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Shopping Breaks

Cambridge is most well known as a university city, with its quaint cobbled streets, stunning architecture and the daily hustle and bustle of students and visitors going about their day.

As a multitude of visitors and locals have discovered, Cambridge is also home to a thriving shopping scene. The city offers itself as the ideal destination to get away for the weekend, relax and enjoy a well-deserved shopping break with friends or family.

Take advantage of a welcoming city that is easily accessible and easy to get around - every corner turned offers a wide selection of relaxing independent boutiques, household international brands and a comprehensive choice of accommodation to suit all budgets.

Whether travelling by car, train, coach or by air, Cambridge is a city that is easily accessible and easy to find somewhere to rest and relax after a long day’s shopping.

There are over 100 listed accommodation providers within the city and the surrounding areas - all of which are on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Whether you are in favour of staying in a stylish, luxury hotel or would prefer the more personable touch provided by a local Bed & Breakfast, Cambridge really does offer something for everyone.

There are a number of shopping areas within the city and the surrounding areas, with shops suited to all tastes - whether you are looking for international designer clothing, independent boutiques selling everything from jewellery to local food produce or high street brands, Cambridge has everything you’ll need to plan and enjoy your shopping break.

To plan your own bespoke shopping break, why not take advantage of our Visit Cambridge Shopping Itinerary  - where you can search for the specific shops that are your preferred choice and see what attractions, accommodation, events, activities and eating out options are close by.

Building your own Shopping Itinerary allows you to plan out how you will spend your time with us and the map functionality included offers a simple guide to finding your way around the city and the surrounding areas. 

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Build your own itineraries by clicking the Add to Excursion button to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

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