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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.

What to expect from Scholars Punting Cambridge


Right in the centre of Cambridge, the guided punting tour takes you through all the wonderful sights you can only see by river. The checking-in desk is situated at the La Mimosa Landing Stage. There is a good range of restaurants at the Quayside area and public toilets are available.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01223 430049, or email ashley@scholarspuntingcambridge.co.uk.


  • For full details and maps of how to reach us, please see the find us section of our website. Alternatively, you can plan your journey by car or public transport using a journey planning website; simply enter your postcode and ours, which is CB5 8AG, to get directions.
  • The nearest railway station is Cambridge, which is approximately 3km away (a half hour walk). Taxis are available at the station, or alternatively you can call 01223 715715 to book a taxi.
  • The nearest bus stop is Bridge Street. This is approximately 500m from our check-in desk at the La Mimosa Landing Stage.
  • Shop mobility must be booked in advance. Please use the following contact information to make your reservation;

Email: shopmobility@cambridge.gov.uk
Call: 01223 461858 (Grafton East office)
Call: 01223 457452 (Grand Arcade office)

  • The pavements are all even surfaced in these areas.

Car Parking and Arrival

  • The nearest parking facilities are at Grand Arcade, however they are 1km away. You may wish to use pay and display on Chesterton Rd 200m. Mostly its a 2 hour limit, however whole day parking is available at the Boathouse Pub also on Chesterton Rd 300m.
  • The nearest free parking is on Wilberforce Road. This is approximately 700m away.
  • Passengers may be dropped off by car at the quayside.

Main Entrance, Reception and Ticketing Area

  • The main checking-in desk is situated by the La Mimosa Landing Stage
  • There are three steps down to the boats and a single handrail.
  • There are chairs and stools within the quayside area for patrons of the cafés and restaurants. The floor is brick. There is a public toilet with a tiled floor. The area is well-lit with multiple types of lighting.
  • Refreshments are available from various cafés on the quayside
  • Staff will be available to aid disabled customers into the boat where needed

Attraction (displays, exhibits, rides etc.)

  • Once on the tour, a commentary is given by the chauffeur. It is recommended that passengers with hearing difficulties sit closer to the guide. The main attraction is the sights, so deaf passengers will still enjoy the tour.

Public Toilets

  • Toilets are available at the quayside, adjacent. A baby-changing unit is fitted in the toilet block. It is lit with a standard bulb. The taps are hand operated. The floor has large tiles. The seat is 400mm/15.7″. There is transfer space around the disabled toilet. The door has a clearance space of 100cm. The door opens outward, leaving movement space inside. Floor tiles are black and white, whilst wall tiles are a variety of colours. The basin and toilet are white.


  • There are a broad selection of different restaurants at the quayside.

Additional Information

  • WiFi is not available
  • Dogs are welcome on the tours but must be kept on a leash.
  • Mobility scooters, pushchairs, and prams can be stored at our check-in desk.
  • Being a popular destination for tourists, there is a large range of local accommodation available on sites such as booking.com

Contact Information


01223 430049



Web site: www.scholarspuntingcambridge.co.uk

Local accessible taxi:

Panther Taxi – 01223 715715

Local public transport:

Cambridge Train Station, Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2JW.

Bridge Street bus stop, CB2 1UJ.


Our station
Bridge Street bus stop to Scholars station
Drummer Street to Scholars station
Park Street car park to Scholars station
Parking at Wilberforce Road to Scholars

Scholars Punting Co.

We pride ourselves on a warm, friendly service, offering chauffeured punting tours to meet individual needs and requirements. We offer excellent Cambridge punting deals on shared or private tours of the famous 'Backs' - the historic University of Cambridge colleges that align the river

All our punts are equipped with warm blankets and umbrellas, so rest assured you'll be comfortable come rain or shine. We also offer tours in a number of languages, so please let us know your preference and we'll make every effort to ensure your tour is extra special.

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