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Updated: Sep 6, 2021

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Things to See In Cambridgeshire, England

Are you planning a road trip to Cambridgeshire? Or perhaps you're just looking for a day out with the family?

In this post, I will list all the places I would like to see during my road trip of Cambridgeshire.


Please note that the key driver for this road trip is photography. Therefore, many places listed below will consist of many locations that you may not consider to be 'bucket list' items. But if you are a photographer, or plan a long term road trip, then these may well be places you'd like to check out.

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Places to see in Cambridgeshire

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  • American Air Museum - This museum dedicated to the US 8th and 9th Army Air Force houses a large collection of American combat aircraft.

  • The Animal Experience - The Animal Experience has moved to our new site at Stretham, a family business founded in 1995, offering hands on experiences with a wide variety of snakes, lizards, tarantulas, meerkats, coatis.

  • The Backs

  • Bridge of Sighs

  • Cambs Lock Antiques & Collectables Centre

  • Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial - At Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, we commemorate the service, achievements, and sacrifice of 10,000 American military service members and civilian volunteers who fought for freedom during World War II (WWII).

  • Cambridge Corn Exchange

  • Corpus Clock

  • The Cromwell Museum - Housed in the former grammar school that Oliver Cromwell attended, this history museum features a collection of paintings and personal items related to the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth during the 17th century.

  • Ely Markets - Ely Markets are a chartered market in the centre of the historic Cathedral City of Ely. Markets are held every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

  • Ely Museum - Ely Museum, a bright and friendly local history museum, located in the Bishop's Gaol in the centre of the historical city of Ely. The Museum is the history centre for the Isle of Ely & the Fens and it takes you on a journey through time from prehistory to the twentieth century.

  • Exotic Pet Refuge

  • Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum - Opening times. Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm. Saturdays 10am to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 4pm. Entry for Adults £3. 14 to 17 yrs £2 and under 14 free and we we now have contactless payments if required.

  • Fitzwilliam Museum - Museum houses vast collections of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, including exhibits of English and European pottery and glass, furniture, clocks, Chinese jades, and ceramics from Japan and Korea.

  • Fens Falconry - Fens Falconry is a private (appointment only) falconry facility located in the Capital of the Fens, Wisbech. We run experience days, school visits and private functions as well as Flying Demonstrations at events.

  • Fossils Galore - Welcome to Fossils Galore, Fossils Galore is a non-profit education centre that started in 2002 as a website for round the world fossil and crystal enthusiasts, this then grew and became the centre it is today.

  • Hamerton Zoo Park - Rare, unusual and endangered animals in a natural country setting covering over 20 acres of the Huntingdonshire wolds - including many species unique to Hamerton and not seen in any other zoo in the country.

  • Kettle's Yard - Come to Kettle's Yard to enjoy art in an inspiring setting. Experience changing exhibitions in our new galleries and explore a wonderful collection of art in a historic house.

  • Linton Zoo - At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family outing. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others.

  • Market Square - Cambridge is a market city, and stalls have been trading at the historic market square in the city centre since the middle ages

  • Mill Road

  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - Come to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge to see world-class collections of art and artefacts from all over the world. Objects ranging from stone tools and pots to sculptures and paintings represent cultures and histories over millennia.

  • Nene Valley Railway - The NVR is a great day out for the kids and the exciting train ride is just part of it, remember loads of our attractions are free like the children's play area and the river-side picnic spot and you can jump, off at other stations and explore what they have to offer too.

  • The Norris Museum - The Norris Museum tells the stories of Huntingdonshire from 160 million years ago to the present day. The Museum is located in picturesque St Ives, Cambridgeshire in a beautiful riverside building.

  • Oliver Cromwell's House

  • Peterborough Museum - Located in one of the city’s most historic buildings, Peterborough Museum has a wealth of stories to fascinate and enthrall the whole family.

  • Peterborough One Retail Park - Built in 2010 as Peterborough Garden Park and reimagined in 2017, Peterborough One Retail Park is the ‘One Destination’ shopping and leisure experience for the whole family.

  • Raptor Foundation

  • Railworld Wildlife Haven

  • Reptile Mania

  • The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum - Based at IWM Duxford, the Royal Anglian Regiment Museum tells the history of the regiment from its inception to the present day.

  • Shepreth Wildlife Park - Shepreth Wildlife Park first started as a private sanctuary in 1979. WillersMill Wild Animal Sanctuary, as it was known, was a refuge for creatures great and small, including rescued foxes, hedgehogs and badgers, alongside many different species of unlicensed exotics.

  • University of Cambridge - Founded in 1209, nearly a century after Oxford University was established, the university was formally incorporated in 1571 and was patterned after those of Oxford and Paris with a traditional course of study based on Latin grammar, rhetoric and logic, arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy.

  • University Museum of Zoology - The University Museum of Zoology is one of Cambridge's major attractions. It reopened in 2018 after a five year redevelopment programme. It offers the visitor an opportunity to explore new galleries displaying the diversity of animal life.

  • Wimpole Home Farm