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Places to visit and things to do in and around Cambridge

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There is plenty to see and do around Cambridge. On this page you will find a selection of what's available. There is a fantastic Stained Glass Museum in Ely which is well worth a visit. If you would like more information on Cambridge please visit

Things to do in Cambridge City Centre
Things to do in Ely
Things to do in Grantchester
things to do further afield


Things to do in Ely
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Ely is a Cathedral city 14 miles away from cambridge. It retains many of its historic buildings some of which can be visited. It is also home to the stained Glass museum.

Ely Cathedral
Location In Ely 10-20 Miles out of cambridge
A Norman Cathedral. Guided tours available

Ely Museum
Location Ely
Local History museum

Oliver Cromwell's House
Location Ely
Complete with a haunted bedroom, Oliver Crowell's house is well worth a visit.

Stained Glass Museum in Ely
Location Ely
Museum dedicated to stain glass


Things to do in Cambridge City centre
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There are 13 churches for you to go and see in cambridge. All are in Cambridge city centre.
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Location City centre
Enjoy a trip down the river in a narrow boat.

Take a chauffeured punt or hire a punt. There are many companies to choose from. However i have put a link to one


 If you fancy going shopping while in Cambridge you wont be short of choice. There is a busy market square with markets every day of the week. There is also the Grafton shopping centre with many of shops to chose from. (if you are bringing your wife don't let her have your credit card)

Lots parks and gardensfor you to explore. for more infomation please visit

Cambridge Museum of Technology
Location Cambridge city centre
Victorian pumping station and museum

Cambridge & County Folk Museum
Location city centre,
Museum about cambridge peoples lives over the past 300 years.

Cambridge University Library
Location City centre

Fitzwilliam Museum
Location City centre
art musuem of cambridge unniversity.

Cycling and walks & Cambridge under covered

Kettle's Yard
Location City centre
collection of modern art .

Museum of Classical Archaeology
Location City centre
Collection of plaster casts of Greek & Roman sculpture

Scott Polar Research Institute
Location City centre
Fastinating look at polar explorers.

University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Location City centre

University Museum of Zoology
Location City centre
collection of zoological material

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Location City centre
A collection of scientific instruments and models.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Location City centre
Collection of fossils, rocks and minerals from around the world

On top of all this there are Guided tours and walks around Cambridge. There are also various ways of finding out more information about the city, why not take a Pedicab tour of the city or even take in the sites while on a boat.

Things to do out of Town
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Hinchingbrooke House
Location 10-20 Miles out of cambridge
Historic former home to the cromwell family.

Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village
Location 35 minutes away

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
Location 20-30 miles out of Cambridge
reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village, set on the site of the original settlement

Anglesey Abbey Gardens & Lode Mill
Location 6 miles out of Cambridge
16th Century House and Gardens

Audley End House & Gardens
Location 10-20 Miles away
An english Heritage Jacobean mansion.

Kimbolton Castle
Henry VIII’s first wife is said to haunt here..

Wimpole Hall, Home Farm, Gardens & Park
Location 5-10 miles out of the centre
Historic House and Gardens

Duxford Imperial War Museum
Location 5-10 miles away

Burwell Museum
Location10-20 miles away
Collection of artifacts associated with Cambridgeshire.

Cromwell Museum
Location 10-20 miles.
Museum about Oliver Cromwell.

Saffron Walden Museum
Location10-20 miles away
collection including archaeology & early history of the area. displays of decorative arts, costume & toys.

St Ives
Location 24km from cambridge
A English market town. The markets are the main attaraction and are well worth a visit. There is also the Norris museum, which has large amounts of local history

Things to do in Grantchester
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A charming little village near cambridge. The village was home to WWI poet Rupert Brooke.You can visit the Rupert Brooke museum, however we recommend if you do go to Grantchester you take your selves off to The Orchard tea Gardens.

Orchard tea Gardens
Location Granchester
Indulge in morning coffee or a afternoon tea in these wonderful surroundings.