Local Attractions

Cambridge is a delight to visit in any season: just relax in its many pubs, restaurants and cafes whilst exploring the independent shops around the historic market place. There are brand new shopping areas too, with all the high street favourites that you would expect.

Be inspired by the museums and art galleries; spot the stars of the future at a student theatrical production, or see a show at the Arts Theatre.

Famous Historic City Centre – A guided tour of Cambridge, the University and the Colleges is the best way to see Cambridge. Choose from our daily public tours of Cambridge, a chilling ghost tour, a private group tour of Cambridge, or guide yourself around with a podcast tour. 15-20 minutes walking distance

The River Cam Quayside & Punting : Enjoy fantastic views of the world famous Cambridge College 'Backs' from the comfort of a traditional Cambridge Punt. King's College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs, are just some of the famous Cambridge landmarks you can expect to see as you experience the Cambridgeshire countryside, and punt towards the picturesque village of Grantchester, Approx 25 minutes walk to the Quayside.

Shopping! - Cambridge is a shopper's paradise, with a huge array of independent shops and boutiques side by side with all the high street favourites that you would expect. There are two shopping centres to explore stuffed full of designer goodies, as well as the traditional bustling stalls of the outdoor markets (The Grand Arcade right in heart of the city centre offers three floors of fashion, beauty, food, home and technology (15-20 minutes walking distance) or The Grafton Centre, shopping Mall (30-35 minutes walking distance.

The Botanic Garden : Cambridge University's Botanic Garden is situated approximately 25 minutes walking distance from us and only five minutes walk from the railway station. This tranquil 40 acre (16 hectares) garden offers year round interest to visitors. The Garden has a collection of over 10,000 labelled plant species in beautifully landscaped settings, including Rock Garden, Lake, Glasshouses, Winter Garden, Woodland Walk, and nine National Collections

The Fitzwilliam Museum - houses world class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. Highlights include masterpieces of painting from the fourteenth century to the present day, drawings and prints, sculpture, furniture, armour, pottery and glass, oriental art, illuminated manuscripts, coins and medals and antiquities from Egypt, the ancient Near east, Greece, Rome and Cyprus. Approx 35-40 minutes walking distance.

Cambridge & County Folk Museum –The museum which is in the city centre houses exhibits illustrating the work and everyday life of the people of Cambridge and its surrounding county over the last 300 years. It was set up in 1936 with the aim 'to interest the ordinary citizen in aspects of local social life which were fast disappearing in Cambridgeshire', an ethos which is still held today. The museum is housed in a beautiful 17th-century timber-framed building, which was formerly the White Horse Inn for 300 years. This three storey building was carefully restored and re-opened in 2005 following major grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The new displays reveal nine room settings which host a wide variety of objects. Approx 35-40 minutes walking distance.

The Round Church
The Holy Sepulchre, commonly known as The Round Church, is amongst the oldest buildings in Cambridge and one of only four medieval round churches in England. It is located on the corner of Round Church and Bridge Street in central Cambridge. Currently home to Christian Heritage, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cambridge. Approx 25 minutes walking distance.

Cambridge Arts Picture House - As the name would suggest, the "Arts Picture House" isn't your normal type of cinema. Located above the Regal in St Andrews Street, it has three screens (the largest with a THX sound system, which makes it the best screen in Cambridge for watching really loud films) and shows a variety of home-grown talent, foreign features, experimental shorts and other films that would otherwise pass you by. they also show a mixture of old favourites and Hollywood blockbusters. A café bar is also available serving crepes, refreshments and selection of Pic'n'mix, drinks, ice cream and popcorn. Approx 15-20 minutes walking distance.

Cambridge Arts Theatre – Cambridge Arts Theatre is one of the region's liveliest and most exciting venues and hosts a varied programme of drama, dance, music, comedy and pantomime, as well as many shows prior to and direct from the West End of London. Approx 30 minutes walking distance

Cambridge Corn Exchange - The Cambridge Corn Exchange is a concert venue in the heart of Cambridge and is recognised as one of the premier music and theatre venues in the United Kingdom. 25-30 minutes walking distance.

The Junction - Cambridge's alternative music venue - The Junction is an artistic centre committed to new artists, new art and new audiences. Conveniently situated in the Cambridge Leisure Park (just around the corner from the Bridge Guest House) for a short walk back late at night!

Around Cambridge (5 - 15 miles)

Audley End House – Audley End House (just outside the lovely town of Saffron Walden) is a magnificent house, built to entertain royalty, and includes a Victorian Service Wing complete with kitchen, laundries and a dairy. With beautiful grounds to explore, including an impressive formal garden and the working Organic Kitchen Garden, there's so much to see and do at Audley End House. See what's new at Audley End House and enjoy a great day out at one of England's grandest stately homes.

The Orchard Tea Garden, Grantchester - The Orchard, a corner of England where time stands still as the outside world rushes by. Relax and enjoy the genteel setting where more famous people have taken tea than anywhere else in the world. Over morning coffee or a light luncheon, soak up the atmosphere of a bygone age; follow in the footsteps of generations by sharing in the great English tradition of afternoon tea

Imperial war Museum, Duxford - Duxford is Europe's premier aviation museum - as well as having one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and navel exhibits in the country. This famous heritage site began as an airfield in the First World war and also played a vital role in the Second world War, firstly as an RAF fighter station and later as an American fighter base.

Anglesy Abbey & Lode Mill (National Trust) - A passion for tradition and impressing guests inspired one man to transform a run-down country house and desolate landscape. At the age of 30, the future Lord Fairhaven began to create his first home. Wanting to inspire and surprise visitors, he created a spectacular garden with planting for all seasons, and a cosy house in which to entertain. Life revolved around horse racing and shooting, and guests enjoyed 1930s luxury. Inside, fine furnishings, books, paintings, silver and rare clocks give a feeling of opulence. Outside, 46 hectares (114 acres) offer vibrant colour, delicious scent, and the simple pleasures of nature.