The home of one of the oldest universities in the world, this iconic city boasts stunning historic buildings and a vibrant cultural scene, meaning you’ll never be left wondering what to do in Cambridge. Soak up the unique atmosphere that provided the backdrop to the lives of famous literary and scientific figures, ranging from John Milton to Stephen Hawking, marvel at the city's exquisite architectural gems and enjoy an afternoon punting on the idyllic River Cam. There's a great choice of Cambridge hotels to stay at, including budget-friendly hotels, with plenty of things to do. Plus, with a wide range of high-class restaurants on offer, you won't be short of places to eat either.
Things to do in Cambridge
History is all around you in Cambridge, but if you want to dig deeper, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to museums. Make sure you visit the Fitzwilliam Museum, which houses impressive collections of artefacts from around the world.
No visit to Cambridge would be complete without a trip to one of the city’s three exciting theatres, which host a wide range of professional touring productions, as well as student and community shows. Find out everything you need to know to catch a show during your stay.
Places to eat
Cambridge is a veritable foodies’ paradise, where high-class restaurants and sophisticated cafés abound. And don’t miss the city’s own foodPark for street food and pop-up night markets.
Nestling in the Fens, Cambridge is well connected for visitors arriving by rail or road. There are good train services from all directions and five different park-and-ride options for motorists. For those coming from further afield, Stansted Airport is only 30 miles south of the city.