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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Madingley Hall is home to the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). It hosts many of ICE's courses, and is also a conference centre of distinction.

Set in eight acres of beautiful gardens and parkland, 16th century Madingley Hall is a wonderful place to study and stay.

The Hall is situated in the peaceful village of Madingley, four miles west of the historic university city of Cambridge with easy access from the M11 and A14, and with good links to the London airports.

The Hall and gardens

Many of the historic rooms in the Hall are used for teaching, and you are very welcome to explore.

Full of character and history, our gardens were designed in the 18th century by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these beautiful surroundings; taking a stroll around the gardens is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Tours of the Hall and gardens can be arranged for small groups.

Food and drink

Hot and cold buffet lunches as well as more formal College-style dinners are available at Madingley Hall. We also offer afternoon tea, gift vouchers for which can be purchased on our website. Whether served in the splendour of the dining hall, or one of our other characterful rooms, all food is seasonal, ethically produced and locally sourced, wherever possible. Find out more.


Our on-site accommodation is within Madingley Hall, surrounded by a fine landscaped garden. Comfortable and convenient, you can relax in one of our en-suite twin or double study bedrooms. The Lodge is also available for you to book; set at the entrance to Madingley Hall, The Lodge is a beautiful, self-contained 3-bedroom cottage. We offer a breakfast buffet for our guests and our chefs are always happy to cater for specific dietary requirements. 

We hold a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor and a 5* campus award from Find out more and book now. We have received the ‘AIM Secure’ ‘Quality in Tourism’ and Visit England ‘Good to Go’ accreditations. These recognise our commitment to following Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines in relation to health and hygiene protocols.


Green Impact is an environmental accreditation scheme for UK universities, and we are very proud to have attained the highest ranking – platinum – for our efforts in reducing environmental impact across the Institute. From our sustainable food to reducing our paper use, we are continually reducing our carbon footprint.

We have recently launched a carbon reduction initiative to offset 1,500 tonnes of carbon emissions. We will support projects in the UK, India and the Amazon rainforest including; tree planting, reducing deforestation, and the installation of renewable energy sources. We are always happy to receive ideas for further improvement.