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Price and Availability Index in Cambridge
Holiday Letting Price Information in Cambridge
In the above graph, you can see Cambridge is most expensive in June (22/06 - 29/06), when prices are on average £147 a night. The week with the lowest average prices is in February (08/02 - 15/02).
Holiday Home Availability Information in Cambridge
This graph shows the holiday letting availability rate for the next twelve months. More people travel to Cambridge during a week in February (08/02 - 15/02). So far, 45% of the Cambridge holiday lettings are occupied this week. Conversely, you will find the highest percentage of available offers in Cambridge in September (14/09 - 21/09).
The Weather in Cambridge
This is the climate diagram for Cambridge. July is the warmest month of the year in Cambridge, with temperatures reaching an average daily maximum of 23°. No heat wave is expected in February, when minimum average temperatures usally hit a 3° low. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is March.
Explore Cambridge's historic beauty with a country cottage or comfortable holiday apartment
Cambridge is steeped in prestige and history. This is largely due to the university, but there's much more here than lectures and seminars. Punt down the River Cam and enjoy the peaceful countryside, explore the world-class museums, and dine at one of the many classic British pubs.
Cambridge holiday cottages make the perfect base for exploring this quaint yet vibrant city. Central Cambridge is comparatively small compared to other cities, meaning you can breeze from the river to the historic college buildings on foot in a matter of minutes.
How to get to Cambridge
Cambridge is very easy to get to due to its close proximity to London’s extensive transport network. Trains run at regular intervals from all over the country. Some services offer an express service, so it’s worth checking before you travel which train will get you to your destination most quickly.
Cambridge's top sights
There are many sights to explore in Cambridge, but the highlight for many is a visit to the renowned university. The university consists of a number of colleges which are spread out across the city. Three of the most visited are Queen’s College, King’s College and Trinity College, which all have beautiful historic buildings.
There are also many outdoor spaces to explore when you book a Cambridge holiday letting. The Botanic Garden boasts thousands of plant species and has free admission during the winter months.
Cambridge has many museums, most of which have an academic connection due to the prestige of the university. The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology are all perfect for the curious mind.
Holidays in Cambridge with children
Cambridge holiday cottages are perfect for family holidays, and the city offers plenty to keep children entertained. In the summer, some of the parks, including Lammas Land and Cherry Hinton, erect free swimming pools for children. The Science Museum also has many child-friendly exhibits, with the added bonus of being free, which is ideal for those travelling on a budget.
For those rainy English afternoons, the Arts Cinema is an excellent choice for families. They offer kids' specials on Saturdays and designated toddler times throughout the week.
Renting a country cottage in Cambridge can be a delightful experience for the entire family and you can enjoy this gem of a city in the ways that suit you best.
Going out in Cambridge
It's a tale of two halves when it comes to Cambridge nightlife. The large student population is catered for with a good selection of bars and clubs. On the other hand, the town's affluent permanent residents enjoy a great selection of classic English pubs, fine restaurants and classy wine bars.
Pubs dominate the Cambridge social scene - there are over one hundred crammed into this city, so you're sure to find one just a few steps from your Cambridge holiday cottage! Most pubs serve food and are child-friendly until a specified time. The Regal is a popular hangout, and reportedly the largest pub in Europe!
Great destinations close to Cambridge
Cambridge is located close to several places which make for ideal half- or full-day trips. You can even get to London to soak up the delights of the capital in under an hour.
Grantchester, a small leafy village, is only five kilometres from Cambridge. Instead of driving there, walk through the green countryside or take a punt up the river Cam. Cambridge's country cottages are also ideally located for visiting the pretty market town of Bury St. Edmunds.
What to see and do in Cambridge
King's College Chapel
Famed for its daily choral services, the Gothic splendour of King's College Chapel is one of Cambridge's finest attractions. The chapel is also home to the world's largest fan vaulted ceilings.
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Containing over 3,800 headstones of American servicemen lost in conflict, the American Cemetery is the UK's largest. A new visitor centre explains the history behind the tragedy.
One of the UK's best collections of antiquities and art, highlights of the Fitzwilliam include masterpieces by Rubens, Picasso, Titian and Constable.
The Jacobean manor house of Anglesey Abbey is as notable for its gardens as it is for its interiors, and is open to the public year-round. Don't miss the working watermill in the grounds.
University of Cambridge
One of the world's most famous institutions of higher learning, many of the Cambridge colleges are open to the public, allowing visitors to explore the grounds and history.
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