Reasons to visit Cambridgeshire!
Need an excuse to come to Cambridgeshire? Well, here are some to start you off...
Anglesey Abbey is a Jacobean-style house with gardens and a working watermill. A passion for tradition and impressing guests inspired one man to transform a run-down country house and desolate landscape.
The stalls at Cambridge Market have been trading at the historic market square in the city centre since the middle ages. From Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, the stalls at the general market sell a wide range of goods.
Corpus Christi’s Taylor Library
Corpus Christi’s Taylor Library is open, modern, and spacious. It aims to provide core materials for all undergraduate courses taught at Corpus, but is also open to all members of the College, including postgraduates.
Discover the best of aviation at IWM Duxford. Stand in awe of everything from paper planes to jet fighters and Concorde at this historic airfield and museum. With eight hangars to explore you’ll find plenty to see and do.
Jesus Green Outdoor Pool
Surrounded by beautiful parkland near both the river and the city centre, this is one of the largest lidos in the country at 91 metres. Take a swim in the delightful open-air swimming pool between May and September.
King’s College and Chapel
King’s College was founded in 1441 by Henry VI and is one of the 31 colleges in the University of Cambridge. King’s has an outstanding academic record and is also world-famous for its Chapel and choir.
The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a unique collection of artefacts, journals, paintings, photographs, clothing equipment, maps and other materials illustrating polar exploration, history and science.
Sarah Key Books
Sarah Key Books has specialised in children’s and illustrated books since 1987, and has occupied the Haunted Bookshop since 1993. The shop has a stock of literature, poetry, books of local interest and some general.
The oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, having been established in 1728 as the Woodwardian Museum. Since then the collection has grown from about 10,000 fossils, minerals and rocks, to at least 2 million.
St John’s College
St John’s College was founded in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII. You can locate the Bridge of Sighs at St John’s College, and you can also find out about Prince William’s studies.
The Bridge of Sighs
Built in the 19th Century and named after the covered bridge in Venice, on which prisoners would sigh as they were escorted to their cells. The Bridge of Sighs is best seen from a chauffeured river tour.
The Eagle pub is an institution for locals, city dwellers, shoppers and tourists alike. Those in the know will seek out their traditional British pub. They serve freshly prepared, irresistible food all day, every day.
If literature is your thing, take a day trip to The Manor in Hemingford Grey, where novelist Lucy Boston penned the children’s book The House of Green Knowe, as well as a number of others in the same series.
The Orchard Tea Rooms
A visit to Cambridge would not be complete without experiencing this quintessentially English tea garden. Open every day, all year, with indoor and outdoor seating, it serves breakfast, light lunches and afternoon tea.
The Pickerel are proud to say their fantastic menu is packed with Great British pub food classics, including iconic dishes like their hand-battered fish and chips, pie and mash and succulent burgers.
The Round Church
Looking for a unique way in to Cambridge’s fascinating history? A Round Church guided walk gives you the chance to encounter the events, ideas and people who have shaped Cambridge into the charming city it is today.
Varsity Hotel Bar
Enjoy a glass of champagne from the bar’s extensive champagne menu, or a cooling glass of Pimms and lemonade from the drinks list lounging on one of the sofas, relaxing, as the world passes by below.
Wicken Fen, one of Europe’s most important wetlands, supports an abundance of wildlife. There are more than 8,500 species, including a spectacular array of plants, birds and dragonflies at the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve.