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The Old Bridge
Land of the Fens
Famed above all for its beautiful university, the county has much else to offer. In Cambridge you could spend hours admiring the colleges, particularly King’s with its marvellous chapel, walking along the Backs, punting on the River Cam or admiring the varied collections housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Not far away are Grantchester, known for its connection with Rupert Brooke, the American War Cemetery, and the Duxford Aircraft Museum. The market town of Ely, on the River Ouse, and the city of Peterborough, both with a lovely cathedral, are an easy drive away.
The flatness of the county makes it good for cyclists. The Cambridgeshire Fens, with its wide landscape and spectacular skies, is of the most distinctive areas of Britain. You can take a trip by narrow boat along its watercourse, or enjoy coarse fishing of quality. The town of Wisbech, capital of the Fens, has some fine Georgian architecture: The draining of the Fens brought prosperity to Wisbech, and its wealthy landowners and merchants built rows of elegant houses along the banks of the River Nene. Facing each other across the water, North Brink and South Brink are among the finest Georgian streets in England. Wisbech, Chatteris, Whittlesey and March all have a museum documenting the Fens.
Guide Book Vouchers
Selected hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide