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GLAMPING WITH LLAMAS Faster Lente Llamas, Walton Road, Wisbech PE14 7AG bookings@glampingwithllamas.com (44) 7890 025064


Glamping with Llamas Visitor Attraction Guide

Welcome to the Fens The Cambridgeshire Fens cover an area of around 200 square miles of extremely flat, mostly agricultural land, west of The Wash. Nestling between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge, Fenland makes an ideal destination for a short break all year round. With a wide range of attractions and sites to see, it is also an area renowned for its wildlife, quiet roads, perfect for cycling, and extensive network of rivers ideal for a leisurely water-based holiday. The four vibrant market towns – Whittlesey, Chatteris, March and Wisbech, the ‘capital of the fens’ – are rich in history and well worth a visit in their own right. With a wide choice of accommodation, pubs and restaurants, why not stop off and explore the hidden backs streets and sample the fresh local produce at one of the many restaurants and pubs? Enjoy an abundance of fresh local produce, buy from our farm shops and markets or try at our many gastro pubs and restaurants.

The Cambridgeshire Fens borders on Peterborough, Lincolnshire, and Norfolk.


Glamping with Llamas - Why Llamas, and Why Glamping?

Hi, my name is Tina Gambell. In 2012, my husband, Chris (my then fiancé) and I were seeking our “forever home” for after our marriage. We happened upon a property in Suffolk that had outbuildings and two acres of paddocks. We joked about how much it would cost to landscape that much land! Chris joked that we should consider getting sheep to keep the grass down; I said: “no, no, not sheep – we should have llamas!”. The seed was planted and within a year we had married, moved into our forever home, installed paddocks and purchased our first four llamas. I joined the British Llama Society, which is the breed national society so that I could learn as much as possible about them and caring for them. I subsequently became a Director on the board of 10. Llamas are such wonderful animals. I felt compelled to share the feeling of relaxation and wellbeing that I experienced whenever I am around them.

Then came “Glamping with Llamas”… .................................................................................................................................................................................................... Glamping is portmanteau of glamorous and camping and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with “traditional” camping. Glamping has become particularly popular with 21st-century tourists seeking the luxuries of hotel accommodation alongside “the escapism and adventure recreation of camping.” Glamping with llamas provides just that… escapism from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Time to have a lay-in, soak up the day with alfresco breakfast, meet and greet our llamas, spend time around them absorbing their calmness and relaxing gentleness. You can also enjoy meeting and feeding our comical chickens and Bali-crested Indian Runner ducks, preparing the barbecue or oven for lunch or tea and taking a stroll around the four acres of paddocks before sipping champagne in the hot tub as the fire pit reaches the perfect temperature to sit and enjoy peace and quiet in your spa robes and slippers.


Contact Details Tina and Chris Gambell Faster Lente Llamas Ltd (t/a Glamping with Llamas)

Faster Lente, Walton Road Wisbech PE14 7AG

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Valentina Double Emperor Bell Tent


Valentina - Details

If you are looking for the ultimate in private luxury, surrounded by graceful, gentle and approachable llamas then look no further.

Booking Valentina will provide both stunning sunrises and sunsets. Opportunities to sketch, paint and felt are all included in Valentina's package. She can comfortably sleep between two and ten people.

Her default layout, in this 6m x 4m Emperor Bell Tent, is for two people and a king-size bed with top grade pillows, hotel quality linen and luxury duvet. She has four sofas which can pull out to make four additional double beds, enabling comfortable space for a further eight people. Low level tables, candle chandeliers and vanity unit with mirror provide luxurious comfort.

Outside you will find seating areas, cooking facilities, bbq, firepit and WC/shower. Charcoal and logs are provided.

Glamping with Llamas provides a concierge service with bespoke arrangements for private chef, travel, cinema, beauty, and visitor attractions. Included in your stay is an onfarm llama familiarisation session.

Glamping with Llamas Visitor Attraction Guide


Melisa Christina

Glamping with Llamas Visitor Attraction Guide


Melisa Christina - Details If you are looking to get away from it all whilst being in the company of creatures who guarantee warmth, friendliness, curiosity, patience, and calmness, then look no further… llamas are fantastic at de-stressing people who need that break from it all. Booking Melisa Christina will give you a supreme sunset at dusk.  Melisa Christina is a 2 berth glampervan.  Melisa, the Peruvian spelling of Melissa, a Greek name meaning ‘honeybee’, is at the zenith of its popularity in the country of Llamas.  Melisa has her own summerhouse, hot tub, bbq, seating areas and firepit... charcoal and logs are provided. Melisa has a fully functioning kitchen and a walk-in bathroom with separate shower. She has central heating and blackout blinds throughout. Hotel quality linen with luxury duvet for the double bed is also provided.  

Booking with Glamping with Llamas will provide you with concierge service with bespoke arrangements for travel, cinema, beauty, shopping or other visitor attractions - just ask and we will do everything we can to assist you.Included in your stay is an on-farm familiarisation session.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about llamas, their origins and personalities and to feed them treats.    The summerhouse has a sofa-bed which comfortably sleeps two extra people. This arrangement needs to be confirmed prior to arrival and will incur an additional cost.  Children are welcome by prior arrangement. Please contact us in the first instance.  The hot tubs are available as an add-on at £40 for your first night and £10 per night thereafter (to a maximum of £60 for your entire stay), under a cosy and private dome. Also included are the use of spa towels, bathrobes and slippers (the slippers are yours to take home).

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Melisa Christina

Glamping with Llamas Visitor Attraction Guide


Melisa Christina

Glamping with Llamas Visitor Attraction Guide


Nayeli

Glamping with Llamas Visitor Attraction Guide


Nayeli

If you are looking to get away from it all whilst being in the company of creatures who guarantee warmth, friendliness, curiosity, patience, and calmness, then look no further… llamas are fantastic at de-stressing people who need that break from it all. Booking Nayeli will give you a supreme sunrise at dawn and you will have llamas wandering up close and personal in your space. Nayeli is a 2 berth glampervan. Her name is often described as a Zapotec word meaning "I love you." Nayeli has her own summerhouse, hot tub, bbq, seating areas and firepit... charcoal and logs are provided. Nayeli has a fully functioning kitchen and a walk-in bathroom with separate shower. She has central heating and blackout blinds throughout. Hotel quality linen with luxury duvet for the double bed is also provided.

Booking with Glamping with Llamas will provide you with concierge service with bespoke arrangements for travel, cinema, beauty, shopping or other visitor attractions - just ask and we will do everything we can to assist you.Included in your stay is an on-farm familiarisation session. This is a great opportunity to learn more about llamas, their origins and personalities and to feed them treats. The summerhouse has a sofa-bed which comfortably sleeps two extra people. This arrangement needs to be confirmed prior to arrival and will incur an additional cost.  Children and well-behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. Please contact us in the first instance.  The hot tubs are available as an add-on at £40 for your first night and £10 per night thereafter (to a maximum of £60 for your entire stay), under a cosy and private dome. Also included are the use of spa towels, bathrobes and slippers (the slippers are yours to take home).

Glamping with Llamas Visitor Attraction Guide


Nayeli

Glamping with Llamas Visitor Attraction Guide


Each Space has its own private bbq and firepit

Glamping with Llamas Visitor Attraction Guide


Utilities and Welcome Pack

Utilities Hot and cold running water  Sink, stove top oven and fridge  Wifi and electricity points  Hairdryer (by request)  Central heating  Off road parking  Fire pit (logs supplied)  Bathroom with basin and walk-in shower  WC  Bedding and towels  Electric kettle and toaster  All utensils, crockery, cutlery  BBQ with charcoal  Outside summer house  Outside dining area  Outside lighting

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Utilities and Welcome Pack

Welcome pack Milk  Bread  Free-range eggs from the Faster Lente Layers (subject to availability)  Jam, Marmite and Nutella  Honey (from the Faster Lente Honey Bees when available)  Washing up liquid  Soap  Shampoo  Toothpaste, toothbrush and razor with shaving cream  Loo roll  Ground and instant coffee and a variety of teas  Tealights and candles for outdoor dining  Ice cubes (upon request)

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Fenland Tourism

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Welcome to Wisbech

Welcome to

sbech

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Welcome to Wisbech

Wisbech is renowned for its elegant Georgian architecture, a legacy from an era when the town was a booming trade centre. Stroll along the Brinks or round the Crescent to see some fine Georgian houses. Then visit Peckover House and Gardens on North Brink, once the home of the Peckovers, a Quaker banking family, now in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors from spring to autumn three or four afternoons a week. A little further along North Brink is a completely different example of Georgian architecture. Elgood’s Brewery and Gardens was one of the first Georgian breweries to be built outside London and has stood almost unchanged for more than 200 years. You can sample some of Elgood’s award winning real ales, either on a brewery tour or in one of the many Elgood’s pubs in town.

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Welcome to Wisbech Wisbech, the Capital of the Fens, is the perfect place for a day out or a break to get away from it all. There is plenty of accommodation choice, from historic town centre hotels to attractive B&Bs in rural settings and charming self-catering cottages. For all those historians, Wisbech has two museums; the Wisbech and Fenland in the Crescent and Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House on South Brink. The Wisbech and Fenland Museum is one of the oldest museums in the United Kingdom. It is very unusual because it is not only a museum, but also home to two historic libraries and a substantial archive, holding diocesan and borough items. The original manuscript of the Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations, can also be found here. Wisbech also has one of the oldest surviving Georgian Theatres in the country. The Angles Theatre has just 112 seats and offers a variety of drama, dance and music in a cosy performance space.

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Welcome to Wisbech Wisbech is justifiably proud of its 38 acres of open spaces. St Peter’s Church Gardens has been awarded a Green Flag by Keep Britain Tidy, honouring the continued hard work by volunteers and Fenland District Council’s open spaces team to uphold the high standards demanded by scheme. The award comes as Wisbech achieves its 12th consecutive gold in the regional Anglia In Bloom contest and bids for success in the national Britain In Bloom finals too. The town is also one of just 15 communities chosen by the BBC for its new BBC2 Britain In Bloom series. Camera crews followed volunteers’ efforts over a few months, ready for the series to be screened in spring 2019. The Green Flag award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that St Peter’s Church Gardens boast the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

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Welcome to Wisbech The Merchants Trail is a leisurely walk around Wisbech bringing to life the many famous characters of this town and the reason why Wisbech became one of the most prosperous ports in the country during the 18th and 19th centuries. The trail can be found on our website. Wisbech Park extends to over 12 acres and is situated in the centre of the Bowthorpe Conservation area. It has over 240 mature trees in addition to its wide open spaces and is just a five minute walk from the town centre. This tranquil and majestic garden in the heart of the town centre boasts attractive bedding displays, rose gardens, a sensory garden and many mature trees. The gardens were also awarded a commendation award for Innovation, with its links to the town’s Merchants Trail. Facilities include tennis courts, multi-use games area, for five-a-side and basketball, and two children’s play areas. Finally a lawn bowls green completes the facilities which are available to use during the summer months. Strolling through the park you will notice several wood sculptures carved from old tree trunks, seasonal formal bedding displays and the bandstand. After discovering all those delights, if you still have time to spare you can browse around the shops or visit the market and produce auctions where locally grown fruit and vegetables and plants are plentiful and inexpensive. Main market days are Thursday and Saturday, in Wisbech Market place with a wide range of market traders.

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Fenland Tourism

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Glamping with Llamas Visitor Attraction Guide

Š Copyright 2019 Fenland District Council, Fenland Tourism. All rights reserved. Website by Dimension6000

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Angles Theatre sbech Built in 1793 The Angles Theatre is one of the oldest surviving Georgian thea...

Cassanos - Club night every Saturday with live DJs, also available to hire fo...

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Chatteris

Discover the ancient market town of Chatteris from earliest prehistoric settl...

sbech Chestnut Farm has ponies from 11 hands high to 16.2 hands high, all are chose...

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Whittlesey Acclaimed as one of the UK's leading coarse ďŹ sheries, Decoy Lakes, just outs...

sbech The North Brink Brewery was built in 1795 and the brewhouse is a classic Engl...

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Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum West Walton Wide-ranging displays of aircraft, aviation archaeology and more from World W...

Fenland Equestrian Centre sbech Fenland Equestrian Centre is located midway between the villages of Elm and F...

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Fenlands Spirits and Liqueurs Distillery sbech

Fenrock sbech We really wanted to go further than just creating somewhere to climb. We want...

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Flag Fen Whittlesey Visit Flag Fen Archaeology Park to explore how the prehistoric people of the...

Fossils Galore March Fossils Galore is a non-proďŹ t education centre that started in 2002 as a web...

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March Golf Club March A nine hole parkland course, March Golf Club is a tranquil yet challenging se...

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Beyond the Cambridgeshire Fens

Beyond the Fens


Beyond the Fens

There are around 550 square miles of West Norfolk and every single one of them has something to surprise, inspire and delight, with stunning nature reserves, Fens waterlands, glorious sandy beaches, the seaside resort of Hunstanton, maritime history of King's Lynn, and country homes including Sandringham, the Queen's rural retreat. Beyond Cambs Fens The Cambridgeshire Fens is surrounded with a wonderful range of things to se and do, its a perfect location to stop and explore. Visit Cambridge Cambridge Be inspired by the many beautiful museums and galleries. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings. Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found. Here a blend of independent shops is mingled with high street brands. Visit Ely Ely Ely is renowned for its Cathedral, a magnificent building with its unique Octagon Tower which dominates the landscape for miles around. Visit Peterborough Ely Peterborough is the city at the heart of rural East England, bridging the Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire borders. Peterborough and its region have an important place in the history of Britain and the modern city continues to grow in importance and in the right way. Visit Peterborough, you will find a heritage city, an environment city, an event city and a modern exciting cosmopolitan place. Enjoy the city, we do. Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Ely Brim full of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to spend a few nights, enjoying the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer. There are around 550 square miles of West Norfolk and every single one of them has something to surprise, inspire and delight, with stunning nature reserves, Fens waterlands, glorious sandy beaches, the seaside resort of Hunstanton, maritime history of King's Lynn, and country homes including Sandringham, the Queen's rural retreat. © Copyright 2019 Fenland District Council, Fenland Tourism. All rights reserved. Website by Dimension6000

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King's Lynn and West Norfolk


King's Lynn and West Norfolk

The historic medieval port of King's Lynn has a wealth of stunning buildings, heritage museums and attractions. On Purfleet Quay is the splendid 1683 Custom House, described by Pevsner as 'one of the most perfect buildings ever built', and now the tourist office. It has the largest and bwest-preserved medieval guildhall in England, which has been used as a theatre since 1442 making it the olest theatre in the UK. It has the largest chapel in England, and the finest medieval merchant’s house in England – all within a few minutes’ walk from the town centre and the station which has direct regular trains to King’s Cross.

Castle Rising

Just outside King’s Lynn is magnificent Norman Castle Rising, one of the largest and bestpreserved keeps in the country, atop huge earthworks. Not far away is Castle Acre, not a castle at all, but extensive ruins of a Norman priory.

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King's Lynn and West Norfolk

One of the most popular visitor attractions in West Norfolk is Sandringham – the house and gardens are open from April to October with the estate grounds and visitor centre open throughout the year. A few miles away is Houghton Hall, built by Great Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. West Norfolk borders the Wash, the UK's most important estuary for wild birds and a site of international significance. The sheltered mudflats here provide a vast feeding ground for thousands of water birds from as far away as Greenland and Siberia. The natural coastal landscape is an ideal habitat for many species of wintering wildfowl, summer breeding birds and migrants. There are numerous nature reserves in the area including RSPB Snettisham and WWT Welney Wetland Centre on the Ouse Washes, home to thousands of wildfowl such as swans, wigeon and pochard who descend on the reserve during the winter months. In summer there are guided walks of this rich Fens area. Norfolk may well be the birdwatching capital of Britain. It certainly has Premier League status nature reserves - just the names of Titchwell, Cley, Holkham, Blakeney, Snettisham and Welney make birdwatchers weak at the knees. There's plenty to see whatever the time of year. Watch the winter migrants on the coast, or the spectacular raptors coming in to roost in the Broads; listen to enchanting dawn chorus in the spring in ancient woodlands, or marvel at the nesting peregrines over summer on the Norman cathedral right in the heart of Norwich. From speciality birds in Norfolk such as the marsh harrier, bittern and stone curlews to easily recognisable birds like kingfishers and geese, Norfolk has a stunning range of bird life, and beautiful nature reserves in which it can be discovered.

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King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Common birds in Norfolk range from ghostly barn owls cruising along field margins to the bright flashes of kingfishers hunting along a river. Cetti's warbler sing loudly from rustling reedbeds and moustached bearded tits join the warblers with their pinging call. Norfolk is a birdwatchers' paradise and a wonderful place for children to begin to learn about their feathered friends. With child-friendly visitor centres and nature reserves, you'll find all the help and information you need to get started. Norfolk has the best birdwatching in the UK, and a wide range of coastal nature reserves from which to observe.

You can spot Herons in the unique man-made Norfolk Broads National Park - maybe even an elusive Bittern.

With its own unique microclimate, the Brecks attracts a range of birds, from Hobbies to Nightjars.

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King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Look out for Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Redwing, Blackcap and many more in Norfolk's woodland. For many birders, NWT Cley Marshes is a compulsory port of call. This peerless nature reserve, the oldest in the county Wildlife Trusts movement and still among the most celebrated, has such a range of habitats and attracts such a diversity of birds that it is a birder's default choice for Norfolk's splendid birds. Norfolk Wildlife Trust's work at Cley has provided a template for nature conservation which has been copied across the country. Cley Marshes comprises shingle beach, saline lagoons, grazing marsh and reedbed that support large numbers of wintering and migrating wildfowl and waders, as well as speciality birds such marsh harriers, bittern and bearded tits. Venture into the Broads and make a stop at NWT Hickling Broad National Nature Reserve, the largest of the Norfolk Broads.Its wide skies and open landscape offer the perfect place for a walk at any time of year, and a boat trip AprilSeptember. The reed beds are home to the birds in Norfolk Broads including booming bitterns and bearded tits. On the water look out for great crested grebes and watch the skies for the stunning marsh harriers.

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King's Lynn and West Norfolk

You might also spot osprey, spoonbill, avocet and even common cranes which have returned to nest in the area.

Set in over 700 acres of woodland and lakes in the upper reaches of the River Wensum, the most important chalk river in Europe, Pensthorpe Natural Park is a wildlife lover's dream. You might discover all kinds of birds, including Great White Egrets, Common Teals, Common Cranes, Cetti's Warbler and Marsh Harriers. Explore RSPB Strumpshaw Fen in the heart of the Broads in all seasons. A number of nature trails lead you through a variety of habitats including reedbeds and woodland. Listen out for cuckoos and drumming woodpeckers in Spring and walk the wildflower meadows alive with colour. Six species of wild orchid can be seen as well as a whole host of dragonflies and butterflies including the rare Norfolk hawker. Keep your eyes peeled for the infamous swallowtails too floating through the summer skies.

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King's Lynn and West Norfolk

NWT Foxley Wood is Norfolk's largest ancient woodland, believed to be over 6,000 years old. Sparrowhawks and tawny owls breed in the wood and you may well see great spotted and green woodpecker. In areas of young coppice look for birds such as garden warbler, blackcap and whitethroat as they it through the bushes in search of insects. And of course a visit in the spring will reward with stunning displays of bluebells. High Lodge visitor centre is in the heart of Thetford Forest, Britain's largest lowland pine forest. Deep in the maze-like forest you can hope to see species including nightjar, crossbill, woodlark and tree pipit. Explore the Norfolk Broads National Park from the water on board our Day Boats, Picnic Boats or Canoes. Broads Haven, Bridge Road, Potter Heigham, Norfolk, NR29 5JF

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King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Hilltop Family Adventure Days run during select school holidays. Activities including Air Jump, Climbing Wall, The Big Zipper, Archery and Super Swing. Booking essential Min age 8 years. Hilltop Outdoor Centre, Old Wood, Beeston Regis, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TS Felbrigg Hall is beautiful country home full of hidden delights. It has fabulous gardens and endless acres of parkland to explore and enjoy.

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Peterborough


Peterborough

Whatever you may be looking for in a city, Peterborough has the perfect mix. From heritage attractions to countryside walks, nature reserves and villages with events throughout the year. Take in the splendour of our magnificent 900 year-old Norman cathedral, which is a special experience of beautiful grounds and majestic architecture. Follow the heritage trail to be transported back in time at Peterborough Museum. And some of the best highlights in rural Peterborough include Burghley House, John Clare Cottage and Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre with its historic watermill. 

John Clare Cottage and Gardens

And if you’re looking for events, Peterborough has a jam-packed calendar of free large scale festivals and events on our river Embankment, which build on its growing reputation as the East Midlands’ city of festivals.

Diwali Festival

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Peterborough

Established favourites such as the Heritage Festival, the Italian Festival, Diwali Festival, Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival and the Perkins Great Eastern Run attract thousands of visitors from all over the country and abroad. Green spaces are in abundance. Take the children to the Green Flag award-winning parks or nature reserves and our impressive Ferry Meadows Country Park for a relaxing walk around the lakes and woodlands. Peterborough is a vibrant regional shopping destination with Queensgate Shopping Centre located in the city centre. The high street has also room for independent stores and a City Market with a bustling food court serving street food and dishes from all over the world including a vegan offering.Â

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Ely


Ely Ely Cathedral We pride ourselves in offering a warm welcome to all visitors to this magnificent building, whether your interest is religious, historical and architectural or simply to explore and experience this wonderful place. Thousands of visitors come to Ely Cathedral each year from all over the world. Few are ever disappointed, for there is something here for everyone. It gives a vision of continuity and worship down the centuries. Lovers of architecture will rejoice in the many different styles, blending to make the whole. History abounds around every corner, and the beauty created by artists in wood, stone and glass is everywhere. There’s something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge. A choice of galleries showcases an impressive range of art, from the contemporary to the classic, a buzzing theatre and performance scene presents drama, dance and family shows and you can enjoy all kinds of live music… read more

Stained Glass Museum 'A Gem in the Fens'. The Stained Glass Museum is a hidden treasure within Ely Cathedral. An independent museum, it is uniquely dedicated to the art of stained glass. A display of over 100 original stained glass panels dating from the early 13th century to the present. Also more modern work by William Morris, John Piper and Brian Clarke.

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Ely Oliver Cromwell's House Oliver Cromwell, one of the most divisive individuals in British History, spent a decade of his life living in Ely. Visit the former Lord Protector's family home which has been extensively refurbished this year. Experience what domestic life would have been like in the 17th Century in a variety of re-created period rooms as well as as exhibition detailing the Civil War. Visit Mrs Cromwell's kitchen, try dressing up or playing with the toys of the time or ventuure into the Haunted Bedroom if you dare! Audio handsets bring the story of this impresive House to life.  Guided tours and group visits welcome.  Also Gift Shop and Tourist Information Centre.

cken Fen Na onal Nature Reserve Wicken Fen provides a window on a 'lost landscape' - a unique remnant of un-drained fenland which once covered the vast lowlands of East Anglia. It is one of Britain's oldest nature reserves and was the first to be cared for by the National Trust. Today Wicken Fen, is one of Europe's most important wetlands, home to over 9000 recorded species including many rare species of plants, birds and dragonflies. Throughout the year there's an amazing array of wildlife to see and hear, from booming bitterns and cuckoos in spring, rare orchids and dragonfles in summer, to hen harriers and short-eared owls in winter.

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Ely WWT Welney Wetland Centre The friendly welcome our visitors receive is the perfect start to a day exploring wetlands, where incredible wildlife encounters take place in the heart of the Fens. We offer the perfect setting for you to create lasting memories with your family as you explore the great outdoors. In winter join us for commentated wild swan feeds from our heated hide, watch as the birds fly in at dusk against dramatic Fenland sunsets or enjoy delicious treats from the café as you look out across the Fen landscape.  In summer explore the further reaches of the reserve to witness breeding birds caring for young, an array of beautiful dragonflies and damselflies in the air or explore for underwater creatures at the pond dipping stations.  Book onto events for more intimate encounters with wildlife at dawn in winter or after sunset in summer!

Burwell Museum Set among beautifully preserved historic buildings, Burwell Museum tells the story of a bustling fenedge village. Experience life in a Victorian mill, schoolroom and an old village shop, and imagine wartime in an original Nissen hut (siren included!). With vintage vehicles, historic farm machinery, traditional craft demonstrations and a Seventies telephone exchange to play on, Burwell Museum offers an amazing day out for families and everyone interested in fen village life.

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Ely Stretham Old Engine Close to the village of Stretham, near Ely, this land drainage pumping station (now disused) is scheduled as an Ancient Monument and has been restored by the Stretham Engine Trust. It contains a ďŹ ne steam powered, double-acting rotative beam engine built in 1831 and is the last surviving complete example of its kind in the Fens. The Site is open to visitors every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm from April to October (incl).

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Lincolnshire


Lincolnshire

Lincoln's Cultural Quarter Lincoln is the cultural hub of the county, with museums, galleries, and theatres to be found across the city. Unique art galleries and antiques centres can be found on the cobbled streets of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter. Browse to find stunning works of art or fascinating antiques as a memento of your visit. Lincoln’s Cultural Quarter is where the city comes to life with New Theatre Royal and Lincoln Drill Hall showing music, theatre, cinema, comedy, and more through the year. Close by you’ll find buzzing restaurants and exciting live music bars and historic pubs. Don’t miss Lincolnshire’s premier art gallery, The Usher Art Gallery, displaying a fine collection of fine and decorative arts and playing host to a huge variety of contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria’s Poet Laureate, was born in 1809, in Somersby House, Lincolnshire. He spent his youth wandering across the gently rolling hills of the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds landscapes, inspiring him to write some of the most recognisable verse in the English language. You can walk in the footsteps of Tennyson today following two circular walking routes in the picturesque Lincolnshire countryside.

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Lincolnshire Every church has a story to tell…

“I have always held... that the cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we have” Victorian writer John Ruskin

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Cambridge


Cambridge

There’s something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge. A choice of galleries showcases an impressive range of art, from the contemporary to the classic, a buzzing theatre and performance scene presents drama, dance and family shows and you can enjoy all kinds of live music… Famous the world over for its university, Cambridge lays claim to having one of the highest concentrations of preserved historic buildings anywhere in England. Most of this architectural splendor is centered around Cambridge University's 31 colleges, each rich in tradition. The first of these "schools" were established in the 12th century by immigrant scholars from Paris, and the first college, Peterhouse, was founded in 1284. Long before the university was founded, Cambridge was an important Norman fortification. Although its castle was short-lived (Castle Mound can still be seen near Shire Hall and affords great views over the city), the city remains to this day an important market town, and Market Hill, originally the center of Cambridge's ancient wool trade, still serves as the location of the city's busy marketplace. Despite its romantic, medieval character, Cambridge is a thoroughly modern town that hosts a variety of top-notch cultural events throughout the year, including the Midsummer Fair (800 years old and held in the same location on Midsummer Common), the famous Cambridge Folk Festival (one of the largest and longest running in Europe), and a world-class film festival. It's also popular for its numerous green spaces, including the 25-acre Parker's Piece, famous as the birthplace of modern football, and the Victorian-era Christ's Pieces, known for its lovely ornamental trees and flowerbeds. One of the most popular things to do in Cambridge is to "punt" along the River Cam, which runs through the heart of the city and offers incredible views.

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Cambridge

King's College and King's College Chapel Founded in 1441 by Henry VI and the earliest of the royal foundations, King's College is worth visiting for the huge expanse of lawn extending down to the river and King's Bridge, with its lovely views of the Backs, the various college grounds along the riverside. Distinguished alumni includes writer Horace Walpole, poet Rupert Brooke, and economist Lord Keynes. A must-see here is King's College Chapel, renowned for its 12-bay perpendicular-style interior, as well as its breathtaking fan vaulting by John Wastell (1515). Also worth checking out: the lovely tracery on the windows and walls; the spectacular 16th-century stained glass windows; the lavishly carved 16th-century wooden organ screen and choir stalls; and the altarpiece, Rubens' Adoration of the Magi (1634). Hot Tip: If visiting during term time, be sure to attend Evensong to hear the world famous King's College Choir in action. Queens' College and the Mathematical Bridge Founded in 1448 by Andrew Dockett under the patronage of Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, Queens' College was refounded in 1465 by Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV. It has the most complete medieval buildings of all Cambridge's colleges, including the magniďŹ cent gateway leading to the red brick First Court, dating from the period of foundation.

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Cambridge University Botanic Garden Covering an area of some 40 acres, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a must-do for gardening enthusiasts. Established in 1831, the garden showcases an impressive collection of more than 8,000 species of plants from across the globe. Be sure to spend time wandering through the garden's many glasshouses and trails, something that can be done as part of a guided tour (free on Sundays). Afterwards, be sure to visit the Garden CafĂŠ and Botanic Garden Shop. Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge

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Cambridge

The most famous museum in Cambridge, the Fitzwilliam should be included on everyone's must-see list of tourist attractions. This masterpiece of architecture contains a magniďŹ cent collection of English pottery and china, as well as Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquities, and illuminated manuscripts. The exceptionally ďŹ ne gallery has works by Hogarth, Gainsborough, and Turner as well as Impressionists and Dutch Masters of the Baroque including Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Rubens. Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge

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