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Plan your visit

Cambridge is the perfect short break destination - while you're at the Cambridge Jazz Festival, there will be lots to do and explore in the city and surrounding towns villages.


Explore all the colleges at the University of Cambridge, punt on the River Cam with a glass of champagne and stunning views of the university, enjoy city panaromic views from Castle Hill, shop at Market Square where there are lots of exciting stalls and has been a focal point for the city for hundreds of years, visit various museums & galleries such as The Fitzwilliam Museum and Zoology Museum and a liitle known Arts & Crafts gem in the Mill Road area, David Parr House.


Outside Cambridge, there is the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, the stunning Ely Cathedral, and many more things to do and see beyond cambridge.

Thing to do with kids in Cambridge:

Visit Martin Bond's 'A Cambridge Diary' for some incredibly beautiful images of Cambridge! Martin is a freelance photographer who has taken a ‘picture a day’ every day for the last five years!


Further listings of things to do and see can be foud on the Visit Cambridge website.

Where to Stay

Below you will find a listing for places to stay, ranging from first class hotels, guest houses to hostels, to suit all tastes and budgets.


We have highlighted our main festival hotel, guest houses and holiday letting partners as well as links to sites providing full accommodation listings. Many of these hotel also provide excellent dining and bar facilities.

Where to Eat & Drink

Cambridge is crammed with places to satisfy every possible taste and craving. Whether you are after a coffee and cake, light lunch or a substantial supper, or something hot and spicy or exclusively vegetarian, you'll find everything here!


We have listed below partner festival restaurants and bars as well as links to full listings on where to eat and drink. 


Further listings on Where to EAT or STAY can be found in VISIT CAMBRIDGE and in Cambridge BID's MAP.

Parking & Transport

Information on how to get to Cambridge by train, bus, taxi, air, car and all other means of transport  can be found on the here on the Visit Cambridge site.

Parking in Cambridge


There are many car-parking facilities available by Cambridge City Council and a printable map can be found here.


There are five pay on foot multi-storey car parks where you pay at the machine on return to your vehicle.  These car parks are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are located at Park Street, Grafton West, Grafton East, Queen Anne Terrace and the Grand Arcade. 


There are also three pay-and-display car parks where you pay for and display a ticket in your windscreen before you leave your vehicle. These car parks are located at Adam And Eve Street. Gwydir Street and Castle Hill.

For more information on parking facilities available to motorists please Click Here.


Please note that the last bus from Cambridge Centre to Park & Ride sites is around 8pm.

Cashless Parking in Cambridge


Motorists parking their cars in Cambridge no longer have to hunt for the right cash thanks to the introduction of cashless car parking using the RingGo app while those who don’t have a smartphone can call the standard rate telephone number which is shown on signs on the payment machines, at the time they want to park.


Payments can also be made by text message or online at where there is more information about how the scheme works.


Customers using the service for the first time will be asked for information about their vehicle, the five digit location code shown on the signs which identify the car park that they are in and details of their payment card.


Pre-booked Parking


If you wish to pre-book your parking, special rates for groups are available.

Email the Parking Services team at or phone 01223 458515 to discuss your exact requirements.

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