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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


The Institute of Continuing Education is based at Madingley Hall (CB23 8AQ) in the village of Madingley, four miles west of Cambridge. It is easily accessible from the M11, A14 and A428. Free on-site car parking is available. Other gateways include Cambridge Main Railway Station and London airports. 

See for travel details to Cambridge, including air and rail information.

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Directions to Madingley Hall

ICE Shuttle

The ICE Shuttle is a free service connecting Central Cambridge with Madingley Hall, the home of the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). Monthly schedules will be released 4 weeks in advance and timetables will be released termly.

Follow us on Twitter @ICEShuttle for updates, including any service delays due to traffic.

Click here to download the ICE Shuttle Timetable and Schedule

Where to find us:

  • Cambridge railway station – when exiting the station the Shuttle will be to the left of the main concourse 
  • Madingley Hall – at the front entrance
  • Eddington – by Sainsburys
  • West Road – opposite the main library car park entrance

*At Eddington and West Road please wave to attract the driver’s attention*

If you miss the bus you will need to wait for the next service or organise your own transport. For this we would recommend Panther Taxis.

Travelling by road

Rising bollards

Note that we have installed rising bollards on the main drive leading up to Madingley Hall. Please drive carefully when approaching the bollards, and wait until the green light is showing before you attempt to enter the site. If the light is red, use the intercom to request access.

The A14

Whilst the A14 is being improved between Cambridge and Huntingdon, it is best to check before you travel as the road may be closed due to roadworks.

You can find details of road closures on the South Cambs District Council Website.

From the North/Huntingdon (A14)

Take A14, Huntingdon Rd and A14 to A1307 in Girton. Take the exit for A1307 from M11. Continue on A1307 to your destination in Madingley.

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. Please note that the Madingley exit is closed until further notice (see above). Instead, you should continue on the A14 and turn off at Dry Drayton. 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 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 Cambridge

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.

Cycling to the Hall

Madingley Hall is a 4–5 mile cycle ride from the centre of Cambridge. There is the option of cycling along Madingley Road, turning right onto Cambridge Road, which will lead you directly to the Hall. Alternatively, there is a bike-friendly cycle path, which runs from the centre of the city to Coton. From Coton, you can join Cambridge Road. More details are available on the Cambridgeshire County Council website. There is a designated parking area for cyclists situated at the front of the Hall.

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).

Travelling by rail

Cambridge railway station is in Station Road (see map). Full timetable information is available at the National Rail website.

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.