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Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there's always plenty to do in this region.
All Saints Garden Art and Craft Market
The All Saints Garden Art and Craft Market has been part of the Cambridge scene for over thirty years, providing the opportunity for local artists and craftspeople to exhibit in this delightful open-air setting just opposite Trinity College.
Audley End House & Gardens
Explore this decadent Jacobean mansion house and meet the staff in the Victorian Service Wing. Wander the tranquil gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown, and enjoy stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside.
Black Shuck Ghost Tour
Whether you are a confirmed cynic or a big believer in the supernatural – The Black Shuck Ghost Tours team are here to take you on thrilling tours and exciting experiences to show a darker side to the ancient city of Cambridge.
Camboats offer timetabled public round trips with a unique view of Cambridge city and beyond. Several packages are available including the fabulous cream tea cruise and the tasty fish and chips cruise.
Cambridge American Cemetery
Walk amongst the headstone in the landscaped grounds; sit by the pools and reflect on the lives of the soldiers, sailors, coast guardsmen and airmen; gaze in awe at the ceiling mosaic of the Memorial Building.
Cambridge BID represents a collection of 1,100 shops, bars, cafés, attractions, entertainment and services in the city centre and it strives to ensure that visitors, locals and businesses enjoy a vibrant, safe and clean environment.
Cambridge Bike Tours
Cambridge Bike Tours are the only company who runs bike tour of Cambridge that takes you along the river to see the college boathouses, the University Real Tennis Club and the best spot in town to photograph Kings College Chapel.
Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival
The Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the River Cam and is open to everyone where over 40 crews are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course, watched by several hundred spectators.
Cambridge Jazz Festival
Cambridge Jazz Festival brings the best artists around the nation to a host of local venues to give the city the festival it has always wanted! The festival attracts the finest jazz musicians to Cambridge the UK and abroad.
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.
Cambridge Sculpture Trails
Not only are there some outstanding pieces by major international figures on the Cambridge Sculpture Trails, but there is also work by many increasingly established and up-and-coming sculptors to see.
Centre for Computing History
Much more than a museum, the Centre for Computing History hosts hands-on exhibitions, learning workshops and a wide range of events. Most importantly, it makes the history of computing relevant and fun for all ages!
The Ely Museum is a bright and friendly local history museum, located in the Bishop’s Gaol in the centre of the historical city of Ely. The museum is the history centre for the Isle of Ely and the Fens.
Emmanuel College is one of the larger colleges of the University of Cambridge, embracing a community of around 500 undergraduate students; 150 graduate students; 90 Fellows and 150 College Staff.
Activities on offer include 4×4 off road driving, skid pan driving, blindfold driving, driving for the visually impaired, clay pigeon shooting, archery, crossbow, air rifle, military escape & survival adventures and team building.
Fens Falconry is not open for the general public to drop in as a zoo or centre would be because it takes its animal care and training very seriously and the team spends a lot of their time working with the birds.
Great St Mary’s Church
Great St Mary’s Church marks the centre of Cambridge, and is the university church. Climb the tower of this magnificent building for a fantastic view of the city and King’s College chapel, directly opposite.
Experience the sound and atmosphere of a traditional working mill, have a go at making flour or lose yourself in the tranquillity of the riverside setting. Find it on an Island on the Great River Ouse.
Ickworth’s impressive Rotunda – a magnificent showcase commmissioned by the 4th Earl of Bristol to house his priceless treasures collected on tours around Europe in the 18th-century – is an architectural marvel.
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.
With a wealth of rare and exotic wildlife to see including tigers, lions, tapirs, lemurs, owls, parrots, giant tortoises, tarantula spiders and many others so there is always something exciting to see and do at Linton Zoo.
Lion Yard Shopping Centre
Lion Yard Shopping Centre offers a variety of leading high street brands in the central hub of Cambridge. The centre is easily accessible via car and public transport, with fantastic links to the Cambridge Park & Ride.
The museum’s collections span nearly two million years of human history, on all six inhabited continents. The oldest object is a 1.8 million year old stone tool from Olduvai Gorge, whist the newest are by contemporary artists.
This popular and simple wooden bridge is centuries old and has its own story. Most locals would refer to is as the Mathematical Bridge although its official name is the prosaic Wooden Bridge. Find it at Queen’s College.
Museum of Cambridge
The Museum of Cambridge (formerly known as the Folk Museum) is set in a 17th century building, which features nine themed rooms detailing the lives of Cambridgeshire people and showing how they used to live.
Nene Valley Railway
As both a living heritage railway, which is tended to by its loyal band of volunteers, and a thriving attraction for the public to enjoy all year round, Nene Valley Railway offers the chance to experience the thrill of riding a steam engine
Oliver Cromwell’s House
Visit the former Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell’s family home. Experience what domestic life would have been like in the 17th century in a variety of re-created period rooms as well as an exhibition detailing the Civil War.
Peckover House is a secret gem, an oasis hidden away. The gardens are an outstanding 2 acres of sensory delight, complete with orangery, summer-houses, croquet lawn and rose garden with more than 60 species of rose.
The third oldest of the Cambridge colleges, Pembroke was the first to have its own Chapel, and in the stained glass windows there and in the Library is evidence of the way the college makes light of that history.
Within Magdalene College, lies the Pepys Library (of 3,000 volumes), a splendid enrichment of the College by one of its most notable sons. Samuel Pepys became Secretary to the Admiralty for many years, and President of the Royal Society.
Peterhouse College is the oldest of the constituent colleges in the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1284 by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, on its current site close to the centre of the city.
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.
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.
Shepreth Wildlife Park
There are so many different animals to meet you won’t know where to start! Marvel at the sheer ‘roar’ power of the tigers in the Big Cat House or spy upon the mischievous primates on Monkey Island.
Since founded in 1546, Trinity College has flourished and grown, and is now a home to around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 180 Fellows. Princes, spies, poets and prime-ministers have all been taught here.
Wandlebury Country Park
Located just a few miles south of Cambridge, Wandlebury Country park is the city’s original park. This tranquil, open space offers more than eight miles of wonderful walks through mature woods, meadows and chalk grassland areas.
Welney Wetland Centre
The friendly welcome visitors receive at Welney Wetland Centre is the perfect start to a day exploring wetlands, where incredible wildlife encounters take place everyday, set in the heart of the Fens.
The Whipple Museum’s interesting holdings are particularly strong in material dating from 17th to the 19th centuries. The collection contains objects dating from the medieval period to the present day.
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.
Situated near Royston, the mansion, at the heart of this estate, is evidence of Elsie Bambridge’s success in creating a home. Explore intimate rooms contrast with beautiful and unexpected Georgian interiors.
The Wren Library was completed in 1695 to the design of Sir Christopher Wren. It contains the manuscripts and printed books which were in the Trinity College library by 1820, together with various special collections given to the college.
Explore the evolution of the English garden with a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park. From dazzling parterres and fragrant borders, to sweeping views and woodland walks, it’s a real treat for the senses.