If you are planning on a visit to the UK this year, to London for example, then why not take some time out to see some of the other sights that the UK has to offer?
Take a relaxing day trip to Cambridge
Cambridge is approximately 65 miles north of London and there are regular direct trains from Kings Cross and Liverpool St. stations, including an non-stop express service from Kings Cross that takes less than an hour to arrive in Cambridge. There are also regular services to Cambridge from Birmingham, Leeds and UK cities. To get specific train travel information, have a look at the National Rail enquiries journey planner.
From the Cambridge station it is a short bus or taxi ride into the pedestrianised Cambridge city centre (or if you fancy stretching your legs after your journey, an approximately 1.5 mile walk) and all the Cambridge colleges and famous sights the city has to offer.
The map on our home page has details of the location of our punt station, nearby car parking and public transportation.
Driving to Cambridge?
Anyone who has ever been to Cambridge will know that driving into or around the city can be time consuming and confusing. The narrow, pedestrianised, medieval streets of the city centre, as well as one way systems, rising bollards, large herds of cyclists and expensive city centre parking can make driving into the centre of Cambridge a slow, stressful and ultimately expensive experience!
There are a number of Park and Ride sites situated around the outskirts of Cambridge and these can often be the best option if you are visiting the city for the day. For more information of the locations, opening times, prices etc, visit the county council's website.
If you are staying in the city for a few days, then walking into the city from your accommodation is normally a better option than driving, or hiring bicycles, provided you are proficient cyclists.
Planning on staying longer?
Although it's quite easy to visit Cambridge in a day, especially if you are visiting from nearby, you might want to take a more leisurely approach and spend a few days in the city. In that case, you'll need somewhere to stay and Cambridge offers a wide variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.
Advanced booking is essential
With the value of the £pound falling we are expecting an increased number of visitors to the UK this summer, as well as more UK residents taking 'staycations.' As long as the sun shines, we are expecting to be very busy and would advise you book your tour in advance to ensure your place on a tour and avoid a lengthy wait at peak times. If you want to experience the river at quieter times of the day then we suggest taking a trip before 1pm or after 6pm (during peak season).