Worth a Visit
Cambridgeshire is full of interesting historical buildings, cities, towns and villages far to many too list so we have just added a few of our favourites.........
Hemingford Manor House
Built about 1130 The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in the country. It was the home of Lucy Boston from 1939 until her death in 1990 and the setting for her Green Knowe children’s books. In the winter Lucy Boston created exquisite hand-sewn patchworks, an impressive collection of them can be viewed in the house. Viewing by appointment only. The house is just 5 minutes walk from the Lodge.
Houghton mill is the oldest working watermill on the Great River Ouse. Surrounded by beautiful meadows there are plenty of walks around the area. The mill also houses an exhibition of late 19th and early 20th century paintings showing the mill and surrounding area over the last 100 years. The Mill is a National trust property.
The Old Riverport - St Ives is a beautiful historic market town situated on the river Great Ouse. You can discover it fascinating heritage along the waterfront, alleyways and market place. There's a great range of independent shops throughout the town with regular markets held every Monday and Friday, large Bank Holiday markets and an award winning Farmers' Market held on the first and third Saturday of each month.
Wimpole Hall & Gardens with its miles of parkland, working rare breads farm, walled garden and the largest country house in Cambridgeshire makes a great day out for all the family. It is a national trust property so there is lots to see and do and if you're lucky after you've spent all day exploring you can get a ride on the shire horse cart back to the car park.
The impressive cathedral dominates the skyline and is well worth a visit tours are available and include optional visits to the Octagon and the West Towers where the spectacular views make it well worth the climb! The city itself is a mixture of old and new with a good range of restaurants and shops to visit. You can also visit Oliver Cromwell's house the only remaining house used by Cromwell with the exception of Hampton Court Palace in London.