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Further Afield

 

If you have a little more time there are many interesting and enjoyable places to visit just outside Cambridge. Many will need a car to get to them although public transport can be used for some.

  • Walk along the Cam to Granchester. Setting off from Newnham or the centre of town, this walk takes about three hours there and back. In the summer months, visit the Orchard Tea Garden for tea and cake along - ideally take some poetry by Rupert Brooke to read whilst you are there. Alternatively there are several pubs in Granchester village for lunch.
  • Take a boat trip on the River Boat Georgina.
  • Wicken Fen one of Britain's oldest nature reserves and a great place to study dragonflies. Now run by the National Trust.
  • Wimpole Hall is the largest stately home near Cambridge. But Anglesey Abbey and Audley End are great houses to visit too.
  • The American Cemetery in Madingley is a memorial to the American airmen who lost their life whilst flying missions from airfields in East Anglia during the second world war as well as servicemen who died in the Battle of the Atlantic. If you don't have a car, the cemetery can be reached on the Cambridge Tour bus.
Greylag Geese flying in to land on a lake at RSPB Fowlmere
The American Cemetery at Madingley
View of the Tower hide at Wicken Fen
Grantchester Meadows covered in morning mist

Sayle House - a special place to stay in Cambridge

 

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