Bed and breakfast accommodation will be offered to tourists as Cambridge University opens its doors to visitors. Trinity Hall, Cambridge University Photo: PA The historic buildings that housed famous figures such as Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and William Wordsworth are to be opened to the public.
Visitors to the city are being given the chance to stay in the buildings belonging to the university when students are away during holidays. Visitors can book into 18 different university venues.
Kelly Vickers, the Conference Cambridge manager, said: ”Thousands of visitors come to Cambridge each year, attracted by the historical architecture and unique atmosphere of the colleges.” *
* Source – The Telegraph March 2010
Requests to stay in the buildings belonging to the university have in the past come from groups, but more recently individuals are enquiring. The booking process is simple, you can request a room by using the online booking system which allows you to set the dates you require and see which accommodation is available.
Don’t forget holiday insurance…Remember, it’s not just trips abroad where you will need holiday insurance cover. Short breaks away from home in the UK also require adequate insurance cover. ** So, be covered wherever you travel with holiday insurance!
You can get an instant quote and immediate cover by going online to 24/7 travel insurance and if you arrange your holiday insurance cover as soon as you book your trip you will be immediately protected should you need to cancel your holiday. A 3-day break in Cambridge will cost you only £5.32† – a small price to pay for peace of mind.
† Premium £5.32 includes Insurance Premium Tax based on an adult aged under 55 taking out a “Standard” Single-trip 24/7 travel insurance policy for 3-days in Europe excluding personal possessions cover and purchased within 14 days of departure date. Cover details and prices are correct at time of going to press (March 2010) and are subject to change.
** Many travel insurance policies, including 24/7 travel insurance will cover trips in the UK providing there is pre-booked accommodation or travel.