Getting to Swirles Court

Swirles Court is situated in Eddington around 2 miles north-west of Cambridge city centre. It can be reached easily by car, or via public transport, taxi, or bicycle from the city centre. It is a 10-15 minute walk / cycle from Girton College.

Information for those traveling to Cambridge from elsewhere in the UK and overseas is available on the Cambridge University website.

By Car

The postcode for Swirles Court is CB3 1AQ. It is located in Eddington between Turing Way and Pheasant Drive. From Huntingdon Road, turn onto Eddington Avenue and go past the University of Cambridge Primary School, then take the right fork onto Turing Way. To drive to the Porters’ Lodge, follow the road around to the bottom turning left underneath Swirles Court and then turn left onto Pheasants Drive.

From the north / west: Approach Cambridge on the A14. At junction 31 keep left past the interchange with the M11 and then take the right hand fork on to the A1307 in the direction of the City (Huntingdon Road). Go past Girton College which is 500 metres after the junction. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights down Eddington Avenue.

From the south: Exit the M11 at Junction 13 for Madingley/A1303.
From June onwards: Continue on Madingley Road/A1303 and then turn left to Storey's Way, follow the road round to the end and exit left to Huntingdon Road. Eddington will be on your left.
From September onwards: Enter Eddington via Madingley Road, travel East on Madingley Road/A1303 towards the city, and turn left after the Park and Ride on to Eddington Avenue.

From the east: Approach Cambridge on the A14. At junction 32 take the B1049 exit to Cambridge. At the bottom turn right onto Huntingdon Road. After approximately 1 mile turn left onto Eddington Avenue.

Cambridge is a busy city. Attempting to drive through the centre of city can be very time consuming.

Traffic is often heavy, parts of the centre are pedestrianised, and the one-way system takes some getting used to.

Information about Cambridge’s extensive park and ride system is available on the County Council’s website.

Information about car parking in Cambridge is available on the City Council’s website.

By Public Transport

Cambridge Station

From the Cambridge Railway station you can take the Universal bus service for £2 (£1 if you have a University ID card) to Eddington

From June onwards: depart the bus at Madingley Road Park and Ride and walk through the car park to the footpath on the North East side that leads directly to Eddington Avenue.

From September onwards: The Universal Bus will travel directly to Eddington and drop passengers on Eddington Avenue outside Sainsburys.

Bus tickets must be bought from the bus driver and only cash is currently accepted. Pushchairs and fold up bikes only can be taken on the bus.

You can also take Citi buses 1, 3, 7 or 8 to the city centre and then the Citi 5 or 6 to Huntingdon Road (change at the bus station). These services run regularly, some depart every 10 minutes.

To walk to the bus station from the Railway station, follow the signs for ‘City Centre’ - exit right at the end of Station Road to Hills Road. Continue straight, the road merges to Regent Street and St Andrew’s Street. From St Andrew’s Street turn right on to Emmanuel Street, continue until you see the bus station on your left (approximately 1.2 miles – 25 minutes).

Bus tickets must be bought from the bus driver and only cash is currently accepted. Pushchairs and fold up bikes only can be taken on the bus.

Cambridge North Station

Many rail services also go to the new Cambridge North Station; public transport from here requires a change at the bus station in the city. Take any bus to the city and change here for the Citi 5 or 6 to Huntingdon Road (change at the bus station). These services run regularly, some depart every 10 minutes. Bus tickets must be bought from the bus driver and only cash is currently accepted. Pushchairs and fold up bikes only can be taken on the bus.

By Bicycle

From the city, head towards Trumpington Street and the central University sites (Fitzwilliam Museum and Downing Site). Cross the river to Queen’s Road/A1134 (Queen’s College) and travel North, to Madingley Road (you can take a left hand turn on to the side streets to avoid the busier roads). From Madingley Road turn right on to Storey’s way. Follow Storey’s Way to the end and turn left on to Huntingdon Road. You will see Eddington on your left after the Beefeater pub and Travelodge. (Alternatively, you can turn left off of Huntingdon Road to Horse Chestnut Avenue and pick up the Ridgeway directly to Eddington, for a route separate from traffic).

Cambridgeshire County Council’s cycling map is also a useful resource but has not yet been updated to show Eddington. In addition, CycleStreets.net is a new online cycle journey planner but also does not show Eddington currently- these updates will happen shortly. In the interim, you can use the Madingley Road Park and Ride as your destination (CB3 0EZ).

By Taxi

There are taxi ranks at the Cambridge (CBG) railway station and in the city centre.