Better parking than Oxford, easier to get around on foot with being flatter & less crowded. The street stalls are wonderful, there are punts, they have a craft market offering all sorts (wonderful for Xmas shopping) & the students really do cycle everywhere! The quintessential university town!
Cathy … graduate
Go to Cambridge in the autumn. Uk nights in late oct and early nov tend to be foggy and low lying cambridge (surrounded by water) picks it up better than most places. The city is wonderfully atmospheric when the fog descends and perfectly safe to walk around in...nick - visitor