There is so much to admire about Cambridgeshire – with its miles of farmland, rural charm, and wealth of historic houses. Make the most of your holiday by exploring the top attractions in the city by hiring a campervan so you can easily jump from one place to another. VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect motorhome rental as we compare deals from major brands. If you prefer a smaller vehicle like a station wagon or SUV, you can compare rental cars in Cambridgeshire.
Cambridgeshire is surrounded by Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Northamptonshire making it a popular weekend getaway destination of its neighbouring counties. It is also home to the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, which is the only American Second World War burial ground in the UK, and that can be found in Madingley.
Some of our favourite things to do year-round in Cambridgeshire are:
Summer (June, July, August): Soak up some sun and make sure to enjoy the seaside. If you're looking for some much-needed beach therapy, Holkham Beach and Blakeney Beach are less than two-hours drive away from Cambridge. Don’t miss the annual Cambridge Folk Festival, where thousands of music fans gather on the beautiful site of Cherry Hinton Hall in Cherry Hinton.
Fall (September, October, November): Lovers of theatre will delight in the range of performances on offer at Cambridge Arts Theatre, ranging from student plays and West End shows. Houghton Mill (National Trust) is a must-see for families looking to take some time out down by the river. It's also a great picnic spot and is best explored and accessed by foot, bike and canoe.
Winter (December, January, February): Cambridge's very own winter wonderland at the famous Parker’s Piece turns into a magical North Pole. Try ice skating and glide away to your heart's content or watch some football games at Cambridge Glass Stadium. Don't miss a traditional afternoon tea at The Royal Cambridge Hotel, which is just a short walk to some of the city's attractions.
Spring (March, April, May): Visit the Cambridge University Botanic Garden and wander through the garden's many glasshouses and trails. This is the perfect time to get impressed by the collection and knowledge of those who work at the site. Of course, no trip to Cambridge is complete without going for a punt along the River Cam. See some of the famous landmarks in the city including the Bridge of Sighs.
Year-Round: For some of the best free things to do in Cambridgeshire, visit the Fitzwilliam Museum, The Eagle, Wren Library, and Scott Polar Research Institute. Other favourite highlights in the city include The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, King's College and King's College Chapel, St. Mary the Great Church and the Round Church, and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. No visit to Cambridgeshire is complete without exploring the Cambridge Market Square. The market is open 7 days a week throughout the year.
Fields End Water Caravan Park is a 5-star caravan park that is located at Benwick Road, Doddington. The adult-only park is open all year round and is the perfect place to explore East Anglia and Cambridgeshire. Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the peaceful surrounding and excellent on-site fishing lakes.
Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre is an all-year-round family campsite situated in Thornhaugh, Peterborough. Enjoy countryside views and direct access to the Farm Centre where you and your children can experience a different kind of adventure. Learn how to become a farmer by jumping on a tractor ride and feeding the animals.
Fenland Camping and Caravan Park located at 50A March Road Wimblington is an ideal campsite for families that are in search of fresh air and open skies. This isn't your typical holiday park as it doesn't have any entertainment and bar to ruin the raw camping experience. You can let your small children run around and enjoy the outdoor toys.
Ely Cathedral attracts thousands of visitors annually because of its beautiful architecture. Learn more about the Ely Cathedral and different techniques of stained glass by visiting the Stained Glass Museum. You can join the guided tours of the Cathedral without any extra charge. You can also arrange evening tours of the Cathedral, West Tower, or Octagon.
Fitzwilliam Museum is located on Trumpington Street across Fitzwilliam Street in Central Cambridge. The art and antiquities museum receives more than 400,000 visitors every year. It was named as “one of the greatest art collections of the nation and a monument of the first important” by the Standing Commission on Museum & Galleries.
Nene Valley Railway is situated near Peterborough and has close proximity to the boundary of Cambridgeshire. The heritage railway runs regular steam train service every weekend and there are some in the middle of the week. It also offers Diesel and Steam train driver experiences for all railway enthusiasts.
Cambridge Corn Exchange is a popular concert and event venue in New England. Some of the greatest musicians and bands in the UK have performed here, including Pink Floyd, The Who, Oasis, David Bowie, Iron Maiden, The Smiths, and Manic Street Preachers. It is located at 2 Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QB.
The minimum age to hire a campervan in Cambridgeshire is 25. However, there are few companies that rent to drivers aged 21 to 24 but an underage surcharge may apply.
You’ll be charged a fee for every late appointment (late returns). Contact your provider if you’ll be returning the vehicle at a later time.
There are numerous places to camp or stay with your campervan near the beautiful city of Cambridgeshire. These include the Highfield Farm Touring Park, Wyton Lakes Holiday Park, Stroud Hill Park, Summerfield Campsite, and The Secret Garden Touring Park.