Idyllic Trip to Cambridge

Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge
Bridge of Sighs - Photo credit: CambridgeBID

Sitting in an oasis of calm in Cambridge’s Jesus Green is as about as idyllic as you can get.

The sun shining on the acres of grass and the nearby tree-lined avenues showed off this little corner of England with aplomb.

The historic city, best known for its prestigious university, where buildings date back to 1209, is utterly beautiful.

A lovely 15-minute stroll along the River Cam from the centre takes you to The Fellows House. Part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, this modern four star hotel is a great place to relax and recover after sight-seeing.

Set in the heart of a bustling neighbourhood, with plenty of independent shops and a raft of different cuisine restaurants and pubs to enjoy, it is a great way of seeing all sides of the city.

The Fellows House Cambridge Bedroom
Spacious room – Photo credit: The Fellows Hotel

The Fellows is ideal for business or leisure and from single travellers to families. From a large underground car park which allow you to leave the car behind and switch to two wheels and embrace the Cambridge cycling trend, to interconnecting rooms and suites for families, the hotel caters for all travellers.

When you step through the front doors, you are met with modern art adorning the walls and the light and airy hotel is decorated in contemporary calming colours with matching furniture.

There are 163 rooms, ranging from doubles with coffee makers, LCD television, mini fridge, bathrobe, ironing facilities and hair dryers, to a family connecting apartment with its own kitchen (and inspiring recipe book) and dining area next to a lounge with a sofa cum bed.

All the rooms use 300 thread count sheets for a comfy night’s sleep and the bathrooms have relaxing toiletries from The White Company. And best of all there is a spa and small pool, with steam and sauna facilities and a well-stocked gym.

The Fellows House Folio Kitchen
The airy Folio Kitchen – Photo credit: The Fellows Hotel

Once out of the hotel, there is so much to do in the city, whether it’s just strolling around admiring the beautiful architecture or enjoying a traditional punt on the river, complete with a glass of fizz in hand.

It’s an easy city to navigate and one of the best places to visit is The Fitzwilliam Museum. Entrance is free and inside there are two floors dedicated to 34 galleries crammed full of interesting and varied paintings, sculptures and antiques from around the world.

Until 19th May 2024 there is a special exhibition dedicated to English poet and artist William Blake, known best for his art from the romantic age.

Back at the hotel, The Folio Kitchen is the place to dine, featuring British classics from good old fish and chips to lasagne with a home cooked feel.

Cambridge city centre
Cambridge city centre – Photo credit: CambridgeBID

Championing local produce and with inspiring vegetarian options, guests are encouraged to enjoy a healthier choice.

When the weather is good, there is the option of dining in The Fellows Garden, a green space with sculptures dedicated to great astronomer William Hershel and planting inspired by his wife Mary. In the corner of the garden lies The Observatory, a snug place for private meetings and with a state of the art 55 inch LCD television and cinema sound for screening sport, film and live events.

Cambridge is just 60 miles from London too, but a world away from the big city too, so an idea place to use as a base on a visit to the South of England.

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Author Bio:

Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.

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