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Cambridge is a wonderful destination to visit all year round, yet come autumn, visitors get to see a very different side to this charming, heritage-rich, world-famous city. As temperatures drop, the city streets continue to come alive, with the romance of Cambridge one of the many traits that can be admired when visiting in October.

If you’re thinking of indulging in a last-minute staycation this autumn, here’s why Cambridge should be your destination of choice…

Witness the most beautiful autumn scenes

The autumn season is a thing of beauty, with the changing colours of the leaves in particular one of nature’s most magical moments. In Cambridge, you don’t have to travel too far to take in these beautiful scenes.

As Passport Collective will tell you, enjoying a spot of punting is a magnificent way to witness autumn in action in the very heart of the city:

“Stroll through the laneways and warm up with a pot of tea (or pint) in a local pub before getting ready to punt. An experienced punt operator is the best option in Autumn. It’s fall too cold to risk falling in! Take note of the brilliant red ivy that lines the buildings. Weeping willows glow in shades of yellow and orange. Punt a little closer to the shore for a good look.”

Outside the city, there are yet more striking autumnal scenes to see. Here’s our rundown of the best places for an autumn walk both in and around the city.

Cosy up in style with the one you love

Whilst Cambridge makes for a fantastic family break, it’s also a super romantic destination to enjoy with that special someone in your life, especially during autumn.

There are tons of cosy pubs, cute cafes and intimate dining spots to enjoy as a couple in Cambridge, and visiting one of these romantic haunts is the perfect way to spend a lazy autumn day.

When booking a Citystay break, you can also enjoy a few cosy nights in during your autumn staycation. All our serviced apartments are kitted out with comfort in mind. For even bigger nights in, our occasion packs give you all you need to relax, unwind and enjoy your staycation – your way!

Enjoy one of the UK’s best cities at your own pace

One thing that strikes many visitors is Cambridge’s laid back vibe. Unlike bigger cities, there’s no fast-paced way of life here and with this, you can enjoy your city break at your own pace.

Despite this chilled out atmosphere, you’ll find plenty to do and see. There’s stunning architecture to admire at every turn, great food to eat and drinks to sip, and the perfect mix of indoor and outdoor attractions to enjoy come rain or shine.

So, what are you waiting for?

There are so many more reasons to visit Cambridge during autumn, and you can discover these first-hand by booking your Cambridge staycation with us today.