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Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

University residence

Awarded 4 stars by VisitEngland for the high standard of its overnight accommodation for B&B guests and conference delegates, Murray Edwards College is a modern, inspirational College that welcomes visitors and offers a friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere, during University vacations.

The College is home to The Women's Art Collection, which was recently featured in Vogue Magazine, as one of the most stylish places to visit in Cambridge.

The College is a pleasant 10-minute stroll, over Magdalene Bridge and the river Cam, to the historic city centre. Free parking is available onsite on a first come, first served basis.

The bedrooms are used by students during the term, so you are getting a real student experience! There are some additional comforts added for for guests, including in-room refreshments, toiletries, towels and bed linen.  All rooms have free WiFi. 

Rooms available in 2022 are in Buckingham House. Situated opposite the Main College, Buckingham House offers modern en suite bedrooms in a quiet location. Guests are welcome to access the Main College buildings, gardens and art collection throughout their stay.

Check in: 13:00 (1:00pm) Onwards (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 09:00 (9:00am)

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Top facilities

Free WiFi

Free parking


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Based on 146 reviews
Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

This was my first stay at Murray Edwards College, and I must say that I was delighted with everything. I was impressed with the courtesy, politeness, and helpful nature of all of the porters.. Nothing was too much trouble. The bedroom was clean, airy and well presented. The restaurant was clean...

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Everything was truly excellent. I will definitely recommend to family and friends. I will plan to return whenever travelling in that direction and look for opportunities to stay in similar settings.

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Very impressed. our overnight stay was excellent. Delishous full breakfast, and continental available. Short walk to the centre of Cambridge.

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

4.8 5 0.5

Lovely quiet night (twin room), full breakfast and parking included, all within a short walk to the city centre. Hard to beat at the price.

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

An excellent overnight stay; good convenient location with free parking; staff very friendly and helpful; great breakfast.

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Lovely, quiet accommodation with a beautiful college to explore. The porters were super friendly and helpful too.

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Excellent welcome and helpful information from porter who met me and from porter who was on duty when I left.

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Excellent in every way, Breakfast top-rate, campus beautiful, room superb.

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Excellent location, service and facilities. We will definitely return!

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Facilities & information


20th century buildings

Parking (free)

No smoking


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

DVD library

Book library

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Central heating

Bicycle storage

Bring your own travel cot

First aid / doctor on site


Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CambridgeCB3 0DF, United Kingdom

You can view Murray Edwards College Accessibility Statement via the link noted in your confirmation email. If you will require assistance in the event of an emergency, please complete and return a PEEP form, which you can download from the same link

To check in, please go to the Porters' Lodge, where you will be given directions to your room, a key and swipe card, your WiFi code (please ask for an additional code should you be using multiple devices simultaneously) and your Pocket Guide, which includes a map of Cambridge centre.

Check in: Monday to Friday, from 1:00pm. Check out: By 9:00am.

Check in: Saturday & Sunday, from 2:00pm. Check out: Saturday & Sunday: By 10:00am.

Access to the college after 11:00pm is by the main front entrance at the Porters' Lodge.


The College is easy to reach by road, with good access from the M11, A14 and A428. If you're using sat-nav, the postcode CB3 0DR/number 61 will bring you straight to the main car park on Storey's Way.

The railway station is a 20 minute taxi journey from Murray Edwards College. This could be longer at peak times. A free taxi phone is available at the Porters’ Lodge.

Access from the Park and Ride site on Madingley Road is simple - just hop off the bus on Bridge Street and walk up the hill.

There is a bus stop for regular buses on Huntingdon Road near the front entrance to Murray Edwards College.

Parking for bicycles is close to the Porters' Lodge at the front entrance.

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