Cambridge

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.15 to £12.15 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.

Ready Camp is available at this campsite. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

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

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

  • 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

  • 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

Reviews

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5

This was our first C&CC Club Site and we were pleasantly surprised.

This review is for Cambridge

This was our first C&CC Club Site and we were pleasantly surprised. A lovely warm, friendly welcome and immaculately kept site and facilities. The wardens were very helpful and checked we were OK when we had a technical issue with our caravan. We didn't use the public transport as we preferred to walk into Cambridge. It's about 3 miles via the busway and along the river, which is a nice walk and took about an hour. This was our first visit to Cambridge and it was as we were expecting. A nice city with beautiful buildings and very busy. The market had a great waffle stand which my husband highly recommends queuing for. There is also a really good fudge shop. We took the dogs in with us, and it was a little busy, but we found a few cafes/pubs that allowed them in. (Le Patissier great for veggie and food allergies, and the pub by the punting). There is a waitrose down the road and the site shop does sell some basics including eggs. Cannot fault the site itself, even the rabbits were well behaved, although the cats catching them probably disagreed! Some of the other campers were not so friendly, preferring to ignore you rather than say good morning, but that seems to be becoming more common wherever you go nowadays. Toilets and showers were spotless and plenty of hot water and the washing facilities were great, �3.50 for a wash and �1 for 20mins in the tumble dryer which was quite effective unlike on some sites. We also walked out to Gog Magog and Wendleberry which the dogs liked and looked very popular with a nature trail and picnic/bbq areas. Childrens play area on site, but I didn't play on it, even though I was tempted! Overall a fab site which, if we were to return to Cambridge, we would definitely use again!

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

this site is 5*, was allowed in 12.

This review is for Cambridge

this site is 5*, was allowed in 12.30pm, shown to pitch and asked if i needed help (little old lady by herself lol), you can choose pitch if camp is not too busy, very helpful and friendly staff, often seen about the fields for help or advice. clean toilets, showers and disabled facilities. no noise that i noticed but for the birds singing on a nice sunny morning :). only about 3 miles from Cambridge centre/market (market open every day).grass good for pegging, vacate by 12 noon so plenty time for packing up. little shop has a few bits incase u forgot anything and a supermarket just up the road. lots of information leaflets to sightseeing etc to take, i recommend this site to anyone.

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

Very good welcome. Given a choice of pitches. Taken to pitch and guidance reversing on.

This review is for Cambridge

Very good welcome. Given a choice of pitches. Taken to pitch and guidance reversing on. All pitches flat. Ball playing area, playground and lots of space for children to run in. Toilet block very new and spotless. Private cubicles for shaving. I normally use our caravan shower but they looked so good I used the site ones. Showers had lots of space, fold down seats, hooks on the doors for clothing and small shelf for shower gel etc. Push button, set temperature showers. Bus stops close to site entrance with citi7 running every 20 minutes into Cambridge took 40 minutes for us mid day during the week. Only bad point is lots of vicious speed bumps in lane to site and around site also. I can not understand why these are necessary at campsites??

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Although the site is just off a fairly busy road and alongside a railway track it is quiet,...

This review is for Cambridge

Although the site is just off a fairly busy road and alongside a railway track it is quiet, the only noise that can be heard is from the occasional train going by, but not enough to make any difference. The site itself is clean and tidy, the toilet and shower block are immaculate, the water could be slightly warmer but his may well have something to do with health and safety. Just along the main road about 100yds is a bus stop with a service into Cambridge every 20 minutes or so, buses also go to Duxford and other surrounding villages. Without doubt this site is worth visiting and we will be returning.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.25 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Great Shelford 1.5 miles

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