The Fenland and other Local Attractions.

    • The Fenland Gîte is a good base for visiting places such as Cambridge (16 miles) with its many historic University Colleges or for punting along the Backs. Newmarket (14 miles), the home of horse racing, has two flat racecourses where the Classic One Thousand and Two Thousand Guineas are run. Newmarket’s July racecourse also holds a series of summer evening race meetings on Fridays, followed by an open-air concert featuring a variety of top band.

  • Ely railway station offers fast and frequent services to and from Cambridge - and London is only 80 minutes away.

  • Other notable attractions in the area are Wicken Fen Nature Reserve (10 miles), Welney Wildfowl Trust (11 miles) and Anglesey Abbey, a National Trust historic house and gardens (20 miles). Ely is also well placed for a day at the seaside at the east coast resort of Hunstanton (43 miles) or the picturesque Holkham beach (57 miles)

     

     

Wicken Fen

All Year , 2015 / Attractions

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen. Wicken Fen, one of Europe's most important wetland...

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Newmarket Races Nights

Seasonal, 2015 / events

Why not treat yourself to the races at Newmarket Race course followed by a live band performing.

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Cambridge

All Year , 2015 / Attraction

The city of Cambridge is a University City and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia, on the River Cam, about 50 miles north of London.

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Welney Wildfowl

Seasonal, 2015 / Attraction

Welney is a wetland paradise of international importance with something to offer whatever the season

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