The home of
the famous Cambridge University which for generations has turned out some of the finest
academic minds in the world.
Cambridgeshire can boast the traditional beauty of the city
of Cambridge, known as cycle city due to the profusion of bicycles preferred for
travelling around there, and the more modern city of Peterborough.
King's College, King's Parade.
Britain's second cruise missile base at RAF Molesworth, near Huntingdon,
was deactivated in January 1989 The monasteries at Thorney and Ramsey were founded before
the Norman Conquest. There are outstanding examples of medieval architecture, especially
in the county's many fine churches.
There are medieval bridges at Huntingdon (birthplace of Oliver Cromwell in 1599), Wansford, and St Ives,
and important houses at Burleigh, Elton, and Hinchingbrooke.
Brampton, Home of Samuel Pepys.
St. Ives, which has one of only four bridge chapels surviving in England.
Once a centre for barge-building and turf-making, this large village has attractive
windmills and a fine church with an interior of clunch - hard East Anglian chalk.
An ancient manor house stands on the site of a Benedictine nunnery built in 980 by Alfwen
the niece of King Edgar in this town with a Domesday lineage.
Has a Quay area - a reminder of its 'inland port' status before the Fens were drained. The
14th-century octagonal central tower of the cathedral, which replaced a square one
destroyed by fire, took only 26 years to complete - that is fast for those days! It
remains a marvel of 400 tons of masonry. The cathedral dates back to 1083 and can be seen
for miles around.
Mellow redbrick almshouses date from the year of the Great Plague (1665). A 15th century
church also survives.
A fine tithe barn, splendid Norman church and yew-lined avenues. Hard to imagine that the
touring holiday originated from here, but Thomas Cook was indeed born here in 1808.
Has a claim to fame of sorts by being the first billage college to open in 1930.
Five miles from Ely across the causeway a splendid 7th-century abbey was established a few
years before Ely (and not rebuilt after the Danes destroyed it).
Prosperous fruit and flower-growing area with an ancient castle and beautiful merchange
Domesday entry. Roman roads and now Peterborough's eastern dormitory town.
Elton Hall, Elton, Peterborough.
Anglesey Abbey, Lode, Cambridge.
Island Hall, Godmanchester.