Holiday Inn Cambridge
by Peter Sylvester
The Holiday Inn Cambridge is the centre for seeing one of the great British universities at its very best.
On top of that there are a host of different local attractions see and absorb.
Only thirty five miles from Stansted Airport the Holiday Inn Cambridge can be reached in a little over half an hour by taxi at a cost of around forty five pounds.
It is money well spent.
Holiday Inn Cambridge - THE FACILITIES
Holiday Inn Cambridge is set in a spacious welcoming setting on the banks of a lake.
It’s in a quiet village location near the A14 and on the doorstep of East Anglia.
To add to its over one hundred and sixty rooms (107 double and 1 non-smoking) Holiday Inn Cambridge boasts a three star restaurant, indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool and a health/fitness centre.
Personal services include cash machines, a beauty salon, dry cleaning and laundry and safe deposit boxes.
Holiday Inn Cambridge - THE UNIVERSITY
Take a few days to wander round the university colleges and drink in the atmosphere.
You will have heard the Christmas Carols from Kings College but a whole new experience unfolds when you enter the impressive portals if the building itself.
Quiet Queens is another hidden treasure where, incidentally, a cousin of mine spent glorious years as a maintenance servant to the college. Humble - but satisfied.
Emmanuel, Downing College, St Catherine’s (where Sir Ian Mckellen was an undergraduate), St John’s - the names are many and illustrious.
And, of course, you cannot fail to hire a punt and travel up the cam - where yearly the ‘Bumps’ races take place between colleges. If you have never punted it’s a treat in store.
Holiday Inn Cambridge - FARTHER AFIELD
Ten miles away Duxford Imperial War Museum merit’s a visit - as does Newmarket - the home of British horse racing.
Ely Cathedral, the Fitzwilliam Museum and Thetford Forest all offer different attractions.
Cambridge is not just a city with a university - but the centre of a fascinating and stimulating world around.
Holiday Inn Cambridge is an excellent stopping point to take a rest and absorb British culture at its best.