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

Have met the managers Mick and Mavis at other sites that they have managed for the club and...

This review is for Cambridge

Have met the managers Mick and Mavis at other sites that they have managed for the club and they have always been very friendly and helpful. always ready to give advice and helpful tips. the assistants were also friendly.

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

As a base for spending a couple of nights exploring Cambridgeshire I thought this site was...

This review is for Cambridge

As a base for spending a couple of nights exploring Cambridgeshire I thought this site was excellent. The welcome was very warm, Everything was very well maintained, the facilities looked brand new and spotless- the poshest I have personally seen on a club site. I would definitely stay here again with one proviso; next time I'll choose a more sheltered pitch. This time I chose a pitch in splendid isolation right in the middle of the field, and with no hedging and with the flat fenland terrain the wind was very keen. It was only force 4 but that was enough to break my fibreglass awning poles and rip the groundsheet from the awning wall! Not that that's the site's fault of course.

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

Friendly and warm welcome from Holiday Managers. Good clean flat site.

This review is for Cambridge

Friendly and warm welcome from Holiday Managers. Good clean flat site. Camped here many times over forty years and a great family holiday site for Cambridge. Could it be improved? Yes. Those road humps in Cabbage Moor are (lethal) aggressive and not very kind to caravans even at very low speeds, 2 MPH or less. Otherwise the site is really good. It is a pity that the ready camping units were placed so close to the amenity block. This takes up precious place for tenters especially those with children to care for. But none of that would put me off and I ;look forward to my next visit, long or short.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.25 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Great Shelford 1.5 miles

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