Cambridge is one of the most attractive cities in Britain and its compact nature lends itself well to viewing by foot. The Acorn Guest House is located in a peaceful cul-de-sac north of the city centre, a scenic ten to fifteen minute stroll from the main tourist hotspots. Your walk into the centre will take you through some of the city's most attractive green spaces and alongside the famous river Cam. For those who are less able-footed, there is a fast and frequent bus service into the centre which stops just across the road from the guest house. Alternatively, in nice weather, you could join the masses and take a bicycle ride around the city. We can advise you on local hire.
For business visitors, the Acorn Guest House is conveniently located for easy access to the major business parks, including Cambridge Science Park, Castle Park and St. John's Innovation Centre.
There is no shortage of things to do during your stay in Cambridge. Visit one of the many museums or galleries, take a guided walk and admire the classic architecture of the University's 31 colleges or view the beautifully maintained college gardens from the luxury of a chauffered punt along the river Cam; particularly attractive during the bloom of Spring daffodils.
As well as an abundance of culture, those seeking an outlet for their shopping addiction will not be disappointed. The city is home to all the major chain stores but also houses a delightful spattering of quirky and alternative stores. Visit King Street and Trinity Street for the designer boutiques or take a walk along Kings Parade where a tourist seeking a souvenir to take home will find gifts ranging from a Cambridge University T-shirt to exclusive, locally produced, pieces of art.
After dark, take a meal at one of the city's many and varied restaurants, ranging from simple brasseries right up to Michelin-starred dining. Enjoy a contemporary or arthouse movie, or treat yourself to a show at the small and intimate Cambridge Arts Theatre. During the summer months there are many extra events to be enjoyed, including a real treat for lovers of Shakespeare with open air performances in a number of the college gardens and live open air pop festivals on the city's spacious greens.
How to get to us
Cambridge is well served by local and national road networks. From London or Stansted Airport, the M11 provides the most direct route. From the north the A14 brings traffic from the A1(M) to the north of Cambridge. The west and east are served by the A14 running from near Birmingham to Felixstowe. It is easist to join the A14 and turn off at the Milton exit (near the Science park). Follow the road towards the city centre until you come to a roundabout (about 1 mile from the A14), turn left and then right at the next roundabout. We are 100m from the roundabout on the left.
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Getting to and from London is straightforward. Direct trains to Liverpool Street and Kings Cross are frequent from Cambridge and take about 1 hour. It is also simple to get to and from Stansted Airport.
There are some direct trains from Manchester and Birmingham; these are cross country and can be slow. From the north, you will need to change at Peterborough and probably Ely.
To search for train times, visit the National Rail Enquiries web site.