Stay in Peterborough
Peterborough was originally founded around a Saxon monastery and is now a modern city that combines old with new with the historic centre dominated by the magnificent Norman cathedral. It has an excellent indoor shopping centre and also the fabulous Nene Park with it's woodland and forest walks. This landscaped area of parkland stretches along 10km in the beautiful valley of the River Nene, and provides lakes, nature reserves, sporting activities and steam train rides. A great day out and something for all the family.
Not far away the busy market town of March stands on the course of the River Nene. This is an ideal place to visit to watch the colourful boats cruising the Fenland waterways past the pretty riverside gardens. March is popular with boaters as they can moor up in the town centre to visit the many shops and restaurants.
Whittlesey sits on the very western edge of the Fens, close to the cathedral city of Peterborough. The Museum of Archaeology offers a reminder of Whittlesey's rich trading and agricultural history.
On the eastern edge of the Fens and playing a major role in the drainage is Denver Sluice on the River Ouse near Downham Market, just into Norfolk. This complex and intimidating lock system at the confluence of 5 water courses, controls the tidal water from the Wash at Kings Lynn! It is quite impressive and well worth a visit, and if you are in need of refreshment the Jenyns Arms is a popular watering hole.
Huntingdon is an historic market town and the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell. The old stone river bridge over the River Great Ouse is one of England's finest medieval bridges. Close by is Hinchingbrooke Country Park and the National Hunt Racecourse. Godmanchester is separated from Huntingdon by water meadows and a 13th C. bridge. There are elegant 17th/18th C. town houses and timber-framed cottages.
Just outside Huntingdon is Grafham Water park with extensive views, sailing, trout fishing, nature reserve & trails, picnic areas and shop. It is a great place to cycle round and bikes can be hired on site. Nearby St Neots sits on the River Great Ouse.
To the south of Cambridge at Arrington, not far from Royston is Wimpole Hall and Home Farm (National Trust). The 18th C house is in a landscaped park with a folly and Chinese Bridge. And of course Duxford Imperial Air Museum makes for a great day out for all ages.
Linton Zoo has big cats, lynx, wallabies, lemurs in a wonderful setting of beautiful gardens and wildlife, a great idea for a family day out. Not far away is Chilford Hall Vineyard where you can taste and buy award wining wines from the largest vineyard in Cambridgeshire.
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