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Highlights in Cambridgeshire
- Rural landscapes
- Bustling market towns
- Unique city of Cambridge
- Skylark Maize Maze
- Beautiful trails
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Cambridgeshire
The English country of Cambridgeshire offers a wide array of both rural and urban holiday lettings. Many of the lettings are apartments in the globally renowned city of Cambridge, but you can also find quaint cottages dotted all around the country with its quintessential English countryside. Many of these lettings combine the old with the new, houses are hundreds of years old and brimming with character, but inside they are completely reformed and boast all the modern conveniences.Focus on the remarkable city of Cambridge
The No.1 destination of choice for most people who visit Cambridgeshire, you can find lettings both for the budget-conscious and for those willing to splash out. Some centrally located apartments are situated in modern blocks, but many more are situated in the heart of the medieval city. Head out to the suburbs and you can find large properties with gardens and a parking space in case you have rented a car. Georgian Cambridge to the south-east of the medieval city offers a range of light, spacious and luxurious properties.
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The area and getting around
Situated in the east of England, just one hour from the UK’s main cities of London and Birmingham. Most visitors beeline for the city of Cambridge, but the wider country offers lazy waterways, rolling countryside, magnificent stately homes and numerous bustling market towns and quaint villages. Choose the tranquil and rural landscape of the south of Cambridgeshire for cycling and walking in green and rolling hills, or head north from Cambridge to the quintessential English market towns of Ramsey, Ely and St.Ives.The unique city of Cambridge
Cambridge is famed internationally for its world-class university, and the entire central area of the city is dotted with the stunning grounds and 12th century architecture of its colleges. Spend a day exploring the university and follow the footsteps of England’s top writers, actors, comedians and politicians who have studied there over the years.
Travellers and activities
Cambridgeshire offers so many great days out for families. Shepreth Wildlife Park is perhaps its highlight, with roaming tigers, pandas and monkeys, wander and excitement awaits your family. The park also boasts a discovery area where your children can delight at the selection of creepy-crawlies. Another highlight for families is Cambridge University Botanic Garden, where your family can embrace the natural beauty of the outdoors and discover lakes, fountains and more than 7,000 species of plants from all around the world.Cambridgeshire for history buffs
The city of Cambridge is a paradise for history fans. There is a large selection of walking tours in Cambridge where knowledgeable guides impart their extensive knowledge about the city and its fascinating history. Cambridge Alumni Tours, led by former Cambridge students, gives guests a wonderful insight into the history of the university’s 31 colleges, and tells stories about what it’s like to live and study at Cambridge.
Cambridge students have to “keep the term”, which means that they have to stay within a three-mile radius of Great St. Mary’s Church for 59 nights each term!
Top 5 travel tips in Cambridgeshire
Skylark Maize Maze is – a maze made out of maize! The goal is to get to the centre of the maze and then find your way back out. Don’t worry – if you really get lost, there are professionals on hand to guide your way out!2. Museum of Zoology in Cambridge
Come and see thousands of animal skeletons ranging from elephants to monkeys to rhinos and more. Recently renovated, the museum offers a fascinating insight into the wonders of animal life, and is considered one of the best collections in the world.3. Give ice skating a go!
Take a day to visit Planet Ice Arena in the north of the county. This public skating rink makes the perfect day out for couples and families alike. It also hosts weekly ice disco sessions with a live DJ!4. Discover the beautiful trails of south Cambridgeshire
South Cambridgeshire boasts lakes, fens, meadows and country parks. The Wimpole estate offers excellent short hikes around the estate and magnificent country manor of Wimpole Hall. Routes go through both wooded areas and the rolling meadows that surround the estate.5. If you only do one thing
Last but not least, the must-do activity for visitors to Cambridge. Punting! Punts are narrow boats that resemble a Venetian gondola. They can hold up to four adults with a fifth person at the rear propelling the boat along with a long pole. Sit back and relax as your guide takes you on a 45-minute tour along the river taking in Cambridge’s most celebrated sights, including King's College Chapel, the Wren Library and the Mathematical Bridge.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Cambridgeshire
With an average price of £135.97 per night, Cambridgeshire lies at the upper end of the price range for holiday rentals in the United Kingdom.
Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Cambridgeshire in January, March, and February the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £116.01, £116.25, and £116.7 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When it comes to renting a holiday letting in Cambridgeshire, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of July (with an average of £162.87 per night), followed by June (£155.91), and October (£146.73).
We recommend you to book in advance in Cambridgeshire as only 40% of the properties are available, following the data observed in 2020.
The accommodations in Cambridgeshire reach their peak in demand in September, with an availability rate of 26.75%. The second most requested month is August, with 29.2%, and the third is October with 33.8%.
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