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The historic county of Cambridgeshire with its beautiful countryside and low-lying fenland can be found in Eastern England and of course is the home to the historic university city of Cambridge, one of the world's oldest seats of learning, with its colleges dating back to 1284. The city of Cambridge is a must when visiting the county, not only to witness the beautiful architecture of its many famous colleges, but the city holds many other delights such as 'punting' down the cam, and many other historical and traditional delights.

Just North-East of Cambridge is the beautiful cathedral city of Ely, a truly wonderful place dominated by its magnificent cathedral known as the "Ship of the Fens" which dates back to 1083 and before that was the site of monastery founded by St. Etheldreda in AD 673.
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Punting on the River, Cambridge University


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Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire

Fen Ditton

This pleasant village can be found in the spacious countryside within easy driving distance from Cambridge...

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Kayaker on River Granta


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March, Cambridgeshire. Town Hall.


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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


The magic of Peterborough lies in the richness of its beautiful Cathedral. It is a glorious historical treasure house, it is unique and quite beyond compare...

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St Ives, Cambridgeshire

St Ives

This attractive market town has one of the most highly picturesque river bridges in the country. The bridge dates to the 15th century and is famous for the chapel in its centre bay, it is one of only four medieval bridge chapel's surviving in England...

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Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival


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Reflections in River Nene Wisbech


Wisbech stands on the River Nene, almost 12 miles from the sea, at one time it was closer but changing river patterns over the passing years have altered its position in relation.....

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The Rose gardens at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey

This attractive house was formerly a priory of Augustinian canons, founded around 1135. It's name does not relate to the island.....

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Rose border at Burghley

Burghley House

This is a graceful house which perfectly epitomises the wealth of the prosperous Elizabethan period. Burghley was completed in.....

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American Military Cemetery; Madingley, Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge American Military Cemetery & Memorial

Watched over by a fluttering Stars and Stripes the American Military Cemetery at Madingley in Cambridge is the only one of its.....

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Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Ely Cathedral

Sitting majestically above the River Ouse, Ely cathedral presents an awesome sight with its towers sweeping 217 feet towards an.....

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Gunwade Lake in Ferry Meadows Country Park in Peterborough

Ferry Meadows Country Park


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Flag Fen Bronze and Iron Age Centre at Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire

Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre

This is a wonderful heritage museum which began when the site was uncovered during excavations of 1982. It focus's on the.....

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Houghton Mill

Houghton Mill

Houghton is a beautifully restored water mill from the 17th century. It can be found in the delightful village of Houghton,.....

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A picture of Oliver Cromwell's House

Oliver Cromwell's House

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) was Lord Protector of England from 1653 until 1658. For the years spanning 1636 to 1647 Cromwell and.....

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Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral

The magnificent cathedral church in Peterborough was given cathedral status by Henry VIII in 1541. Formerly it had been one of.....

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