Campervan Hire Cambridge
Cambridge is all about two things: the River Cam and the venerable Cambridge University. The Uni is made up of picturesque buildings and historic colleges, with the lively student population providing the energy. The river setting adds to the romance, in a town that is just the right size for comfortable exploration. With bucolic countryside nearby, Cambridge is a perfect motorhome hire destination.
Find the right van for exploring Cambridge, with Motorhome Republic
Whoever you are travelling with, Motorhome Republic can fit you out with just the right van for the job. We have everything from romantic campers for two, to large vans that can accommodate a group with a permanent double-bed set up. How you find the perfect vehicle is this: visit our website or download the mobile app. Pop a few key details into the search engine, such as your city of pick-up, dates of travel and driver’s age. Hey presto! You will be shown all the available campers for your trip and you can use filters to further narrow down your search. Once you have made your selection, book online with the security of a best-price guarantee. We have 450 depots spread over 28 countries, so wherever your adventure starts, we can be there for you.
Things to see and do in Cambridge
You must start with the University colleges. While you are free to wander the grounds, you will learn a lot more by joining a guided tour inside the buildings, with local guides to tell you all the stories. The King’s College Chapel is a striking building, and a great example of late Gothic architecture. King’s College is also famous for its choir, which sings at regular services, and it is free for members of the public to attend. They are particularly known for their Christmas Eve service, A Festival of 9 Lesson and Carols.
A unique view of the colleges is available by hiring a boat, canoe or kayak, or more famously taking a punt along the Cam River to see into their ‘backs’. A punting tour involves sitting in a small open boat, while your driver and guide moves the boat along with a long pole. They will give you a full history of Cambridge’s transformation from a medieval market town to a world class centre for education.
Cambridge is home to one of Europe’s premier music events, the Folk Festival, held over a weekend in the height of summer, usually at the end of July.
Food and Drink in Cambridge
You can’t beat a British riverside pub for whiling away a sunny afternoon, and The Mill fits the bill nicely. It is right on the river, overlooking the punting stations, and serves traditional pub food alongside a cracking range of ales. Connoisseurs may like to try The Pint Shop, which serves real ale from mostly British brewers, a range of 45 gins, and cooks meat either on a charcoal grill or spit roast.
Where to stay in Cambridge
The Travellers Rest is a new camping park between Cambridge, and Ely. It is just 7.5 miles back to Cambridge and is well connected with public transport.
Further away, at about an hour’s travelling time to Cambridge, is the Four Winds Campsite and B&B, set on five acres, and backing onto the Old River Nene for views of passing longboats.
Road Trips from Cambridge
Cambridgeshire is one of six counties that make up the region of East Anglia, based on an ancient kingdom. Near neighbours are Norfolk and Suffolk, which open up to miles of stunning coastline. Centred around Norwich are the Norfolk Broads: miles of interconnecting rivers and lakes, most of which are navigable, and perfect for exploring by boat. They’re also very popular with fellow motorhome travellers.
From Cambridge, you can easily explore the rest of the United Kingdom. If you head South, you will soon reach London and if you go a bit further you will reach the coast city of Southampton. In case you head West, Bristol is waiting for you. Finally, if you drive North, you can roam the beautiful Peak and Lake Districts.
Driving Tips for Cambridge
Cambridge is a very compact city and parking can be a bit of a nightmare. The ideal solution would be to park a distance away and use public transport to get into the town and to get around.