This post was most recently updated on March 15th, 2019
The modern county of Cambridgeshire is historically and archeologically rich and significant and a number of important archeological and paleontological discoveries have been made in Cambridgeshire in the course of history. You can discover majestic cathedrals, quaint and idyllic English villages, trekking, walking and cycle tours in Cambridgeshire and also find the latest designs and high fashion in the market places and shopping centers. There are also exquisite boutiques that make bespoke items, made to your exact specifications.
10 Best Places to Visit in Cambridgeshire, England
1. Saint Peter’s Cathedral
Saint Peter’s Cathedral or Peterborough Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Peterborough and is dedicated to three Christian apostles, namely St Peter, St Andrew and St Paul. The building encapsulates the Norman style of Gothic architecture beautifully as it was rebuilt in the 12th century, A.D. despite its foundations being laid much earlier during the Anglo-Saxon period. It is known for its imposing façade and arches and is one of the major attractions in Cambridgeshire.
2. Ely Cathedral
Along with Peterborough Cathedral, it is one of the most important 12th century, structures in Cambridgeshire. It was granted its cathedral status in 1109 and is currently the seat of power of the Bishop of Ely. It is known for its lofty, ornate arches and high domes, standing true to its Gothic style and it receives over 300000 visitors every year. It has separate chapels and choirs inside.
3. Museum of Cambridge
A 300 year old museum, it has 9 separate rooms housing different items of historical significance. You can also spend time in the gift shops or the temporary exhibitions that take place all year round.
4. IWM Duxford
IWM Duxford is a historical airfield which now houses a modern war museum which takes you back to the role of combat aircrafts that flew from the airfield in Duxford during the Battle of Britain and other modern conflicts. You can also see some of the top warhorse airplanes of the 19th and 20th centuries that changed the course of world history as well as learn about war strategies.
5. Discover Newmarket
Discover Newmarket is an “equine establishment” that houses museums, racing tracks, stables, health checkup centers, the Jockey Club and other private member club rooms and the trainers’ yard. You can also catch a glimpse of the best racehorses and enjoy the sight of new more foals!
6. Cambridge University Colleges
The world renowned Cambridge University has over 30 colleges some of which are considered world leaders. The policies relating to public entry vary. You may be allowed to visit the classrooms, lecture halls, cafeteria, grounds, museums, etc.
7. Granchester Village
Granchester Village has large meadows and open walks where you can go for short ambles or jaunts. The experience will be refreshing and will provide you with health benefits.
8. The Center for Computing History
It is one of the only museums in the world which is dedicated to the information age. It contains history, models and devices starting from the early stages of computing and computer development to the most modern ones. You will learn a lot about computers and how they have solved crucial problems.
9. Nene Park
If you want to see your young children happy, take them to the Nene Park on the River Nene where they will encounter endless meadows, parks, lakes and forests. You can try your hand at fishing, playing golf or taking a cycle tour through the undisturbed woodlands.
10. Cambridge American Cemetery
It is a tranquil, serene and calm resting place for the American Second World War heroes who had laid down their lives in the war. You can find out about their untold stories of bravery and sacrifice. You can visit the chapel and memorial and you can learn more about the war and personal stories through films and interactive sessions held in the visitor center.