Accommodation and travel ideas in Cambridge
Cambridge, the great University city, is one of East Anglia’s finest tourist spots. Its beautiful architecture, fascinating history and dynamic shopping hub make it a fantastic city to visit all year round. With the many architecturally distinctive colleges hiding amongst the winding cobbled streets there is a whole host of surprises to be discovered. The city is also famous for its river and wide-open spaces along with the quirkiness of some of the buildings and statues.
What to do in Cambridge:
Cambridge is famous for its cycling residents, so why not make like a local and see the city by bike? You can hire bikes from places all over the city and it’s a fantastic way to see what the city has to offer. Cambridge has something to interest everyone, and it's beautiful colleges are something to be taken advantage of, Walking Tours of Cambridge and the Colleges offer a fantastic insight into the history and daily running of the university. Those interested in Architecture will be able to explore 1000 years of some the finest buildings in the UK, whilst science lovers can learn about Cambridge alumni such as Newton, Darwin and Stephen Hawking. The colourful characters and student pranks can also be brought to life along with the famous poets and writers such as Wordsworth, Byron, Coleridge and AA Milne. Private tours are available in 1 hour, 1.5 hour and 2 hour sessions depending on the time you have available and cover a fantastic breadth of history and fascinating stories. Have a pint at The Eagle, the drinking and thinking hub where Watson and Crick announced they had discovered 'the secret of life' (otherwise known as the formula for DNA), and home to the RAF bar, with graffiti of World War II airmen covering the ceiling and walls. Aside from its impressive history and famous alumni, it’s also a good spot for a drink and some good conversation.
Where to stay in Cambridge:
SpeedyBooker offers the opportunity to stay in a historic Cambridge college during your visit to this heritage-rich city, whilst helping to generate revenue contributing to the upkeep of these iconic buildings. These bed and breakfast or self-catering rooms are mostly located in central Cambridge and make a wonderful alternative to a budget hostel or B&B. Throughout the city are also a number of hotels and Bed and Breakfasts and hotels close by to the local attractions. Hotels and B&B’s also branching out into the local countryside, perfect for a romantic break or family getaway.