Cambridge is a university city in Cambridgeshire in England. It is a city of crocuses and daffodils on the Backs, of green open spaces and cattle grazing only 500 yards from the market square. The Cambridge of Brooke, Byron, Newton and Rutherford, of the summer idyll of punts, 'bumps', cool willows and May Balls is worth seeing.
Cambridge manages to combine its role as an historic city with a world-renowned University and, in more recent years, an internationally acknowledged centre of excellence for technology and science. The University of Cambridge was founded in the 13th century by scholars leaving Oxford after a dispute with townsfolk. They chose the quiet town of Cambridge as a suitable location for study. In the 17th century Cambridge University educated many of the founders of a (then) minor American university called Harvard, also located in a place called Cambridge (named after the English university). Cambridge University has many famous alumni, including: mathematicians such as Sir Isaac Newton, philosophers such as Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and writers such as John Milton and Lord Byron. It was the site of Rutherford's pioneering work in nuclear physics as well as Crick and Watson's DNA work . Cambridge academics have won more Nobel Prizes than those of any other university in the world.
Travel to Cambridge
If you’re coming to Cambridge, please consider how you travel here. We encourage sustainable travel as part of our efforts to reduce air pollution in the city.
Cambridge has regular train connections with London and Stansted airport, Birmingham and the north of the UK, and other destinations. The train station is just over a mile from the city centre, and there’s another to the north of the city. There are regular buses to and from each station, and cycle hire is available.
Buses to and from the bus station near the city centre serve many local towns and villages. National coach services stop nearby.
A number of cycle routes come into Cambridge from nearby towns and villages. There are two covered cycle parks in the city centre, as well as ample parking spaces elsewhere nearby.
If you need to drive, there are five park and ride sites around the edge of city. There are multi-storey car parks and smaller pay-and-display car parks within walking distance of the city centre.
Whether you are looking for accommodation in Cambridge for a night or if you fancy a short break, booking online couldn’t be easier.
You can even enjoy the University experience by staying in a College Room of Cambridge University.
If you’re coming to stay in Cambridge for a wedding, for business, for a conference or just for leisure and relaxation, booking your accommodation online is just a click away