I've been to Cambridge so often that I thought I'd know my way around. But usually I walked or took a bus from the railway station to the centre, quite easy. This time we're travelling with a baby and the weather forecast predicts a mixture of light rain and heavy rain. I've tried finding the right bus for us on the Cambridgeshire Transport website, but no luck. I suppose I'm too stupid to find it, so I thought I'd come here and ask you. We have to get from the train station to our B&B in Milton Road. Is it Citibus 4? Or any other bus? I haven't been able to find a page showing all the stops. We cannot take a taxi because they don't have baby seats, so it's either walking or buses. Thank you for your help.
Dear VTers, I'll be in transit at Stansted airport for 10 hours and someone recommended going to Cambridge. May I know of any interesting places to visit other than the colleges and universities for about 5 - 6 hours of visit? Thank you for all your replies.
Has anyone out there stayed in De Vere University Arms Hotel? I can see that it's coveniently located near the train station, but is it also convenient to the other sights, i.e River Cam (punt), Queen's, King's University, etc? If anyone can suggest a hotel/accommodation that is in the city center and is affordable, I'd certainly appreciate it. BTW, it's for this Sunday night. Thanks.
Greetings Everyone, I'll be arriving to London Heathrow Airport T4 on Tuesday morning. I want to take the rail to Cambridge. How I can reach to King's Cross station from T4? I'll be carrying a med-sized bag on arrival, can I carry it easily with me? Or can I check it in the train to Cambridge? Can I use my Oyster card to get the ticket to Cambridge? Thanks Ahead.
Hi, Can you please suggest a budget / cheep accomodation for 2 adult will be travelling to cambridge on 18th Oct for 14 days, a lodge or sharing arrangement will do.. and also prefered location will be near to Hills Road,Cambridge,CB1 2EU so that we can walk to this place easily, Thanks alot in advance for your help, will be looking for quick response from travel experts at VT, ~Shalabh
How can I travel from cambridge to Ely cathederal on a bus and back, or should I use the train?
I'm planning a one-night stay in both oxford and cambridge as side-trips for a London visit. Is a one-night stay enough to gain a decent appreciation of each town? Or would I be better off canceling one side-trip and extending my stay at the other town?
I read in my lonely planet book that during this time the college is closed, we are arriving london april 25th, does it mean it is best to visit cambridge some other time? ty
This restaurant has been recommended to me. I was wondering if anyone has been there and could comment please. I understand that it is a new restaurant. Thanks in advance for any help.
Hi all, we´ll be arriving in Cambridge at about 8 a.m. on a friday. As we are a group of 10, does anyone can give me a suggestion, where to grab a bite and a coffee ? Thanks a lot ! Pat
i am visiting cambridge from 25 october to 1st nov,2008 with my 4 years old daughter i wanted to know what warm clothing is required in this time of the year also few names of interesting cafes,restaurants and things one can do with a 4 year old ? is punting a possibility in this month? also some indoor activities to do with a child? any help would be appreciated! thanks cherry
Hello, I will be visiting Cambridge just for one day. I was planning to take a sightseeing hop on / hop off tour bus so I can see more of this city and punt along river cam. Do you think this is a good plan for one day in Cambridge or perhaps someone suggests other things? Would love to have dinner in a local restaurant - think I'd go for The Eagle, any other suggestions? The next day I will be travelling to London, so far I know I have to leave Cambridge by train and stop at Kings Cross in London ... can someone please forward a link to the railway station website. I will be staying at the Ashley Hotel, 74 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1ER where I believe is best to take a taxi from the hotel to the railway station. Any suggestions for a lovely day in Cambridge are most welcome. Stephanie.
hi, i'll be in cambridge for a day and wondered about a cheap but yummy (and local fav) places to eat for lunch & perhaps tea/dinner. any suggestions? thanks!
I am planning to take a train from London King's Cross station to come Cambridge. I was buying the ticket from raileasy.co.uk site and was given two types of tickets - Standard and First class with 10 pounds price difference. If first class provides great comfort, I would go for that. Any word on this? Or there is not much difference. Please advise.
Hi, we're an American family of musicians (keyboard, voice) coming to Cambridge after playing silent film music in Bologna and looking for an inexpensive place to stay, or a famiy we could stay with and make some music! We know tons of show tunes, folk songs, and perform all over the US for silent films, you will be well entertained... We love the UK haven't been in 10 years, are tightening our belts with the ridiculous dollar exchange (lucky you! come visit!) and hope we can make some new friends this time around. Thanks so much Donald Sosin Lakeville Connecticut dsosin at comcast dot net
What train or transportation type do you recommend taking from downtown London to the American Military Cemetary just outside Cambridge? Please indicate travel time, and costs if known. What are the operating hours of the cemetary on Monday or Tuesday during the week. Thank you Chuck
the only way to see the bridge of sighs is entering saint john's college paying the ticket or is it possible to see it also from a part (street, other bridge etc...) of the city? thanks
i'll be in cambridge the 12 of april, from about 4pm to the night. is it true that king's college chapel close at 4? :-( any suggestion for dinner? is eagle pub ok or too expensive? any other suggestion? parking in lion yard is very difficult on saturday at that hour? thanks to all
do you know this village? is it safe? is it far from cambridge by car? coming from this village which is the best parking in central cambridge? thanks to all
I was just wondering how easy or difficult it is to get to the centre of town etc from the railway station. Is it really near and walkable?
Hi! I want to meet people who can show us the best of Cambridge. We want to know about the life style of this town. We are going to go there in september and we want to know about places to go, restaurants, shops, pubs, maybe some traditional food.... Are there some pub with live music?? We love life music!!!!!!!!!!! We want to enjoy this town, Explain us all that you think could be interesting. Many thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alivan
Hi. I looked on the Natl. Express site for fares from Cambridge to Heathrow on Sunday, May 13, as we have a 5pm plane to catch. The site gives fares, then says they're only good Mon-Thurs., leading me to believe those busses don't travel on Sunday, but an email from them says they do. Anyone know: a) if Natl. Express bus (coach, they're called) does run on Sunday from Cambridge to Heathrow, in time for us to catch 5pm flight? And Sunday fare? b) if there's a TRAIN that might be faster? (And where it goes, and connections to Heathrow?) c) Anyone who lives in Cambridge up for putting a middle-aged couple up for the night of May 12? (Just thought I'd ask!)
Hi, Me and my friend looking for accommodation in Cambridge to stay from 1st of July until 31th of August (just for 2 months). We are both,20 years old, responsive and tidy Cypriot girls. I am studying in the UK now and I want to come Cambridge in order to work in a travel agent. My friend, she is in Cyprus now and she applied for summer English course in Cambridge. We really need to arrange our accommodation as soon as possible.. specially we are looking for cheap flats in a safe area. it could be home share as well. preferably all bills included except telephone. Hope to here from you soon.. email@example.com
Does anyone have advice about when/where to join the line to gain entrance to the chapel for Lessons and Carols? Are there public facilities nearby? Three of us are traveling from the USA for this marvelous event. Even leaning up against the wall on the outside will make it worthwhile, but would prefer to get in!
My daughter and me will be in Cambridge in August 24-26. What is interesting and worth to see? Thanks in advance.
Hi I live in france and am flying in and out of stanstead on a sunday I only have a few hours and need books second hand if poss, does antone know if galloway and porters and the charity shops are open on a sunday, thank you. Karen
My wife and I are visiting Cambridge on the nights of July 27 and 28. Anyone care to meet us for drinks on the evening of the 28th? We can decide on the time and place later. This is my first trip to Cambridge since 1991 when I took summer classes at the university, so I'm excited to see this wonderful city (and its pubs) again! I posted an announcement in the VT meeting section, so you can sign up there if interested.
Please bear with me if this sounds horribly naive. I just came back from Cambridge for a short meeting but did not have time to ask the locals this question. All the small bridges along Cam are so uniquely beautiful, but I still want to know which is the original bridge if there is one. In other words, was Cambridge named after a particular bridge? Thanks.
Hi I am a student in Australia and travelling to Cambridge from 10 july to 29 july. Can anyone tell me how to look for a cheap weekly room. Do the University colleges offer rooms during summer? do students going overseas during summer offer rooms on reasonable rates? Thanks
I know it's difficult to compare two different cities, but I'm trying to get an idea of how Cambridge and Oxford are different and similar. I stayed in Cambrdige for a month back in 1991 and loved it. What I really liked was that it was relaxed, peaceful, laid back, and casual, but the city was beautiful and still had plenty to do and see (such as the churches, punting the Cam, walking around looking at all the interesting old architecture, and of course all the pubs). I also liked the fact that I could walk everywhere because the city is so small in area. How does Oxford compare using those criteria? And is one city generally more expensive than the other in terms of accommodations and eating?