How to find the Institute
The Institute of Continuing Education is based at Madingley Hall in the village of Madingley, 3 miles west of Cambridge. It is easily accessible from the M11, A14 and A428, and London airports. Our postcode is CB23 8AQ.
See www.cam.ac.uk/cambarea/travel/ for travel details to Cambridge, including air and rail information.
- University of Cambridge Official Map
- Google Maps
- The RAC website and the AA website provide up-to-date traffic information and a route-planner.
Directions to Madingley Hall
Travelling by road
From the North/ Huntingdon (A14)
The officially signposted route involves several difficult junctions. We recommend instead that you leave the A14 for Dry Drayton, just after Bar Hill. In Dry Drayton turn left just before the church. At the T-junction in Madingley turn right. You will pass The Three Horseshoes public house on the left. After 100 yards the Hall gates are on the right, at a mini roundabout, opposite a left turn to Cambridge.
From the East/Newmarket (A14)
Follow the A14 west to junction 31 where the A14 joins the A428. Take the first slip-road leading to the M11/A14, signed Huntingdon, but not the second (signed M11). Follow the road around the left-hand bend then move to the right-hand lane, signposted The Midlands (The North), Huntingdon A14. Immediately after re-joining the A14 take the first slip-road, signed Madingley 1 1/2miles. Pass The Three Horseshoes public house on the left. After 100 yards the Hall gates are on the right, at a mini roundabout, opposite a left turn to Cambridge.
From the South (M11)
Leave the M11 at Junction 13, signed Bedford and Cambridge (A428/A1303). Turn left towards Bedford (A428). After 400m turn right towards Madingley. Pass the American Cemetery car park on the left. Drive through the village to a mini-roundabout, Madingley Hall will be directly in front of you.
From the West (A428)
Travelling east on the A428, take the slip-road signed Cambridge and Madingley. At the roundabout turn left for Madingley. The Hall gates are on the left, at a mini roundabout. The turn into the drive is sharp.
From the Northampton Street / Queen’s Road / Madingley Road roundabout, take the Madingley Road (A1303) exit and travel west out of Cambridge. After the M11 junction take the right turn towards Madingley. Pass the American Cemetery car park on the left. Drive through the village to a mini-roundabout, Madingley Hall will be directly in front of you.
Parking at the Hall
Cars may be left in front of the main Hall while you register but should then be taken to the rear car park. Please do not park in the cobbled courtyard except to unload luggage. There is ample car parking in the car park reached via the roadway branching to the left at the top of the drive.
Parking for members with reduced mobility.
Course members with reduced mobility are advised to park on the front gravel forecourt as near as possible to the main entrance to the Hall where the reception office is located. There are two small steps leading to the reception area.
Course members who are wheelchair users are advised to take their vehicle through the car park and into the cobbled courtyard. The paved area is ramped to the rear door to the Hall (the large oak door) which leads via the corridor to the reception area. Vehicles can be left in the courtyard for the duration of the course and advice on parking position will be given on arrival.
Travelling by air
London Stansted is the nearest international airport to Cambridge, located just 30 miles to the south of the city, with easy access by train, coach, or car (M11). In addition, Cambridge Airport offers a growing number of services to European cities including Amsterdam, Paris and Rome.
Travelling by rail
Travelling by coach
The bus station is in Drummer Street in Cambridge (see map). National Express has direct services to Cambridge City Centre from London (every 20 minutes), East Anglia, Oxford, all London airports and north-west England.
Travelling from Cambridge
When you arrive in Cambridge we advise you to take a taxi to Madingley Hall. Although there is a bus service it is very infrequent, timetables are available from the Cambridgeshire County Council transport pages. Taxi ranks are adjacent to both the bus and rail stations.