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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.
See our recommended Cambridgeshire towns and villages below, along with our listed Cambridgeshire attractions, and Cambridgeshire hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Cambridgeshire
Cambridge has an abundance of magnificent buildings, and these together with riverside walks, wonderful museums and quaint old streets, quickly draw the visitor under the spell of this historic and charming City..
The early life of Ely began with a monastry and town situated on an island in the midst of a vast expanse of marshland in the middle of the Fens...
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...
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.....All Cambridgeshire towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Cambridgeshire
This is a graceful house which perfectly epitomises the wealth of the prosperous Elizabethan period. Burghley was completed in.....
Watched over by a fluttering Stars and Stripes the American Military Cemetery at Madingley in Cambridge is the only one of its.....
Duxford retains its wartime atmosphere and, as many of its aeroplanes still fly, you might even see one take to the air during a.....
The magnificent cathedral church in Peterborough was given cathedral status by Henry VIII in 1541. Formerly it had been one of.....All Cambridgeshire AttractionsCastles in CambridgeshireCambridgeshire Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
Wainhouse Tower is a folly in the parish of King Cross, on the south west side of Halifax. At 275 feet, it is the tallest structure in Calderdale and the tallest folly in the world, it was erected between 1871-1875. The main shaft is octagonal with a square base and 403 stairs leading to the first of two viewing platforms.
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