Location and Directions
Duke House Cambridge
Location of Duke House
Duke House is in the beautiful city of Cambridge, England. The accommodation is centrally located alongside Christ’s Pieces – one of the City’s oldest green spaces. Kings College Chapel is within 8 minutes’ walk; Trinity College is within 8 minutes; Midsummer common is just 5 minutes’ walk and the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre is 3 minutes’ walk. There are many guided walks that we can suggest that include the glorious River Cam.
How to Get Here
Please click the options below for information on different modes of transport.
Arriving by Car
For the uninitiated, Cambridge can be a challenging city to visit by car and parking is expensive. Much of the city centre is given over to bicycles and pedestrians, and some streets near Duke House are for buses and taxis only this includes Emmanuel Road. Don’t be fooled by the map! You cannot access Duke House via Emmanuel Road! It’s also important to know that as well as Victoria Street, there is a Victoria Road in Cambridge. If you are using a sat nav please make sure you are heading for Victoria Street.
One of the nicest drives in Cambridge is along Queens Road, also known as the Backs. The downside is that it is a complicated route to navigate and arrive at Duke House unless you arriving from the west.
If you are arriving by car please follow the instructions below.
We have some on-site car parking available at Duke House, but it is limited in space and only available by prior arrangement on a “first come first served basis”. When our spaces are full, parking is available nearby at Grafton Car Park (6 minutes’ walk) and Queen Anne Car Park (10 minutes’ walk). You can drop luggage off before parking. If you are travelling by car, consider using one of the park and ride services and take a bus to the City’s main bus station.
If you have booked a car parking space please come to the Duke House front door and knock. We will then show you round to the parking area.
Driving Directions - From The South
Arriving from the M11
Leave the M11 at Junction 11. At the roundabout, take the exit towards Cambridge on the A1309. Pass through Trumpington and remain on this road for 1¼ miles. You will pass through several sets of traffic lights and pedestrian crossings. You will arrive at two mini-roundabouts. Be prepared: go straight on at the first, and immediately turn to the right at the second. You are now in Lensfield Road. After half a mile there is another set of traffic lights. Go straight into Gonville Place. You will soon see a large green on your left (Parker’s Piece) At the next set of traffic lights, turn left. Parkers’ Piece is still to your left. At the next traffic lights, after a pedestrian crossing, turn right into Clarendon Street.
Arriving from the A1
Leave at Junction 9 and take the A505 towards Royston. After approximately 12 miles join the A10 towards Cambridge. After going through Harston (approximately 9 miles) follow directions as above from the M11
Driving Directions - From The North
Arriving from the A14
Follow signs for Cambridge on the A1307. You are on Huntingdon Road. After approximately 2 miles you arrive at set of traffic lights. Turn left following signs for Chesterton. Take care not to take the next immediate left towards Histon. You are on Victoria Road. Do not confuse this road with Victoria Street! After 1 mile you arrive at a junction where you must give way to oncoming traffic. This is Mitcham’s Corner and is really a large roundabout. Go into the right hand lane and continue straight, passing by a left hand turn towards Ely and Milton. After a further 150 metres the road splits. Take the left hand fork towards Chesterton. After ¾ mile you arrive at a roundabout. Take the third exit sign posted Ring Road. You are now on Elizabeth Way. There is a 30mph speed camera on Elizabeth Way so take extra care! At the next roundabout, take the second exit, which is straight ahead onto East Road. Continue for about ½ mile and turn right at the major set of traffic lights into Parkside. At the next traffic lights, after a pedestrian crossing, turn right into Clarendon Street.
Arriving from the A10
A fter the junction with the A14, continue towards the city centre for 1 ½ miles passing several sets of traffic lights. At the first roundabout, take the first exit, left. After 500 metres at the next roundabout, take the second exit straight on. You are on Elizabeth Way. There is a speed camera on Elizabeth Way so take extra care! At the next roundabout, take the second exit, which is straight ahead onto East Road. Continue for about ½ mile and turn right at the major set of traffic lights into Parkside. At the next traffic lights, after a pedestrian crossing, turn right into Clarendon Street. Victoria Street is the first street to your the left. Duke House is the last house but one on the right hand side.
Driving Directions - From The East
From the A14, exit at Junction 35 and follow signs for Cambridge. You will pass though several sets of traffic lights and go straight over two roundabouts. After 3.9 miles, at the third roundabout, take the first exit, turning left. This is East Road. Continue for about ½ mile and turn right at the major set of traffic lights into Parkside. At the next traffic lights, after a pedestrian crossing, turn right into Clarendon Street.
Driving Directions - From The West
From the A428
Exit the A428 at the junction for Madingley and Cambridge. Follow signs for Cambridge on the A1303. After 3 miles you arrive at a roundabout. Take the second exit onto Queens Road. Passengers (not drivers!) will get a great view of Kings College Chapel on the left hand side. After about a mile go straight across a set of traffic lights. After a ¼ of a mile take the first exit at the roundabout on to Fen Causeway. After ½ a mile at the mini roundabout turn left and immediately go in to the right-hand lane to approach the next mini-roundabout and turn right, following signs for Ring Road. You are now in Lensfield Road. After half a mile there is another set of traffic lights. Go straight into Gonville Place. You will soon see a large green on your left (Parker’s Piece) At the next set of traffic lights, turn left. Parkers’ Piece is still to your left. At the next traffic lights, after a pedestrian crossing, turn right into Clarendon Street.
Arriving by Rail
Cambridge is well connected by train. London trains are every half hour and mostly non-stop, taking around 48 minutes from London Kings Cross. Trains from London Liverpool Street are somewhat slower – around 1 hour 20 minutes.
Cambridge railway station is just over a mile away from Duke House – about 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes by taxi. A taxi fare from the station will normally cost no more than £7.00.
You can find full times and plan your journey here: National Rail
Arriving by Coach or Bus
The City’s long distance coaches mainly terminate alongside Parkers Piece, just 300 metres from Duke House. A full timetable is here: National Express
The city has an excellent bus service and the main bus station is just 300 metres away. Full details on the city’s bus routes can be found here: Cambridge Bus Info
An alternative route from the north is the Guided Busway – believed to be the world’s longest guided bus route. Running from Huntingdon and St Ives (A14), with several park and ride car parks, the Guided Bus stops at Emmanuel Street just 200 metres from Duke House.
Arriving by Air
Cambridge is well served by international airports – London Stansted and London Luton are the closest. London Stansted is well connected to Cambridge by rail – hourly trains taking approximately 38 minutes. Stansted is about 35 minutes by car.
London Luton is not so well served by public transport although there is a coach service.
London Heathrow and London Gatwick are both approximately 2 hours by car. Both are reasonably accessible by rail but the journey takes about 3 hours in total.
We have a special relationship with one of Cambridge’s premier limousine firms and can arrange a chauffeur car to collect or take you to any airport or destination.