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Here at Citystay, we love a staycation, and with so many great destinations to explore on home turf, holidaying a little closer to home is becoming all the more popular. The Covid-19 pandemic is putting staycations on the map even more.

Many holidaymakers are understandably not confident enough to fly overseas yet but with cities like Cambridge within easy reach, why would you want to jet off somewhere else this summer.

Cambridge is a great city to visit for long and short breaks. The city’s charm and culture is iconic, and if this is your first visit to Cambridge we guarantee you’ll want to return again and again.

As you’ll discover Cambridge is the ultimate staycation destination, here’s just five reasons why…

1. It’s rich in history and heritage

The history of Cambridge is a fascinating one. As well as reading up on the birth of this modern city – you can read our brief history of Cambridge right here – you can see its heritage first hand courtesy of its stunning architecture.

Exploring the university grounds is a great place to start if you are an avid history fan. As one of the oldest universities in the world, Cambridge University is a relic of times gone by, but the city is so much older than its famous educational institution.

Look closely and you’ll find ancient remnants from the city’s Bronze Age, Roman settlements and even from the period when it was under Viking rule.

2. It’s a foodies’ paradise

After you’ve finished exploring the city’s past, enjoy everything that the present offers by taking in its diverse food and drink scene.

Cambridge is full of great places to eat and most eateries use local produce so you can really get a taste for the area. Your history lesson can also continue in its many watering holes.

The city and its surrounding areas is home to a long list of famous pubs, including The Eagle, which was the local for some of the world’s greatest minds, including DNA discoverers and Nobel Prize winners Crick and Watson.

3. There’s lots to see both inside and out

Cambridge offers the perfect mixture of indoor and outdoor attractions, which means you’ll never be short of things to do on sunny or rainy days.

If the sun is shining, take in the city sights with a punt along the River Cam or saddle up and explore the surrounding countryside – The Cambridgeshire Fens is just a stone’s throw away from the city centre.

If the weather isn’t on your side, the city’s museums, art galleries, and theatres just have to be explored.

Fitzwilliam Museum tops the poll in many ‘best museums in Cambridge’ rundowns, here Culture Trip explains why:

 “Once declared ‘one of the greatest art collections of the nation and a monument of the first importance’, the museum was founded when Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion donated his collection of art to the university. 

The brilliantly diverse collection includes arms, coins, Cypriot, Greek, and Egyptian art, and works by Degas, Reubens, and Gainsborough among countless others. Many consider it the finest small museum in all of Europe.

4. It’s small but perfectly formed

That’s nothing worse than enjoying a staycation, only to leave at the end of your trip feeling like you haven’t seen everything the destination has to offer.

Thanks to its digestible size, Cambridge is easy to explore and you can do so on foot (or by bike) with complete ease.

The size of the city means it’s intimate and welcoming, which is one of the many reasons why people return time and time again.

5. It’s your home away from home

Our serviced accommodation will make Cambridge feel like your home away from home. Each of our luxurious, fully equipped, and centrally located serviced apartments offer all the perks of a hotel stay with all the freedom, flexibility, and affordability you want from a staycation.

With our staycation package you can buy your city break now and stay later. You can stay on any dates within 12 months of purchase and enjoy fabulous discounts of more than 50%, plus a few added bonuses!

Find out more about our Cambridge city break deal and discover the perfect staycation today.