B&B in College Accommodation just a stone’s throw away from Cambridge City Centre with its boutique shops, museums, restaurants & the beautiful River.


St Edmund’s College is a vibrant and multi-cultural College, located a short walk from Cambridge city centre, on the entrance of what was Roman Cambridge,

St Edmund’s College offers simple, yet comfortable, single and twin rooms within the tranquil College grounds.

Please note: Stag & Hen parties are not permitted.

History to the present day

The College was founded in 1896 by Henry Fitzalan Howard, the 15th Duke of Norfolk and Baron Anatole von Hügel. Initially created as a lodging house for students who were matriculated at the different Colleges in the University, St Edmund’s was awarded full collegiate status by the University of Cambridge in 1996.

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfasts are available to guests and are served in the main Dining Hall between 08.00 and 09.30. A continental breakfast tray will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays when the Dining Hall servery is not open.

Although the college is unable to cater for lunch and dinner, there is a wide range of excellent pubs, cafés and restaurants all within a 10-15 minute walk of the College.

Please note this is not self-catering accommodation, the student kitchen facilities are not for external guests.

Grounds and gardens

Guests are welcome to explore the tranquil and relaxed gardens and make use of the orchard seating area.

Other facilities

All guest rooms come with complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, towels, linen and soap. Free WiFi is available, with login details being provided on arrival.


Disabled access available for some rooms

19th century buildings

20th century buildings

Breakfast Included

No parking

No smoking




Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

No luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Nearby Recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

St Edmund's College, Cambridge - Reviews


Based on 12 reviews
Service 4.1
Rooms 3.8
Food 3.4
Value 4.0
Overall Experience 4.1

Nice purpose built accommodation block, great bathroom, comfortable bed, clean common kitchen, friendly staff. Wifi did not work at first because of expired certificate but there was a way round it.
Dr (female) Sylva D

Arrival Info

Address: Mount Pleasant, Cambridge, CambridgeCB3 0BN, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 00:00 (12:00am) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check Out: 08:00 (8:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

Please report to the reception desk to check in.Reception is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


The College is a 10-15 minute walk from the centre of town.

Please note there is no parking onsite and would advise to use the Park & Ride facilities.

The railway station is a 20 minute taxi journey from St Edmund's College. This could be longer at peak times. 

By Road: M11 Junction 13, turn right at sliproad traffic lights, then go straight over next traffic lights, continue straight for a mile. When you can see that the road terminates at a mini roundabout about 150 metres ahead, you will come to a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights, look for a left turn marked 'Huntingdon, A14, Arbury, Shire Hall'. Take this, then first left past Lucy Cavendish College.  Follow the road until you reach a T-junction and turn right.  Then on your left is St Edmund’s College.