Key to the City™, Cambridge.
Free Parks and Gardens: Inner City (Northside)

Tick 8.1

Castle Mound/Hill

Castle Street, Cambridge. CB3 0AJ • (01223) 457000
Castle Mound, Cambridge
Castle Mound, Cambridge

Although there are no ruins to be seen on Castle Hill, this grassy mound is of great importance in the history of Cambridge. This was the site of the Roman town of Duroliponte, originally an Iron Age hill fort.

It is worth climbing to the top of the Castle Mound as it offers an expansive view over the roof tops of the town and surrounding countryside. On a clear day it is possible to see Ely Cathedral to the north.


Free Entry.

No easily accessible wifi. Smoking allowed.

Opening Times:

Open at all times. Free admission.


Advance booking is not required.


Located north of the city centre off Castle Street.

Getting There:

National Rail Cambridge railway station: 35 minutes walk.


Parking available nearby - payment required.

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Castle Mound/Hill, Castle Street, Cambridge. CB3 0AJ • (01223) 457000

Last Updated Thursday 28 April 2022

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