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About the county of Cambridgeshire

The historic county of Cambridgeshire with its beautiful countryside and low-lying fenland can be found in Eastern England and of course is the home to the historic university city of Cambridge, one of the world's oldest seats of learning, with its colleges dating back to 1284. The city of Cambridge is a must when visiting the county, not only to witness the beautiful architecture of its many famous colleges, but the city holds many other delights such as 'punting' down the cam, and many other historical and traditional delights.

Just North-East of Cambridge is the beautiful cathedral city of Ely, a truly wonderful place dominated by its magnificent cathedral known as the "Ship of the Fens" which dates back to 1083 and before that was the site of monastery founded by St. Etheldreda in AD 673.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Cambridgeshire

John's College

Cambridge (418 Pictures)

Cambridge has an abundance of magnificent buildings, and these together with riverside walks, wonderful museums and quaint old streets, quickly draw the visitor under the spell of this historic and charming City..

Ely Cathedral over a wall

Ely (137 Pictures)

The early life of Ely began with a monastry and town situated on an island in the midst of a vast expanse of marshland in the middle of the Fens...

Houseboat on the River Nene

Peterborough (138 Pictures)

The magic of Peterborough lies in the richness of its beautiful Cathedral. It is a glorious historical treasure house, it is unique and quite beyond compare...

Wisbech at night

Wisbech (23 Pictures)

Wisbech stands on the River Nene, almost 12 miles from the sea, at one time it was closer but changing river patterns over the passing years have altered its position in relation.....

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Recommended attractions in Cambridgeshire

Burghley House

Burghley House (69 Pictures)

This is a graceful house which perfectly epitomises the wealth of the prosperous Elizabethan period. Burghley was completed in.....

Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Ely Cathedral (108 Pictures)

Sitting majestically above the River Ouse, Ely cathedral presents an awesome sight with its towers sweeping 217 feet towards an.....

Flag Fen Bronze and Iron Age Centre at Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire

Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre (8 Pictures)

This is a wonderful heritage museum which began when the site was uncovered during excavations of 1982. It focus's on the.....

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Imperial War Museum Duxford (121 Pictures)

Duxford retains its wartime atmosphere and, as many of its aeroplanes still fly, you might even see one take to the air during a.....

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