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MSO Cambridge 2011 Venue Details

MSO Cambridge 2011 will take place at:

Trinity College, Cambridge, UK

How to get there:

A map of the surrounding Cambridge area (Scale 1:100,000) can be found here.

A map of the immediate vicinity of the venue (Scale 1:10,000) can be found here.

A plan of Trinity College can be found here.

Finding the room:

The tournament itself will occur in a room accessed from Whewell's Court (pronounced "hew-el's"), the entrance to which is on the East side of Trinity Street, directly opposite the main entrance to Trinity College. There will be signs and helpers in Whewell's Court directing you to the Othello tournament room.

GETTING TO CAMBRIDGE:

By Car:
You are strongly advised to use Park and Ride facilities as city centre parking is limited and likely to be expensive. Best sites for M11 (J 13), A14 West, A428 is Madingley Road and for A14 East and A1303 is Newmarket Road (A14). Madingley Road site has no direct southbound access from J13 (U-turn at J12 needed). Further information about other park and ride sites can be found here. Alternatively, there are park and ride facilities at Milton Keynes (M1 J14) with express coaches to and from Cambridge. This in the past has offered overnight parking (unlike those for Cambridge).

By Rail (domestic):
Participants travelling to Cambridge on the 29th of April may want to avoid crossing London, especially if route uses Victoria, Waterloo or Charing Cross due to the marriage of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton in the city that day where public transport is likely to be crowded and restrictions in place. Because of this event, this date is a public holiday in the UK.

The nearest station to the venue is Cambridge (CBG) which is served by.
First Capital Connect stopping and Cambridge Express services from London King's Cross (via Stevenage) and King's Lynn.
National Express East Anglia services from King's Lynn, London Liverpool Street (via Bishops Stortford), Ipswich, Peterborough and Norwich.
CrossCountry services from Peterborough (connections East Coast and East Midlands Trains services), Birmingham New Street (connections Virgin Trains, other CrossCountry and London Midland City services) and Stansted Airport.
megatrain.com fares from GBP 1.00 my be available on selected trains from Sheffield and Nottingham to Peterborough. Using this and rebooking from Peterborough could prove to be cheaper.
A high frequency bus service runs between the railway station and the city centre - PLUSBUS tickets are available.

By Sea:
Cambridge is 67 miles (41 km) from the port of Harwich which offers roll-on roll-off ferry sailings to/from Esbjerg and Hook of Holland. Connections are by road or for foot passengers by rail.

By Rail (international):
GoLondon (to Cambridge) services from Netherlands stations via Hook of Holland-Harwich ferry. This requires changes of train at Manningtree and Ipswich.
Eurostar services from Paris Gare du Nord, Bruxelles Midi and Lille Europe to St Pancras International. Connections to Cambridge are from nearby Kings Cross (200 metres away) or should there be engineering work Victoria line tube to Tottenham Hale is an alternative. Tickets for the journey onward may be available to Cambridge from LONDON INTERNATIONAL (CIV) and for connecting high speed train services - local Railteam agents may be able to advise.

Rail & Sea journeys are possible from Scandinavia via the Harwich-Esbjerg ferry(by DFDS) and national rail services. However, this may require separate tickets for rail journey to Esbjerg, the sea crossing, then rail from Harwich to Cambridge. Alternatively travel is possible by high speed rail services via Germany and Brussels.

Timetable information can be obtained from the Deutsche Bahn website

By Coach (Domestic - National Express):
National Express (NX) coach services operate to and from London Victoria Coach Station, Luton, Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Infrequent direct NX services are also available to Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Nottingham and Sheffield. funfare tickets from GBP 1.00 are available on-line from NX website. All coaches call at Parkside and some also call at Madingley Road (interchange with P&R for shorter walk) or Trumpington Park and Ride sites.

By Coach (Domestic - Stagecoach Cross County X5): This service is to and from Oxford and calls at Milton Keynes Coachway (interchange with NX services to North of England, Wales and Scotland) and Bicester, Milton Keynes, Bedford and St Neots rail stations, all of which may be a better alternative than rail to Cambridge. A timetable can be found here. Through ticketing may be available at rail stations and National Express agents. megabus.com fares are available on X5 route, but from Oxford only. All coaches call at Parkside. The X5 additionally calls at Magdalene Street, its closest stop to the venue, at 1/2 mile to the northwest. For a shorter walk the X5 calls at Madingley Road Park and Ride (this is a request stop on X5 services to Cambridge) for transfer to P&R bus services. The English National Concession pass is valid for free off-peak travel on both the X5 and P&R services. Other concessionary passes and student cards (NUS, NUS Extra, ISIC Oxford & Cambridge Universities photo ID card) may offer discounted travel.

By Coach (international):
Eurolines services run from many cities in continental Europe and Morocco via Channel crossings to London Victoria Coach Station. Through tickets may be available to Cambridge - contact your local agent. From Ireland services via Dublin-Holyhead ferry crossing call at Milton Keynes for X5 connections to Cambridge.

By Air:
The nearest major airports are London Stansted (STN) and London Luton (LTN). Budget airlines Ryanair and easyJet use both airports. Connections from both are by coach and Stansted also offers rail connections. From Gatwick (LGW) and Heathrow (LHR) offer direct coach services and rail services via central London.

By local bus:
Details of service buses in the Cambridge area can be found here

ACCOMMODATION:
If you want to stay overnight in Cambridge, we recommend searching and booking via Visit Cambridge or Late Rooms Most of the less expensive options tend to be on Milton Road or Chesterton Road between 1.5 and 2km north of the city centre. The venue postcode for any search is CB21TQ and the train station postcode is CB12JW
Alternatively - there is the following:
Citiroomz (adjacent to train station)
Warkworth House (close to Parkside coach terminal)
Travelodge Cambridge Central (close to train station)
A number of B&B options in Tenison Road (first right off station approach) including a Hostelling International/YHA youth hostel.

For transfer between accommodation and venue there are walkit.com (foot) and transportdirect.info (public transport). The venue postcode for any search is CB21TQ and the train station postcode is CB12JW.

Where to eat:
There are numerous options in the city centre.



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