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Bramble Lodge - Open Garden for NGS

Bramble Lodge - Open Garden for NGS Bramble lodge is hidden from the road with panoramic views of open farmland and large fen skies. A medium sized garden,..... See more >
Bramble Lodge, Ely CB6 2DN
Sat 29 Jun, Sun 30 Jun, Sat 17 Aug, Sun 18 Aug

Summer Open Season 2024

Visit this much loved family home. Residence of the Proby family for over 400 years, the part-Gothic house is steeped..... See more >
Elton Hall, Elton, near Peterborough PE8 6SH
Wed 31 Jul, Thu 1 Aug, Sun 4 Aug, and more dates until Thu 29 Aug

Magic of Thailand Festival in Cambridge

A two day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Parker's Piece is brought to you by... See more >
Parker’s Piece, A603, Cambridge CB1 1NA
Sat 3 Aug and Sun 4 Aug

Summer Artisan Fayre

Summer Artisan Fayre Following on from the success of our Spring Artisan Fayre where we raised £1000 for Mind - our Summer Artisan Fayre... See more >
Upwell Hall, New Road PE14 9AB
Sun 4 Aug
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Netherhall Manor - Open Garden for NGS

Netherhall Manor - Open Garden for NGS Unusual garden appealing to those with historical interest in individual collections of plant groups: March-old... See more >
Netherhall Manor, Soham CB7 5AB
Sun 4 Aug, Sun 11 Aug

Newnham Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS

Newnham Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS The garden surrounds a C16 grade II listed thatched cottage. It is to a good extent walled and split into the front and..... See more >
Newnham Farmhouse, Burwell CB25 0EJ
Sun 4 Aug

Elgood's Brewery Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Elgood’s Brewery Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Approx four acres of peaceful garden featuring 250 year old specimen trees providing a framework to lawns, lake,... See more >
Elgood’s Brewery Gardens, Wisbech PE13 1LW
Wed 14 Aug

Robin Hood

Join utter legends Robin, Marian and the Merry Men in Sherwood Forest for a hilariously adventurous take on the... See more >
John Clare Cottage PE6 7ED
Thu 15 Aug

Mind, Body, Spirit & Craft Fair

Mind, Body, Spirit & Craft Fair. Duxford Community Centre, Hunts Road, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4RE... See more >
Duxford Community Centre, Hunts Road, Duxford CB22 4RE
Sun 25 Aug

Alconfest

A fundraising event run by 1st Alconbury scouts with live bands, BBQ, ice cream van, coffee van, bar, various food and... See more >
Alconbury Memorial Hall PE28 4EQ
Sat 31 Aug

Wrights Farm - Open Garden for NGS

Wrights Farm - Open Garden for NGS Rural setting taking advantage of countryside views. Varied borders with bee and butterfly friendly planting... See more >
Wrights Farm, Huntingdon PE28 0JW
Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep

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!