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Cambridge Folk Festival

The Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world, featuring the best in contemporary folk and roots music, with world-renowned headliners performing alongside up-and-coming new artists. The festival's tradition of introducing young, little-known artists is indeed what makes it special. 

Date: 01 August 2019 - 04 August 2019
Venue: Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds.


Chariots of Fire

Inspired by the film of the same name, this charity race pays tribute to the heroic footsteps of Harold Abrahams, a Cambridge runner, and his bid to win a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics with a sprint around Trinity College Great Court. Now the race around Queen’s Green in the town centre, the streets of the city and three colleges involves teams of six, each running a 1.7 mile course in relay format.

Date: 22 September 2019 - 22 September 2019
Venue: Throug the city.

Free to spectate.

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Featured Hotels


The Varsity

Famous for its spectacular roof terrace and the views from its light-flooded rooms, this unapologetically modern hotel occupies a riverside location in the heart of the city. Its partnership with the Elemis Spa ensures a luxurious experience for all guests.

Tudor Cottage

This cute little guesthouse has racked up the awards over the years, thanks to its warm service, luxurious rooms and scrumptious breakfasts. All rooms have Wi-Fi, TVs, deliciously comfortable beds and tea making facilities, but it's the welcoming owners that set this place apart.

Lensfield Hotel

A family-run hotel that offers personal service and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the classically decorated Lensfield is housed in a building dating back to around 1850, located in the heart of Cambridge. It offers a dining room and conservatory for breakfasts, a new boutique wellness spa and a small, intimate bar.

Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge

This luxury modern hotel enjoys a perfect location on the banks of the River Cam. It has air-conditioned rooms, a heated indoor pool and a fitness centre/health club including sauna, steam room and solarium. The excellent Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill overlooks the gardens and the river.

Regency House

This smart and sophisticated B&B is centrally located in a Victorian townhouse. There are 10 rooms split over four levels, all offering a flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi access and tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms have been decorated in light neutral colours and have beautiful oak furniture with most rooms having a park view.

Cambridge Belfry

This modern hotel is 11km (7 miles) west of Cambridge and is a reasonably priced out-of-city option, with 120 spacious bedrooms, plus tennis courts, an indoor pool and award-winning dining. Following a £150,000 refurb, it now has a new-look restaurant, bar and health club.