When you think of Cambridgeshire, you think of its university city and the imposing Ely Cathedral, but beyond these iconic attractions, this rural county has much to offer. The wide green expanse of reclaimed Fens is broken up by picturesque rivers that lazily meander through the countryside. Within its historic market towns and quaint villages lie ancient houses, museums and galleries to explore. Opulent mansions offer impressive architecture and stunning grounds from world-renowned landscape architects.
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Cambridge University is one of the world’s most esteemed centres for learning, dating back to as early as the 13th century. Discover the history of King's College, see the world’s largest fan-vaulted ceiling, and view the masterful Adoration of the Magi by the baroque painter, Rubens. You’ll also explore the grounds and chapel of Trinity Hall, founded in the 14th century.
Providing a great mixture of old and modern attractions, Ely is rich in history and is most famed for its imposing cathedral with a unique octagon tower. Take a circular walk to discover Ely’s heritage, including Oliver Cromwell’s House, which gives a fascinating glimpse into 17th century life. The cathedral itself has an outstanding Stained Glass Museum; hop next door to the Ely Museum and learn about Ely through the ages, from prehistoric times to present-day.
Within Charles II’s sporting palace and stables you’ll find out all about the history and heritage of horseracing. Explore the National Horseracing Museum and National Gallery for British Sporting Art, and get the chance to interact with retired racehorses in this unique venue.
This grand Jacobean mansion was once one of the biggest and most extravagant in England. This English Heritage attraction houses ornate plasterwork ceilings, an 18th century Gothic-style family chapel, and The State Bed, built for Queen Anne’s visit in 1794. The stunning grounds are the handiwork of ‘Capability’ Brown, with a variety of colourful gardens to explore and several impressive bridges by Robert Adam.
This magnificent National Trust mansion has beautiful Georgian interiors, fascinating servants’ rooms, and impressive landscapes created by Repton and ‘Capability’ Brown. Within the house, you’ll see some intriguing features including the Yellow Drawing Room and the plunge bath. The exquisite grounds are delightful to walk around, with a parterre, pleasure grounds and wide vistas dotted with rare-breed cattle.
“The Holiday Inn Cambridge is a great option for this area and of an excellent standard.” (Jackie)
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