Cambridge is an elegant and compact city with so much to see and do from historic buildings to ghost tours. Renowned for its famous University and colleges and superb architecture, it is simply perfect for a walking tour. There are an abundance of museums, theatres and parks - if it's culture you're looking to find, you will be spoiled.
Cambridge Visitor Attractions
Here are just a few of the attractions you can visit and their distance from our Cambridge hotel:
- University of Cambridge - 1 mile
- St John's College, Round Church -1 mile
- Cambridge & County Folk Museum - 1 mile
- Botanic Garden -1 mile
- Punting on the River Cam - 1 mile
- Fitzwilliam Museum - 1 mile
- American Cemetery - 5 miles
- Linton Zoo - 10 miles
- National Horseracing Museum - 10 miles
- Duxford Imperial War Museum - 10 miles
- Newmarket Race Course - 11 miles
- National Stud Newmarket - 11 miles
- Ely Cathedral - 18 miles
- Oliver Cromwell House, Ely - 18 miles
- Wicken Fen & Nature Reserve - 19 miles
Best Time to Visit?
Winter (December - February)
As with most of the UK, winter is rather cold in Cambridge with the average temperature around 5°C. It can tend to be a bit soggy so remember the umbrella!
Spring (March - May)
Spring is an unpredictable time in Cambridge, so the best advice is to pack for the rain and cold as well as some pleasant weather. Average temperature is around 10°C, climbing to 15°C in May.
Summer (June – August)
Summer in Cambridge is when you see the city at its best; trees blooming along the River Cam, bird songs filling the air and delighted students celebrating the end of exams. Most of the city will venture down to frolic by the river and why not, it's a beautiful place to be in the summertime. Average temperatures in recent years have hovered around 22°C however on some rare days it may sink to lows of 13°C.
Autumn (August – November)
You can expect nice weather in August and September for Cambridge, with average temperatures of 15°C to 20°C. As October and November approach rainfall will increase and waterproofs will be needed.
Ideal for short breaks
Short breaks in Cambridge offer something for everyone and the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Cambridge is a popular choice for couples and families seeking to explore this stunning and historic city.