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    Much more than just a university city, Cambridge overflows with experiences that turn a simple visit into unforgettable moments. There is something for everyone here, and Auto Europe can help travellers to stay mobile during their visit with a car hire in Cambridge.

    Those interested in history will take pleasure in strolling down its historical streets and visiting impressive museums, such as the entrance-free Fitzwilliam Museum, or ancient renowned colleges in the city centre. Art lovers can venture into fascinating art galleries just like Kettle's Yard, one of the country's best. Additionally, the theatre scene in Cambridge is outstanding, with performances varying from student presentations to world touring shows and dance events.

    During summertime, Cambridge is bustling with a variety of festivals, open air performances, and a lively atmosphere by the beautiful riverside or green parks such as Jesus Green Park. To further take advantage of this blissful city surrounded by nature, go punting on the River Cam, smell the incredible scent of the flowers at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, or take part in a guided tour.

    And for a complete experience, don't forget to have a pint of ale on a proper English pub and enjoy delicacies such as the chelsea buns or jacked potatoes. There is no shortage of pubs and shops to entertain locals and visitors alike.

    Venture into the lovely surrounding Cambridgeshire countryside, visit Grantchester and other smaller villages while benefiting from Auto Europe's local expertise to plan your journey.

    Traffic

    Depending on the hour of the day, driving your car hire in Cambridge can be a bit challenging due to congested roads. The city underwent a fast expansion phase during the last decades, and the motorway network hasn't entirely caught up. Nevertheless, every artery and intersection is well maintained and equipped with proper traffic signs, especially because several major roads intersect at Cambridge.Most traffic laws applied in British roads are common in others countries as well, such as the mandatory use of seat belts and special booster seats for children up to 1.96 inches tall. But international drivers must be reminded that UK driving is on the left hand side of the road. To learn more about driving regulations in the region, Auto Europe's guide is an excellent resource.

    Parking

    The city is served by five convenient Park & Ride for your car hire in Cambridge. They are located on the outskirts of town, and easily noticeable due to road signs on the motorways leading to Cambridge. These stations are open seven days a week and provide over 4,500 parking spaces. Furthermore, buses run from each Park & Ride into the city centre every few minutes. For further information on this service, tourists can call 0870 608 2 608. Additionally, the city offers pay-and-display parking spaces on the streets. Most on street meters have a two hour time limit; but it's important to read the information stated on the machines. The rates are £1.80 per hour, from 8am to 5pm on workdays and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.

    Geographic Information

    Cambridge is distinguished by its main river, the River Cam, transforming the entire city into a striking mixture of streets and water canals. Situated about 50 miles of London, Cambridge is part of the driest region in UK and the low precipitation tendency doesn't allow for massive volumes of snowfall accumulation. The wettest month is August, with an average of 53mm of rain. August is also the hottest month in Cambridge, with temperatures averaging 18°C and the most amounts of sunshine hours per day. The coldest month, January, brings temperatures as low as 4°C and the city becomes a magical winter wonderland.

    Cambridge Airport

    The Cambridge International Airport was previously known as Marshall Airport Cambridge UK, and is closely located to the city centre (approximately 1.7 miles). It's a private business airport only.

    Cambridge International Airport (CBG)
    Address: Newmarket Rd, Cambridge CB5 8RX, UK
    Website: Cambridge Airport
    Telephone: +44 1223 399855

    Public Transportation

    Due to its mostly flat landscape, getting around Cambridge is effortless. Therefore, cycling is popular amongst locals, especially considering the large amount of young university students populating the area. Several cycle rental shops are located throughout the city.

    Moreover, a reliable and efficient network of buses is offered mainly by Stagecoach. Travellers have numerous ticket options to choose from. They vary from the City Megarider, affording a week's worth of unlimited travel on Citi buses for £14.50, to Multibus passes, purchased directly from the bus driver. The latter allows passengers to interchange buses without having to pay separate fares, and tickets cost £8 for 1 day, or £33 for 7 days.

    Another interesting option of transportation is punting. That's a great choice for tourists to take a look at historical buildings, bridges and colleges in Cambridge. Punts can be hired from several spots in the city. Walking is also a perfect opportunity to sightsee a number of museums, churches and shops located in the city centre.

    Taxi booths are conveniently located in the streets of Cambridge, offering a modern fleet of vehicles and lastly, the railway station offers direct links to Birmingham, London, among others.

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