News release from 21/09/2021

Explore, discover, enjoy South Cambridgeshire – thanks to district’s new tourism website

Bluebell woods with ERDF, HM Gov and VSC logos launched this week and local residents are being encouraged to use the new website to explore, discover and enjoy what South Cambridgeshire has to offer in terms of activities, places to eat, cultural attractions and green spaces.

The new website also provides B&B, camping, hotel and self-catering listings, making it easier for visitors to the area to find a place to stay to make the most of the district.

A South Cambridgeshire District Council creation, the website is the first site dedicated to promoting the district’s tourist sector businesses, making it easier for people to have more fun and discover hidden gems closer to home and, by doing so, support local jobs and economies.

Cllr Peter McDonald, Lead Cabinet Member for Business Recovery and Skills at the Council (pictured below), said: “This is a treasure trove of information. We have really high quality places to visit and to eat and this website should really help our local businesses to flourish post-pandemic. In a district that literally surrounds the city of Cambridge but itself is comprised of over 100 villages, it can be difficult for people visiting the area to find places to stay without knowing all our villages’ names; the website solves that and enables people to use search filters to find different types of accommodation, independent shops, things to do and places to eat.

Peter McDonald

“Visit South Cambs has come about as a result of the Council’s commitment to encourage residents to use local shops and food outlets, so that high streets are retained – but people can only support these local businesses if they know they exist. There really is so much on offer but, without one major ‘high street’ on which to discover our independent cafés or boutiques, or with our best days out being hidden away in countryside locations, people may not be aware of everything available to us. I’d encourage local people to visit the website and explore, discover and enjoy what’s on our doorstep.”

The website has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.