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Cambridgeshire

Discover distinctive fenland landscapes, grand houses, lush farmland and a myriad of waterways, cycle paths and wildlife. There's plenty of choice in Cambridgeshire, if you live in or are visiting East Anglia.

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Top places to visit in Cambridgeshire

The north front of Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire, from the park, with grazing sheep and trees in the foreground.
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Wimpole Estate 

Today Wimpole is still a working estate, guided by the seasons, with an impressive mansion, parkland, gardens and Home Farm to explore.

Royston, Cambridgeshire

Partially open today
Pink, red, yellow and white roses blooming in the garden with two statues at Anglesey Abbey
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Anglesey Abbey 

A passion for tradition and impressing guests, inspired one man to transform a run-down country house and desolate landscape into the masterpiece you see today.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Fully open today
Sunrise with a cloudy sky behind the wind pump, a conical wooden building with four wooden sails, at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire. In the foreground are reeds and trees
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Wicken Fen 

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, England's most famous fen and one of Europe’s most important wetlands supporting over 9000 species

Ely, Cambridgeshire

Fully open today
18th-century watermill at Houghton Mill, Cambridgeshire in spring
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Houghton Mill 

Book onto a tour to follow the amazing survival story of this 18th century watermill, which still continues the tradition of milling onsite.

near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Fully open today
Wisteria on the front of Peckover House and Garden Cambridgeshire
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Peckover House and Garden 

Peckover is a hidden oasis in the heart of Wisbech. Book a tour to step inside the Georgian townhouse or wander around the two acre Walled Garden.

Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Fully open today

Summer Walks in Cambridgeshire

Put a spring in your step with a walk in nature. Here's our top walks around the county.

Lode Mill, Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
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Beyond Anglesey Abbey walk 

A 4.6-mile family friendly walk along footpaths among the flat, Cambridgeshire fenland landscapes taking in waterways, Lode Mill and the villages of Stow-cum-Quy and Lode.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 4.6 (km: 7.36)
Visitors at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire
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Four Lodes Trail at Wicken Fen 

Explore part of Wicken Fen following the four Lodes on a trail is a great walk for catching a glimpse of grazing herds including Konik ponies and Highland cattle. Stop off at one of the hides to look for bittern, waterfowl and marsh harriers. It's the perfect walk for all the family to enjoy this season.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 4.0 (km: 6.4)
A man and woman walking between reedbeds

More walks to try in Cambridgeshire 

There are lots of things to discover on a walk in Cambridgeshire, including Anglesey Abbey’s iconic tree avenues, Wicken Fen’s winding reedbed routes, and paths through the two-acre Victorian garden at Peckover House.

Festival of Archaeology in Cambridgeshire

Join us as we celebrate the UK’s annual Festival of Archaeology from 13th – 28th July 2024. Find events and activities happening in Cambridgeshire.

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Archaeological dig project at Anglesey Abbey 

Find out what was discovered when archaeologists from the National Trust and Oxford Archaeology carried out a dig to investigate the medieval history of Anglesey Abbey.

Festival of Archaeology at Parterre at Wimpole Estate Cambridgeshire

Dig in at Wimpole 

Dive into the past with our free Family Archaeology Trail and watch the experts from the Cambridge Archaeology Field Group unearth history with on-site excavations. On 21 and 22 July handle some of the discoveries and have a go with our excavating family activity. Delve deeper into the past in the archaeology store in the basement of the house or join one of our experts for an enlightening talk or tour.

Dog-friendly places

An image of a small black and tan dog on a lead next to its owner who is wearing a pair of navy blue wellies with small dogs printed on them
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Visiting Wimpole Estate with your dog 

Why not bring your dog for a walk around Wimpole’s parkland? We just ask you take care around livestock. Then rest awhile on the terrace of the Old Rectory Restaurant.

Dog walkers at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve in Cambridgeshire
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Visiting Wicken Fen with your dog 

Dogs are welcome on the wider nature reserve at Wicken Fen. Where there are miles of paths to explore around Baker's, Adventurers' and Burwell Fens and beyond.

A dog enjoying a winter walk in the grounds at Trelissick, Cornwall
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Visiting Houghton Mill with your dog 

Houghton Mill makes for a great starting point for dog-friendly walks that cross water meadows, the Ouse Valley and onto the market town of St Ives and Hemingfords villages.

near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Fully open today

Latest news and projects

Deep Listening Walk on Wicken Fen
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Listen to the Voices of the Fen 

A new 18-month creative project, led by internationally renowned artist Kathy Hinde, called ‘Listen to the Voices of the Fen’, will reveal hidden sound-worlds and often un-noticed voices of wildlife that call Wicken Fen home, offering a new perspective on the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve.

A close up of a Four-spotted Chaser dragonfly on a reed at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
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Press release

A soaring success for ancient insects - Wicken Fen announced as new Dragonfly Hotspot 

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve in Cambridgeshire, cared for by the National Trust, has been designated the UK’s newest dragonfly hotspot by the British Dragonfly Society. The title recognises years of conservation efforts to create ideal conditions for the ancient, winged insects to thrive.

Ducks and birds on wetted fen
Press release
Press release

Wicken Fen marks landmark 125th anniversary with £1.8m restoration plan 

The National Trust is marking 125 years of caring for one of the oldest nature reserves in the UK – and the very first it acquired - with the announcement of a £1.8 million project to restore 215 hectares (531 acres) of precious peat at Wicken Fen, making it the conservation charities largest lowland peat restoration project.

A turtle dove sitting in a tree
Press release
Press release

One of the UK's oldest nature reserves hopes to attract turtle doves 

The National Trust has acquired a further 70 acres (28 hectares) of land adjoining Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, in efforts to protect more of the precious fenland habitat and to help more rare animals and birds including turtle doves.

The north front of Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire and the Parterre, with the sun casting shadows
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Wimpole's parterre set to be redesigned 

We have appointed an award-winning design team to help us redesign Wimpole's historic parterre, to help us ensure it's sustainable and more resilient to the changing climate.

Damsons members chatting in the garden at Peckover
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The Damsons group at Peckover 

Since opening in July 2022, Damsons, a community group for people living with dementia and their loved ones, at Peckover House and Garden, has transformed the lives of its members.

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Project

Green Recovery Project at Wimpole 

Discover how Wimpole is using the Green Recovery Fund to help create and restore habitats, support solutions to tackle climate change and connect people with nature.

Get involved

Conservation volunteer looking at the collection at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Volunteering in Cambridgeshire 

Making new friends, working in amazing places, and knowing that you're helping a cause you care about – just three great reasons to volunteer with us in Cambridgeshire.

Garden volunteers helping to weed the Walled Garden at Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
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Supporter groups in Cambridgeshire 

The Cambridge National Trust Volunteers group come together to help support their local properties. Find out more about what they do and how to join.

Places to stay

The exterior of Coach House Loft and Peckover Stable Lodge, Cambridgeshire

Coach House Loft 

A converted coach house surrounded by parkland, with a key to Peckover's Garden.

The brick exterior of Wainman House, nr Peckover House, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Wainman House 

A gorgeous Georgian house with stylish interiors and a private terraced garden in the small town of Wisbech.

Visiting National Trust places in Cambridgeshire without a car

Burwell Lode footbridge at sunset with bikes and visitors in shot, at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
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Sustainable travel in Cambridgeshire 

There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Cambridgeshire, whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot. Here’s a little more information that can help you plan your visit.

Upcoming events

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Summer of Play at Wimpole Estate 

Wimpole Estate, Royston, Cambridgeshire

Get back to nature and explore the great outdoors this summer at Wimpole Estate.

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25 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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09:30 to 16:00
+ 38 other dates or times
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Listen to the Voices of the Fen- SoundPools 

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Discover our exciting art installation at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, created by Kathy Hinde as part of our 125th anniversary celebrations

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25 Jul to 29 Sep 2024
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09:30 to 16:30
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Festival of Archaeology at Wimpole Estate 

Wimpole Estate, Royston, Cambridgeshire

History comes alive this July.

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25 Jul to 28 Jul 2024
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09:30 to 16:30
+ 3 other dates or times
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Balance bike hire 

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Let your little ones scoot around and explore the gardens on a balance bike.

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25 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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09:30 to 16:30
+ 38 other dates or times
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Summer of Play at Anglesey Abbey 

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Bring the whole family to enjoy a jam-packed summer of fun!

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25 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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09:30 to 17:30
+ 38 other dates or times
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Little Gardeners' Club 

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Bring your little ones along for some outdoor gardening fun at Anglesey Abbey this summer.

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25 Jul to 31 Jul 2024
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09:30 to 17:30
+ 6 other dates or times
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Dragons & Damsels Boardwalk Trail 

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Ely, Cambridgeshire

To celebrate Wicken Fen becoming a British Dragonfly Society Dragonfly Hotspot, join us to discover these winged beauties that call us home!

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25 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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09:30 to 19:00
+ 38 other dates or times
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NEW Garden Office Café 

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Pick up takeaway treats from our brand new café near the House.

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25 Jul to 30 Sep 2024
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10:30 to 16:00
+ 67 other dates or times
Visitors exploring the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Liverpool

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.