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Questions about visiting the town of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

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What can be fastest way to reach Heathrow Terminal 5 from Cambridge University?

I am leaving Fitzwilliam College of Cambridge University on Dec. 12, 5 pm, to Heathrow T5, in order to catch a flight departing at 9 pm. What is the fastest and most reliable transportation? Taxi?
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Can I visit the Trinity College (Cambridge) library and see some of their rare books

Can I visit the Trinity College (Cambridge) library and see some of their rare books: Newton Principia, Ramanujan, etc., as displayed in the "The Man who Knew Infinity" movie?
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Old Lady traveling alone- Gatwick to Cambridge

I arrive at Gatwick Airport at 10:30 am on a Tuesday. My final destination is Cambridge. Is there a simple train connection to get there? I prefer the train as the bus takes about 4 hours! Please be ...
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UK National Express Bus LHR > CBG — often fully booked?

On a Monday afternoon in May 2019, I will take the National Express from LHR T3 to Cambridge. I can make a reservation, or not. Making a reservation guarantees a seat. Making a reservation for two ...
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Is Cambridge UK safe?

Next week I'll be in Cambridge (UK) for a conference. I found a hotel that is quite far away from the center (near Orchard Park). However, I am quite scared of traveling alone, especially by night. ...
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How to get from Stansted to Cambridge on public transport?

Could you please tell me what the best way to reach Cambridge is, when you land at Stansted airport? I suppose train is a good solution. Is it necessary to book in advance on the internet? Which ...
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Is Cambridge Park and Ride free without taking the bus?

In Cambridge (UK), P&R prices have recently been scrapped. Does it mean that one can park to any P&R site (of course up to 18 hr.s) w/o taking the bus and doing anything else (e.g. displaying ...
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What's the cheapest way of traveling between Cambridge and Sheffield, UK? [closed]

I thought this should be cheap, but realized that it is going to be quite expensive ... between 100-150 pounds for a return ticket via bus. Is there any other affordable way (via bus, train, ...) to ...
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Travel through Cambridge

I was wondering if the CITI busline in Cambridge and the Busway (e.g., B) work with the same daily ticket (£4). Moreover, I would like to move from Currys PC world in Newmarket road to Ring Fort Road ...
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Mobile internet (3G) in UK for some days

At the end of June I will be headed to Cambridge (UK) for a conference. The conference lasts three days. However, I'll stay there for four days. Is it possible to have a mobile (and preferably cheap!)...
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Travelling from Cambridge, UK to London City Airport by public transport

I will be travelling from Cabridge, UK to London City Airport to catch a plane. Officially, the train ride takes ~1h45 (Cambridge-Kings Cross, then change onto the DLR). How reliable is that ...
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Heathrow Terminal 5 to Cambridge

I am arriving at Heathrow Airport on Terminal 5. I intend to get to Cambridge. Questions a) I have a Britrail point to point ticket. Is it valid on the tube as I gather the best and fastest way to get ...
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What can be best way to reach Cambridge from Heathrow Terminal 3?

What is the fastest way (cheaper is better, but if unavoidable, costly is agreeable) to reach Cambridge from Heathrow Terminal 3, at night (past 10pm)? I expect quite a few people who reach Heathrow ...
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Where is the cheapest punt hire in Cambridge?

I am interested in a self-driven punt - without a tour guide. I want to travel through the colleges. I imagine the trip will take an hour.
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Two Weeks in Cambridge (England), practicing sport in group

In January, I am going to be in Cambridge for 2 weeks to attend a school to improve my English skills. I'm searching for things to do during the weekends, and since my goal is to improve my English, I'...
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How can I work out where I can go for a weekend away by public transport, starting from Oxford or Cambridge

To help out some friends, I'm trying to work out where you can get to for a weekend away, starting in either Oxford or Cambridge, travelling only by public transport. Are there any tools / websites / ...
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Which airport has better connections with the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, Stansted or Cambridge?

Recently Darwin airlines started offering flights to Cambridge airport (CBG). Although it is a nice idea to fly on Darwin to Cambridge as a biomedical scientist, I am wondering if getting to the ...