CAMBRIDGESHIRE

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The Raptor Foundation                                     Woodhurst                            www.raptorfoundation.org.uk
A Bird of Prey Park offering the opportunity to get up close to natures endearing creatures.  Watch and take part in one of the 3 flying displays carried out daily.  Stroll among the gardens, feed the fish or relax in the tearoom with one of our cream teas.  For the children there are creativity days in our Education room plus a play area.  You can even spend money in our Mad About Owls shop or in Raptor Crafts.
Directions: From A14 exit at St Ives, follow Industrial Estate signs, then pick up brown Tourist Sign - we are on the left.
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Nene Valley Railway                               Stibbington, Peterborough                          www.nvr.org.uk
All the sights and sounds of the golden age of steam come alive at the NVR. The 7.5 miles of track passes through the heart of the 500 acre Ferry Meadows Country Park. An ideal outing for lovers of steam, both young and old. The NVR is also the home of Thomas "the children's favourite engine".

Directions: On A1 southbound carriageway at Stibbington, 1 mile south of junction with A47.
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Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode MillLode, CambridgeHouse, Garden & Mill
A passion for tradition and impressing guests inspired one man to transform a run-down country house and desolate landscape. At the age of 30, the future Lord Fairhaven began to create his first home. Wanting to inspire and surprise visitors, he created a spectacular garden with planting for all seasons, and a cosy house in which to entertain. Life revolved around horse racing and shooting, and guests enjoyed 1930s luxury. Inside, fine furnishings, books, paintings, silver and rare clocks give a feeling of opulence. Outside, 46 hectares (114 acres) offer vibrant colour, delicious scent, and the simple pleasures of nature.

Burwell MuseumBurwellMuseum
Rural history museum depicting life through the centuries on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens. Includes an early 19th century windmill.

Cambridge University Botanic GardenCambridgeGardens
With a framework of mature trees and shrubs, this paradise of plants comprises diverse, superbly landscaped settings including the Rock Garden, representing the alpine plants from the mountains of every continent; the Lake and Water Garden, teeming with bird life; tropical rainforest, the alpine house and seasonal displays in the Glasshouses; and the historic Systematic Beds, displaying 1600 hardy representatives of more than 80 families of flowering plants. The Garden also boasts many important plant collections including lavenders, hardy geraniums, British native plants displayed on the Ecological Mound, and the finest collection of trees in the East of England.

Denny Abbey and the Farmland MuseumWaterbeach, CambridgeAbbey
Denny Abbey has a unique and fascinating history. Founded in 1159 as a Benedictine monastery, it then became a retirement home for elderly Knights Templars. After the Templars’ suppression for alleged heresy in 1308, it became a convent of Franciscan nuns before becoming a farm from 1539 and the dissolution of the monasteries until the 1960s. All these changes are still traceable in the building: and are interpreted for visitors by graphic panels illustrated by local artist Anne Biggs. Family-friendly activities include imaginative hands-on interactives about medieval tiles, stained glass and arches. The site’s Farmland Museum features a fenman’s hut, blacksmith’s and wheelwright’s workshops, village shop display and many other aspects of Cambridgeshire rural life.

Duxford ChapelWhittlesfordChapel
A modest but complete and attractive 14th century chantry chapel, perhaps originally a hospital.

Ely CathedralElyCathedral - Abbey
Visit one of Britain’s most enchanting Cathedrals. Historically referred to as ‘The Ship of the Fens’, this beautiful medieval building featured as one of the key film locations for Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The Other Boleyn Girl.

Flag Fen Bronze Age CentrePeterboroughBronze Age Remains
Celtic and Roman British re-enactment which includes educational activities with worksheets. Opportunity to explore the 20 acre park with re-constructed roundhouse, museum and visitor centre and handle weapons and toolsets.

Grafham Water Exhibition CentreGrafhamVisitor Centre
There are at least two halves to Grafham Water, here on the Northern Shore the visitor will find the exhibition centre with a small display showing how the reservoir was built, a useful gift shop and perhaps best of all a super place for a snack when you have had a good walk around some of the reservoir. You can also hire bikes from here.

Hitchingbrooke HouseHuntingdonHouse
Country House, originally medieval nunnery converted by Cromwell family in the 16th century, later extended by Earls of Sandwich. Medieval remains of nunnery once concealed within walls of later house can be seen. Links with Oliver Cromwell, Samuel Pepys and the inventor of the commonplace 'sandwich'.

Houghton MillHoughton, Nr HuntingdonMill
Situated in a stunning riverside setting and full of excellent hands-on activities for all the family, this five-storey historic building is the last working watermill on the Great Ouse. Flour is for sale, ground in the traditional way by water-powered mill stones.

Isleham Priory ChurchIslehamChurch
Isleham Priory Church is the best example in England of a small Norman Benedictine priory church, surviving in a surprisingly unaltered state despite later conversion into a barn.

Kettle's YardCambridgeArt Gallery
A beautiful house with a distinctive collection of modern art and next door a gallery showing a changing programme of Modern and contemporary art exhibitions.

Longthorpe TowerNr PeterboroughTower
Longthorpe Tower displays one of the most complete and important sets of 14th century domestic wall paintings in northern Europe. This varied 'spiritual encyclopaedia' of worldly and religious subjects includes the Wheel of Life, the Nativity and King David.

Manor, TheHemingford Grey, HuntingdonHouse and Garden
Built about 1130. Made famous as House of Green Knowe in children’s books by author Lucy Boston. Her patchwork collection on display. Garden, topiary, roses.

Peckover HouseWisbechHouse & Garden
Peckover House is a secret gem, an oasis hidden away in an urban environment. A classic Georgian merchant's townhouse, it was lived in by the Peckover family for 150 years. The Peckovers were staunch Quakers, which meant they had a very simple lifestyle; yet at the same time they ran a successful private bank. Both facets of their life can be seen as you wander through the house and gardens. The gardens themselves are outstanding – 0.8 hectare (two acres) of sensory delight, complete with orangery, summerhouses, croquet lawn and rose garden with more than 60 species of rose.

Peterborough CathedralPeterboroughCathedral - Abbey
Peterborough Cathedral is one of the finest Norman buildings surviving in Europe today. The medieval wooden ceiling is a unique work of art & engineering. The Cathedral is final burial place for Katharine of Aragon and each year we stage a festival in her honour. Standing proudly in the centre of Peterborough, tower tours & guided tours are available for visitors.

RailworldPeterboroughTransport Museum
Railworld is a Sustainable Transport Centre, showing an awareness of climate change and its link to Transport, with many exhibits, including our superb Model Railway.

Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse Ramsey, HuntingdonOther Building
This charming former gatehouse is all that remains of the once great Benedictine abbey at Ramsey.

Sacrewell Farm and Country CentrePeterboroughFarm
Sacrewell Mill - hidden away in a quiet valley setting near the A1 - is the 'jewel in the crown' at Sacrewell Farm and County Centre. Just one of the many treasures from the past - the mill, restored to operating condition in 1993 - forms the heart of the bygones collection, which ranges from Bamford Hay Rake to Coulter Seed-Drill and from a simple chamber pot to hand-operated washing machines. The farm animal collection, restaurant and souvenir shop - not to mention play areas, walks and trails - make Sacrewell a great day out for visitors of all ages.

University Museum of ZoologyCambridgeMuseum
Huge variety of animals including large skeletons of mammals, tropical and British birds, reptiles, invertebrates, beautiful shells and displays retracing the evolution of animal life.

Walpole Water GardensWisbechGardens
Walpole Water Gardens is an unusual place with over 20 kinds of eucalyptus, as well as palms, banana trees, bamboos, cannas, grasses and much more. Relaxing and welcoming, the picturesque grounds also include an art gallery featuring paintings and limited edition prints of wildlife and landscapes, a very good tea room, and shop selling exotic plants and Koi carp. Guided tours available. Free admission.

Welney Wildfowl ReserveWelneyWildlife Park
850 acre wildfowl reserve including nature trail and information centre. Toilet facilities for people with disabilities and access for wheelchair users to main observatory. Entrance fee.

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve Wicken, ElyNature Reserve
Wicken Fen, one of Europe's most important wetlands, supports an abundance of wildlife. There are more than 8,000 species, including a spectacular array of plants, birds and dragonflies. The raised boardwalk and lush grass droves allow easy access to a lost landscape of flowering meadows, sedge and reedbeds, where you can encounter rarities such as hen harriers, water voles and bitterns. The Wicken Fen Vision, an ambitious landscape-scale conservation project, is opening up new areas of land to explore. Our grazing herds of Highland cattle and Konik ponies are helping to create a diverse range of new habitats.

Wimpole HallArrington, RoystonHouse & Garden
The impressive mansion, at the heart of this estate, is evidence of Rudyard Kipling's daughter, Elsie Bambridge's success in creating a home. Intimate rooms contrast with beautiful and unexpected Georgian interiors, including Soane's breathtaking Yellow Drawing Room and wonderful plunge bath. The fascinating basement corridor offers a glimpse into life below stairs. Stroll around the colourful parterre garden and wander through the Pleasure Grounds to the walled garden, abundant with fruit, vegetables and herbaceous borders. Stride out across the landscape park, among the rare-breed cattle, and imagine the previous owners planning their visions of grand avenues and spectacular vistas.

Wimpole Home FarmArrington, RoystonFarm
Arriving at this part of the Estate you are in awe of the Great Barn, set within the traditional farmyard, contrasting with the modern piggery and cattle sheds. Discover rare breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, goats and horses and see how we care for them. Learn about food and farming with daily activities: try our 'milking buckets', watch the Jersey cow on the milking machine and join in grooming the donkeys. See the Farm Manager's office and find out how he manages a modern arable and livestock farm, day by day, and takes it forward into the future.

Wood Green Animal SheltersGodmanchesterAnimal Shelter
Provides Shelter and care for up to 6,000 domestic animals every year. Some larger breeds such as llamas and deer are permanent residents. The Shelter is open from 10am until 4pm every day except Christmas and Boxing Day. Visitors can enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the restaurant/coffee shop and purchase gifts and pet supplies in our site shop.


 
Abington Pottery CentreCambridge
Activity WorldPeterborough
Audley End House and GardensSaffron Walden
Babylon GalleryEly
Big Sky Adventure PlayPeterborough
Brampton WoodBrampton
British Museum of MiniaturesRoyston
Cambridge & County Folk MuseumCambridge
Cambridge American CemeteryCoton
Cambridge Arts TheatreCambridge
Cambridge Brass RubbingCambridge
Cambridge City AirportCambridge
Cambridge Contemporary ArtCambridge
Cambridge Museum of TechnologyCambridge
Cambridge Tourist Information CentreCambridge
Chatteris MuseumChatteris
Chilford Hall VineyardLinton
City Sightseeing Ltd CambridgeCambridge
Conservatory Gallery & BusinessCambridge
Cromwell MuseumHuntingdon
East of England ShowgroundPeterborough
Elgood & Sons Ltd. BreweryWisbech
Elton HallPeterborough
Ely MuseumEly
Ely Tourist Information CentreEly
Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, TheCambridge
Gamlingay WoodSandy
Grafham Water Nature ReserveHuntingdon
Hamerton Zoological ParkSteeple Gidding, Huntingdon
Hayley WoodLongstowe
Hinchingbrooke Country ParkHuntingdon
Huntingdon Tourist Information CentreHuntingdon
Imperial War Museum DuxfordDuxford
Institute of Visual CultureCambridge
Island HallGodmanchester
Key Ferry CruisesPeterborough
Kimbolton CastleKimbolton
Kings College ChapelCambridge
Krazy KartsMarch
Linton ZooLinton, Cambridge
March and District MuseumMarch
Milton Country ParkMilton, Cambridge
Milton Maize MazeMilton
Museum of TechnologyCambridge
Norris Museum, TheSt Ives
Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum TrustWisbech
Oliver Cromwell's HouseEly
Parker's PieceCambridge
Paxton Pits Nature ReserveLittle Paxton
Peterborough Museum & GalleryPeterborough
Peterborough Tourist Information CentrePeterborough
Prickwillow Drainage Engine MuseumEly
Quayside GallerySt Ives
Rally Karting CentreHuntingdon
Ramsey Rural MuseumRamsey, Huntingdon
Riverboat GeorginaCambridge
Royston CaveRoyston
RSPB Fowlmere Nature ReserveRoyston
RSPB Lodge Nature ReserveSandy
RSPB Ouse Washes Nature ReserveMarch
Rupert Brooke MuseumGrantchester
Saint Ives Bridge ChapelSt Ives
Saint Wendredas ChurchMarch
Scotsdale Nursery and Garden CentreGreat Shelford
Scott Polar Research InstituteCambridge
Sedgwick MuseumCambridge
Shepreth Wildlife Park WillersmillShepreth
St Neots MuseumSt Neots
St Neots Picture GallerySt Neots
St Neots Tourist Information CentreSt Neots
Stained Glass Museum, TheEly
Taggart GalleryGreat Staughton, St. Neots
Thorney Heritage Museum Peterborough
University Museum of Archaeology and AnthropologyCambridge
Whipple Museum History of ScienceCambridge
Whittlesey MuseumWhittlesey
Windmill, TheSwaffham Prior
Wisbech & Fenland MuseumWisbech
Wysing ArtsBourn, Cambridge

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