Cambridge is well-connected, and there's plenty to see just a stone's throw from the city – and beyond.
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.
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.
Camden Market in London, is a global must-visit destination for unique finds created from a diverse collective of talented craftsmen. It’s home to hundreds of stalls, boutiques, cafés, bars and canal boats.
Behind the shoreline lies a semi-circular basin, which, at very high tides, rapidly fills to form a spectacular shallow lagoon, Holkham Beach is also part of one of the largest National Nature Reserves in the country.
Kentish Town City Farm
Children and young people are encouraged to participate in all aspects of animal care, from mucking out to helping with feeds and site maintenance. Adult volunteers also help plan and run seasonal fundraising events.
Across the site, regular events include ‘animals in action’ displays, feeding sessions, keeper talks and the glorious sight of birds in flight on the display lawn. There are also plenty of cafés and picnic spots.
National Horseracing Museum
As the home of horse racing, Newmarket is steeped in equine history. To fully capture the essence of this unique town, the National Horseracing Museum operates a number of tours throughout the season.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum in London is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. It uses its unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today.
Newmarket Nights hosts a number of live music nights during the summer season on Newmarket Racecourse’s open-air Adnams July Course. Enjoy a day at the races followed by spectacular shows from established musicians.
The square area of the Norfolk Broads totals 303 kilometres, most of this is in the county of Norfolk, and just over 200 square kilometres of these waterways are navigable, covering seven rivers and 63 Broads.
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.
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.
Thetford Forest, in Norfolk, is the UK’s largest man made lowland forest with 18,730 hectares to explore. It’s patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves provide the ideal setting for a great day out.
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.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour
The team behind Warner Bros. Studio Tour London wanted to preserve and showcase these iconic props, costumes and sets so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand.
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.