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About Cambridge

Overview

Cambridge is a prestigious centre of academia and a beautiful place to stay. The city boasts some of England's finest architecture, art galleries and historic museums. Cambridge has much to offer. Therefore, there are plenty of serviced accommodation or temporary housing options available for the city’s visitors.


About Cambridge

Cambridge prides itself as a city rich with history and heritage. The Romans were responsible for the first buildings to be built in Cambridge. They first used the city as a convenient crossing point over the River Cam. Nowadays, Cambridge takes pride in having one of the highest concentrations of preserved historic buildings in the country. Architectural beauty centres around the 800-year-old university and it’s thirty-one colleges. It was in 1284 that the first Cambridge College, Peterhouse, was founded. The city now capitalises on its prestigious university to become popular with hi-tech businesses. This is particularly in areas such as computing and science.  An increase in these businesses brings a rise in available corporate housing and corporate accommodation across Cambridge.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Travellers staying in Cambridge city apartments have the opportunity to explore this historic city at their leisure. The city has been an area of habitation since the Bronze Age and has many historic sites to explore. These include the St. Mary the Great Church and the Round Church, built in the 15th and 11th century. Despite the city’s medieval character, Cambridge is also a modern town. Cultural events such as the Midsummer Fair or the famous Cambridge Folk Festival take place throughout the year. Punting on the River Cam is another experience which provides the perfect opportunity to view Cambridge's most picturesque buildings. Or visit the forty-acre University Botanic Garden. City apartments are nearby wherever you go to provide the perfect place to relax after a busy day.

ECONOMY

Cambridge has become a regular destination for business travellers requiring corporate accommodation and aparthotels. It seems like the city tries to showcase how it has become a first-class business and leisure destination. Tourism is a key economic driver for Cambridge, contributing around £583 million to the Cambridge economy. Yet, despite having a population of a little over 120,000, Cambridge also has about 5.3 million tourist visitors each year. As a result, visitors are now more inclined to extend their stay in Cambridge and opt for temporary housing. This fluctuating population in this small city puts pressure on accommodation that serviced apartments can help to solve.

TRANSPORT

As a very flat city, Cambridge has a high level of cycle use, meaning that congestion is less. There is a wealth of cycle hire shops available, particularly in the heart of the city. Furthermore, the city has over 80 miles of cycle lanes and routes to explore. If you don’t fancy cycling though, there are other modes of transport to use. Cambridge has five Park & Ride sites available and buses provide excellent access to all areas of the city. There’s even a local and reliable car hire system too. Ultimately, there are a vast amount of travel options to accommodate for your time in Cambridge.

Cambridge serviced apartments can accommodate for any visitor, staying in either long-term or short-term accommodation. This stunning, historic city has plenty to offer and therefore, is now a popular travel destination for all demographics.

Transport

By train

Cambridge train station is situated a short distance from the city centre, just off Hills Road (A1307).

The train station provides an array of services across the country, with direct trains to Birmingham, Norwich, Peterborough, multiple London stations and even Stansted Airport.

By bus

The main bus station for the city can be located on Drummer Road, situated directly between Christ College and Christ's Pieces Park.

The city provides five Park & Ride services for those looking to avoid city centre traffic and parking tariffs. There is also the Busway route from Huntingdon to Cambridge, which operates from Huntington Rail Station to Cambridge Rail Station, stopping in the centre of the city and at several of the park and rides.

By air

The international airport for Cambridge, Peterborough and the East of England is located just minutes from Cambridge city centre.

The airport offers a range of destinations across Europe, including the major cities of the UK and Ireland. There are regular bus shuttle services to and from the airport, but with the airport being so close, taxis are also an option.