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City centre rooms in some of Cambridge's most beautiful old buildings. 

University Rooms Cambridge

Cambridge University Colleges, Cambridge

We say

Students, eh? They have a great life, don't they? Hanging out with their mates, not much to do, and loafing about generally in beautiful university cities like Cambridge, where they seem to have the pick of the best places to stay, right in the heart of the city. Well you no longer need to get mad about it, because you can get even, and stay in one of the beautiful old colleges yourself during summer and other holidays. It's cheaper by far than a city centre hotel and you get to feel like you're one of the elite for a few days – even if it is only when the real students are on holiday – ie July–September and at Christmas and Easter. It's hard to say which college you'll end up in, but the rooms are comfortable and conveniently located; you also get to eat in the college's dining hall, use the bar and stroll through the courtyards and gardens, so you can really play up to your Brideshead Revisited fantasies. Just don't take it too far and go back to your room with a traffic cone on your head.  Consider also staying at University Rooms, Oxford

They say

This is an opportunity to have a behind the scenes peek at some of Cambridge's finest university colleges. Choose from 20 different college residences; enjoy a stay in the historic splendor of Christ's college, once frequented by Charles Darwin, or perhaps a visit to Sidney Sussex College, with its beautiful cloisters and where you can take breakfast in the magnificent rococo dining hall. 

Whichever college you choose, you will be sure to receive an insight into college life. Rooms tend to become available during the holidays at Easter, during the summer and over Christmas, although some colleges have availability year round.

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Rooms from around £40 a night.


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Getting There

Trains to Cambridge run from King's Cross and Liverpool St.  Parking is difficult in Cambridge, with many pedestrian zones and one-way streets so public transport is your best bet. If you do drive, some college do offer parking at an additional cost – check before booking.


Easter, Christmas, July–September.

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