Cambridge has a worldwide reputation for exceptional education and at the very heart of that lies its incredible universities and colleges. The city is steeped in history everywhere you turn and living here is about as British as you can get.
With its rich academic culture, a perfect balance of bustling city and relaxing green spaces, and its diverse community, it’s easy to see why Cambridge boasts some of the highest satisfaction rates in the UK.
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Our student accommodation at The Railyard in Cambridge will help you settle in and make the most of the time that you spend studying in Cambridge. We offer student accommodation that is specially designed to support and enhance your academic journey as well as offering you the warmth and comfort of a welcoming home.
Compared to many other university cities, Cambridge has one of the lowest crime rates, ranking 9th out of 103 universities in research carried out previously by The Complete University Guide. The city is clean and safe and its residents are friendly and welcoming of the large student population.
Cambridge has such an incredible reputation and history – it’s famous for providing some of the best education in the country and so students travel from all over the world to study here. This has created a diverse and eclectic community, which the city has embraced. Therefore, Cambridge has developed to suit the student lifestyle perfectly. With a fantastic choice of budget friendly restaurants, bars and pubs as well as plenty of amenities and leisure facilities, Cambridge is student heaven.
Choosing to study in Cambridge means following in the footsteps of greats such as Charles Darwin, John Milton, Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough among many others. You too could be the next great inventor, poet, physicist or naturalist!
Whether you’re at Cambridge University or Anglia Ruskin University, we provide a mix of stylish apartments and shared flats at our prime city location, which are located within walking distance of the city’s main campuses, local facilities and transport links.
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