Destination guide

Choose a holiday rental for your Great Shelford getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Great Shelford with a stay in a holiday home rental. This city has something for everyone. Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Church of St Mary the Great are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Great Shelford

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Great Shelford has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • National Stud (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Great Shelford

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Great Shelford is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wandlebury Country Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • University Botanic Gardens (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Parker's Piece (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • The Backs (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Fellows Garden (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Jesus Green (4.4 mi / 7.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Great Shelford

Fly into Cambridge (CBG), the closest airport, located 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into London (STN-Stansted), which is 18.7 mi (30 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Shelford Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Great Shelford?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 262 holiday rentals around Great Shelford. From 122 Houses to 99 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Great Shelford is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Great Shelford?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Great Shelford. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Shelford Station: 376 holiday rentals
  • Gog Magog Golf Club: 383 holiday rentals
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford: 369 holiday rentals
  • Corpus Christi College: 362 holiday rentals
  • Magdalene College: 366 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Great Shelford listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Great Shelford?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 122 Houses in Great Shelford. Our other popular types of Great Shelford holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 99 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 15 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Great Shelford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in Great Shelford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.