The unique landscape of the Fens stretches to distant horizons with waterways, fields of dark peat, glimpses of Ely’s magnificent cathedral, and unforgettable sunsets. The watery fenland habitat is perfect for wildfowl, and the sight of thousands of swans flying in to their winter roost at Welney Wildfowl Trust is an amazing sight.
Once misty marshland, the Fens was drained in the 17th century to create the fertile farmland. The last remaining area of undrained fen today is the National Trust’s Wicken Fen.
South of the county, a stroll in the Gog Magog Hills yields superb views over the spires of Cambridge. On a visit to the historic city, see the colleges and the breath-taking vaulted ceiling of King’s College Chapel, and try your hand at punting on the river.
At elegant Wisbech with its Georgian buildings and outstanding rose garden, take a tour of award-winning Elgoods Brewery and taste the ale. With your appetite whetted, it’s time to relax in a country pub and linger over a delicious meal.
To get the most out of all this lovely county has to offer, make sure you add a country pub in Cambridgeshire to your itinerary. For a great place to stop over, check out the Golden Pheasant near Peterborough.
This ivy-clad pub comes in the form of a listed Georgian coaching inn, with high ceilings and open fires, dating back to the 1830s.
A dreamy Cotswold inn serving award-winning food, the Swan pins its colours to the mast of the flagpole stood outside its doors.
Truly beautiful nestled in the historic surroundings of Nether Westcote the Feathered Nest has ale in its blood – its roots having grown from a Cotswold stone malthouse dating from around 1665.
Formerly a medieval hall house, The Cat’s tile-hung exterior fronts a delightfully pubby atmosphere buzzing with locals who are proud to share their hidden gem with visitors.
A white picket fence is what catches the eye on approach to this quaint 17th century village watering hole, located in the delightful village of East Clandon.
In a quaint village setting perched on the banks of the River Wey, the Stag is a perfect example of the very best that a Great British Pub can offer.
An enchanting grade II listed building dating back to the 16th century with a very distinctive eyebrow roof. Inside, it remains delightfully unspoilt retaining original features such as the inglenook...
Following a much welcomed refurbishment by the new hosts, this historic country pub in the woods at Stoke Row now has a new lease of life. You just have to turn into the car park to see the...
A whitewashed Georgian gem’ is the best way to describe this sophisticated village pub set in the stunning Sussex countryside.