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Places to Visit In and Around Cambridgeshire

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill

National Trust property: Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9EJ

Houghton Mill

National Trust property: Houghton Mill - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Houghton, near Huntingdon, PE28 2AZ

Peckover House and Garden

National Trust property: Peckover House and Garden - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
North Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JR

Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse

National Trust property: Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Abbey School, Ramsey, Huntingdon, PE17 1DH

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

National Trust property: Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, CB7 5XP

Wimpole Estate

National Trust property: Wimpole Estate - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Arrington, Royston, SG8 0BW

Prickwillow Engine Museum

Prickwillow Museum, a registered educational charity, tells the story of the drainage of the Fens, the history of the local area, and those doughty... more >
Main Street Prickwillow Ely Cambs CB7 4UN

Tyrrell's Punting Cambridge

Tyrrell’s Punting Cambridge Co. is a company set up by locals who know Cambridge and its history inside out... more >
La Mimosa, 1 Thompsons Ln CB5 8AQ

The National Stud

The National Stud opened its gates to the public for the first time in the mid 1970s. To this day the Stud remains the only commercial stud farm in..... more >
The National Stud. Newmarket. CB8 0XE

Clue The Looking Glass - a Solve The City adventure

Clue The Looking Glass is an immersive and interactive Alice in Wonderland themed adventure, taking you on a journey through Cambridge's unique... more >
Trinity St, Cambridge CB2 1TY

Traditional Punting Company

The Traditional Punting Company offers the best punting in Cambridge, where you'll see the world-famous College Backs in the heart of the city... more >
Landing Stage, Thompsons Ln, Cambridge CB5 8AQ

Things to do around Cambridgeshire

If you're planning a day out in Cambridgeshire, this charming county in South East England offers a wealth of activities for all ages. From historic sites to outdoor adventures, here are some delightful options:

1. Kings College, Cambridge:
- Probably the most recognisable of Cambridge University’s colleges, Kings College was founded by King Henry VI in 1441. The college exudes majesty and is a special place to wander through. Visitors love photographing the iconic Front Court. However, the most impressive part of the college is Kings College Chapel. Completed in 1515, it's still regarded as one of the greatest examples of Gothic architecture in the country. The Renaissance-era stained glass windows are also worth admiring. No trip to Cambridgeshire would be complete without visiting a couple of the university colleges, and Kings College is arguably the pick of the bunch.

2. Oliver Cromwell’s House, Ely:
- Oliver Cromwell, known for his role in overthrowing King Charles I, was born in Cambridgeshire and lived in the city of Ely from 1636 until 1647. His house from this period has now been turned into a small museum, dedicated to both the man himself and the Fens, which were long ago drained. There’s also an Escape Room at Oliver Cromwell’s house, where you and your friends or family can try to solve the clues to escape from Cromwell’s office. It's a great idea for one of the best days out in Cambridgeshire, especially when it's raining.

3. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge:
- The Fitzwilliam Museum is completely free to enter, making it great for families looking for budget-friendly days out in Cambridgeshire. Explore its diverse exhibits, from art and antiquities to rare manuscripts. The museum houses works by famous artists like Titian, Rembrandt, and Turner. It's a cultural gem in the heart of Cambridge.

4. Trinity College, Cambridge:
- Another iconic Cambridge University college, Trinity College, boasts beautiful gardens and historic architecture. Don't miss the Wren Library, which houses rare books and manuscripts, including a first edition of Isaac Newton's "Principia Mathematica." Stroll through the Great Court and soak in the scholarly atmosphere.

5. Peterborough Cathedral:
- Nearby Peterborough is often overlooked, but it boasts a splendid cathedral. Peterborough Cathedral is a magnificent example of Norman architecture, with its stunning West Front and intricate fan vaulting. Explore its history, climb the tower for panoramic views, and attend a choral evensong for a truly memorable experience.

Remember, Cambridgeshire offers a mix of history, culture, and intriguing attractions – perfect for an enriching day out!