purplehotel Cambridge

Cambridge Services, A14-Junction 28, Boxworth, Cambridge, CB3 8WU, United Kingdom
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Great Shelford

by mkvalya

do you know this village? is it safe?
is it far from cambridge by car?
coming from this village which is the best parking in central cambridge?
thanks to all

Re: Great Shelford

by leics

Safe? Of course!

Info here: http://www.shelford.org/ and


It's about 4.3 miles from Cambridge itself.

http://www.multimap.com/map/home.cgi?unsupported=1 will give you a zoom-able map.

http://www.theaa.com/travelwatch/planner_main.jsp?database=B will give you a route and approximate journey time.

Rather than park in central Cambridge, which is difficult and expensive, it would be better to use the 'park & ride' system. Details here:


Re: Great Shelford

by mkvalya

bur park and ride stops at 7 pm or 8 pm if i'm not wrong... i'd like to have dinner and then a little walk in cambridge, so i need the car..

Re: Great Shelford

by leics

OK. Well, there are plenty of car parks in Cambridge (though they may be full, depending on when you go). Map here:


Re: Great Shelford

by mkvalya

the lion yard parking is always full or i'll have chance to park there?
many thanks, you'r very helpful

Re: Great Shelford

by leics

I am not psychic though! :-) I've no idea whether it's always full.....you'll just have to try your luck on the day!

Re: Great Shelford

by soundchaseruk

Try park and ride which is at Trumpington, near the Shelfords. Saves the hassle trying to park.

If you need to park in town I suggest you park at Queen Anne Terrace, adjacent to the Swimming Pool and Sports Hall. Town is a 5 minute walk and you have the benefit of enjoying Parkers Peice (the birthplace of Football )

Re: Great Shelford

by mkvalya

thanks. but park and ride stop too early :-( i'll stay in cambridge city for dinner.

Travel Tips for Cambridge

PUNTING in Cambridge


We've been to Cambridge a number of times . Cambridge seems to be more interesting than Oxford . There always seems to be a light rain when we go to Cambride . Bring an umbrela . If you do not you can always seek shelter in teh University Book Store.

One of the most famous aspects...

by steventilly

One of the most famous aspects of Trinity College is its quadrangle. Made famous by the film 'Chariots Of Fire', a competition amongst students was to try to run the round the quadrangle while the clock strikes 12.

My Chimney Pots

by ChrisAlexander

Mill Road.Seen here in the early morning,but usually busy with people and traffic.The shops,cafes,restaurants and pubs on and around Mill Road are among the best on offer and well worth a wander over this way if you're in town.Very eclectic choice to suit many tastes,up market and down.Indian,Turkish,Chinese food,Middle Eastern hookah pipe coffee shop,noodle bar,vegetarian bookshop,holistic medicine clinic,sex shop...It's al here.And the pubs you can find on some of the side streets have fantastic 'real ale' - beer made by smaller independent brewers in England.Nutty beer,fruity beer...You never know.
Oh,the chimney pots..
Good friends of mine,glimpsed like this on my way to work and any time I cross the bridge that divides Mill Road.

Grantchester (see accompanying...

by steventilly

Grantchester (see accompanying travelogue) is a lengthy punt ride (or a short drive) from Cambridge, about 4 miles away. Grantchester is a quiet village with 3 good pubs, one named after the poet Rupert Brooke, who was educated at King's College and came to be associated with the village of Grantchester.


by jrs1234

Cambridge is full of great pubs - the ones near the centre are often crowded at the weekend, so if you want somewhere quieter, head to the just-out-of centre ones.

Some recommended central pubs are: The Eagle (old with lots of character), The Mitre (old but can be a bit smokey), The Regal (big and busy) and The Hogshead (big and busy). At the weekend some of the pubs have doormen, so they might stop you coming in if you look *too* scruffy. It's unlikely, though ;-)


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