientific work. 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.
Wysing Arts Centre Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridgeshire, CB23 2TX T: 01954 718881 W: www.wysingartscentre.org One of Europe’s leading centres for the visual arts. Artists come here to test new ways of working, often in collaboration with the public, through innovative events, exhibitions, retreats and residencies. This year celebrating its 25th anniversary with a year-long programme, Wysing is open 12–5pm every day during exhibitions and at specific times for ongoing and regular events.
University of Cambridge 800th Anniversary
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Shopping If you enjoy a shopping spree you will love Cambridge! 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, photographs, books and paintings. Stroll down Rose Crescent and Trinity Street, Magdalene Street, Bridge Street
and King Street to discover some excellent independent shops and chic cafés. 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.
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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. Sussex Street
Love Your Local Market 14th – 28th May 2014 T: 01223 457465 www.cambridge.gov. uk/love-your-localmarket A weekend event with stallholders showcasing the best that Cambridge Market has to offer.
The Grafton, a short walk across Christ’s Pieces, is a shopping centre with household high street names, including Debenhams and BHS 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
Cambridge Style Week 26th – 30th March T: 01954 253535 www.cambridge styleweek.com A week-long style extravaganza bringing together cutting-edge creations with iconic collections from local, national, and international designers. Cambridge Independent Retailer Month July 2014 T: 01223 903300 www.cambridgebid. co.uk A month-long celebration of the city’s best independent traders, venues and events is known locally as Round.
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Abington Pottery and Craft Shop 26 High Street, Little Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6BG T: 01223 891723 W: www.abingtonpottery.co.uk Based 8 miles south east of Cambridge in a 15th Century listed building,Abington Pottery offers handmade stoneware pottery products made on the premises.
The Angel Bookshop 2 Bene’t Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QN T: 01223 316244 W: www.angelbookshop.co.uk The Angel Bookshop, just off King’s Parade, is an unmissable treat for booklovers of all ages, specialising in good books at discounted prices, halfprice children’s picture books, traditional toys, book-related children’s clothes and tableware, and beautiful and unusual cards and gifts. Just arrived: the quirky Jellycats family of soft toys.
Angela Reed Furniture & Fine Things Market Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HQ T: 01799 520056 W: www.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.
Cambridge University Press Bookshop Ben Hayward Cycles 69 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RJ T: 01223 352294 W: www.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.
Billys Bike & Skate Store 15 Burleigh Street, Cambridge CB1 1DG T: 01223 568368 W: www.billys.co.uk The place to go for BMX bikes, scooters, rollerskates and much more. Billys stocks a large selection from top brand names and is staffed by knowledgeable enthusiasts who participate in the sports.
Boudoir Femme 2 King Street, Cambridge, CB1 1LN T: 01223 323000 W: www.boudoirfemme.co.uk also online at www.miinto.co.uk Award winning, independent fashion boutique, Boudoir Femme is home to some of the most desirable designer womenswear labels & accessories in Cambridge. Labels stocked include American Vintage, By Malene Birger, Maison Scotch, Selected Femme, Hoss Intropia, Chie Mihara, Sam Edelman, MIH Jeans and more.
Brora 23-24 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TB T: 01223 359741 W: www.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.
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Burwash Manor New Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7EY W: www.burwashmanor.com 16 independent shops offering clothing, wine, gifts, toys and children’s wear, new and vintage house and garden furniture. Open 7 days a week, with tea rooms, beauty salon, farm walks, free parking and children’s play area.
The Cambridge Gift Shop
Cambridge Leisure Park Clifton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7DY T: 01223 414964 W: www.cambridgeleisure. co.uk Conveniently located directly next to the railway station, but with ample parking too, Cambridge Leisure is home to Cineworld Cinema, Tenpin Bowling, a Travelodge Hotel, a range of restaurants to suit all tastes. Cambridge Leisure is a real family destination. Visit the website for offers, news and events.
The Cambridge Raincoat Company W: www.cambridgeraincoats. co.uk Byard Art 14 King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ T: 01223 464646 W: www.byardart.co.uk Independent gallery, established in 1993, with a rolling exhibitions programme of contemporary art displayed over two floors, opposite King’s College Chapel. Original paintings, sculpture, mixed media art, photography, original prints, ceramics and handmade jewellery by established and emerging artists from across the UK.
The Cambridge Gift Shop Peas Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3AD T: 01223 313991 W: www.thecambridge giftshop.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!
Cambridge Raincoats were originally designed to provide chic, versatile, all-year-round wet weather protection for people who want to look good in wet weather, on and off their bicycles, whatever the occasion. The coats encapsulate the best of traditional thinking with 21st century innovation, like Cambridge itself. Not just for bicycles, not just for rainy days.
The Cambridge Satchel Company 17 Rose Crescent, Cambridge, CB2 3LL T: 01223 366106 W: www.cambridgesatchel. com Founded in 2008 by Julie Deane at her kitchen table just outside Cambridge, our acclaimed bags range from classic satchels to contemporary shoulder bags - 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 Cambridge Toy Shop 15/16 Sussex Street, Cambridge CB1 1PA T: 01223 309010 W: www.cambridgetoyshop. co.uk Two floors packed full of toys and games for all ages. We are right in the heart of town and our friendly team can show you some of the best new toys available, as well as some old favourites. Come and join the fun!
Cambridge University Press Bookshop 1 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1SZ T: 01223 333333 W: www.cambridge.org/uk/ bookshop The Cambridge University Press Bookshop and The Learning Centre are in the heart of the city centre. We look forward to welcoming you - come and see us for all your learning requirements.
Cambridge Wine Merchants 2 King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ T: 01223 309309 W: www.cambridgewine.com The UK’s no.1 Wine Merchant. 4 Cambridge branches, 350 whiskies, 800 wines, spirits, liqueurs, local ales, mead, cider, miniatures, fine wines, Havana cigars. Tasting bars, expert advice, private client/wholesale accounts. Suppliers to Oxford and Cambridge Colleges since 1993. Open 7 days. visitcambridge.org 43
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Farrow and Ball 14 Regent Street Cambridge, CB2 1DB T: 01223 367771 W: www.farrow-ball.com Farrow & Ball produce unparalleled paints and wallpapers using only the finest ingredients and age-old traditional methods. Offering an edited palette of 132 unmatched paint colours and a stunning array of handcrafted wallpaper, there is something to inspire everyone.
Giles & Co 4 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1SU T: 01223 366841 W: www.universitystore.co.uk Giles & Co sells a large range of official University of Cambridge t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. Along with our own exclusive designs for men, woman and children, we offer one of the best ranges of Cambridge souvenirs in the city including a huge range of official clothing.
Christ’s Lane The Grafton The Grafton, Cambridge, CB1 1PS T: 01223 316201 W: www.graftoncentre.co.uk Just a ten minute walk from the city, The Grafton is ideal for a great day out with a wide variety of stores, cafés and restaurants and an eight screen Vue cinema. Open 7 days a week with late night shopping every Wednesday to 8pm. For more information visit: www.graftoncentre. co.uk.
Lion Yard Grand Arcade St Andrew Street, Cambridge, CB2 3BJ T: 01223 302601 W: www.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 Sweet Shop 17 St Johns Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TW T: 01223 367657 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: www.hkjewellery.co.uk Specialists in bespoke jewellery including engagement rings, wedding rings and eternity rings. Locally handmade jewellery on display including the ‘Cambridge Collection’, inspired by the city.
Hive Antiques 3 Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LJ T: 01223 300269 W: www.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 woodblock prints and other oriental items. Open 7 days a week. Other antique shops nearby.
Hotel Chocolat 3 Petty Cury, Cambridge, CB2 3NE T: 01223 367082 W: www.hotelchocolat.com This season, head to Hotel Chocolat, luxury British Chocolatier and Cocoa Grower. Immerse yourself in our stylish chocolate shop and discover our devotion to making exciting chocolate by unearthing exceptional ingredients and using plenty of passion. Find out for yourself, drop in and bliss out with our free in-store chocolate tasting.
Jacks on Trinity 34 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TB T: 01223 354403 W: www.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 from T-shirts and sweatshirts through to bags, cushions, children’s toys and of course the British classics of teacups, tea towels and teapots.
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John Beazor & Sons Limited 78 & 80 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DP T: 01223 355178 W: www.johnbeazorantiques. co.uk One of England’s premier antique dealers, John Beazor Antiques have been dealing in fine furniture, clocks, barometers and decorative items since 1875. Situated in a charming Georgian shop in Regent Street, Beazors offer a wide range of items which can be delivered to any part of the world.
The Cambridge Toy Shop Millers Music Centre & Ken Stevens Music 12 Sussex Street, Cambridge, CB1 1PW T: 01223 354452 W: www.millersmusic.co.uk Miller’s Music Centre and Ken Stevens Music in Sussex Street for everything musical. See and try over 100 pianos and 2000 musical instruments available on 3 years interest free credit or back rental. Massive range of sheet music, accessories and classical CDs. Established 1856.
Modish 3 Green Street, Cambridge, CB2 3JU T: 01223 354436 W: www.modishonline.co.uk The Guardian Newspaper named Modish as one of the UK’s top 100 Ladies Shoe shops. The reason? Well, our shoes look great! But we’re not just a pretty face - each pair is road tested, so you know they feel great too. Why not pop in to see what the fuss is about?
Nord 36 Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UW T: 01223 321884 W: www.nordesign.co.uk Nord is a unique independent Scandinavian design store, proudly stocking a number of internationally acclaimed designer brands. Renowned for its minimal, functional and simple style; modern Scandinavian design epitomises retro chic. Whether you are looking for a new piece of furniture, a fabulous set of fabrics, clothing or gift, Nord offers an eye-opening selection of designer products that you simply won’t find anywhere else in Cambridge.
OSKA Cambridge 29 Green Street, Cambridge, CB2 3JX T: 01223 314383 W: www.oska-cambridge.co.uk OSKA Cambridge offers an impressive mix of womenswear for all occasions no matter what your taste. From outdoor wear to accessories, OSKA’s unique style makes this a must-see store.
Podarok 12 Bene’t Street, Cambridge, CB2 3PT T: 01223 314411 W: www.podarok.co.uk Podarok is an independent, boutique gift shop on Cambridge’s historic Bene’t Street, offering a wide range of products including jewellery; handmade leather satchels and accessories; decorative household items, including lampshades, cushions, ceramics, clocks, and kitchenware; as well as a huge range of interesting bits and bobs, to suit all tastes and interests.
Primavera 10 King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1UY T: 01223 357708 W: www.artandcrafts.co.uk Located opposite King’s College, three floors filled with the most unique collection of British jewellery, artwork, studio ceramics, glass, textiles and sculpture. Work by famous makers mingles with Cambridge artists.
Talking T’s 37 Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UW T: 01223 302411 W: www.t-shirts.co.uk An independent 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 handprinted in our Cambridge workshop. Open 7 days a week or you can shop online.
Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre 72 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1EP T: 01223 315845 W: www.lightblue.co.uk Serving Cambridge and the surrounding area since 1895, Townsends Cycles have a wide range of cycles to suit all tastes. We offer a full repair service for most brands of cycles.
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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 cafés. CAU Restaurant
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,
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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 Don Pasquale
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. Baroosh Bar & Kitchen
Eat Cambridge Festival 10th – 24th May 2014 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.eat-cambridge. co.uk A new annual foodie event with local people and showing off local food and drink producers.
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Cambridge Beer Festival 19th – 24th May 2014 T: 01223 967808 www.cambridge beerfestival.com The largest regional beer festival in the UK with a wide range of local and national beers, cider, perry, wine and mead. Apple Day 26th October 2014 T: 01223 336265 www.botanic.cam.ac.uk The Cambridge University Botanic Garden showcases a diverse collection of the region’s apples, including some seldom sold and heritage varieties.
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Auntie’s Tea Shop 1 St Marys Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PQ T: 01223 315641 W: www.auntiesteashop.co.uk Ideally situated in the city centre and overlooking the Senate House, Auntie’s offers traditional waitress service and excellent food. We serve breakfasts, light lunches, sandwiches, paninis and baguettes. Cakes freshly baked on the premises (gluten free selection available).
Baroosh 8 Market Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PF T: 01223 309796 W: www.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.
The Brunswick 73 Newmarket Road Cambridge, CB5 8EG T: 01223 300583 W: www.the-brunswick.com The Brunswick on Newmarket Rd, is a new restaurant and bar serving modern European food at lunchtimes and evenings. It has a good and growing reputation for high quality food and changes its evening menu every couple of weeks. There is a garden, private dining and a lunch delivery service available.
CAU 15 Bene’t Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QN T: 01223 357000 W: www.caurestaurants.com Mouthwatering steaks, burgers and steak sandwiches are joined by a tempting selection of moreish favourites, each with a distinctive Buenos Aires twist. Try our sharing plates or one of our speciality cuts, without forgetting to leave room for a Corn Flake Ice Cream Sundae.
CB1 Internet Café 32 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2AD T: 01223 576306 W: www.cb1.com Come and visit the oldest internet café in the world! We offer a unique experience for our customers to come and relax, enjoy fresh coffee, homemade cakes and a selection of organic and locally sourced food, specialising in vegan and gluten free. Regular live music and local artwork on display.
CB2 Bistro 5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LD T: 01223 508355 W: www.CB2Bistro.com Cambridge’s most relaxed meeting and eating place, beautiful piazza very close to Anglia Ruskin University, The Grafton Centre and Vue Cinema. Homemade food in a relaxing environment either indoors or outside. Ideal for parties and students. Well known for music and other events. A friendly environment with free wi-fi.
Café at the Library 3rd Floor, Cambridge Central Library, Cambridge, CB2 3QD T: 01223 728520 The Café at the Library offers a quiet retreat in the centre of Cambridge where customers can relax, read a newspaper or browse the internet whilst enjoying freshly prepared food at very reasonable prices. Our food offer includes freshly made breakfasts, Fairtrade coffees, hot lunches and a selection of delicious cakes and biscuits. The perfect place to meet and eat in Cambridge! Entrance via the 1st floor of the Grand Arcade.
Cafe on the Round 16 Round Church Street, Cambridge CB5 8AD T: 01223 308279 W: www.cafeontheround.co.uk Come and choose from our wide selection of teas, indulge in a hot chocolate or enjoy possibly the best coffee in town. Enjoy a breakfast baguette throughout the day or your favourite sandwich toasted. Select an ice cream milkshake, cold beverage or lots of sweet treats...eat in or take away.
Café Rouge Cambridge 24-26 Bridge St, Cambridge, CB2 1UJ T: 01223 364961 W: www.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.
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Caffe Sicilia 59 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB T: 01223 367119 W: www.caffesicilia.co.uk Caffe Sicilia is a stylish and relaxing family owned coffee bar, situated on Regent Street in Cambridge city centre. Offering delicious cakes, patisserie delicacies and a mouthwatering selection of hot food freshly handmade in our own kitchen, along with exquisite coffee and other hot drinks, a warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Caffe Sicilia.
Cambridge Food Tour 16 Bermuda Road, Cambridge CB4 3JX T: 01223 370054 W: www.cambridgefoodtour. com The best of Cambridge and British food. Experience Cambridge through the eyes of a Foodie on a walking tour along the colleges. Uncover hidden Cambridge, enjoying at least 7 food tastings and English tipples, and finish at “Pret a Porter Foodie Shop”. £50pp
Chilford Hall Balsham Road, Linton, Cambridge CB21 4LE T: 01223 895600 W: www.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 Lions Yard, Cambridge, CB2 3NA T: 01223 322377 W: www.cinnabon.co.uk We offer the world famous Cinnamon Rolls which are made using the legendary cinnamon makara sugar. We have a variety of both cinnamon and chocolate flavoured rolls and milkshakes that are sure to satisfy our customers.
Coast Fish Restaurant 15 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TB T: 01223 351344 W: www.coastfish.co.uk Coast fish and chip restaurant is located on one of the oldest streets in Cambridge, Trinity Street. Coast has a restaurant and take away service available where you will find traditional British “Fish & Chips” along with fresh sea food such as oysters and lobster.
D’Arry’s Cookhouse & Wine Shop 2-4 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN T: 01223 505015 W: www.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!
The River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
Cambridgeshire Wine School Various city centre venues in Cambridge – see website T: 01223 655391 W: www. 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.
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De Luca Cucina and Bar 83 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AW T: 01223 356666 W: www.delucacucina.co.uk De Luca Cucina and Bar is a modern Italian restaurant and cocktail bar located in the heart of Cambridge, offering an environment where you can eat great food, enjoy superb wines and drink fantastic cocktails. Widely recommended as the best Italian Restaurant in Cambridge.
Dojo 1-2 Millers Yard, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RQ T: 01223 363471 W: www.dojonoodlebar.co.uk We serve the best tasting street noodle dishes found in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, China and Vietnam. Flaming woks ablaze releasing a myriad of alluring aromas. Seductive flavours abound with rich Oriental promise. Noodles are our passion, our “reason to be”.
Don Pasquale 12 Market Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3NJ T: 01223 367063 W: www.donpasquale.co.uk Situated on the market square, in the centre of Cambridge, Don Pasquale is one of the city’s longest standing and most admired restaurants. Thought of by many local residents as the original and best Italian restaurant in Cambridge, this family run establishment has stood on Market Hill for over 40 years.
The Eagle 8 Bene’t Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QN T: 01223 505020 W: www.gkpubs.co.uk/pubsin-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!
English Spirit Distillery The Old Salt Depot, Brinkley Road, Dullingham, CB8 9UW T: 01638 507981 W: www.englishspiritdistillery. com Working distillery with shop. Open 0900-1700 Mon-Fri. Making particularly fine vodka, Dr J’s Gin, Old Salt Rum, liqueurs from local fruit, superb Malt, grappa, eau de vie and much more. Free tours and tastings. Book online or by phone. All welcome. Coach parking available.
Eraina Taverna 2 Free School Lane (off Benet Street), Cambridge CB2 3QA T: 01223 368786 Near the Market Square and with a real cosmopolitan flair to it, the Eraina Taverna, the oldest restaurant in Cambridge, serves a wide range of Greek and international dishes. Excellent value for money.
The First and Last 18 Melbourne Place Cambridge, CB1 1EQ T: 01223 778871 W:www.simplygreatthaifood. co.uk/the-first-and-last Your Thai experience.... friendly service, great wines, the highest quality fresh ingredients, a variety of cooking styles, unique tastes, your favourite dishes. The First and Last... The original and still the best.
Fitzbillies 51-52 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RG T: 01223 352500 W: www.fitzbillies.com Fitzbillies is a Cambridge institution, famed for its Chelsea buns since 1922. It is now a cafe and restaurant, as well as a cake shop. It’s open 7 days a week, serving great coffee, a daily changing lunch menu of fresh, local food and afternoon tea. It opens for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (booking recommended) and serves a particularly fine full English breakfast at weekends.
The Fountain 12 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DB T: 01223 366540 W: www.fountaincambridge. co.uk The Fountain is Cambridge’s most contemporary venue. The newly modernised late night bar has a unique style, with an extensive selection of premium drinks. Spread across 3 floors, The Fountain also offers an eclectic programme of events, from forward thinking club nights and live music, to slam poetry nights.
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Galleria Restaurant 33 Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UW T: 01223 362054 W: www.galleriacambridge. co.uk The Galleria is a celebrated independent restaurant by Magdalene Bridge. The modern British fusion menu has influences from around the world, served in a stylish contemporary interior or on the terraces outside for al fresco dining.
giraffe Christ’s Lane, Cambridge, CB1 1NP T: 01223 300707 W: www.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 & grills together with coffee, healthy smoothies and a selection of cocktails, beers and wines.
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The Green Man Public House 59 High Street, Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9NF T: 01223 844669 W: www.thegreenman grantchester.co.uk Situated in the heart of the most poetic village in Cambridge, The Green Man in Grantchester draws you up from the meadows through to an expansive, verdant beer garden. Attractive but unfussy, the pub arrests with its unusually thorough commitment to local sourcing, fresh cooking, lovingly cared-for cask ales and personable conversation.
Harriets Cafe Tearooms 16/17 Green Street, Cambridge, CB2 3JU T: 01223 356443 W: www.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!
La Raza 4-6 Rose Crescent, Cambridge, CB2 3LL T: 01223 464550 W: www.laraza.co.uk The Green Coffee Company The Guildhall, Peas Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3AD T: 01223 353013 W: www.thegreen coffeecompany.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.
Reasonably priced tapas style food served at lunch and dinner complemented by an extensive cocktail and wine list. After dinner La Raza becomes a popular late night bar often with live music and DJs. Due to its popularity bookings are recommended at weekends.
La Tasca Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant 14 - 16 Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UF T: 01223 464630 W: www.latasca.co.uk La Tasca Cambridge is an authentic Spanish tapas restaurant, situated in the heart of this ancient and beautiful university town and opposite St John’s Chapel. Offering a lively Spanish dining experience with mouthwatering Spanish food and Sangría perfect for groups of all sizes.
Las Iguanas Quayside, Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB5 8AB T: 01223 460540 W: www.iguanas.co.uk Las Iguanas offers up a tasty selection of fresh food, drink and buzzing atmosphere. Sizzling with its blend of authentic South American cuisine, delicious Cachaça cocktails and contemporary Latin interior, it really is the Cambridge hotspot that caters to everybody’s taste buds! Enjoy 241 Happy Hour on signature cocktails & coolers, 12-7:30pm & all day SundayWednesday.
Loch Fyne 37 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QY T: 01223 362433 W: www.lochfyne seafoodandgrill.co.uk/ locations/cambridge Situated opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum, Loch Fyne is famous across the country for delivering seasonal and sustainably-sourced seafood delights. With an extensive menu, bursting with freshness and flavour and designed to suit all tastes and appetites, there’s something for everyone.
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Michaelhouse Café St Michael’s Church, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1SU T: 01223 309147 W: www.michaelhousecafe. co.uk Unique fresh food café in stunningly re-ordered medieval church in the very centre of Cambridge. Delicious breakfasts, lunches and all day coffee and cakes.
The Mitre 17 Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UF T: 01223 358403 W: www.nicholsonspubs.co. uk/themitrecambridge The Mitre dates back to 1752.The Mitre is a traditional pub and dining room in the heart of the city. We offer 8 cask ales as well as a variety of premium drinks. Full table service is available in our dining room serving English classics.
Nando’s Unit G5 Cambridge Leisure Park Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7DY T: 01223 246568 W: www.nandos.co.uk AN EX-PERI-PERI-RIENCE NOT TO MISS! Nando’s speciality is our succulent Portuguese flame grilled PERi-PERi chicken basted with your choice of heats from Lemon & Herb to Extra Hot for the real daredevils excellent value for money and traditional Portuguese hospitality all add to create our fun and informal atmosphere!
Nando’s 33-34 St. Andrews Street Cambridge, CB2 3AR T: 01223 327908 W: www.nandos.co.uk
Ooshi The Bubble Tea World 61 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB T: 01223 359026 W: www.ooshi.co.uk
AN EX-PERI-PERI-RIENCE NOT TO MISS! Nando’s speciality is our succulent Portuguese flame grilled PERi-PERi chicken basted with your choice of heats from Lemon & Herb to Extra Hot for the real daredevils - excellent value for money and traditional Portuguese hospitality all add to create our fun and informal atmosphere!
For bubble tea lovers or those experiencing bubble tea for the first time, Ooshi, the Bubble Tea World has something for everyone. Our expert ooshers can help you choose something delicious from our menu so why not visit 61 Regent Street for a totally new experience.
The Navigator 63 High Street, Little Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5ES T: 01223 843901 W: www.simplygreatthaifood. co.uk
Orchard Tea Gardens 45-47 Mill Way, Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9ND T: 01223 551125 W: www.orchard-grantchester. com
Located in the village of Little Shelford, a short journey out of Cambridge, The Navigator offers a welcoming traditional pub environment - its interior is a place of low beams, exposed brickwork and wooden furniture. There is also a superb authentic Thai menu.
The Orchard is a beautiful corner of England where time stands still. Come relax and soak up the genteel setting over morning coffee, light luncheon or traditional afternoon tea.
The Old Spring 1 Ferry Path, Cambridge, CB4 1HB T: 01223 357228 W: www.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.
Patisserie Valerie 1-2 Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UA T: 01223 365293 W: www.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.
The Pickerel Inn 30 Magdalene Street Cambridge CB3 0AF T: 01223 355068 W: www.taylor-walker.co.uk Said to be Cambridge’s oldest pub, The Pickerel has low beams and traditional decor where you can enjoy pub food and real ale. Right by the river you can choose to relax in the heated courtyard or cosy up by the fire in the 17th century surroundings.
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Rainbow Café 9a King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ T: 01223 321551 W: www.rainbowcafe.co.uk Award winning vegetarian/vegan restaurant opposite King’s College gates. Famous for gluten and allergyfree cuisine.
Restaurant Alimentum 152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PB T: 01223 413000 W: www.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 atmosphere for your enjoyment.
Rice boat 37 Newnham Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EY T: 01223 302800 W: www.riceboat.com The Rice Boat is an award-winning Indian restaurant specializing in the South Indian cuisine of Kerala. The food is freshly prepared, very different to the usual Indian restaurants, and authentic. At the Rice Boat, you are guaranteed a unique taste experience, healthily prepared food and a refreshingly different selection of dishes.
The River Bar Steak House and Grill Quayside, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ T: 01223 307030 W: www.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.
Strada 17 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TB T: 01223 352166 W: www.strada.co.uk A few minutes’ walk from Trinity College, Strada is a beautifully designed contemporary restaurant and bar with a small terrace for al fresco dining. The restaurant seats just over 100 guests and 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: www.tabouche.co.uk Traditional British dishes complemented by a selection of world cuisine and daily specials. Popular restaurant and cafe serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon teas. In the early evening Ta Bouche transforms into an atmospheric bar with a great cocktail list. Al fresco drinking and dining available all year round.
Rainbow Vegetarian Cafe
Teacake at Shepreth 8 Meldreth Road, Hertfordshire SG8 6PS T: 07565 567023 W: www.teacakeatshepreth. co.uk Teacake at Shepreth is a traditional tea & coffee shop set in a 1660 thatched cottage, serving home made cakes and light meals. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 22nd January. Close to Shepreth Wildlife Park, Docwras Manor and RSPB Fowlmere.
The Three Horseshoes 21 High Street, Harston, Cambridge, CB22 7PX T: 01223 871570 W: www.simplygreatthaifood. co.uk Located in Harston, a short journey out of Cambridge on the A10 - The Three Horseshoes, Harston offers a bright and vibrant local pub with a bustling bar, stylish interiors, a guaranteed friendly smile on arrival. There is also a superb authentic Thai menu.
Zizzi Restaurant 47-53 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB T: 01223 365599 W: www.zizzi.co.ukw Overlooking the stunning Parker’s Piece, our restaurant is at the top of the high street, offering Italian tapas (cichetti), bigger, thinner Rustica pizzas, Italian classic pastas, delicious meat and fish dishes, organic gelato made exclusively for Zizzi and much more... visitcambridge.org 55
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After Dark Ta Bouche
There is always a sense of fun and the prospect of a great night out in Cambridge â€“ whether it be in the heart of the city centre, in the many lively areas on the outskirts or in the surrounding towns and villages. Cambridge is a city renowned for its eclectic blend of traditional old English pubs and stylish, vibrant cocktail bars. The pubs and bars in the outer fringes and surrounding villages offer a relaxed and informal atmosphere, with friendly independent pubs offering the very best selection of wines, ales, local fare and friendly banter. Vue Cinema at The Grafton
For those looking for a more lively evening, the city centre is lined with
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Highlights and numerous late night haunts. Whether you are looking for an evening of laughter and relaxation or the energy of live music and top DJs – Cambridge really does have something for everyone.
Newmarket Nights 20th June, 27th June, 18th July, 25th July, 1st August, 8th August & 15th August T: 01638 675 500 www.newmarket racecourses.co.uk Held at the July Course, Newmarket Nights combine all the thrills of horseracing with a world famous music act.
stylish bars and top class entertainment venues – get your glad rags on and sample some of the finest cocktails this side of Copacabana and dance the night away at one of the city’s four night-clubs
Cambridge Comedy Festival 11th – 20th July 2014 T: 01223 511511 www.cambridge comedyfestival.com A rare opportunity to see some of the biggest names in comedy along with the finest emerging talent. Warning Monthly T: 01223 511511 www.warninguk.com Held at the Junction, Warning is the biggest and longest running drum and bass event in the East of England.
The Regency Room at De Luca Cucina & Bar
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Beyond Cambridge 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 Hall and Home Farm is Cambridgeshire’s largest stately home with 18th Century gardens designed by the famous historical gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. As well as its impressive grounds, Wimpole Hall 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. The IWM Duxford is Europe’s premier aviation museum, offering visitors an array of the finest historic aircraft in seven acres of exhibition space. The summer months see the skies come alive with dramatic air displays.
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, 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. 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 great cycle trails available for you to explore the area. In rural South Cambridgeshire you’ll find a warm welcome awaiting you at the many friendly hotels and guesthouses – ideal bases from which to enjoy all that the region has to offer. If you would like to explore business opportunities within South Cambridgeshire, contact Cambridge Plus at www.cambridge-plus.com
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 wineproducing regions and the district boasts a number of vineyards. Vines have been 60 visitcambridge.org
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Beyond Cambridge Beyond Cambridge
A. The Orchard, Granchester B. IWM Duxford C. Over Windmill D. American Cemetery E. Fulbourn Church F. Wimpole Folly
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dayin out the country Docwra’s Manor Garden & Teacake at Shepreth Teashop Look around the extensive gardens then relax with lunch, homemade cakes and hot drinks.
Visit www.docwrasmanorgarden.co.uk or www.teacakeatshepreth.co.uk
Cambridge Markets are SUPER MARKETS – Support Your Local Market, Support Your Local Business. Visit Cambridge Markets for a great day out shopping, either for your everyday items or for the more unusual gift! Don’t forget you can get your hair cut, bicycle repaired, clothes altered, t-shir ts printed, or just enjoy a coffee and a piece of cake! There are three Markets trading in Cambridge every week: • General Market: Mon-Sat, 10-4pm Market Square • Arts, Crafts & Local Produce Market: Sundays, 10-4pm, Market Square • All Saints Garden Art & Craft Market: Saturdays, weather permitting (in the garden of All Saints Church, opposite Trinity College) For more information contact: 01223 457466 www.cambridge.gov.uk/markets
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Ely Located only 15 miles from Cambridge, Ely is a perfect one-day or short break destination. The first port of call for any visitor is the Cathedral. This imposing structure towers across the fens for miles around and is one of England’s most beautiful and largest cathedrals. The Cathedral is also home to the only national museum dedicated to stained glass. Key attractions also include Ely Museum, housed in the old Gaol and Oliver Cromwell’s house where Ely’s most famous historical resident once lived, which now doubles as the local Tourist Information Centre. The picturesque city centre also boasts many gift shops, craft shops, antique shops, art galleries and teashops while the beautiful waterside hosts a variety of musical entertainment to suit all tastes.
The surrounding area of Cambridgeshire offers a wonderful range of things to see and do.
Ely is easily accessed via the A10 or A142 off the A14. There is also a centrally located railway station, with good links to the rest of the region. For a Visitor Guide please call 01353 662062 or visit: www.visitely.org.uk St Neots St Neots is a charming market town, with a friendly and vibrant character. It is the largest town in Cambridgeshire and is located only 18 miles west of Cambridge. Nestled around the banks of the River Great Ouse, the town dates back over 1,000 years to the Medieval Priory of St Neot. The modern town includes Eynesbury, with its famous 19th Century giant, and the Eatons with a unique lock-up and riverside mill. The town centre offers a delightful shopping experience, where high quality modern stores and charming independent boutiques sit side by side. The town also boasts one of visitcambridge.org 63
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Beyond Cambridge the largest market squares in England, many beautiful buildings, historic churches and an award-winning museum. Beyond the town centre there is the beautiful Riverside Park to enjoy, as well as bowling, pitch and putt and a renowned skateboard park. For further information on how to have a great day out with the family, contact the Town Centre Manager on 01480 388 912; www.stneots-tc.gov.uk West Suffolk West Suffolk sits at the very heart of the East of England. With a rich variety of natural landscape, the area 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 with the whole family. If you plan on staying a while, experience West Suffolk hospitality at one of our luxury hotels or boutique B&B’s and make sure you sample the very best local food and drink. Saffron Walden 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. The name Saffron comes from the valuable Crocus sativus crop which was cultivated here between the 15th
and 18th Centuries and was used as a dye, flavouring and medicine. A decorative moulded plasterwork, known as pargetting, is typical of this part of the country and can be seen all over the town. The Old Sun Inn in Church Street is a particularly fine example and is also, tradition has it, where Oliver Cromwell and General Fairfax quartered when passing through the area during the Civil War. St Ives St Ives is a wonderful riverside town, tourist centre and thriving community. Located just off the A14, six miles from Huntingdon and 12 miles from Cambridge on the banks of the river Great Ouse. The Guided Busway provides an easy access route from Cambridge with buses running on a regular basis. Its shopping centre has a good mix of independent traders and multinationals. The original character is retained with regular markets held every Monday and Friday with Bank Holiday markets being very popular. On the first and third Saturdays of each month an excellent Farmers’ Market takes place. A focal point is the splendid 15th Century bridge and chapel over the river and is one of only three such surviving bridges in England. The combination of its rich past with its exciting future makes twenty-first century St Ives a wonderful place to live, or just to visit, and you will find a warm welcome in our 900-year-old
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streets. Travellers and traders, merchants and pilgrims have been coming here for as long as people have been asked the riddle: As I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives, Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits; Kits, cats, sacks and wives How many were going to St Ives? Cambridgeshire Fens The Cambridgeshire Fens are an ideal place for a short break to relax and unwind. Come and enjoy the unique landscape with spectacular skies, visit Wisbech, with its fine Georgian architecture or take a leisurely trip by narrowboat. You can also see some of the most spectacular parish churches in the country or follow the long tradition of fishing in waterways which offer coarse fishing of the highest quality. Or simply join in the annual celebrations of the Whittlesea Straw Bear and Wisbech Rose Fair. Huntingdon 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. For more information visit www. huntingdonfirst.co.uk
The Brecks If you’re looking for a walk on the wild side, why not explore the unique landscape of The Brecks which incorporates Brandon Country Park? Bury St Edmunds Bury St Edmunds is an historic market town, with striking architecture, a mixture of both high-street and independent stores, and award-winning attractions including the stunning Abbey Gardens. The town bursts with activity all year round including the Bury St Edmunds Festival, Hidden Gardens and Christmas Fayre, whilst The Apex and Theatre Royal play host to a range of entertainment to suit all tastes. Clare Clare is one of Suffolk’s prettiest destinations and its smallest town. Steeped in history, the town is an antique hunter’s paradise with an impressive 13th Century church, museum, enchanting Priory and castle ruins within Clare Country Park. Newmarket Newmarket is an attractive market town, internationally renowned for horseracing. The ‘Newmarket Experience’ offers a unique opportunity to ‘go behind the scenes’, with tour packages for groups and individuals, giving you the chance to visit the award-winning National Horseracing Museum, National Stud and more. West Stow The reconstructed West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, together with the museum displays, tells the fascinating story of the settlement and the people who lived there. Forest Heath District Council College Heath Road, Mildenhall Suffolk IP28 7EY T: 01638 719000 www.forest-heath.gov.uk
St Edmundsbury Borough Council West Suffolk House, Western Way Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3YU T: 01284 763233 www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk
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Located close to Cambridge, Ely is the perfect one-day or short break destination. This medieval city is shrouded in history and is home to one of England’s most beautiful and largest cathedrals. The cathedral also houses the only national museum dedicated to stained glass. Find out about the history of the city by visiting Ely Museum set in Ely’s former Gaol. Step back in time and visit Oliver Cromwell’s House and learn about 17th century domestic life in the former home of the Lord Protector. The House also doubles as the local Tourist Information Centre. As you would perhaps expect from a place so attractive to tourists, there are many independent shops offering a range of different and unusual gifts along with a variety of antique and art galleries, as well as award-winning markets. To see Ely at its best, follow the way-marked heritage Eel Trail and discover why eels play such an important part in the city’s history. Ely even has its very own Eel Festival weekend which is one of the many events held throughout the year. Ely’s riverside is a favourite spot for visitors to relax, take a boat trip, enjoy afternoon tea or simply watch the activity on the river. Before returning home, make sure you try out one of our many traditional restaurants, specialising in locally sourced produce. Ely’s Tourist Information provides a wealth of information and advice to help make the most of your visit. We also run an extensive range of guided walks throughout the year and our Ghost Tours are legendary! We look forward to welcoming you soon. Ely’s Tourist Information Centre, Oliver Cromwell’s House, 29 St. Mary’s Street, Ely, Cambs, CB7 5HF T: 01353 662062 email@example.com www.visitely.org.uk
St Ives is a wonderful riverside town, tourist centre and thriving community. It is located just off the A14, six miles from Huntingdon and 12miles from Cambridge on the banks of the river Great Ouse. The Guided Busway provides an easy access route from Cambridge with buses running on a regular basis. For something more leisurely, you can walk or cycle along the 14 miles of traffic-free footpath and cycleway that runs beside the busway. The route takes in the riverside scenery of the Great Ouse and the bird reserve at Fen Drayton lakes. For the waterborne visitor, the Ouse connects with the network of waterways in the Fens and the local boatyard offers an extensive chandlery. Day-boat hire is available in the area. The St Ives shopping centre has a good mix of independent traders and multinationals and the original character is retained with regular markets held every Monday and Friday. Bank Holiday markets are very popular. On the first and third Saturdays of each month an excellent, award winning Farmers’ Market takes place. A focal point is the splendid fifteenth century Bridge and Chapel over the river which is one of only three such surviving bridges in England. Just upstream, Holt Island Nature Reserve is a delightful green oasis within walking distance. The combination of its rich past with its exciting future makes twenty-first century St Ives a wonderful place to live, or just to visit, and you will find a warm welcome in our 900-year-old streets.
Town Hall, Market Hill, St Ives, Huntingdonshire PE27 5AL T: 01480 388929 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 Maryâ€™s Church, the largest and one of the most beautiful parish churches in Essex, as well as a friendly, award winning museum. On the north side of town is Bridge End Garden, a newly restored Victorian garden of great charm, which contains a wonderful yew hedge maze and sunken Dutch garden. A market has been held in Saffron Walden since 1141, and market days are now Tuesdays and Saturdays with shoppers enjoying browsing and buying goods from a wide variety of market stalls. In and around the Market Place, there are many independent shops and eating places to choose from. The town is also well known for its art galleries and antique shops. Audley End House, one of the finest Jacobean mansions in the country, is situated 1 mile from Saffron Walden and is well worth combining with a visit to the town. Please check opening times prior to your visit on www.english-heritage.org.uk For further information on Saffron Walden, including what to do, where to stay and the latest events, please see our website or contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01799 524002. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful town!
St Neots is a charming market town, with a friendly and vibrant character. It is the largest town in Cambridgeshire and is located only 18 miles west of Cambridge. Nestled around the banks of the River Great Ouse, the town dates back over 1,000 years to the Medieval Priory of St Neot. The modern town includes Eynesbury, with its famous 19th century giant, and the Eatons with a unique lock-up and riverside Mill. The town centre offers a delightful shopping experience, where high quality modern stores and charming independent boutiques sit side by side. The town also boasts one of the largest market squares in England, many beautiful buildings, historic churches and an award winning museum. Beyond the town centre there is the beautiful Riverside Park to enjoy, which can be enjoyed by foot or bicycle. Other attractions include a bowling alley, a leisure centre and the excellent Rowley Arts Centre, with four restaurants and a six screen cinema complex which opens in February 2014. For further information on how to have a great day out with the family browse: www.visitstneots.co.uk Alternatively contact St Neots Town Council: T: 01480 388 912 E: email@example.com W: www.stneots-tc.gov.uk
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Annual Events 2014 • Cambridge Style Week 26th - 30th March
• Evensong starts, Term Time Only • Beginning of Full Lent Term 14th January • Cambridge Winter Beer Festival 23rd - 25th January
• Cambridge Literary Festival - Spring 3rd - 6th April • Thriplow Daffodil Weekend 5th & 6th April • Cambridge vs. Oxford Boat Race, London 6th April • The Craven Meeting, Newmarket Racecourse 16th & 17th April • Beginning of Full Easter Term 22nd April • Ely Eel Festival Weekend 26th April
• e-Luminate 12th - 23rd February • Snowdrop Season at Anglesey Abbey • Lent Bumps 21st February • Cambridge University Rag Week begins 27th February
• Wimpole Lambing Season Starts • Cambridge Band Competition Heats 1-4 1st - 22nd March • Cambridge Half Marathon 9th March • Cambridge University Science Festival 10th - 23rd March • End of Full Lent Term 14th March
• End of Full Easter Term 13th June • Town & Country Show, Cambridge 14th & 15th Jun • Cambridge Triathlon 15th June • Midsummer Fair 18th - 23rd June • Summer Choral Concert at King’s 20th June • Newmarket Nights Starts, Newmarket Racecourse 20th June - 15th August
• The Guineas Festival, Newmarket Racecourse 3rd & 4th May • Spring Weekend, Newmarket Racecourse 15th - 18th May • Cambridge Beer Festival 19th - 24th May • The D-Day Anniversary Air Show, IWM Duxford 24th & 25th May
• Cambridge University Summer Balls • Singing on the River Starts 22nd June • Cambridge University Degree Days 25th - 28th June
• Cambridgeshire County Show, Wimpole 1st June • Strawberry Fair 7th June • Jazz and Brass in the Parks Starts 9th June • “May” Bumps 11th - 14th June
Jazz and Brass in the Parks
• Cambridge Comedy Festival 11th – 20th July 2014 • The Big Weekend 4th - 7th July • Cambridge Open Studios 5th & 6th , 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th & 26th & 27th July • The Grand Depart – Tour de France 2014, the 3rd
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November Stage starts in Cambridge 7th July • Cambridge Shakespeare Festival Starts 7th July - 23rd August • The July Festival (Ladies Day, Gentlemen’s Day, Darley July Cup Day), Newmarket Racecourse 10th - 12th July • Ely Folk Festival 11th - 13th July • Flying Legends Air Show, IWM Duxford 12th & 13th July • Cambridge Summer Music Festival Starts 18th July - 3rd August • Race for Life 20th July • Town Bumps 22nd - 25th July • Secret Garden Party Music Festival 24th - 27th July • London to Cambridge Bike Ride 27th July • 50th Cambridge Folk Festival 31st July - 3rd August
• Cambridge Film Festival August 2014
• Cambridge Rock Festival 7th - 10th August • Closing of the July Course, Newmarket Racecourse 22nd & 23rd August • Fenland Country Fair, Stow-Cum-Quy 23rd - 25th August • LodeStar Music Festival 29th - 31st August
• Remembrance Day, IWM Duxford • Cambridge Christmas Lights Switch On • Cambridge Fireworks Celebrations and Funfair 5th November • Cambridge Literary Festival - Winter 30th November
Annual Events 2014
• The Last Race Meeting, Newmarket Racecourses 31st October - 1st November
• Dragon Boat Festival 6th September • Open Cambridge 11th - 14th September • The Duxford Air Show 13th & 14th September • Bridge the Gap Walk 14th September • Chariots of Fire Race 21st September • Rowley Mile September Race, Newmarket Racecourse 25th - 27th September
• Cambridge University Term Starts 7th October • Festival of Ideas Starts 20th October - 2nd November
Cambridge Fireworks Display
• Pantomime Season Starts • Varsity Rugby Match, Twickenham, London December 2014 • Mill Road Winter Fair 6th December • Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 24th December visitcambridge.org 69
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Stay a little longer There is so much to see and do in Cambridge and the surrounding areas that you won’t be able to fit everything you want to do into one day. Head out to some of the surrounding towns and enjoy the many sights and attractions that await you. Set in 350 square miles of fantastic cycling and walking countryside, the surrounding district of South Cambridgeshire offers historic monuments, houses and museums set in the tranquil and rural landscape. It provides a great location for everyone from the lively and adventurous to those who want to unwind and get away from it all. To the North of Cambridge is Ely – steeped in history and principally renowned for Ely Cathedral, a magnificent building with its unique Octagon Tower which dominates the landscape for miles around – a favourite spot for visitors wishing to relax, take a boat trip, browse through shops and galleries, enjoy afternoon tea or simply watch the activity on the river. If it’s horses and horseracing you are interested in, then head east towards the racing capital of the region – if you love racing then Newmarket is the place to visit!
Pick an afternoon event or book in for one of the Newmarket Nights on the July Course when first-class racing is followed by a major musical concert by top performers such as Meatloaf or McFly. To the West of Cambridge you’ll find Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots – wonderful riverside towns with thriving communities and a friendly and vibrant character. All three towns are rich in heritage and charm, with plenty to offer the visitor. To the south of the city, en route to London, Saffron Walden offers a picturesque, medieval town, in north-west Essex. It has a rich heritage of old buildings reflecting its wealth as a rural market town. Plan your very own itinerary at www.visitcambridge.org before you arrive, to make the most of all Cambridge & Beyond has to offer.
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Accommodation telephoning 0871 226 8006 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.
Whether you want to stay in the lap of luxury, a country house hotel or a cosy local B&B, Cambridge has it all.
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Accommodation Quality Star Rating The majority of the accommodation featured in this guide has been quality assessed by either Visit England 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. Where a listing does not display a star grading, the accommodation featured had not, at the time of print, been recently assessed by VisitEngland or the AA or had recently applied for a star rating and is awaiting assessment. Ratings made easy H Simple, practical, no frills H H Well presented and well run H H H Good level of quality and comfort H H H H Excellent standard throughout H H H H H Exceptional with a degree of luxury More information on ratings is available by visiting www.qualityintourism.com or www.theAA.com
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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 T: 01223 367701 firstname.lastname@example.org www.arundelhousehotels.co.uk
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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. 74-76 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1ER T: 01223 350059 email@example.com www.arundelhousehotels.co.uk
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa
Set on three acres of secluded gardens only 20 minutes from the centre of Cambridge. 77 bedrooms including 6 luxury suites. Our six state-of-the-art conference and events rooms and a 5-star luxury destination spa make the ideal destination. Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7BX T: 01638 663175 email@example.com www.bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk
Best Western Plus Cambridge Quy Mill Hotel & Spa
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Former Victorian watermill, tastefully converted to a high standard country house hotel. Located approx five miles from Cambridge city centre. Quy Mill features traditional and innovative cuisine served in comfortable and informal surroundings. Church Road, Stow-Cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AF T: 01223 293383 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cambridgequymill.co.uk
Best Western Plus The Gonville Hotel
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Four Star 84 bedroom hotel on the east side of the city centre overlooking a 25 acre open park, near to the rail and coach stations. Free car parking for residents. Many University and college buildings within walking distance as are the two main shopping areas. Gonville Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 1LY T: 01223 366611 email@example.com www.gonvillehotel.co.uk
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The Cambridge Belfry is a stunning four star hotel with a lakeside location, minutes from the motorway networks and 10 miles to the city of Cambridge. The hotel offers fantastic facilities for business travellers and those looking to enjoy a leisure break. Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6BW 01954 714600 firstname.lastname@example.org www.qhotels.co.uk
Cambridge City Hotel
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Cambridge City Hotel has an enviable location in the heart of the city providing the ideal base to explore all that Cambridge has to offer with stylish comfortable rooms well equipped with all you need to rest, relax and recharge. 20 Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DT T: 01223 464491 email@example.com www.cambridgecityhotel.co.uk
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Cityroomz Cityroomz offers affordable rooms in a prime location less than 50 metres from Cambridge train station. Price includes a light breakfast. Rooms offer twin cabin/bunk style rooms or double rooms. En-suite shower room and tea/coffee making facilities in each room. Free WiFi. Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2TZ T: 01223 304050 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cityroomz.com
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Days Inn Cambridge
Located at the main Cambridge Services site, ideal for visiting Cambridge and surrounding areas. Offering 82 spacious air-conditioned, en-suite bedrooms. Wi-fi and Executive King size double bedrooms are available. Extra Motorway Services, A14/M11 Junction, Cambridge CB23 4WU T: 01954 267176 Price: £30-£109 email@example.com www.daysinn.co.uk > h 9 ° ˙ ±
DoubleTree by Hilton Set in an idyllic riverside location with 122 modern, contemporary bedrooms, Riverside Brasserie, Twist Bar & Lounge 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 T: 01223 259988 firstname.lastname@example.org www.doubletreecambridge.com
The Golden Ball Hotel
The Golden Ball is a traditional 16th century thatched inn, situated in the peaceful village of Boxworth. We are just one mile from junction 28 of the A14, which is eight miles west of Cambridge and a similar distance from the market town of St Ives. 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 Wi-Fi throughout the property. A full breakfast is served each morning in the restaurant. We are open daily for lunch and dinner providing a cosy and informal dining experience in the main bar or restaurant. Our menu is wide and varied, alongside a selection of special dishes. We offer a comprehensive range of wines (many by the glass), three real ales, and a full bar. We look forward to welcoming you!
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Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Situated in Ware and located just 25 miles from London, the hotel is an ideal venue for weddings and social occasions, corporate events and conferences. Experience our Championship golf course, luxuriate in our Spa or simply savour award-winning dining. Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0SD T: 01920 487722 www.marriotthanburymanor.co.uk
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Holiday Inn Cambridge
Holiday Inn Cambridge is proud to offer state-of-the-art flatscreen TVs and Wi-Fi throughout all areas of the hotel. Situated on the city’s outskirts near the business and science parks and only five miles from Cambridge city centre for those wanting a cultural experience. Lakeview, Bridge Road, Impington, CB24 9PH T: 0871 942 9015 www.hicambridgehotel.co.uk
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Holiday Inn Express - Cambridge Hotels
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge combines a contemporary feel with welcoming service. Our 100 comfortable guestrooms feature flat screen tv, ensuite bathroom and air conditioning. The hotel features Free Wi-Fi and our free Express Start breakfast, ensuring a great start to the day. 15-17 Coldhams Business Park, Norman Way, Cambridge CB1 3LH T: 0871 9021605 (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) firstname.lastname@example.org www.expresscambridge.co.uk
Price: from £79
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Holiday Inn Express - Duxford The hotel has 73 air-conditioned bedrooms with Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs. Situated next to Whittlesford Parkway train station, the hotel offers excellent rail links to Cambridge and London. All rates include a complimentary buffet breakfast with selected hot items. Station Road East, Whittlesford Bridge, Cambridge CB22 4NL T: 01223 497070 www.hiexpresscambridgeduxford.co.uk
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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 south-facing Terrace. Whitehouse Lane, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LX T: 01223 277977 email@example.com www.hotelfelix.co.uk
Huntingdon Marriott Hotel
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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, Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Huntingdon PE29 6FL T: 01480 446000 Price: £105-£185 firstname.lastname@example.org www.huntingdonmarriott.co.uk > 9 ° Ω « p d Z ¯
The Lensfield Hotel
An established family run hotel offering high standards of personal service in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Splendid central location within walking distance of most colleges, museums, entertainment and shops. Limited parking. 3 Star Silver Award Metro Hotel. 53-57 Lensfield Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1EN T: 01223 355017 email@example.com www.lensfieldhotel.co.uk
Lovell Lodge Hotel
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Lovell Lodge has 23 en-suite bedrooms all with TVs, hairdryers and telephones. There is a licensed bar and ample off road parking. Situated approximately 3.3 miles (5km) from city centre. 365 Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1SR T: 01223 425478 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lovell-lodge.co.uk
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Menzies Hotel & Golf Club
Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EU T: 01954 249988 email@example.com www.menzieshotels.co.uk
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.
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Paddocks House Paddocks House is a luxury boutique hotel set in five acres of landscaped gardens. Ideally located between Cambridge and Newmarket, the hotel offers 15 beautifully appointed suites, a magnificent re-styled conservatory, two stylish bars and an exemplary restaurant. London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 OUE T: 01638 593222 firstname.lastname@example.org www.paddockshouse.com
Conveniently located in the heart of Ely’s historic city centre and opposite the magnificent Ely Cathedral, Poets House offers stylish accommodation, exceptional dining and an elegant bar overlooking a pretty courtyard garden. Poets House, St Mary’s Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4EY T: 01223 653111 email@example.com www.thehousecollection.com
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 T: 0871 527 8186 www.premierinn.com
Price: From £29
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Red Lion at Whittlesford Bridge The Red Lion at Whittlesford Bridge is a 13th century coaching inn with 91 on-site bedrooms, 20 minutes from Cambridge, next to junction 10, M11 and Whittlesford Parkway rail station. A fantastic venue for conferences, weddings and events. Station Road East, Whittlesford Bridge, Cambridge CB22 4NL T: 01223 497087 firstname.lastname@example.org www.redlionwhittlesfordbridge.com
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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. Restaurant open 7 days a week, offering an eclectic mix of freshly prepared dishes. Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1PY T: 01223 351631 email@example.com www.forestdale.com
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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 offer a Gym, Spa and Roof Garden with spectacular views as part of your stay. Valet Parking Now Available (subject to an additional charge) 24 Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8AQ T: 01223 306030 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thevarsityhotel.co.uk
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University Arms Hotel In the heart of medieval Cambridge, set back from the hustle and bustle of the town and bathed in green lawn lies this rather special historic hotel. It’s an education in quirky British charm and is famous for its hospitality, not to mention its guests over the years from the Beatles to the Krays. Our rooms are traditional and extremely comfortable. After a day’s sightseeing around the town, our friendly staff will welcome you back, ready to take your pre-dinner drinks order as you settle back into the comfort of the lounge. Our wonderfully soft beds guarantee a great night’s sleep to prepare you for your activities the following day, with 119 classic en-suite bedrooms that feature all you need for your stay with all the little extras you’d expect. If there’s anything special you require please don’t hesitate to ask.
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Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD T: 01223 273000 email@example.com www.devere.co.uk
Wyboston Lakes Hotel
Wyboston Lakes Hotel is the perfect base to chill out and recharge your batteries. With its luxurious spa, awardwinning restaurant, golf course, free wi-fi and free parking, why be anywhere else? Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3AL T: 0333 7007 667 Price: From £68 per room firstname.lastname@example.org >*h9°ﬂpdY¯ www.wybostonlakes.co.uk
Magdalene College at Quayside
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Acorn Guest House
154 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 1DA T: 01223 353888 email@example.com www.acornguesthouse.co.uk
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Alpha Milton Guest House
Offering a warm and friendly welcome. Situated near the river, city centre and colleges. The tastefully decorated bedrooms are bright and airy and offer both modern and traditional furnishings. Limited parking. Credit card surcharge 5%
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%.
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63 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XA T: 01223 311625 firstname.lastname@example.org www.alphamilton.com
Arbury Lodge Guest House
Providing excellent service, home cooking, cleanliness and a friendly atmosphere. Situated 1.5 miles north of city with easy access to A14/M11. Comfortable rooms with fresh clean decor, Freeview TV, hospitality tray & complimentary toiletries. Credit card surcharge 3% 82 Arbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2JE T: 01223 364319 T: 07712 045029 email@example.com www.arburylodgeguesthouse.co.uk
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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 rates inc breakfast and VAT. Single from £70.00 - £115.00 per night King Doubles/Twin from £110.00 - £115.00 All en-suite.
Call 01223 311594
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24 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0HH T: 01223 311594 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bensonhouse.co.uk
The Cambridge Guesthouse
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 and VAT.
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Offering excellent accommodation and a high standard of cleanliness and English breakfast. Conveniently situated for city centre, A14, M11 and Science Park. Free car parking available all day. Regular buses into city centre. Free wireless internet. Credit card surcharge 3%. 201A Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XG T: 01223 423239 email@example.com www.thecambridgeguesthouse.co.uk
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Small family run guest house one mile from city centre. All rooms have colour TV, tea and coffee making facilities and central heating - most with en-suite shower and toilet. Abundant continental breakfast. Own off road parking. Free WiFi access. Freeview. Credit card surcharge 3%. 245 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1AS T: 01223 367792 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carltonlodge.co.uk
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Leverton House offers a warm and friendly welcome and a comfortable stay with free parking. Easy access to Cambridge. All rooms have full en-suite facilities and are decorated to a high standard. Free Wi-fi available. Relax in our lovely gardens. Credit card surcharge 3%. 732/734 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8RS T: 01223 292094 email@example.com www.levertonhouse.co.uk
Railway Lodge Guest House
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A clean, comfortable, family guesthouse near the railway station and close to the central area of the city. All rooms en-suite with shower, toilet and washbasin. Fully serviced daily. Free Wi-Fi and TV. Parking available £2 per day. CCs accepted. 150 Tenison Road, Cambridge CB1 2DP T: 01223 467688 F:01223 461934 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cambridge-guesthouse-accommodation.co.uk
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Friendly, warm and very popular family run Guest House. Excellently located for the city centre and the Business and Science Parks. All rooms en-suite and finished to a high standard. Varied and substantial breakfast offered to meet all tastes. Free WiFi and parking. 55-57 Arbury Road, Cambridge CB4 2JB T: 01223 350086 email@example.com www.victoria-guesthouse.co.uk
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Cambridge’s largest city centre guest house, providing a high level of personal attention. All rooms recently upgraded. Extensive breakfast menu. Close to Colleges & shopping centres. The Daily Telegraph called Warkworth House “a rare find”. Free Wi-fi. Limited parking. Warkworth Terrace, Cambridge CB1 1EE T: 01223 363682 firstname.lastname@example.org www.warkworthhouse.co.uk
The Willow Guest House
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Situated in a picturesque riverside village, the Willow Guest House offers a warm, friendly and comfortable stay. Private parking, free WiFi and next door to the renowned restaurant The Cock. 45 High Street, Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire PE28 9BJ T: 01480 494748 email@example.com www.thewillowguesthouse.co.uk
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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 T: 01223 316074 firstname.lastname@example.org www.worth-house.co.uk
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5 Chapel Street B & B
5 Chapel Street, Cambridge CB4 1DY T: 01223 514856 email@example.com www.5chapelstreet.com
Bed and Breakfasts
Stay in a peaceful conservation area, take a short riverside stroll to town or borrow a bike. Free on-street parking. Three lovely en-suite rooms, with WiFi and flatscreen TV. Enjoy local food, home-made bread and cookies, special diets welcome.
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Allenbell Allenbell is a newly built establishment in Cambridge. We offer a modern friendly service, extremely comfortable rooms and one of the best breakfasts in Cambridge. Rooms are newly decorated, modern furniture and king size beds. Credit card surcharge 3%. Minimum age for children 5 years. 517A Coldhams Lane, Cambridge CB1 3JS T: 01223 210353 firstname.lastname@example.org www.allenbell.co.uk
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Friendly, family run bed and breakfast in small village close to Cambridge. Easy access to A14, M11, close to Cambridge Business and Science Parks. Off-road parking, free wi-fi and excellent breakfasts. Good food available from local pubs. 37 High Street, Milton, Cambridge CB24 6DF T: 01223 860168 email@example.com www.ambassadorlodge.co.uk
Anstey Hall Anstey Hall is an historic Grade 1 mansion in Cambridge with 13 sumptuous bedrooms all ensuite. Easy free parking. Licensed wedding venue and conference centre. Convienient for both city centre and Addenbrookes. Free WiFi. Licensed bar. Cambridge CB10 9LG T: 01223 700400 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ansteyhall.com
Archway House is a small family run bed and breakfast only 20 minutes walking distance from city centre. Also on city one bus route. Close to M11 and A14. Off street parking. Free wireless internet. Non smoking. 52 Gilbert Road, Cambridge CB4 3PE T: 01223 575314 email@example.com www.archwayhousebandb.co.uk
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Stylish, luxurious accommodation with a high standard of cleanliness. Conveniently located for access to city centre, business parks. Easy access to M11 and A14, and a stone’s throw from the city’s airport. A warm and comfortable stay is guaranteed! Credit card surcharge 3%. 588 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8LP T: 01223 575122 firstname.lastname@example.org www.autumnhousecambridge.co.uk
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Bed and Breakfasts
A small friendly bed and breakfast within twenty minutes walking distance of the city centre. We have two double rooms both en-suite. Free wireless internet. Off street parking. Non-smoking, easy access to M11/A14. 62 Gilbert Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 3PD T: 01223 353071 email@example.com www.avaloncambridge.co.uk
Price: £70-£80 prpn
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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, Cambridge CB23 7NX T: 01954 210746 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bed and Breakfast Fifty One
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In 2012 Ruby Wax said: “It was wonderful!”. 3 themed rooms: Double - Huelsta, Super King bed/en-suite/walk-in wardrobe/balcony overlooking River Cam. Quadruple - Vi-Spring, Super King bed/private bathroom/ bunk beds. Twin - Dream, Single beds/en-suite/walk-in wardrobe. 51 St Andrews Road, Cambridge CB4 1DH T: 07885 942544 email@example.com www.bedandbreakfastfiftyone.co.uk
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The Brambles Bed & Breakfast Quiet, friendly, countryside bed and breakfast situated 5.8 miles from Cambridge, 10 miles to Ely. All rooms are decorated to a high standard. Full English breakfast and buffet style breakfast using local and homemade produce. Large off road car park. Cyclists and Walkers Welcome. Price: £30-£75
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Recently renovated Carolina offers spacious contemporary bedrooms, en-suite in a relaxing, clean, comfortable environment. Flat screen digital TVs, free fast Wi-Fi, free car park, patio and garden for guest use. Extensive menu. Trip advisor certificate of excellence 2013. 138 Perne Road, Cambridge CB1 3NX T: 01223 247015 email@example.com www.carolinaguesthouse.co.uk
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43 Streetly End, West Wickham, Cambridge CB21 4RP T: 01223 891522 firstname.lastname@example.org www.chequercottage.com
Bed and Breakfasts
Gorgeous boutique style private accommodation with loads of luxury, overlooking our cottage garden, an idyllic spot set amongst 15th century thatched cottages. 20 mins drive to Cambridge, 15 mins to Newmarket. Relaxed, friendly, full of character with a great breakfast!
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Award winning B&B. Great breakfasts, large garden, 150 yds from the river and Houghton Mill (National Trust) in picturesque Houghton village, 2 miles from St Ives and Huntingdon. Riverside walks, good local pubs/restaurants. 20–25 mins from Cambridge. Mill St, Houghton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2AZ T: 01480 464004 email@example.com www.cheritonhousecambs.co.uk
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Beautifully furnished en-suite accommodation close to Science Park and within walking distance of the city centre. Excellent continental breakfast provided. Own front door, fridge, microwave, television, patio and garden, very private. 213 Histon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 3HL T: 01223 311784 firstname.lastname@example.org www.the-conifers.net
Price: £50-£70 per night
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Desiderata Spacious modern home with a virtually separate wing of ground floor bedrooms. A quiet location at the end of a cul-de-sac country lane and surrounded by fields. Ideal for the disabled. 44 Main Street, Wentworth CB6 3QG T: 01353 776131 email@example.com www.mgraham.net
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Duke House Nestling alongside Christ’s Pieces in the very heart of historic Cambridge, Duke House is a boutique B&B offering outstanding accommodation with individually designed en suite bedrooms. All the City’s historic colleges and attractions are within just a few hundred metres. 1 Victoria Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 1JP T: 01223 314773 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dukehousecambridge.co.uk
The End Cottage
Your own thatched cottage in a quiet location and set in a delightful garden with tremendous views. Beamed double bedroom with en-suite facilities. Breakfast in adjacent 16th Century main house. Close to Cambridge (Park & Ride 10 minutes away), Imperial War Museum Duxford and Saffron Walden. Good food at local pubs. 75 Fowlmere Road, Heydon, Nr Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 8PZ T: 01763 838212 M: 07770 863369 email@example.com
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Finches Bed & Breakfast
Bed and Breakfasts
The highest standard of comfort with a warm & personal service. All rooms en-suite, comfortably furnished & tastefully decorated. 20 mins walking distance to Cambridge city centre, Cambridge University Depts & Colleges. Extensive breakfast menu. Easy access A14/M11. 144 Thornton Road, Cambridge CB3 0ND T: 01223 276653 firstname.lastname@example.org www.finches-bnb.com
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Greenhill Bed and Breakfast
Private, tranquil accommodation in detached annexe of country home. Rooms have garden views. Award winning breakfast. Short walk to excellent pubs. Imperial War Museum, Duxford 5 mins. Cambridge Park & Ride 10 mins. Close to Saffron Walden & Audley End. Chishill Road, Heydon, Cambridgeshire SG8 8PN T: 01763 837170 email@example.com
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Hobsons House B & B Quality bed and breakfast in exclusive area. High standards of comfort and accommodation. Minutes from Wolfson, Selwyn, Newnham and Robinson Colleges, the Sidgwick Site and University Library and convenient for city centre. Easy access from M11/J12. Parking – one car per room. Single/double/twin/family (2+1) available 96 Barton Road, Newnham, Cambridge CB3 9HL T: 01223 304906 firstname.lastname@example.org
Home from Home
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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. 78 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1LA T: 01223 323555 email@example.com www.homefromhomeguesthouse-cambridge.co.uk
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Kalimera Bed and Breakfast
Kalimera is a small, friendly 4 star B&B situated about a mile and a half north east of the historic centre of Cambridge. All rooms have flat colour TV’s with freeview, hopitality tray, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, iron and board. Breakfast is included. 84 Arbury Road, Cambridge CB4 2JE T: 01223 510424 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kalimerabandb.co.uk
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Lynwood House Stylish accommodation located within a short stroll to Cambridge attractions. Individually designed en suite rooms with comfortable beds, fluffy towels and a hearty breakfast cooked to order. Free wi-fi. A warm and friendly welcome awaits. 217 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1AN T: 01223 500776 email@example.com www.lynwood-house.co.uk
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The Meadow House
Bed and Breakfasts
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 of adjoining family rooms. Children half price if sharing with 2 adults.
Price: From £35–£45
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2A High Street, Burwell, Cambridge CB25 0HB T: 01638 741926 M: 07721 532757 firstname.lastname@example.org www.themeadowhouse.co.uk
The Missing Sock 5 miles from Cambridge, featuring attractive bedrooms, world food, and quirky bar. Bedrooms have private entrance, en-suite shower with free toiletries. Rooms have a continental breakfast tray, tea/coffee facilities & TV with DVD player. Regular live music at weekends. Finders Corner, Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB25 9AQ T: 01223 812660 email@example.com www.themissingsock.co.uk
The Old Rosemary Branch
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A warm welcome awaits you at our 18th Century timber framed former pub. Approx two miles east of the city centre with easy access to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Marshalls, Newmarket Road and Mill Road areas. Open fields immediately behind house. Cyclists welcome. 67 Church End, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 3LF T: 01223 247161 Price: £35-£60 firstname.lastname@example.org > 9 ° Ω ˙ ¯ ± www.theoldrosemarybranch.co.uk
Over Bed and Breakfast
Over B&B brings a little luxury to your stay – space, comfort, cotton sheets, quality en suites, own entrance, wi-fi, the best ingredients, home cooking, and an adjoining contemporary art gallery. Easy access to Cambridge and other attractions nearby. 25 High Street, Over, Cambridge CB24 5NB T: 01954 230997 email@example.com www.overbedandbreakfast.com
Price: £65 single - £105 family
Quiet setting on the outskirts of Cambridge. Easy access to M11, A11, A14, Duxford, Newmarket, Ely, Papworth Hospital, Park and Ride nearby. Wi-Fi, Freeview TV, iPod Dock and Clock Radio. 12 East Drive, Highfields Caldecote, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB23 7NZ T: 01954 210396 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rectory Farm Bed and Breakfasts
Luxurious B&B offering a warm & friendly welcome. Conveniently placed 1 mile from Cambridge. Landscaped gardens, tennis court and heated pool in summer. Open fires in winter and top quality breakfast. Minutes walk from Madingley Park & Ride. Credit card surcharge 2%. Madingly Road, Cambridge CB23 7PG T: 07742 272115 email@example.com www.rectoryfarmbnb.net
Rosa’s Bed and Breakfast
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Large modern house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac with off street parking. Close to pubs and restaurants. Situated 4 miles north of Cambridge. Easy access A14/M11, 16 miles to Ely and Newmarket. Wireless internet available. 42 Woodcock Close, Impington, Cambridgeshire CB24 9LD T: 01223 563136 M: 07733 027581 email@example.com www.rose-corner.co.uk
The Tudor Cottage Guest House is a comfortable and friendly Tudor style cottage situated within walking distance of the city centre universities and offering easy access to the A14/ M11. We have a selection of single, double and twin rooms, all of which are non-smoking and equipped with central heating, radio alarms, hairdryer, flat screen televisions with freeview and tea/coffee facilities. En-suite rooms are available with heated towel rails & shaver points as are ground floor rooms. In the morning you can look forward to an excellent breakfast menu, with a tempting choice of cooked Full English, or a lighter alternative.
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Woodfield House B & B
Modern farmhouse situated just outside the villages of Madingley and Coton. 2.5 miles west of Cambridge. American Cemetry almost opposite. Park & Ride 1 mile away. Beautiful views over Cambridge. Madingley Rd, Coton, Cambridge CB23 7PH T: 01954 210265/07730 590530 email@example.com www.smoothhound.co.uk/hotels/woodfield.html
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The Bakery Cottage
High Street, West Wratting, Cambridge CB21 5LU T: 01223 290492 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bakerycottage.co.uk
Brick Row Cottage
Charming renovated period cottage with exposed beams. Situated in the quiet peaceful village with pub. The garden is secluded & tranquil with many plants & birds. The cottage has a double room downstairs with bathroom. Ten miles from Cambridge, six miles from Newmarket & 8 miles from Duxford.
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Comfortable, well-appointed Grade II listed cottage in Babraham, a small, picturesque village close to Cambridge. With a delightful period interior, wood-burning stove and internet access, Brick Row Cottage provides accommodation of the highest quality. 26 Brick Row, Babraham, Cambridge CB22 3AJ T: 01223 836045 email@example.com
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Peacefully situated in rolling countryside, 3 miles from Saffron Walden, 15 miles from Cambridge, easy access to Duxford, Audley End and rail to London & Cambridge. 4 star accommodation on 1 level, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Equipped for stays of 1 week up to 1 month. Burntwood End, Little Walden, Saffron Walden CB10 1XE T: 01799 523202 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 T: 01223 316074 email@example.com www.cambridgemidsummerapartments.co.uk
Citystay Serviced Apartments
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1 & 2 bedroom apartments in exclusive development. Walking distance of station, landscaped gardens, balcony, gym, swimming pool, steamroom, free under-croft parking, free WiFi, porter service. Luxury awaits in the “UK’s best apartment scheme” (Daily Mail) The Belvedere, Homerton, Cambridge CB2 0NP T: 01223 420920 firstname.lastname@example.org www.citystayuk.com
The Coach House Surrounded by open countryside and equipped to the highest standards with rustic charm. A tranquil and comfortable stay. Excellent location for A14, Science Park, City Centre links and Newmarket. Village pubs and Post Office nearby. 23 Orchard Street, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AE T: 01223 812743 email@example.com www.kickoffyourshoes.co.uk
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Farm Stay East Anglia
Holiday cottages and barns in stunning countryside locations in Cambridgeshire and beyond. Perfect for holidays, weekends and short breaks. Great for families/groups, cycling and walking breaks. Some have swimming pools. Caves Farm Barns, Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 1EJ (Image) T: 01359 231013 firstname.lastname@example.org www.farmstayanglia.co.uk
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 T: 01763 838614 email@example.com www.rockellsfarm.co.uk
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Lovely 2 bedroomed cottage in the historic village of Swaffham Prior. Very comfortable king size double bed, small secluded garden with decking, parking. Close to Cambridge, Newmarket and Ely. 20 Cage Hill, Swaffham Prior, Cambridge CB25 0JS T: 01638 741926 M: 07721 532757 firstname.lastname@example.org www.themeadowhouse.co.uk
Price: From £375-£475
Detached cottage 5 miles west of Cambridge - 15 minutes drive. Set back from road up a private drive in a quiet ‘conservation area’ and 2 minutes walk to the old village gastro pub: The Blue Lion with open fire. Tranquil secluded garden, lawn and trees with garden furniture. Warm welcome. 44 Main Street, High Street, Cambridge CB23 7QS T: 01954 212895 email@example.com www.camcottage.co.uk
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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, Cambridge CB25 0JS T: 01638 741926 T: 07721 532757 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hilaryscottage.co.uk
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 Waldon, Essex CB10 2ET T: 01799 584881 email@example.com www.hillfarm-holiday-cottages.co.uk
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Mrs Andrews Self Catering
‘Mrs Andrews’ is a delightful newly renovated Victorian house within the city of Cambridge, close to the river and within a gentle 10 minute walk of the city centre and market square. Built in 1877, the end of terrace Victorian house has been lovingly and appropriately renovated with its own small private terrace garden. The house is light and fresh with decent sized rooms. The redecoration has incorporated central heating and double glazing with sashes, open fires, floorboards and cornices being retained. All of the rooms have been furnished to a high standard with an eclectic mix of furnishings and paintings. Key Features Include: 2 double bedrooms, Family bathroom with shower, Fully equipped Kitchen, and Living room/Dining room. The house also has broadband internet connection, Wi-fi, cable TV and a fax with a small under stairs office.
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New Found Place
New Found Place offers luxurious accommodation for business or family use. Holiday vacation or short breaks. New Found Place is far more than just a place to spend the night, the stylish furnishing ensures the highest level of comfort in a peaceful rural location. Free Wi-Fi. 38 High Street, Southoe, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 5YE T: 01480 476319 email@example.com www.newfoundplace.co.uk
Price: £560–£650 per week
The Old Post Office
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Self-contained with an orangery, downstairs toilet, well-equipped kitchen, dining bar, desk, sofa, wood-burning stove, ‘smart’ TV and wi-fi. Upstairs spacious bedroom, and en suite shower-room. Quiet delightful village, close to Papworth, Huntingdon, Cambridge. Hilton Hall High Street, Hilton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 9NE T: 01480 831721 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hiltonoldpo.co.uk
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City centre luxury self-catering apartments, seven 4 star and 5 star Gold award. Fully equipped with unlimited, free internet access, housekeeping & free laundry. “First class accommodation”, “A great place to stay”, “Excellent as always”. 3 Warkworth St, Cambridge CB1 1EG T: 01223 511043 email@example.com www.prosperohomes.co.uk
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Set in 50 acres of beautiful gardens and fields, tastefully furnished. Tennis court and heated outdoor pool. Just 1 mile from the city and only minutes from the Madingley Road Park and Ride. Welcome pack and toiletries on arrival. Credit card surcharge 2%. Rectory Farm, Madingly Road, Cambridge CB23 2PG T: 07742 272115 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rectorycottage.net
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Rose Barn Cottage
Rose Barn Cottage is set within a courtyard of 18th Century timber framed barns on a working farm and only 7 miles from Cambridge. The farm is in peaceful open countryside, ideal for walking and touring East Anglia. Wi-Fi available. Red House Farm, 44 High St, Great Eversden, Cambridge CB23 1HW T: 01223 262154 Price: £425-£500 email@example.com www.redhousefarmuk.com > ° Ω D F W s ` œ
Victoria Apartment Newly constructed apartment with patio garden. Highest quality finish with 2 en-suite rooms, fitted kitchens, laundry facilities, solid oak flooring downstairs and leather sofa & chairs. Conveniently located for city centre and Cambridge Business/Science Parks. Credit card surcharge 3%. 55-57 Arbury Road, Cambridge CB4 2JB T: 01223 350086 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cambridgeapartmentsuk.com
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6 self-catering cottages at Wallis Farm offering 1 or 2 bedroom ground floor accommodation. Equipped to a high standard, gas central heating. One has been equipped for impaired mobility use. Situated 5 miles from Cambridge. Large gardens & farmland for guests to walk. Wallis Farm, 98 Main Street, Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QU T: 01954 210347 email@example.com www.wallisfarmhouse.co.uk
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The cottages are located within the grounds of Westminster College in the heart of Cambridge. Self-contained and fully furnished, they perfectly accommodate a couple and are available for short or longer stays. Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0AA T: 01223 330633 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westminster.cam.ac.uk
Whitensmere Farm Cottages
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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. Price: £300-£480
Ashdon, Saffrow Walden, Essex CB10 2JQ T: 01799 584244 email@example.com www.holidaycottagescambridge.co.uk
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Highfield Farm Touring Park
Long Road, Comberton, Cambridge CB23 7DG T: 01223 262308 firstname.lastname@example.org www.highfieldfarmtouringpark.co.uk
Disclaimer All information supplied in this guide is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print. Visit Cambridge cannot take any responsibility for any errors or omissions. Inclusion in this guide does not imply a recommendation or approval by Cambridge City Council. This is not a complete list of accommodation providers in and around Cambridge. The information contained within this publication has been compiled from details supplied by the proprietors of the establishments listed herein.
complaint, but if you are dissatisfied with anything, make sure you bring your concerns to the attention of the proprietor/manager immediately who can hopefully resolve the matter and put things right. If you cannot resolve the matter we ask that you put the matter in writing to Cambridge Tourist Information Centre (Visit Cambridge), Peas Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3AD. Bookings & Cancellation Acceptance of a booking -
be it by telephone, online, email or in writing, is generally regarded as a legally binding contract. It is advised at the time of making a reservation that you ask for written confirmation, with prices and booking conditions. It is recommended that you check the cancellation policy of the individual establishments. Cancellation insurance cover is widely available to protect you from such eventualities and is strongly recommended.
Camping and Caravanning
A warm welcome awaits you at our popular family run touring park. It is set in peaceful farming countryside and provides an ideal location for your visit to Cambridge. Drying facilities, food shop and gas cylinder exchange/refill available.
Although the information was correct at time of compilation, visitors are advised to confirm charges (including service charge, if any) at time of booking. Cambridge City Council does not accept liability for any omission from or inaccuracy within this guide or any inconvenience caused thereby. Complaints We naturally hope you will not have cause for
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How To Get Here By Train There is a fast and frequent rail service from London Kingâ€™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. By Road 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 world class Park & Ride sites located on the outskirts of the city that provide free parking and a swift and frequent bus ride to the City Centre.
service to the city from around the county. Please visit http://www.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. By Air Just three miles from the city centre, Cambridge International Airport provides daily scheduled direct flights to a wide range of European destinations including Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Geneva and Milan. 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 and Esbjerg.
By Coach 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. By Bus Stagecoach operates a comprehensive
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There are two Shopmobility offices in Cambridge: 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 – 4pm. The Grafton office is open Sundays, 10am – 4pm. If you are arriving by bus, Park & Ride or taxi, we can meet customers from the Bus Station and bus stops. Bookings 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 Grand Arcade Shopmobility office – telephone 01223 457452 Grafton East Shopmobility office – telephone 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 Guided Tours Department at the Cambridge Tourist Information Centre has experienced guides to escort physically disabled, blind and visually impaired people. Advanced notice is necessary though. Cambridge Tourist Information Centre produces a useful fact sheet on how to see the best of the city for disabled visitors. For details please telephone 0871 226 8006 or email email@example.com
How to get here – Accessibility
Shopmobility 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 electrically 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.
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Other useful numbers Stagecoach Customer Services 01223 423578 Cambridge Deaf Association 01223 246237 Cam Sight 01223 420033 Cambridge Dial a Ride 01223 506335 Cambridge Tourist Information 0871 226 8006 visitcambridge.org 95
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