Destination guide

Experience Cambridgeshire in holiday lettings

With its miles of lush, marshy fenland, medieval markets, dramatic cathedrals and history of academia, Cambridgeshire is a hub of culture, heritage and outdoor exploration. Whether you want to relax in the countryside with a loved one, have some fun with the kids or travel in the outdoors, there’s something for every inclination in Cambridgeshire. Holiday lettings in the area put you in the heart of the landscape and all it has to offer.


Heritage sites near Cambridgeshire holiday homes

The rich heritage of Cambridgeshire is celebrated in many historic attractions and museums with intriguing artefacts. Holiday homes are available near places like the Imperial War Museum, a World War I airfield with hundreds of military and civilian vehicles and exhibits on wartime history, and Anglesey Abbey, a Jacobean-style mansion with artwork and landscaped grounds with a working watermill. The Centre for Computing History, a museum with exhibitions related to the Information Age and history, and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, a museum with a vast collection of ethnographic artefacts like totem poles and teapots, are also great for history buffs.


Sightseeing in and around Cambridgeshire

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Cambridgeshire a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • National Stud (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Wyboston Lakes Golf Course (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • Colmworth and North Bedfordshire Golf Club (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
  • Ryston Park Golf Club (22.5 mi / 36.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Cambridgeshire

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Cambridgeshire. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jesus Green (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Fellows Garden (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • The Backs (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Parker's Piece (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • University Botanic Gardens (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Paxton Pits Nature Reserve (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Cambridgeshire

The nearest airport is in Cambridge (CBG), located 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into London (STN-Stansted), which is 32.6 mi (52.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cambridge Waterbeach Station, Huntingdon Station and Cambridge North Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Food & drink 

Sample regional delights in Cambridgeshire

The rural bounty of Cambridgeshire gives it a distinctive culinary character and historic dishes that reflect the homegrown appeal of the area. Stilton cheese, named for a village in Cambridgeshire, is a distinctive blue-veined cheese that has been noted in literature dating as far back as the 1700s. Bedfordshire clang, a pasty with a sweet filling on one end and a savoury filling on the other, and Colchester oysters, an ancient Roman oyster that’s renowned all over the world for the unique taste and texture, are other delicacies of Cambridgeshire. Whatever your taste, visit a restaurant near your holiday rental to experience the unique flavours of Cambridgeshire.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Cambridgeshire holiday homes

Kids of all ages will find enjoyment and adventure in Cambridgeshire. Family-friendly attractions are only a short distance from holiday homes in the area, such as the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, a museum with rocks, fossils and preserved animals, and Hamerton Zoo Park, an attraction with wildlife, play areas, picnic areas and a cafe. Kids will also like the Shepreth Wildlife Park, a zoo and animal conservation centre with both native and exotic species, and the University Museum of Zoology, a museum with a range of exhibits on animal life and zoological specimens.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cambridgeshire?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 667 holiday lettings around Cambridgeshire. From 192 cottages to 205 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Cambridgeshire?

There's nothing as tranquil as a rural holiday. Think long wanders through natural scenery, cosy local pubs and stargazing from your patio by night. We're ready. Are you? HomeAway has 91 countryside rental properties in this destination. Alternatively, you may like to try a different sort of setting. HomeAway has a wide range of options to pick from, including:

  • 80 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 63 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 53 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Cambridgeshire?

Our house holiday rentals are real accommodation for real travellers. Offering tons of space and privacy, they're perfect for those who want to live like a local. There are 298 options available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £38 per night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Apartment: 246 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £49 per night.
  • Cottage: 101 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £65 per night.
  • Hotel: 94 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.

Can I stay in Cambridgeshire in a large group?

The recipe for a wonderful trip is relaxing with friends and family in a totally new place. If you'll be hitting the road with a big group, HomeAway can help you. 55 house holiday rentals are listed. Currently, they're the preferred option here for large groups. Rental properties around this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • Are you searching for properties that can fit 6 people? We have 264 that will be perfect. Prices start from £55 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your crew, you'll be pleased to hear that there are 138 rental properties that are suitable. Prices start at £54 per night.
  • Looking for properties for rent catering to 8 people? You'll be glad to learn we have 80 that'll be ideal. You can book one from just £95 per night.

You and your posse will be well catered to when you organise your Cambridgeshire travels with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Cambridgeshire?

HomeAway has some terrific cost-conscious options. Treat your family to a lavish meal out or hang around a bit longer with all the cash you save. Wisbech is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 114 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £76 a night, it's not hard to see why. You'll find another 136 HomeAway holiday rentals awaiting you in or around Fenland. The average price in this area is £82 a night.