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Camping in Cambridgeshire

A county well known for its prestigious university also offers a mix of vibrant cities, rolling countryside and quaint villages. Landlocked in the East of England, Cambridgeshire borders seven different counties and is home to a diverse range of attractions that make it truly unique. Whether you love exploring nature or taking in the county's rich history, there’s something for everyone when camping in Cambridgeshire.

Cambridgeshire camping FAQs

What are the best campsites in Cambridgeshire?

Our popular campsites in Cambridgeshire include St Neots Club Site and Cambridge Club Site. For more great campsites in Cambridgeshire, check out our member-exclusive campsites here.

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Are there any family-friendly campsites in Cambridgeshire?

Yes. Cambridge Club Site and St Neots Club Site are both family-friendly.

Our Cambridge Club Site includes a family shower room, parent and baby room, washing facilities, children's play area and an on-site shop stocked with all the essentials.

Our St Neots Club Site also has a parent and baby room, on-site shop and washing facilities for when your family has too much fun outdoors.

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Can you camp anywhere in Cambridgeshire?

The rules around wild camping in Cambridgeshire are complex. For more information, check out our wild camping guide.

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What facilities do the campsites in Cambridgeshire offer?

The facilities at our Cambridgeshire campsites vary depending on where you stay. To check out what’s included at your chosen campsite, you can scroll to the bottom and see it listed under ‘Site Facilities’. If you’re looking for something in particular, filter through the Cambridgeshire results, and it’ll list the campsites perfect for you.

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What should I bring when camping in Cambridgeshire?

To enjoy a stress-free camping trip to Cambridgeshire, make sure you take everything you’ll need. Download our ultimate camping checklist so you won't forget a thing, or check out the below checklists for more.

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Which campsites in Cambridgeshire can I reach with public transport?

Both our Cambridge Club Site and St Neots Club Site have public transport links less than half a mile from the campsite. They’re easy to get to, so they’re perfect for backpackers and those who want to explore Cambridgeshire on foot.

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More about camping in Cambridgeshire

There is so much to do and see when camping in Cambridgeshire. From visiting the world-famous University of Cambridge to discovering the county's breathtaking countryside, spotting wildlife and exploring quaint towns and villages.

Visit the University of Cambridge

Uni of Cambridge

Cambridge, the county town of Cambridgeshire, is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. Sprawled across the cobbled streets of this historic city, the University of Cambridge draws tourists from around the world to visit this centre of education.

Wander around the university colleges, each with their own identity and each one more impressive than the last. Learn about famous alumni, see where Steven Hawking lived and sit beneath the apple tree where Isaac Newton discovered the law of gravitation. Each college is unique and has its own history and traditions. Two popular colleges that draw a lot of tourists are King’s College and Trinity College; due to their elegant architecture and pristine gardens.

The university boasts nine museums and galleries, including the Fitzwilliam Museum, which is home to an incredible collection of artwork, sculptures and antiquities. Spend an afternoon walking around one of the world’s best galleries, taking time to marvel at paintings by iconic artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne and Picasso.

If you want to explore the city from an alternative perspective, hop on a boat and take a punting tour around the city. Passing under historic bridges and past riverside colleges, the River Cam offers a unique way to explore Cambridge and its university campus.

Get lost in Cambridgeshire’s countryside


Although exploring Cambridge is a huge adventure in itself, venture out a little further from the city, and you’ll find more spectacular gems the county has to offer.

Situated in 2,400 acres of charming countryside, Grafham Water Park is England’s third-largest reservoir and a fantastic day out for the whole family. In 1986, the reservoir was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Today, you can hire a canoe or kayak and take it out on the water, or hop on a bike and cycle around the 10-mile cycle track that traces the reservoir.

The lack of hills in Cambridgeshire makes this county an excellent place for cyclers. Follow the towpath from Cambridge all the way to Ely or walk part of the Ouse Valley Way - a 150-mile stretch of riverside pathway that straddles three counties on its way to the sea at Kings Lynn.

Cambridgeshire is also blessed with one of Europe’s most important wetlands, Wicken Fen, which supports more than 8,000 species. Explore its nature trails on foot or bike, spy on the abundant wildlife from one of the many hides or hop on a boat and cruise the Fens’ many waterways.

Whilst camping in Cambridgeshire, you can also uncover fascinating local history at the lavish country estate of Wimpole Hall. Boasting unique Georgian architecture and colourful parterre gardens, Wimpole Estate is one of the most impressive stately mansions in the UK. In 1976, Elsie Bambridge, daughter of adored author Rudyard Kipling, bequeathed the estate to the National Trust, opening the hall to visitors.

Top things to do when camping in Cambridgeshire

Ely Cath

With two outstanding campsites in Cambridgeshire and so much to see and do, we’re sure your first visit won’t be your last. Here are our top five things to do in Cambridgeshire on your next camping trip:

1. Ely Cathedral

Towering above the bustling city below, Ely Cathedral and its iconic 14th-century octagonal tower, dates back to 1083. The magnificent cathedral receives around 250,000 visitors each year, and revered historian Nikolaus Pevsner once said that Ely Cathedral is the "greatest individual achievement of architectural genius".

You can spend an afternoon wandering around the elegant chapel and sprawling parkland, and explore one of the largest collections of medieval monastery buildings still in use.

Click here to discover more breathtaking cathedrals in the UK.

2. Imperial War Museum Duxford

Located just 10 minutes away from our pretty, tree-lined Cambridge Club Site, the Imperial War Museum Duxford is a historic airfield and museum of significant aviation history. Explore the same hangars as those who served at RAF Duxford and discover the history of classic World War aircrafts such as the Spitfire, Lancaster and Tiger Moth. You can also explore their fascinating exhibitions, including the Battle of Britain, which explores how Britain protected its skies during the Second World War.

3. Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Covering over 16 hectares, Cambridge University Botanic Garden is home to a diverse collection of over 8,000 plant species hailing from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research. The garden was opened in 1831 by Professor John Stevens Henslow, the mentor of Charles Darwin. Wander through the gardens and uncover the important research that is carried out here.

4. Anglesey Abbey

Constructed around 1120, Anglesey Abbey was originally an Augustinian Priory before it was disbanded in 1535 as part of the dissolution of the monasteries. In 1600, the priory was converted into a country house and renamed Anglesey Abbey. Today, you can explore the pristine gardens and discover why the abbey is famous for its coprolite fossils.

5. Hamerton Zoo Park

Opened in 1990, Hamerton Zoo Park is set in over 15 acres of parkland and is home to a range of exotic animals. Situated near our St Neots Club Site, in the charming village of Hamerton, this zoo is a fantastic day out for the whole family. You’ll get to explore the grounds, step back in time and visit the dinosaurs, and say hello to all the animals that call Hamerton Zoo Park home – including, the Malayan tigers, Syrian bears, Australian wombats and more.

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