the city of cambridge

about the city

Cambridge is small city in the East of England, just 60 miles North of London but a world away from the hustle and bustle of our capital. It is blessed with big open skies, vast green spaces, fresh air and friendly faces…

Packed with arts, culture, history and amazing architecture, Cambridge is a quintessential English University town where everything can be discovered on foot or in the traditional way, by bicycle! Visitors love its independent shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and traditional, old English pubs.

The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, is the world’s third-oldest University and is currently rated third in the world, boasting 90 affiliated Nobel laureates. Visitors to Cambridge follow in the footsteps of famous scientists, writers and thinkers. Every building has a story to tell, a College where Charles Darwin penned his Origin of the Species, rooms where Isaac Newton developed the theory of gravity and a pub, where Watson & Francis Crick announced their cracking of the
genetic code.

Cambridge is well-placed for visitors to explore other parts of the UK, whether beaches in the South or cities of the North. Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle are all within a 3 hour drive and the Scottish cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached by train in under 6 hours.

Meet Cambridge Logo

Meet Cambridge is the official, venue-finding service for spaces at the University of Cambridge, the Colleges, hotels and other unique venues in and around the city.  As the conference and events bureau for Cambridge, we’re thrilled that the IERSC community has chosen to convene in Cambridge in 2018 and delighted that we are able to support the local organising committee to bring ISER XII back to where it all began.

The home of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209 and one of the top five universities in the world.

things to do in cambridge

Punting Tours

Punting Tours

Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours

Fitzwilliam Tours

Fitzwilliam Tours

Library Tours

Parker Library Tours

Wine School Tasting Sessions

wine school tasting sessions

Kettle's Yard Gallery

kettle's yard gallery

Bicycle Tours

bicycle tours

Quick Sketch Tours

quick sketch tours

Cambridge University Botanical Gardens

cambridge university botanical gardens

The Centre For Computing History

the centre for computing history

American Cemetery & Memorial

American cemetery & memorial

Cambridge University Museums

cambridge university museums

things to do in the uk

Britain is full of contrasts; whichever direction you travel you will find a wide variety of landscapes and diverse cultures to explore. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all unique countries with their own customs, cultures and tradition.

Excursions can be organised through Roots Travel, 16 Bermuda Road, Cambridge CB4 3JX. Roots’ tours are tailor-made for travellers who wish to discover Britain’s fascinating history and experience its unique culture.

why not visit

London at night



Bath & Stonehenge


edinburgh, loch ness & the scottish highlands

Stratford and the Cotswolds

Stratford and the Cotswolds