Cambridge with a MH?

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  1. landscaper

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    We are visiting Cambridge in June - any hints regarding:
    1. Best site to stay?
    2. Cambridge Camping and Caravan Club site or Cherry Hinton Caravan Club site?
    3. Best places to visit in the area?
    Many thanks!:BigGrin:
     
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    Haven't checked before writing but have you got this the right way round? We are member of both clubs and stayed at the Cherry Hinton Caravan Club Site for a week last year for access to Addenbrookes. Bus stop 5 minutes walk from the site took us to the hospital and on into the City, free with the bus pass. :Laughing: We had previously booked with the C&CC site which on paper is closer to the hospital but no direct bus route, and given they only had grass pitches and it was very wet at the time (don't start me on front wheel drive and wet grass) decided to switch to Cherry Hinton. Hope this helps. :Smile:
     
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    Thank you - yes have got club sites the wrong way round! appreciate information we just couldnt make up our minds so this is very useful. See that your wife is from the Faroes - my father was an RAF radio operator in WWII in the Faroes!
     
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    We have just come back from floods ferry.

    Its very quiet, right by the river and only a short drive from the main shopping centre in March.

    Not sure if March is near enough for you, but this site is well work a visit

    Here is the link

    http://www.floodsferrymarina.co.uk/

    When booking tell them you are a member of motorhome fun.
     
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    My preference would be the CC Site at Cherry hinton
    Bus services to Addenbrookes and Cambridge both very handy.
    Good Site Good access.

    In Cambridge visit tourist Office as programmes vary all year.

    About 300 Yards to nearest pub and the beers average but food good
    and in the village 2-3 take aways.

    Hope that helps a bit.:Smile::BigGrin:
     
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    Yep Cherry Hinton has my vote too for the above reasons , tidy site but don't arrive before 12
     
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    My wife's still looking for her Dad! :Rofl1:
     
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    Not sure what type of campsite you like, but have a look at Roseberrys at Willingham, west of Cambridge www.roseberrytouristpark.co.uk. Nice neat site with very clean toilet/shower block, a lot of hardstanding pitches as well as grass pitches.

    Hope you have a good visit to Cambridge.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    I agree with the above - the CC site is the better of the two as it has easier links into the city. Cambridge has a lot to offer, but is certainly not vehicle friendly so use public transport/bike/walk.

    If you are feeling energetic, then you could always hire a punt out to Granchester (of "stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?" fame). Tea in the Orchard garden (http://www.orchard-grantchester.com/) is very popular.

    If punting, make sure that you stand at the correct end (on the deck or "till"). We don't like those shabby Oxford types and their cowardly approach to punting around here and you are likely to get some fairly blunt punting experience enhancement tips (or your pole nicked as you go under a bridge). Trinity punts in the centre of the backs used to be the cheaper of the hire companies for self-drive. The guided tours are always entertaining (and a lot of the spiel they give you is a lot of horsepoo). The punt touts are are real pain.

    Fairly nearby are a couple of good National Trust properties (Wimpole Hall (14-ish miles) and Anglesey Abbey (5 miles) and Duxford and Newmarket are not too far away.
     
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    Snip

    Sorry, at first read I thought you'd got called Cherry Hinton the C&CC and vice verse but you hadn't, long day and all that! :Doh:
     
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    You are correct - I went in and edited the post!!!
     
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    Sneaky eh? So I hadn't been seeing things. :Laughing:
     
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    I agree, you can’t beat a little punt on the Cam.
     
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    We stayed at the c&cc site, cabbage moor only two weeks ago and found it to be a lovely site with very friendly wardens.. You could choose HS or grass albeit there wasn't that many HS pitches.
    We didn't need electric HU, So were directed to the field at the back which we had all to ourselves.... Bliss!!
    Excellent facilities, lovely hot showers and no annoying push button! :thumb:
    Excellent bus service approx 100mtrs from the entrance. No 7 bus ran every 20min via Addenbrooks & train station and took max 15-20 mins right into town, less to Addenbrooks. The last bus back left the city at 11.10 which gave us enough time to enjoy a few :beer:
     
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