10 Places to visit around Cambridgeshire

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10 Places to visit around Cambridgeshire

If you’re staying at Turing Locke for a while and are looking for something different to do, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a round up of places to visit in the surrounding areas.

Turing Locke is perfectly situated to enjoy both the city and the country. With great connections to the wider Cambridgeshire community, you’re never too far away from a day filled with experiences.

Whether you’re looking to try something new, visit some history or take in the scenery with a beautiful country walk, Cambridgeshire has it all. You can find our recommendations for things to do in the city here, but let us take you through what you can find in the country. 

Getting outside is good for your wellbeing. Here are four of our favourite places to visit.

Wimpole Estate
Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

A living working estate, guided by the seasons with an impressive mansion, parkland, gardens and rare breed farm.

20 minute drive from Turing Locke.

Hinchingbrooke Country Park
Brampton Road, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 6DB    

Covering 150 acres of open grasslands, the park has a wealth of wildlife, mature woodlands and lakes, as well as a great mix of play areas, cafe, hard-surfaced and muddy paths, and wildflower meadows.

23 minute drive from Turing Locke.

Grafham Water
Grafham Water Visitor Centre, Marlow Park, Grafham, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 0BH

England's third largest reservoir can be found nestled in 1500 acres of beautiful countryside. Whether your looking for somewhere to bike, fish, walk, swim, do water sports or check out the wildlife, this is the spot for you.

27 minute drive from Turing Locke.

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
34 Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen. There are more than 9000 species, raised boardwalk and lush grass droves, with easy access to a lost landscape of flowering meadows, sedge and reedbeds.

32 minute drive from Turing Locke.

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Wimpole Estate

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Grafham Water

Looking for a little bit of history on your visit. Here are three places we’d highly recommend visiting.

IWM Duxford
IWM Duxford Airfield, Cambridge CB22 4QR

Discover iconic aircraft, see historic objects from their collections and uncover hundreds of personal stories of the many lives impacted by conflict. You might even be able to enjoy a history-making moment with live-action flying events.

14 minute drive from Turing Locke.

Ely Cathedral
Chapter House, The College, Ely CB7 4DL

Ely Cathedral is counted among the wonders of the medieval world. Much of the Cathedral is over 900 years old and it offers a rich architectural and historical experience.

33 minute drive from Turing Locke.

Oliver Cromwell’s House
29 St Mary's St, Ely CB7 4HF

Visit the former family home of one of England’s’ most remarkable historical figures. With a Civil War Exhibition, interactive displays and interpretations, as well as opportunities to try on costumes and experience what life was like on the battlefields during the English Civil War in our new mini encampment

32 minute drive from Turing Locke.

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Ely Cathedral

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IWM Duxford

Want something a little different to do whilst you’re here? Visit one of these three attractions and experience some of Cambridgeshire’s gems.  

PAUS.
Toft Road, Cambridge CB23 2TT

PAUS is a breathing/bathing space inspired by the philosophy of balance. Relax in open-air, wood-fired, red cedar hot tubs. Explore the 1000m Barefoot Sensory Trail, re-wilded meadows, hammocks and fire pits. Enjoy wholesome food, PAUS. grown veggies and fireside feasting.

16 minute drive from Turing Locke

Shepreth Wildlife Park
Station Road, Shepreth, Royston SG8 6PZ

Zoo and wildlife conservation charity with creatures from hedgehogs to owls, meerkats and a lynx, to tigers and monkeys. There’s so much to do from daring to enter the Nocturnal House, to playing ‘pirates’ or even stroking a cockroach as well as many other unique experiences.

20 minute drive from Turing Locke.

Newmarket Racecourse
Foremans Office Rowley Mile Racecourse, Cambridge Road, Newmarket CB8 0TF

Newmarket’s two racecourses - the Rowley Mile and the July Course – host some of the finest Flat racing on the planet, across 39 fixtures and including nine Group 1 contests. Outside of the racing the July Course plays host to some of the exciting live music acts, as well as a series of great value family days.

28 minute drive from Turing Locke

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PAUS. 

<p>Shepreth Wildlife Park</p>

Shepreth Wildlife Park

We know we said 10 places but we couldn’t leave out one of our ultimate favourites that is only a short drive away, even walkable if you’re up for it.

Grantchester Village

Tranquil Grantchester is a quaint village beside the River Cam, home to thatched cottages, medieval Grantchester Church, and several pubs. It’s known for the Orchard Tea Garden, beloved of literature’s 1900s Bloomsbury Group and former village resident, poet Rupert Brooke. Visitors often arrive on foot via riverside Grantchester Meadows or pole punts up the river.

8 minute drive | 1 hr 18 min walk from Turing Locke.

Stay at Turing Locke.

Experience the wider Cambridgeshire community before settling back at your own apartment in Turing Locke, Eddington. There’s room for all the family, including your furry friends, plus co-working spaces, a gym, restaurant, bar, coffee shop and even a hairdresser at your service.

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Eddington Cambridge

More than cobbled streets, more than historic architecture and more than expected. See Cambridge differently at Turing Locke, a stunning new destination to the north-west of the city centre.

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