Where to stay around Cambridgeshire?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 227 holiday lettings near Cambridgeshire. From 80 apartments to 62 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cambridgeshire is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cambridgeshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cambridgeshire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cambridge: 276 holiday homes
  • Ely: 67 holiday homes
  • Anglesey Abbey: 240 holiday homes
  • Cambridge: 175 holiday homes
  • Huntingdon: 30 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cambridgeshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cambridgeshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Cambridgeshire with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Cambridge: 276 holiday lettings
  • Ely: 67 holiday lettings
  • Wisbech: 139 holiday lettings
  • Saint Neots: 45 holiday lettings
  • Royston: 208 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Cambridgeshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Cambridgeshire are:

  • Cambridge Airport (CBG): 244 self catering accommodations
  • Whittlesford Parkway Rail Station Airport (WLF): 238 self catering accommodations
  • Stansted Airport (STN): 159 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Cambridgeshire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Cambridgeshire. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Anglesey Abbey: 240 holiday rentals
  • Addenbrooke's Hospital: 248 holiday rentals
  • University of Cambridge: 236 holiday rentals
  • Cambridge University Museum and Archaeology and Anthropology: 238 holiday rentals
  • Sawston Hall: 241 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cambridgeshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Cambridgeshire cottages and holiday rental homes give you a home a way from home as you explore

The County of Cambridge or Cambridgeshire (Cambs) is in the East of England and borders Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. It is an area where there has been many archaeological finds from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, especially around the location of Isleham. Cambridge University is the second oldest English speaking academic institution in the world.

Places to stay in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire is steeped in heritage so is a favourite with tourists and some popular destinations include the three cities, Cambridge, Ely, Peterborough, as well as Great Staughton, Hilton, March, Spaldwick, Whittlesey and Wisbech. There is so much to see and do in Cambridgeshire with many opportunities for brilliant day trips. The best way to do this is by renting self-catering accommodation and holiday cottages.

Most Cambridgeshire cottages are in the smaller towns and villages like Denton, which is close to Stamford and ideal for visiting Cambridge, Rutland Water, the Burleigh Horse Trials or Wisbech, a prosperous Georgian town often referred to as capital of the fens.

Holiday cottages in Cambridgeshire are far more convenient than hotels and guesthouses where there are set meal times and offer a wide variety of accommodation including converted beamed barns, farm cottages renovated railway carriages, riverside cottages, converted coach houses and seaside cottages along the East of England coastline.

Things to do in Cambridgeshire

The East Anglia coastline in Cambridgeshire is truly fascinating despite there being no cliffs worthy of mention. However there are long stretches of golden beach, extraordinary tidal inlets and bird reserves galore. The Cambridge and Peterborough bird clubs have lectures and year-round outings. St Neots Bird Club has closed but this area has lovely country cottages and is nearby for Huntingdon racecourse, Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Wyboston Lakes and the Swiss Garden.

Cottages in Castle Camps are ideal for visiting Linton Zoo, Mole Hall Wildlife Park and the Imperial War Museum and only fourteen miles from the Cambridge Arts Picture House. There are over thirty museums in Cambridgeshire offering a wide range of collections in different settings. Cambridgeshire County Council runs some, others the University of Cambridge or independent charitable trusts.

Cambridgeshire has it all – countryside, waterways, market towns, the Nene and Oust valleys, the Fens, beautiful gardens, historic houses and sites, arts, crafts and galleries, old fashioned breweries, ancient abbeys, many cultural offerings and the only American Military World War II Cemetery in Britain. The Duxford Air Shows are spectacular events in the spring, summer and autumn and Newmarket races offer world class racing for the summer months.

Weather in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire in the East of England is considered the UK's driest area and often, the sunniest.

Travel in Cambridgeshire

The best airport for Cambridgeshire is Stanstead (STN), but Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR), East Midlands (EMA) and Luton (LTN) are all within reach by rail or road. Train travel is a viable option as there are many stations and a link from Kings Cross in London. Wisbech is a port with excellent ferry facilities or you can cross the Channel by Eurostar.

Attractions in and around Cambridgeshire

Looking for places to see while you're in Cambridgeshire? Local attractions include Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club and National Stud. Don't miss landmarks such as Church of St Mary the Great and Ely Cathedral, and unique cultural highlights such as Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Jesus Green, Fellows Garden and The Backs. If you have extra time, you might want to explore the campuses of University of Cambridge and St. John's College. You might enjoy a visit to Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge Science Park or St John's Innovation Centre during your stay. Also while in town, you can visit Cambridge Business Park, Murray Edwards College or Churchill College.