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15 Best Day Trips from Cambridge

A historic building with a big clock tower. A view of a bridge and other building structures.

I’ve compiled a list of the 15 best day trips from Cambridge, England. I grew up just a few miles away from the famous University city. So, in addition to enjoying all the wonders that Cambridge has to offer, I also benefitted from being in a great location for exploring slightly further afield.

Situated toward the south-east of England, Cambridge is connected with many major cities and towns via regular and reliable rail and bus networks. If you have a car, even better! Good motorways and road systems allow for easy access to some excellent Cambridge day trips.

Although the city itself has so much to offer, Cambridge is an ideal base for getting out and about. Whether you’re interested in quaint English towns, or vibrant cities, they’ll all be on your doorstep in Cambridge.

Best Day Trips From Cambridge

I’ve considered several factors whilst putting this list together. Questions such as: How easy is it to get to? How long will the journey take? And, Is it really worth leaving lovely Cambridge for? If you have yourself a few spare days in Cambridge, read on for some excellent day trip ideas.

1. London – Overview

A historic building with a big clock tower. A view of a bridge and other building structures.

How could I not start with the nation’s capital city? London is an easy train, bus, or car journey from Cambridge and is one of the best day trips from Cambridge. There’s so much to do in London that I’m actually just going to give an overview here. Further down I’ll be suggesting a few of my favorite areas to visit on different day trips from Cambridge.

Located 60 miles to the south of Cambridge, even with traffic, you can be in London within 90 minutes. In my experience, the train is the best option. Direct services operate up to 10 times an hour and will get you to King’s Cross Station promptly.

From here, London’s extensive and easy-to-use tube network will take you to all corners of the city efficiently and cheaply. Tap your credit card at the turnstiles on entry and exit and you’ll only pay for the journeys you make. It’s the best way to get around the city.

Distance from Cambridge: 60 miles (96 km) and around 90 minutes south of Cambridge.
Location: Kings Cross Station, Euston Road, London N1 9AL, UK
Getting There: Equally easy to reach by car, bus, or train from Cambridge. I personally prefer the train – it’s quicker, saves any hassle with parking, and regular and reliable services run throughout the day.
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