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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":792,"Name":"Cambridgeshire","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holidays in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOh how we love Cambridgeshire. This picturesque patchwork of rolling countryside, English tradition and looming landmarks is home to everything from historic market towns to pretty little villages. It\u0026rsquo;s a place to take time out, open the map each day and pick your next adventure, and the beauty is that there\u0026rsquo;s always something new to explore.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust imagine winding waterways, ever-so-opulent stately homes and cobbled streets lines with boutiques. Cambridgeshire is a place where landscape and history merge, and that means there\u0026rsquo;s a day out to suit every kind of visitor. If you want to explore on foot, you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to take your pick from one of the walking tours on offer in the city of Cambridge, or hire a bike and see what you can see on one of the city\u0026rsquo;s cycle routes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePerfect for culture vultures, Cambridgeshire\u0026rsquo;s long had a reputation for its elegant pastimes and quintessentially British feel. This is the place to try your hand at punting, take in a show at the Cambridge Corn Exchange or take in the history at Kings College with a guided tour.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Cambridgeshire\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLet\u0026rsquo;s start with the things to do that are right in the heart of the city. We mean those attractions that you have to tick off the list before you can truly say that you\u0026rsquo;ve seen Cambridgeshire. Well, punting is one of the most traditional ways to see the city from the river, and what could be more relaxing than watching life on the banks glide by while you\u0026rsquo;re ferried gently along the water?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve always wondered what life\u0026rsquo;s like behind the walls of Kings College, you can join one of the regular walking tours that take visitors behind the scenes of one the world\u0026rsquo;s most famous universities, and this one\u0026rsquo;s great for finding out more about the city\u0026rsquo;s history too. \u0026nbsp;If you\u0026rsquo;re keen to get your bearings and see the city on foot, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a whole choice of walking tours that are designed to make sure that you don\u0026rsquo;t miss a thing,\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSome of the biggest names in UK television have carved their careers from the stages of Cambridge, so it\u0026rsquo;s no surprise that it prides itself on its fantastic theatre scene. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re in the mood to sing along to a West End show or watch the ballet, venues such as the Cambridge Corn Exchange offer an ever-changing programme of shows for the whole family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSo what about those days when you\u0026rsquo;re content to explore wider Cambridgeshire? Well, it\u0026rsquo;s really just a question of deciding what you want to do. If you\u0026rsquo;re a fan of ITV\u0026rsquo;s Grantchester, then you can discover the village by the same name and see if you can recognise the local landscape that forms the show\u0026rsquo;s setting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003ePlaces to visit in Cambridgeshire\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re not quite overt Downton Abbey yet then you\u0026rsquo;re in luck,, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a stately home with a story behind its walls for every day of the week in Cambridgeshire, so there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of opportunity to sweep up spiral staircases and wander immaculate gardens. From the National Trust\u0026rsquo;s Wimpole Estate to Peckover House and Garden \u0026ndash; a stunning Georgian townhouse, you\u0026rsquo;ll have your pick.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s good news for those of you with a passion for art, the city centre\u0026rsquo;s home to more than 70 sculptures, and three sculpture trails. Trail 1 and 3 should take around two hours each to wander, so they\u0026rsquo;re a popular way to explore the city and take in some inspiring sculptures along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHead back out of the city to wider Cambridgeshire, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find an unspoilt landscape dotted with fens, villages and cycle trails, so it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for those leisurely breaks. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re dreaming of long lazy cycle rides with plenty of pit stops at local pubs along the way, or spending some time in one of the region\u0026rsquo;s historic towns like Wisbech, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a different adventure at every turn.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMake sure you take time to explore the market towns of the region during your Cambridgeshire holiday, as they offer a slower pace of life and a taste of the traditions that have been prominent for centuries. Every town has its own unique character and history, so it\u0026rsquo;s great fun spending time in each and getting to know the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"cambridgeshire","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Cambridge.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Elgood\u0027s Brewery","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s something different to experience during your stay in Wisbech \u0026ndash; Elgood\u0026rsquo;s Brewery. A local landmark and a key part of the town\u0026rsquo;s history, the brewery opens for guided tours between April and October, so you can peer behind the scenes and see all the hard work that goes into making just one pint of beer. Tour prices include tasting some of the beers (for the grown ups) and entry to the brewery\u0026rsquo;s gardens.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eA lovely example of a classic British brewery, Elgood\u0026rsquo;s Brewery prides itself on doing things the traditional way. Areas of the building have been sympathetically restored over the years, so the equipment and sites you\u0026rsquo;ll see on the tour are, in most cases, those that were used when the brewery first started making its name.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not all about beer though, the brewery opens its doors for some of the region\u0026rsquo;s most popular events throughout the year too, such as its annual beer festival, jazz in the gardens and there\u0026rsquo;s even a plant and crafts fair. Anyway, back to the beers, and visitors can start their tours by seeing the Mash Tun that dates all the way back to 1910.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":52.6613,"LocationLongitude":0.150945,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/PINT IN PUB.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cambridgeshire/wisbech/elgoods-brewery","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/PINT IN PUB.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Angles Theatre","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf there\u0026rsquo;s one thing you do during your time in Wisbech, it\u0026rsquo;s got to be taking in a show at the historic Angles Theatre. Officially the country\u0026rsquo;s eighth oldest theatre dating all the way back to 1793, The Angles Theatre still hosts some of the biggest names in entertainment all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re anything like us, a trip to the theatre\u0026rsquo;s as much about the whole experience as it is the show, and The Angles is one of the country\u0026rsquo;s best-loved venues for some live entertainment. The kind of theatre that offers an intimate atmosphere and a building with character, The Angles is unique in that it only seats 112 patrons, and we have to say it only adds to the experience. It\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place to gather the family, pick a show and settle down in the Georgian building to take in some good old fashioned theatre for an evening.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe theatre\u0026rsquo;s programme includes something to suit every kind of visitor, from live music, drama and dance shows. Make sure you check what\u0026rsquo;s on during your stay and book your tickets early to avoid disappointment\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":52.6638,"LocationLongitude":0.158594,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/theatre-curtain.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cambridgeshire/wisbech/the-angles-theatre","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/theatre-curtain.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Cambridgeshire Fens","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe perfect day out for those times when you just want to rediscover the Great Outdoors and feel a world away from the hustle and bustle, the Cambridgeshire Fens cover 200 square miles between Cambridge and Peterborough.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eKnown for its wildlife, and ever-popular with cyclists thanks to its flat terrain, the Fenland\u0026rsquo;s a great day out for families, walkers and those of you who just like to escape the crowds of the town now and then and enjoy the views. One of the area\u0026rsquo;s biggest draws is its wildlife, and no matter which season you visit you\u0026rsquo;ll have plenty of opportunity to pack up a picnic and settle down for an hour or two or peaceful birdwatching, or just hop on to your bikes and see what you can spot along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe roads are quiet too, so if it\u0026rsquo;s been too long since you hopped onto your bikes and followed a river for a leisurely ride then this is the place to get back in the saddle. Some of the towns that make up the Fens make for great days out too, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find market towns like March, Chatteris and Whittlesey waiting to welcome you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":52.6593,"LocationLongitude":0.07269,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2016/10/iStock_19064267_LARGE.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cambridgeshire/wisbech/the-cambridgeshire-fens","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2016/10/iStock_19064267_LARGE.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOctavia Hill was born in Wisbech in 1838, and her birthplace house remains one of the town\u0026rsquo;s most popular attractions. The house is a Grade II listed building, and visitors are welcome to peek into the childhood home of one of England\u0026rsquo;s most infamous social reformers with a visit to the National Trust building she once called home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a gift shop for those souvenirs to take home, and a tea room for those of you who like to take your time and whet your whistle during your visit. You\u0026rsquo;ll find the Octavia Hill House on Wisbech\u0026rsquo;s South Brink, and it remains one of the region\u0026rsquo;s most significant historic buildings. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs you make your way around the house you\u0026rsquo;ll learn more about the fascinating life story behind Octavia\u0026rsquo;s impact on modern life, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find displays throughout that bring the tale to life. The lovely thing about the house is that it also hosts all kinds of events throughout the year. Yoga, painting, community groups and music lessons are just some of the activities you\u0026rsquo;ll find in the building, so it remains a part of the Wisbech community.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":52.6647,"LocationLongitude":0.156955,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cambridgeshire/wisbech/octavia-hill’s-birthplace-house","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Wisbech and Fenland Museum ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWith so much history to take in during your Wisbech holiday, there\u0026rsquo;s only one place to visit to make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss a thing \u0026ndash; the beautiful Wisbech \u0026amp; Fenland Museum. The museum showcases exhibitions that change throughout the year, but one of the most exciting artefacts is the original manuscript of the Charles Dickens novel \u0026#39;Great Expectations\u0026#39;.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe manuscript can usually be seen by visitors on the first Saturday of each month, so if you\u0026rsquo;re a fan of the literary greats then this is a must. The museum dates all the way back to 1847, and it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely place to while away an hour or two and enjoy the calm during your stay in the area. You\u0026rsquo;ll find artefacts from recent local and global history, and there are activities to make a visit great fun for the younger members of the family too. Make sure you check what\u0026#39;s showing at the museum before you go along, as it hosts some of the region\u0026#39;s most interesting exhibitions each year.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":52.6641,"LocationLongitude":0.161514,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cambridgeshire/wisbech/the-wisbech-and-fenland-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The West End restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eRated as the best restaurant in The Fens, The West End restaurant takes pride in serving up classic, contemporary cuisine in style. Perfect for that evening out during your holiday in the area, this restaurant has a loyal following and a fantastic reputation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant\u0026rsquo;s ethos is to offer a menu of good, honest meals that entice diners back time after time, and we can\u0026rsquo;t think of a better way to enjoy some of the area\u0026rsquo;s local produce during a break nearby. Every dish is created using fresh ingredients, and the thought that goes into each one shines through in the finished result.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe West End Restaurant\u0026rsquo;s spacious, welcoming, and it offers a warm atmosphere that makes it easy to take your time and just relax. Just make sure you book your table in advance as it books up early. 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