The iconic city of Cambridge, known for its history and architecture, is ideal for some sightseeing before exploring the surrounding area by train.

Join the University of Cambridge on a historical journey through its eight museums, from archaeology and zoology to science and polar exploration, there's lots to explore. See the sights as you explore the city centre with magnificent libraries, beautiful courts and breath-taking views from the Bridge of Sighs and the mind-boggling Mathematical Bridge.

Kings College Cambridge. Photo: alexxxis from Pixabay
Photo: alexxxis from Pixabay
Cambridge Bridge of Sighs. Photo: PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay
Photo: PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

Explore the greener side of the city with its natural fen landscape flowing into the centre along the River Cam. Picnic under the trees, admire stunning flower displays in spring or take a stroll through the beautifully kept college grounds and Fellows' gardens.

Extend your visit and explore Cambridge as featured in our Awe-inspiring architecture itinerary.

Getting to Cambridge by train
Direct Thameslink train from London Blackfriars (1hr 15) or from London Kings Cross (50mins) on Great Northern. Other connections include Peterborough (50mins), Norwich (1hr 20) and Birmingham New Street (2hrs 50).

Accessibility at Cambridge Railway Station

Step-free access is available to both platforms via lifts.

To book passenger assistance for your journey visit Thameslink assisted travel website.

For more station facilities please see Cambridge Station website.

Accessibility assitance at the station. Photo: GTR
Photo: GTR

Ways to save

You can often save money on your train tickets by booking them in advance. Look out for Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets, offering great value for money when traveling outside peak times. Tickets can be purchased online from Thameslink or at the station. Consider buying a railcard (Senior, 16-25, Family & Friends, Disabled Persons, Two Together), to save 34% for most journeys.

Save money with 2 for 1 Days Out Guide. Download and print your vouchers from the Days Out Guide website, travel by train and show your voucher and train tickets when you arrive to get 2 for 1 entry into some of Britain's most favoured attractions.

To make your days out as enjoyable as possible, we encourage you to plan your trip in advance and check for disruptions before you start your journey. Visit our travel safe page to see what you can do to make planning easy.

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Bletchley Park. Photo: Julie Clarke from Pixabay
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