Cambridge

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.00 to £11.80 Per person/night
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Overview

Explore the university city of Cambridge and its surrounding Fenland landscape from here.

South Cambridgeshire is ideal walking and cycling country – a tranquil and rural landscape interdispersed with gentle rolling hills, beech woods and flat fertile land.

The Club’s pretty Cambridge campsite at Great Shelford, offers an ideal base to explore the area. This level campsite, bordered by trees is just four miles south of the cosmopolitan city of Cambridge.

In addition to its famous university the city offers a range of attractions including museums, art venues, restaurants and bars. Discover the city on foot – there are many walking tours on offer – or take your bike and enjoy the many cycle routes around the city. Further afield the Fens are a pleasant place to spend an afternoon in the saddle with its flat terrain and quaint towns and villages.

During the summer months Cambridge hosts a mezzé of al fresco performances of music in the parks and green spaces as part of the annual Summer in the City programme of events. July sees the city come alive as the Folk Festival takes over and in September the city’s Art Picturehouse hosts the Cambridge Film Festival. No visit to city should be without a punt on the river Cam.

North of the campsite historic Ely has a magnificent cathedral or take a boat trip on the River Great Ouse. The bustling riverside towns of St Ives and St Neots are closeby as is the home of British horse racing – Newmarket.

The National Trust’s Wimpole Hall and Anglesey Abbey, the Imperial War Museum and Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum are popular days out from Cambridge campsite.

Worth Noting

There is no designated Motorhome Service Point on site so a hose and a bucket for emptying the tank will be required.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

A weekly countyr market is held in Great Shelford Memorial Hall on Wednesday mornings. Shelford Delicatessen sells home-made sweet and savoury delights.

Facilities

Cambridge has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Mother and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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4.7

We went into Cambridge by bus (500 yards from site) and had a wonderful day, punting on the...

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We went into Cambridge by bus (500 yards from site) and had a wonderful day, punting on the river Cam and exploring the colleges. Also, we visited nearby Ely which was a real treasure - especially climbing the West Tower of the cathedral (need to be reasonably fit!) as the views and the building/ architecture/ history were wonderful. On our last day we went to Wicken Fen as we are National Trust members and that was a peaceful and pleasant trip and very different from busy Ely and Cambridge. This was our second stay at Cambridge site having visited on our very first caravan tripin 2014. Since the the Club has upgraded a lot of grass pitches to gravel (classed as hard standing) and improved the facilities block. We felt the changes were an improvement, but would still like to see the site "prettied up" a little as it is very functional and open at the moment. Also felt that the shower / toilet area was rather cool and could have done with some heat!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

A great site to visit Cambridge and the local area. Easy to find, easy to park.

This review is for Cambridge

A great site to visit Cambridge and the local area. Easy to find, easy to park. Excellent facilities, and a pleasant atmosphere.

  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Perfect spot for visiting Cambridge.

This review is for Cambridge

Perfect spot for visiting Cambridge. Bus stop at the top of the road with easy access into Cambridge. Site very clean and great new shower block, also spotlessly clean. Lovely onsite staff, warm welcome on arrival. Small playground for children so would suggest more suited to older couples. Staff were very helpful with cycle/bus routes. Quiet site when we were there.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4

Obviously a lot of money had been spent on the new toilet block but the finish was extremely...

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Obviously a lot of money had been spent on the new toilet block but the finish was extremely poor. The slope in the shower compartment meant that you shared your neighbour's dirty water and there was no dry area to stand. Also very little space for hanging clothes to keep dry. There was a large space in the block but an inadequate numbers of showers. This will surely be a problem at the height of the season. The toilet and cubicle doors were hung badly so they banged all the time. There was no hard path to the toilet block which meant that everyone had to walk across wet grass etc which meant that the floor (and the showers in particular) were dirty all the time. There were cracks in brand new sinks in the cubicles. New water points had been built but again no hard paths so again crossing mud everytime. Sorry this sounds like a long list of complaints as the staff were just lovely and it's a great site to stay for Cambridge and the general area.

  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.25 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Great Shelford 1.5 miles

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