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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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Place

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
Silver birch trees in the Winter Walk at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
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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

On the telly

Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott being filmed cooking in an outdoor kitchen at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
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Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off 

See Wimpole Estate up close in ITV's new series, Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off, which airs from 18 May. Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott hosts a friendly outdoor cooking competition and creates dishes using produce grown in Wimpole's garden. Our staff and volunteers taste and rank each dish, and you'll also get to know the people who look after the gardens all year round.

Camera man filming horologist at work on the Pagoda clock
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Anglesey Abbey stars in series 2 of BBC's Hidden Treasures programme 

Airing on Friday 10 May, Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire is one of the central stories in series 2 of BBC's Hidden Treasures of the National Trust.

Spring 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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Trail

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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Trail

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.

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

Ducks and birds on wetted fen
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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
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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.

A flock of birds flying above a wetland with long reeds and pools of water on a sunny day
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Turning on the tap at Wicken Fen 

This month, rangers at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve (NNR) will turn on taps across the site to allow water to flow from the lodes on higher ground to the lower laying fens, creating standing pools of water and a winter wetland for wildlife, as well as sequestering carbon. 

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.

View of Waterclose Meadow campsite, Houghton Mill
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Waterclose Meadows camping 

An idyllic campsite situated in a peaceful location with beautiful views over the Ouse Valley, Waterclose Meadows welcomes caravans, tents, motorhomes and has pods for hire.

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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New Den Building Area 

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The Green Team have been busy clearing a new space for den-building and adventure at Anglesey Abbey!

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27 May to 31 May 2024
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09:30 to 17:00
+ 4 other dates or times
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ZooLab: Weird Woodland Trail at Anglesey Abbey 

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Come along for some weird and wonderful woodland fun this May half term!

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27 May to 2 Jun 2024
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09:30 to 17:30
+ 6 other dates or times
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Volunteer Taster Sessions 

Peckover House and Garden, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Have you ever thought about volunteering at Peckover House & Garden? Our visitor experience team are hosting a series of taster sessions this spring.

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27 May 2024
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10:30 to 12:30
+ 1 other date or time
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May half-term crafts 

Wimpole Estate, Royston, Cambridgeshire

Join us at Wimpole Estate for a week of creativity and exploration this May Half-Term!

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27 May to 31 May 2024
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10:30 to 15:30
+ 4 other dates or times
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Exhibition: Artists of East Anglia 

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Discover a collection inspired by East Anglia.

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27 May to 31 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 15:00
+ 157 other dates or times
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David Peter Housden Art Exhibition 

Peckover House and Garden, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Local artist David Peter Housden is exhibiting his artwork for the first time in over 40 years at Peckover House from 7 March to 3 November

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27 May to 3 Nov 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
+ 160 other dates or times
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Pig feeding at Home Farm 

Wimpole Estate, Royston, Cambridgeshire

An experience not to be missed on your visit to Wimpole Estate, the Home Farm pig feeding takes place twice daily.

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27 May to 9 Jul 2024
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11:15 to 11:30
+ 87 other dates or times
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Guided Garden Walks 

Wimpole Estate, Royston, Cambridgeshire

Discover Wimpole's historic gardens.

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27 May to 30 Oct 2024
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11:30 to 12:30
+ 68 other dates or times
Small girl running between conical topiary hedges in the Cherry Garden at Ham House

Where will you visit next?

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