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

Students, eh? Hanging out with their mates, not much to do, loafing about in beautiful university cities like Cambridge, where they have the pick of the best places to stay, right in the heart of the city. The good news is that you too can stay in one of the beautiful old colleges during summer and other holidays, and you don't need to be a student yourself – anyone can book. It's usually far cheaper than a city-centre hotel and, while we're not talking luxurious digs, you get to feel like you're one of the elite at least for a few days. It's hard to say which college you'll end up in, but the rooms are generally comfortable and conveniently located. You'll eat in the college's dining hall (basically think Harry Potter), use the bar and stroll through the historic courtyards and gardens, on your way out to a day's sightseeing or punting on the river. It's a brilliant concept and really popular – rooms become available two or three months in advance so it pays to keep tabs on availability. Heading to England's other principal historic Uni city? Consider also staying at University Rooms, Oxford.

The Owner Says

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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