Cambridge City Guide
You simply have to start off your stay in Cambridge by exploring one of the many beautiful museums and art galleries that abound, whilst admiring the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings of the famous University. Naturally this is all best achieved after a restful night spent at one of the Prestige serviced apartments in Cambridge!
The historic market place and Cambridge University's colleges with their quaint passages are an intoxicating mix. The market place is definitely the place where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found. A blend of independent shops mingle with high street brands making for a very pleasant shopping experience. Additionally, Norwich Street apartments are only minutes away from both the railway station and Cambridge city centre and are therefore best placed to offer you a much sought after central location. The Norwich Street apartments offer stunning one bedroomed serviced apartments in Cambridge city centre. Paradise Street apartments are very close to the well known Grafton Centre, and are therefore also well placed, and offer air conditioned one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments and are ideal as family holiday apartments or corporate and business apartments in the centre of Cambridge.
Relax in one of the many beautiful pubs, restaurants, tearooms and cafes along the river Cam or why not catch a student theatrical production, or perhaps a show at the Arts Theatre. There's also always live music or comedy on at the Corn Exchange. With only a 20 minute walk along the river into the historic heart of Cambridge, our Riverside Apartments would make an ideally tranquil base both for exploring Cambridge's treasures or the beautiful surrounding countryside with the many attractions that it has to offer. The Riverside Apartments in Cambridge offer modern and elegant 1, 2 and 3 bedroom serviced apartments.
Prestige Apartments Newsletter - July 2013 Issue - Special Feature: Cambridge
What to do in Cambridge
Listed below are some of the great places to visit in Cambridge. Click one to find out more.
Getting around – Cambridge transport tips
Getting around Cambridge couldn’t be easier – you can hire a cycle or a punt, take a bus or taxi, or even walk as Cambridge is easily accessible.
We recommend seeing Cambridge by foot as many of the tourist attractions are located in the heart of Cambridge. Another good way to see Cambridge is by punting. While enjoying a chauffeured punt you can sit back, relax and take in the stunning architecture and scenery.
Stagecoach offers a network of busses that run frequently and access all parts of Cambridge. For quick & easy access to the city centre from the railway station look out for the Citi 1, Citi 3 or Citi 7.
The Cambridge rail station is very centrally located on Station Road.
Punting on the River Cam
It's possible to hire punts for both the College Backs and Grantchester, with canoes, kayaks and rowboats available. The most popular format is hourly hire and all craft can be hired this way. Longer period fixed rate hire formats are also available for Grantchester and are excellent value.
For more information: www.scudamores.com
Cambridge County and Folk Museum
Discover the vibrant history of Cambridge life in this friendly museum. Set in a 17th Century building you can explore the nine themed rooms about the lives of Cambridgshire people. See the kitchen, bar, folklore and childhood rooms, which show how people have lived, worked and played since the 1660s.
In 70 years the Folk Museum has acquired a rich and varied collection of 20,000 objects, pictures and documents which provide a fascinating insight into the history of Cambridgeshire people. The nine room settings include the Bar, the Snug, the Kitchen, the Guest Room, the Dining Parlour, the Fens & Folklore Room, Arts & Artisans, Childhood and the Playroom. What was it like to do the laundry, or cook dinner, how would children spend their past-time, what fen customs were observed? These are just some of the questions that are answered when visiting the museum's displays.
For more information visit: www.folkmuseum.org.uk
Cambridge University Tour
The local tourist office runs Historic University and College Tours which leave the Tourist Information Centre every day. These tours cover the most important aspects of the city, University and colleges.
Your guide will relate some of the fascinating stories regarding the famous people connected with Cambridge whilst looking at some of the best known and impressive sights Cambridge has to offer. Entrance to the magnificent King's College and Chapel and beautiful St John's College is also included (Queens' College from late June).
Tours leave from the Tourist Information Centre at 11.00 and 13.00 Mon-Sat and 13.00 on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
For more information visit: http://www.visitcambridge.org/TicketServer/DailyTours.aspx