From making your own gin with one of the world’s most innovative distilleries, to trying the best of the Cambridge food scene – here are some uniquely Cambridge experiences to seek out during your stayFind out more
Cambridge truly is a green city – the natural fen landscape flows right into the centre along the river Cam, cows grazing within sight of Kings College Chapel. You can picnic under the trees along The Backs and admire the stunning displays of flowering bulbs in Spring, or while away the hours in beautifully kept College grounds and Fellows gardens.
The public parks and commons provide a paradise for children with play equipment, football pitches and tennis courts.
Riverside parks, grassy commons, cool meadows and flower-filled gardens shape the city as much as its history and heritage.
Parks are plentiful. Jesus Green, close to Jesus College, is a green space in the city centre. The River Cam brushes its northern edge and an avenue of London plane trees provides a leafy canopy over footpaths.
Parker’s Piece is an open space used by locals to lounge around and play football and cricket on the grass; it is famous as the place where, in 1848, students agreed a set of simple guidelines for football which were to influence the development of the Football Association rules.
Midsummer Common is an ancient area of grassland bordered by the River Cam, where you can see the boathouses of the Colleges of the University and watch the rowers on the water.
Toilets with disabiled facilities, refreshment kiosk, bowling green, tennis courts, playground, table tennis
Clare Hall is a college for advanced study at the University of Cambridge. We have beautiful grounds and gardens to explore. A British architect and long-time resident of Sweden, Ralph Erskine, was enlisted to build a resolutely modern community within Cambridge’s history-rich landscape.
A very large block of common land near the heart of Cambridge, split in two by the Cambridge-Ipswich railway line. The largest section of the common has a diverse range of habitats which support active and passive recreation.
Paddling pool, splashboard, childrens playground, football field, tennis court, and table tennis
Open green space and walking routes.
There's a skate ramp, exercise equipment, and table tennis tables.
A distinct and modern Cambridge College, Fitzwilliam College offers an outstanding venue for events, B&B breaks, celebrations, and much more.
Fulbourn Fen is a 27.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire. It is privately owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Play area, football goals, modular climber.
Jesus College offers flexible, modern facilities in a historic city-centre location. Our rooms are versatile and range from modern to historic across the site with large halls for keynote speeches, breakout spaces for workshops and discussions, and the latest technology to deliver recorded and hybrid online events.
Swimming pool, toilet block with disabled facilities, refreshment kiosk, tennis courts, play area, table tennis
A haven for locals and a home-from-home for visitors and guests alike, the John Barleycorn is a quintessential English country pub with a modern rework, nestled at the heart of Duxford village.
Paddling pool and large play area.
Open green space
Close to the busy residential areas of Cherry Hinton, this reserve forms an important habitat for many species. Previously used as quarries, the areas have a more dramatic landscape then most of the surrounding area as it contains white chalk cliffs.
Surrounded by busy streets and the Cam, Logan's Meadows is a perfect spot for a stroll or quiet break overlooking the river. It is a haven for wildlife.
In 1958, a group of engineering students managed to hoist an Austin Seven car onto the roof of Senate House, with the help of some clever calculations. It took the university a week to remove it – and will surely go down in history as one of the boldest student pranks ever!