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Cambridgeshire

England

Education meets equestrian in a true English county

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.

CATHEDRAL AND COUNTRYSIDE IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Grand architecture & historic houses


From £439 per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month


Best time to go

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


Suggested Hotel

Holiday Inn Cambridge

  • Modern and recently refurbished
  • Great public spaces (bar & lounge area)
  • Restaurant is light and airy
  • Great touring base
  • Good value for an expensive area
  • Set in its own grounds

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


Attractions:

Cambridge Walking Tour, King's College & Trinity Hall

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.

Ely

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.

Newmarket National Racing Heritage Centre

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.

Audley End House (EH)

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.

Wimpole Estate (NT)

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.


Team Comments:

“The Holiday Inn Cambridge is a great option for this area and of an excellent standard.” (Jackie)


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