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Car-free travel to Anglesey Abbey

Visitor carrying a tray of coffee and cake in the cafe at Llanerchaeron, Wales
Anglesey Abbey is a Good Journey destination | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

As part of the Good Journey initiative, we are offering a free regular hot drink to visitors who visit Anglesey Abbey with a valid train ticket, bus ticket or a bike helmet.

In support of the Government's 2024 bus fare cap, we are encouraging visitors to visit Anglesey Abbey more sustainably. Travel to Anglesey Abbey by bike, bus or train and enjoy a stroll through the formal gardens. You can explore the Jacobean-style country house, head to the childrens' play area, do some shopping and warm up with a free regular hot drink at Redwoods Restaurant or one of our F&B outlets.

This initiative is being launched by Good Journey, a national organisation promoting car-free days out across the country. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. You can check whether your route is included on the Good Journey website and explore other ways of reaching Anglesey Abbey, including by bike and train.

Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire during summer
Anglesey Abbey has a fascinating history dating back centuries | © National Trust Images/Robert Morris

Travel by bike

You can cycle to Anglesey Abbey using routes 51 and 11 on the National Cycle Network. You can cycle from Cambridge in about 40 minutes, or hire an e bike or scooter. Some sections of the route from Cambridge are on the road, others are marked paths on the pavement.

Travel by bus

Regular buses stop 5 minutes away. They run from: Burwell (15 mins), Cambridge (30 mins) and Newmarket (45 mins). The Stephenson's No 11 service between Cambridge and Newmarket passes Anglesey Abbey. The service runs hourly Monday to Saturday and it stops at the crossroads in Lode.

Travel by train

The nearest train station is Cambridge (7.1 miles) or Newmarket (8.9 miles) and you can reach us by bike. Plan your car-free visit on Good Journey.


Offer only valid at National Trust Anglesey Abbey's café - Redwoods Restuarant - and Anglesey Abbey's F&B outlets in the gardens. This offer cannot be redeemed at any other National Trust café and is only valid on the day of travel to Anglesey Abbey and upon entrance to the gardens and property. I.e. for people who are visiting and entering the gardens and property, not just the café.

The offer includes regular hot drinks and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Please note that luxury hot chocolates are not included in this offer, which is only redeemable on the same day of travel. One free regular hot drink per valid and dated bus ticket, train ticket or bike helmet when presented at the till point in the visitor centre. At this point we are not offering a free drink to those walking into property as it's hard to validate. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

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

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.