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Finches Bed & Breakfast

   
Address : 144 Thornton Road
Town/City : Cambridge
County : Cambridgeshire
Country : England
Post code : CB3 0ND
Phone : 01223 276653
Web Site :  www.finches-bnb.com

Finches offers a bed and breakfast service for visitors to Cambridge and focuses on providing high quality accommodation and a level of service that are essential requisites for guests to ensure a relaxing holiday or successful business trip. Helping visitors to unwind, their service and accommodation is guaranteed to make for an enjoyable stay. An ideal base to tour and explore

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Jane and Nigel offer the highest standard of comfort, coupled with a warm, personal and professional service to their small family run bed and breakfast. Whether your stay is on business or for pleasure our aim is to ensure your stay at Finches is an enjoyable and relaxing one. Located in a quiet residential area on the corner of Huntingdon Road/Thornton Road, we are conveniently situated within walking distance to the city, primarily famous for it's colleges, but also offering a diverse choice of restaurants, bars and shops to suit all tastes.Colleges close by include: New Hall, Fitzwilliam, St Edmunds, Lucy Cavendish, Girton, Churchill, and Westminster. For business visitors Finches is very close to the Cambridge University West Site Departments, Castle Business Park, British Antarctic Survey, Cavendish Laboratories, Microsoft, NIAB and the Moller Centre. We are also well located for the Cambridge Science Park and Cambridge Business Park. For golf enthusiasts Girton Golf Club is a few minutes drive, plus the Hemingford Grey driving range is nearby. Very easy access from the M11 & A14.

Accommodation

All bedrooms have the advantage of being housed in a newly built annex giving guests independence and extra privacy. Two bedrooms are located on the ground floor.  They are tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. Centrally heated with en-suite bathrooms, hair dryer, freeview colour televisions, radio/clock alarm and CD player, hospitality tray with tea and coffee making facilities plus a selection of herbal teas and biscuits (fresh milk available on request). Free wireless internet connection in all rooms.All guest rooms have modern en-suite facilities, comprising a shower enclosure, toilet, wash-basin, electric shaving socket and are serviced daily to an excellent standard of cleanliness. Courtesy toiletries and fresh towels are also provided.


We also provide a desk and chair in the rooms should your stay with us be on business or to study in Cambridge. Ironing facilities are available on request. A comprehensive pack of local tourist information is available in all rooms.

Finches Bed & Breakfast

  • Visit Britain 4 Stars
  • Visit Britain Silver Award
  • Free wireless internet connection in all rooms
  • Non-smoking establishment
  • Ample free off road parking
  • Bicycle hire
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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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