Visit Cambridge by train this summer and discover a city rich in culture. With its world-famous colleges, churches, museums or why not go shopping around the historic market place?
For travel from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge, Advance fares start from as little as £6 Standard and £12 First Class on weekdays and weekends. With Advance tickets, the earlier you book the more you could save.
Cambridge city centre is compact and easy to get around on foot. But there's an amazing amount packed into it, from state-of-the-art shopping malls to glorious green space. History fans can tour the colleges where many politicians, scientists and celebrities have studied or visit legendary locations like Parker's Piece where the first ever game of association football was played. Shoppers will find all their high street favourites as well as many interesting independent stores. And whether you're a classicist or a clubber, the city's eclectic music scene will have something to excite your interest.
Never a dull moment
There's so much going on in Cambridge the only problem is choosing when and where to go. Throughout the summer there's a wide-ranging schedule of attractions, from music festivals and free family fun to art exhibitions and open-air Shakespeare in the spectacular setting of the Varsity Hotel's rooftop garden.
As the sun goes down, Cambridge hots up. There's a myriad choice of restaurants, pubs and clubs plus theatres, cinemas and music venues to choose from. Alternatively head for one of the parks or green spaces where there's a good chance you'll find some summer evening entertainment to enjoy, perhaps some jazz, folk or world music. You can also ride a punt with award-winning comedienne Hannah Dunleavy for a humorous history of the city.
If you thought Cambridge was all about academia and ancient history, it's time to discover the exciting cosmopolitan side of this vibrant city.
Join a walking tour
Explore the fascinating history of the city and visit some of the famous buildings, including the magnificent King's College Chapel and exquisite Queen's College.
Take a punt on the river
It's as much of a must-do as riding a gondola in Venice. Enjoy amazing views of the beautiful 'Backs' as you glide on a punt along the River Cam through the heart of the city. And if you travel by train with Abellio Greater Anglia, you can even take advantage of our 2FOR1 offer.
Have a walk in the garden
The University Botanical Garden is a real treat for anyone who loves plants. Over 8000 species are displayed in borders and glasshouses across the 40-acre site.
Make splash at the lido
Jesus Green Lido is one of Europe's largest outdoor swimming pools. Cool down with a dip then relax and catch some rays on the paved and grassed poolside areas.
Browse for bargains at the market
Market Square has been a trading point since the Middle Ages. Today's seven-day-a-week general market stocks everything from books to bikes and on Sundays there's a focus on artisan food, arts and crafts.
Experience the angelic Evensong sung by the world-famous King's College Choir, a daily task since 1441. Listen to Latin grace sung from the minstrels' gallery at Trinity College's Great Hall. For a varied mix of drama, dance, opera and pantomime, head to the Cambridge Arts Theatre. It attracts some of the highest quality touring productions in the country, as well as many shows direct from and prior to seasons in the West End. See stand up comedy, concerts and shows at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Opened in 1848, this superb museum has been described as 'one of the greatest art collections of the nation and a monument of the first importance'. It's packed with amazing art, antiquities and artefacts.
King's College Chapel
Cambridge's most majestic and beautiful building is one of the finest examples of late Gothic architecture in the world.
Museum of Cambridge
Explore the history of the city in this captivating little museum, which has nine themed rooms housed in a 17th century former inn.
Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute
Discover the amazing stories of intrepid explorers who have pushed themselves to the limits at the far ends of the globe.
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
The Whipple houses an awe-inspiring collection of scientific instruments, apparatus, models, pictures, prints, photographs, books and more.
Drink alongside students and locals in traditional city-centre pubs around Bene't Street or laze away an afternoon on the terrace of a waterside gastro-pub along the River Cam. Take your pick from Chinese, Thai and Indian restaurants around Newnham Road and Burleigh Street or hobnob with university professors and wealthy inventors from Silicon Fen at Michelin-starred Midsummer House.
For unlimited bus travel around Cambridge to get to all the attractions, buy a PLUSBUS ticket with your train ticket (at station or online). For details about Cambidge PLUSBUS click here.