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

  • 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

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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4.3

The site is situated on the outskirts of Cambridge, bordering the countryside, with good...

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The site is situated on the outskirts of Cambridge, bordering the countryside, with good public transport links. So it is ideal for a city break for those looking to explore Cambridge. The site is nice and friendly, and we had a nice welcome when we arrived. The pitches are well maintained, though we noticed some issues with drainage after a day of rain, so may cause problems for some. The facilities are generally good, though they could do with more showers as were often busy, even when the site wasn't that busy. It's also worth noting the site isn't far from the M11 and a busy train line. Generally the noise isn't a problem, but it may bother some.

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

This was an excellent break in a very pleasant location.

This review is for Cambridge

This was an excellent break in a very pleasant location. the site is a town site, but it feels like the country. Busses to cambridge are available 3 times per hour about 300 yards up the road. Cambridge is the sort of town where you can be frenetically busy or relaxed; the choice is yours. We intend to be back.

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

We stayed at the Cambridge site so that we could use a Red Letter Day voucher to visit...

This review is for Cambridge

We stayed at the Cambridge site so that we could use a Red Letter Day voucher to visit Chilford Hall winery given to us by our daughter for Christmas. We missed the site first time round as the I thought the sign pointing left for "Campsite 150 yards" meant 150 yards further along the road rather than 150 yards left from that point. My mistake but I wonder how often others do it. The welcome was very friendly and the approach to pitch positions (fairly unstructured) was refreshing. The site was busy but not full and even in the school holidays it was nice and quiet. The washroom facilities were very good and absolutely spotless. I'd recommend the site to anyone wanting to visit Cambridge or, as we did Chilford Hall. Wimpole Hall, which is also quite close is also worth a visit being a National Trust property that was owned by Rudyard Kipling.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

we were warned that there was building site noise close to the site but this was only the...

This review is for Cambridge

we were warned that there was building site noise close to the site but this was only the bleep of reversing lorry's with the odd bang of rubble dropping into a truck even the air ambulance's and the road ambulances are nothing to the jets we have at home The arrivals bay could do with realigning as you need to keep well over to the left when towing a caravan or you clip the kerb with your right hand van wheel We live close to Kings Lynn but found that most of the leaflets in the where to visit were for Kings Lynn or the coast at Hunstanton there was nothing local to the site Wimpole hall Anglessey abbey Shepreth zoo and Linton Zoo are all within ten mile the park and ride is just up the road although we did not go into Cambridge not even to shop For anyone who has been to the site before the directions in the book are still correct as we visited the site several years ago since then a new road has been built from the M11 to Addenbrooks hospital even though the site was reasonably full it was still quiet the noise from the children's play area did not carry around the site A very well run site by HSMs who care about the look of the site and a very clean toilet block

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country
  • 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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Minimum booking periods do apply.

Standard Fee
Nightly storage 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£5.75
Summer Storage 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£270
Towing (In and out of storage) 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£6.55

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