Local Information

Cambridge is where the charm and elegance of university combines with hi-tech industry and commerce. The meeting of Town and Gown serve to provide the city with a unique culture, charm and atmosphere.

The Lensfield Hotel has become a relaxing, well-appointed sanctuary for business travellers, visitors from overseas and many college undergraduates and their parents. The building dates back to around 1850 and is centrally situated a few hundred yards from the university, leisure and shopping amenities. The owners take pride in giving friendly and efficient service to all guests – and are always available to provide local information.

During many years of hosting visitors to Cambridge, we have found that there are recurring areas of common interest in Cambridge.

For those residents with the time to enjoy the attractions of the city, there are fine college buildings and architecture, museums, university Botanic Gardens and the river.

As well as offering a whole range of activities in and around the city, there are also superb National Trust houses and gardens at Wimpole Hall and Anglesey Abbey both within 20 minutes drive from the Lensfield Hotel. Europe’s Premier Aviation Museum and Heritage Complex, the Imperial War Museum at Duxford where historic and flying displays can be enjoyed is a short drive away.

Easy access to the M11 and M25 motorways, and the mainline railways station mean that guests are ideally placed for business or pleasure.

Some our our favourite places…


Situated in the village of Granchester.  A Delightful Orchard where traditional English Teas are taken.

Open all year round except from Xmas and Boxing Day

For more information Tel: 0044 (0)1223 551 125



chilford-hallCHILFORD HALL

The Chilford Hall vineyard is set amongst 40 acres of the glorious south Cambridgeshire countryside. The Vineyard is the largest in the area and is ideal for seeing how traditional methods are used to produce classic English wines. Simon Alpher, The Chairman, is an established member of the Wine Growers Association and regular panelist for Wine Magazine’s International Wine Challenge.

Chilford Hall is also an ideal venue for conferences, weddings and meetings.

For more information Tel: 0044 (0) 1223 895600.  http://www.chilfordhall.co.uk



With over 180 aircraft and approximately 7 acres of indoor exhibitions – Duxford can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Currently there is the Battle of Britain Exhibition giving an insight into life in Britain at this time and features an RAF Hurricane fighter and genuine Luftwaffe Messerschmitt 109. The Operations Room provides sound affects to recreate a real enemy bombing. There is the American Air Museum to enjoy, which stands as a memorial to the 30,000 Americans who died flying from the UK in the Second World War, featuring amongst others, the mighty B-52 and the B-17 featured in the infamous film “Memphis Bell”.

For more details call: Tel: 0044 (0) 1223 835000.    http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford

Suggested Websites

During many years of hosting visitors to Cambridge, we have found that there are recurring areas of common interest in Cambridge. Here are some of our suggested and recommended links.

What’s on University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge provides information about THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE AND THE LOCAL AREA to include: airports, bus services, car hire and breakdown services, park and ride, taxis, trains, art galleries, book shops, theatres, cinemas and language schools.  http://www.cam.ac.uk/about-the-university/visiting-the-university
What’s on Cambridge University’s Museums

For a complete list of information on Cambridge University’s Museums and gardens – http://www.cam.ac.uk/museums-and-collections

For information on trains

For a comprehensive timetable of trains between Cambridge and London as well as general information. Telephone Traveline: 0871 200 22 33

One Rail Enquiries

For a comprehensive timetable of trains between Cambridge and London as well as general information. Telephone National Rail: 08457 48 49 50 or One Rail Enquiries: 08700 409 090


For Information and timetable of coaches

For a comprehensive timetable of coaches between Cambridge and London as well as general information of all services provided. Telephone National Express: 08705808080 please note that the general conditions of travel apply and tickets for any journey may be purchased from the driver on the coach on the day.

Information on Cambridge Coach Services
Jetlink Cambridge Coach Service is apart of National Express, and operates daily services between Cambridge and a variety of destinations. The 787 return service, operates for Cambridge via Luton, Heathrow & Gatwick Airports. The 797 return service, operates for Cambridge via Stansted, Heathrow & Gatwick Airports.

Cambridge Evening News
For up to date news supplied by Cambridge Evening News visit.

For more information on the City of Cambridge.

Budget Car Rental Stansted.

Low cost car rental from Stansted Airport.

For Information on all Street maps and travel directions for Great Britain. Detailed maps of Europe and the world Aerial photos of London and other cities in Great Britain. An interactive London Tube map.


Information to complement our GB maps

Local information to complement our GB maps. Links with Webcams around Great Britain. A new Wireless section. A full range of mapping services for businesses.



50 years on and the BBC Weather Centre continues to make weather broadcasting history.

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