The surrounding area of Cambridgeshire offers a wonderful range of things to see and do.
Breathe in a land of lazy waterways, rolling countryside, majestic cathedrals, magnificent stately homes, bustling market towns and quaint villages. Discover a whole new shopping experience in quirky stores and exquisite boutiques tucked away along cobbled streets. Climb grand sweeping staircases in the homes of the aristocracy. Relax as you chug along in a leisure boat, watching the wildlife or get a bit closer to nature at our wonderful nature reserves.
Or if you are feeling energetic how about joining one of the many walking tours on offer in Cambridge and the surrounding areas, or hop on two wheels and follow our many cycle routes. You can ride through the fens, through our wonderful parks and tiny villages and call into our picturesque pubs for a refreshing drink and some fine home cooked food.
You might prefer to soak up some culture in one or two of the many galleries and museums. Our local museums offer an insight into the area’s history and a taste of bygone days.
Come and explore you won't be disappointed!
Set in 350 square miles of fantastic cycling and walking countryside, the district of South Cambridgeshire offers the perfect opportunity to relax and explore.
With its historic monuments, houses and museums set in the tranquil and rural landscape of rolling chalk hills covered with beech woods and flat fertile land, South Cambridgeshire provides a great location for everyone from the lively and adventurous to those who want to unwind and get away from it all.
Ely is steeped in history and is principally renowned for Ely Cathedral, a magnificent building with its unique Octagon Tower which dominates the landscape for miles around.
Ely’s riverside is a favourite spot for visitors wishing to relax, take a boat trip, browse through shops and galleries, enjoy afternoon tea or simply watch the activity on the river. The River Great Ouse is a natural magnet for visitors to Ely and the long riverside frontage is a great place to watch the world – and a host of aquatic birds – go by.
If it’s horses & horseracing you are interested in, then Newmarket is the place to visit! Experience the excitement of the turf at the world’s most famous racing venue.
Pick an afternoon event or book in for one of the Newmarket Nights on the July Course when first class racing is followed by a major musical concert by top performers such as Steps or McFly.
St Ives is a wonderful riverside town, tourist centre and thriving community. Located just off the A14, 6 miles from Huntingdon and 12miles from Cambridge on the banks of the river Great Ouse.
The Guided Bus way provides an, easy access route from Cambridge with busses running on a regular basis.
St Neots is a charming riverside town with a friendly and vibrant character.
Although the largest and fastest growing town in Cambridgeshire (located 18 miles west of Cambridge), St Neots still retains its rich heritage and charm, with plenty to offer the visitor.
Saffron Walden is a picturesque, medieval town, in north-west Essex. It has a rich heritage of old buildings reflecting its wealth as a rural market town.
There are many interesting historic buildings in the town. At the heart lies St Mary’s Church, the largest parish church in Essex. Fine examples of elaborate moulded plasterwork (pargetting), can be seen on the Old Sun Inn and the houses in Castle Street & Bridge Street.
Huntingdon grew up around a river crossing on the Great Ouse. Today, the Riverside Park is a perfect area to watch boats pass by. In Norman times, the town had sixteen churches but fell into decline at around the time of the Black Death. In the 18th century, Huntingdon prospered again as an important staging post for travellers on the Great North Road. The historic core is still intact, with many fine Georgian buildings to be seen.
Wisbech, the Capital of the Fens is the perfect place for a day out or a break to get away from it all. There is plenty of accommodation choice, from historic town centre hotels to attractive B&B's in rural settings and charming self catering cottages. Wisbech is renowned for its elegant Georgian architecture, a legacy from an era when the town was a booming trade centre.