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Money is tighter than ever these days, with the effects of the pandemic weighing heavily on many households up and down the country. But limited funds shouldn’t mean you have to forgo your annual summer holiday.

By choosing a staycation in Cambridge, you can enjoy a much-needed holiday without breaking the bank. Just use the following top tips to plan your budget Cambridge break.

Embrace Cambridge’s wilder side

We often describe Cambridge as the perfect destination to enjoy the very best of city and countryside.

Exploring Cambridge’s wilder side is so easy and it’s completely free to do. The Cambridgeshire Fens are just a stone’s throw away from the city centre. Those not looking to venture too far from their serviced apartment will find plenty of green spaces to explore in the city.

See the city on two wheels

You could even do as the locals do to see the sights on a budget. As Cambridgeshire Live details, it’s the only way to travel around the city:

“It is the UK capital of cycling, the mecca of the two-wheeler, the city of pedal power – quite simply the only way to explore Cambridge is by bike. Thousands of bicycles flow through its busy streets, riverside routes and nearby country lanes on a daily basis. For a visitor, getting around by bike is one of the easiest, cheapest and healthiest ways to explore our beautiful city.”

It costs as little as £10 a day to hire a bike in Cambridge and with miles of cycling lanes in and around the city, there’s so much to explore. Check out our rundown of the best cycle routes in Cambridge.

Visit the city’s many free attractions

Cambridge is jam-packed full of activities and attractions, and many of the best are completely free to enjoy.

Evensong at King’s College, the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge Market Square, Wren Library, Fitzwilliam Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute Museum & Library, the Eagle Pub, open evenings at the Institute of Astronomy, Sedgwick Museum, and Kettle’s Yard are all free to attend.

Stay in serviced accommodation

When planning your summer staycation, your choice of accommodation can often be a deal-breaker. However, you don’t have to opt for one of the city’s many expensive hotels and guesthouses. By choosing serviced accommodation, like the serviced apartments we provide here at Citystay, you can take advantage of fantastic discounts without scrimping on luxury.

Our staycation packages provide great savings for 3, 5 and 7 night stays. Not to mention a range of free extras – including free self-hire punting, Sky Movies On Demand, bathrobes, chocolates and prosecco – to make your stay in Cambridge even more affordable and extra special.

Unlike in hotels, serviced accommodation allows you to save even more money. For instance, in a Citystay apartment, you have the space to enjoy comfortable nights in and a fully equipped kitchen so you can cook for yourself!

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