Budget friendly flats to let for short or long term
The city of Cambridge is located in the East-Anglia region of eastern England in the county of Cambridgeshire, approximately 50 miles north of central London UK. It lies on the banks of the River Cam.
Self catering options (apartments, aparthotels, studio’s, suites) can be found at various locations across the city, within close distance of fabulous sights, museums, and the Anglia Ruskin University. Many of these properties feature free Wi-Fi, free and secude on-site car parking, and are comfortably furnished with an elegant décor and fully-equipped kitchen with washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and microwave. Choose between 1,2,3 bedroom flats and stay for short term (one night or 2 nights), a weekend or longer.
Rentals in and near the City Centre
Home to one of the oldest and most renowned universities in the world, extraordinary museums, fantastic nightlife venues and dramatic sport events, Cambridge is a truly exciting city, situated nearly 50mi north of London. Lying in East Anglia on the River Cam, this ancient city is also known for its rich history that dates back to the Bronze age.
From enjoying a punting tour on the beautiful River Cam to soaking up the exceptional city views at the Catholic Church to exploring the abundance of natural beauty in the University Botanical Garden, this quintessentially English town offers plenty of interesting things to do and cherish.
There are many galleries waiting for you to explore, such as the free Fitzwilliam and Kettles Yard. Experience the angelic Evensong sung by the world-famous King’s College Choir, or join an official guided tour to learn more about the university’s historic architecture. A varied mix of drama, dance, opera performances are played at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, the perfect venue for a night out. Shopping enthusiasts will appreciate the daily market at Market Square, the Grafton covered shopping centre and the exclusive Grand Arcade in St Andrew’s Street.
Whether you are looking for a quick one night stay or relaxing long term stay, you can find plenty of cheap accommodation options in the city to suit your unique taste, needs and budget.
What to do and See while staying here
Cambridge University, the second oldest university in England, is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Take a stroll through the campus to admire the architectural beauty of the medieval colleges, including the world-famous St John’s college, Trinity college and King’s college.
The Christmas Carols Service at the King’s College chapel broadcasted by BBC is a very enchanting event that you shouldn’t miss in your winter holidays. Book lovers must take the opportunity to visit the well-stocked libraries in the university campus. Pepys Library and Wren Library are some of the famous libraries that merit a visit.
You can also discover plenty of wonderful museums, such as the Museum of Classical Archaeology, the Whipple Museum of History and Science and Fitzwilliam Museum, awaiting to make your weekend breaks an enriching experience. For nature lovers, there is the marvellous Botanic Garden, boasting a whopping variety of more than 8,000 plants and flowers. This 40 acres of picturesque gardens and beautiful glasshouses can keep you riveted for an entire day.
No trip to the city would be complete without trying a punt through the River Cam. It would be one of the most memorable moments of your lifetime.
Cheap apartment rental – holiday flat : Where to Stay ?
Be it full-fledged self-catering apartments in heart of the city centre, charming guesthouses and b&b’s on the outskirts of the city, or cheap serviced rentals in close proximity to the colleges, Cambridge features all kinds of accommodation options.
Staying in apartments for rent on the bustling Chesterton Road or along the River Cam can give you easy access to the university and its surrounding regions. These fully furnished apartmentsare a perfect choice for a one night or short term stay in the city center.
You can also find many cheap holiday rentals in the vicinity of famous colleges like Trinity, St. Johns and Queens. If you are looking for some adventure-packed holiday like touring the Fenland by bike or exploring the magnificent Shepreth Wildlife Park, then choose holiday rentals outside the city centre for a more comfortable weekend experience.
Students can also find a range of fully-furnished studio apartments in Humberstone Road and Station Road for both long and short term stay.
Main City Train Station
Main railway station ?
The mainline train station of the city is Cambridge Railway station, operated by Greater Anglia train operating company.
The city is well connected by rail with various cities across England such as the capital (London King’s Cross and Liverpool Street Railway Hub), Norwich city centre, central Birmingham, the lovely town of Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, home of a famous horse racecourse and Colchester Essex.
Location of the town
Where is Cambridge ?
- Peterborough — 31 miles
- Luton — 31 miles
- Milton Keynes — 39 miles
- Northampton — 43 miles
- Ipswich — 45 miles
If you want to fly to the city, Cambridge or Marshall Airport (CBG), is a regional smaller airport offering limited connections. Another option is to fly to one of London’s international airports. Within easy reach of the city are Stansted STN, Luton, City LCY and UK’s primary airport Heathrow. London Gatwick airport is less convenient.
5 Must See Attractions and Sights
King’s College Chapel
(King’s Parade, Cambridgeshire CB2 1ST, England UK)
Great example of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. A place, full of history, which you absolutely must visit while in the city.
(Trumpington St., Cambridge CB2 1RB, England United Kingdom)
The Fitzwilliam Museum is the University’s art and antiquities museum with remarkable collections and an superb collection of antiquities.
(Quy Rd, Lode, Cambridgeshire CB25 9EJ, United Kingdom)
Anglesey Abbey is a country house and National Trust property with beautiful gardens, located a few miles north-east of the city center.
University Botanic Garden
(1 Brookside, CB2 1JE East Anglia England)
Heritage-listed charming Botanic Garden in the middle of town, a few minutes walk from the raiway station. One of the most beautiful parts of the garden is the pond.
St. John’s College
(St. John’s Street, CB2 1TP, UK)
One of the largest colleges of the University of Cambridge. It’s a really beautiful and huge college with impressive architecture.