The University City of Cambridge is a popular weekend break destination for Londoners as well as visitors to London. It takes a little over 90 minutes to travel by car from central London to Cambridge and the route is dotted with amazing scenic beauty and fabulous countryside all along.
If you do plan to visit the city, you could choose to stay at any of the fine budget hotels in Cambridge.
In terms of location and price, the ideal choice would be The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge. It is located on Station Road and close to the city centre. After you are done with exploring the numerous attractions in Cambridge you could set out to explore the many fine surrounding locations around Cambridge.
Some of the best places to explore on a tour of the surrounding countryside are:
South Cambridgeshire: A stunning landscape spread over 350 miles it a great place to visit for nature lovers, biking and hiking. South Cambridgeshire offers plenty of opportunities to explore its tranquil surroundings. The rolling landscape with chalk hills is home to a number of museums and historic attractions to visit. There also is beautiful flat stretches of land that are covered with lush green beech woods. Whether you are seeking adventure or just want a quiet place to escape to unwind South Cambridgeshire is the perfect getaway.
Newmarket: Another fabulous spot to visit from Cambridge is Newmarket famous for its horse racing. One of the best ways to explore it is to join a public tour of the famous National Stud or better still you could opt for a more comfortable and luxurious customised tour that offers special access to the racing stables, where you get to meet with trainers and horses, up close and personal. The Newmarket Racecourses is among the most famous in the UK, and a visit to them is a must for horse racing enthusiasts. Visitors get a rare opportunity to see all the action behind the scenes as the stables.
Ramsey: When you think of an authentic English market town Ramsey is the epitome of such a place. The area is rich in history and heritage with numerous landmarks and buildings, located scenically in magnificent countryside with beautiful large open skies. Apart from the stunning beauty all around its famous main street is definitely worth a visit when in the area. The place has more than one dozen heritage attractions that are great places to see the best of British architecture and culture, not to mention incredible outdoors and lovely pubs to enjoy a drink at.
Ely: Another lovely little town that is most famous for its star attraction Ely Cathedral, a truly spectacular edifice with its one-of-a-kind octagon tower that can be seen from miles away. Its riverside is also a lovely spot to relax and unwind enjoy a picnic or even take a boat ride. There are some great places to shop, galleries to visit or just enjoy a cup of afternoon tea in relaxed surroundings.