Where to stay around Cambridge?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 326 vacation rentals near Cambridge. From 137 Houses to 107 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cambridge for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cambridge?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cambridge. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sawston Hall: 550 vacation rentals
  • Anglia Ruskin University: 525 vacation rentals
  • Sidney Sussex College: 537 vacation rentals
  • King's College: 479 vacation rentals
  • Cambridge University Museum and Archaeology and Anthropology: 533 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cambridge listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cambridge?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 137 Houses in Cambridge. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cambridge include:

  • Studios: 107 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 106 rentals available
  • Cottages: 45 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cambridge?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Cambridge. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Explore the University of Cambridge campus

    History, tradition and academic excellence collide in this iconic university town. As soon as you step foot in Cambridge you'll be enchanted by its soaring church spires, leafy riverbanks and perfectly manicured lawns. Stroll around the historic University of Cambridge and you'll be retracing the footsteps of many of Britain's finest prime ministers, novelists and scientists. Not to mention the leaders of tomorrow. Located just steps from the campus, Cambridge vacation rentals offer a unique chance to experience the university town through a local lens.

    A picnic lunch in Cambridge

    One of the best ways to soak up the atmosphere is simply by strolling around the campus. After you've had your fill of colleges and courtyards, why not catch your breath in the Backs? This string of parks and gardens hugs the banks of the River Cam and offers postcard-perfect views of grand campus buildings and elegant pedestrian bridges. Why not stock up on supplies and enjoy a sun-dappled picnic or leisurely book reading session? On a sunny day renting a boat and punting on the river is a popular pastime.

    Gaze up at Cambridge's King's College Chapel

    While Cambridge is studded with magnificent architecture, nothing quite tops King's College Chapel. Built in the 16th century, it's one of the UK's most spectacular Gothic buildings. Visit during the school term to catch the world-famous choir singing under the fan-vaulted ceiling. Trinity College is another iconic building, fronted by a grand Tudor gateway and grassy Great Court. Inside, you'll find treasures like the Wren Library, which houses 1000s of books and manuscripts dating to the 1800s. Think originals from Shakespeare, AA Milne and other beloved British writers.

    A summer of Shakespeare in Cambridge

    Summer is high season in Cambridge, when the campus enjoys warm weather and plenty of sunshine. The town throws a lively calendar of events, including the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. Performances are held in the university's atmospheric college gardens. Planning a summer getaway to the UK? From Victorian terraces to characterful cottages, Cambridge vacation rentals are big enough to house the whole family. The academic year starts in October and winds down in July. If you want the full student experience, try to visit during term.

    Garden hopping in Cambridge

    Cambridge is set on the banks of the River Cam, in the English county of Cambridgeshire. It's around 60 miles from London, which means you can day-trip from the capital or enjoy a local experience with Cambridge vacation rentals. Staying in the town will give you time to explore magnificent sites like the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. It was founded by Professor John Stevens Henslow, a keen botanist and mentor to Charles Darwin. Inside you'll find a wonderland of arboretums, glasshouses, orchids and more.

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