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Cambridgeshire is probably most famous for its university town but there are many other delightful places to explore in the county. In Cambridge walk around the colleges of the famous university and along the Backs. Take a punt along the River Cam and see the Bridge of Sighs and some of the most iconic scenes in Cambridge. At Kings College the world famous choristers are a delight to hear, particularly at Christmas. Mingle with the academics as they rush through the streets on the way to lectures. 

Visit the Fitzwilliam Museum with its world class collection of antiques, and the Cambridge and County Folk Museum depicting some of the culture in the county. Nearby the village of Grantchester was immortalized in a Rupert Brooke poem and now has a museum commemorating his life, and the American War Cemetery is located at Coton, the only one of its kind in the UK.  



Cambridgeshire is a flat county and excellent for cycling and walking. With the famous waterways you can even take a holiday on a narrow boat and see the country from a different perspective. Fishing is another popular activity in Cambridgeshire. Why not cycle through Wisbech and follow the Apples and Ale Trail through picturesque villages, ancient sea banks and miles of orchards. Sailing and windsurfing are popular on Grafham Water. Two RSPB observatories at Fowlmere and at Ouse Washes will appeal to bird watchers.

Visit a working windmill at Swaffham and the cathedral city of Ely. Take the Nene Valley Railway through the countryside from Wansford to Yarwell and explore the historic village of Crowland with its imposing Abbey. Visit Burghley House to get an insight into Elizabethan life in the county and enjoy some of the beautiful gardens open to eh public. Enjoy the history and beauty of Cambridgeshire when you visit this magical county.  



 

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