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Coronavirus: Updates and information

Find out about available support and how to offer help. Our customer service centre is open to help you by email and phone. Please continue to follow official NHS and government advice.

Tourism in Cambridge: Information for visitors

Visit Cambridge and Beyond, the tourism organisation that served the city and surrounding area, closed in July 2020. The coronavirus outbreak had such an impact on the number of visitors to the area they could not continue to operate.

We are now working with our partners and local businesses, including Cambridge Business Improvement District and South Cambridgeshire District Council, to secure a future for the city’s tourism industry.

We are developing a strategy and marketing plan to support the return of visitors to the area, and to regrow the tourism businesses that provide so many jobs and help so many people.

Tourist information

Unfortunately, following the closure of Visit Cambridge and Beyond, we are unable to answer questions about tourism and visiting the city.

We cannot provide information about or recommendations for events, tours, or accommodation – please do not contact us about these. We hope you enjoy your visit to Cambridge, but we cannot help you plan it.

The links below will hopefully help, and you can search online for further information.

The future of Cambridge’s tourism industry

We have already launched and supported initiatives to help businesses reopen safely and encourage visitors and shoppers to return. The city centre has seen a steady increase in footfall since lockdown restrictions were eased in May, and we expect that to continue through the autumn.

Work is in progress to help catering businesses add appropriate outdoor spaces to expand their trade. And we have committed to working with the University and the hospitality sector to find ways to safely attract overnight visitors later in 2020 and in 2021.