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National Trust - Wimpole Estate
0.65km from Wimpole Home Farm
A unique working estate, with an impressive mansion at its heart. Discover Wimpole’s acres of parkland, miles of walks, vibrant Walled Kitchen Garden, and Home Farm. Explore the hall, where intimate rooms contrast with beautiful Georgian interiors. The house, begun in 1640, and its 3,000 acres of parkland and farmland are owned by the National Trust. The estate is regularly open to the public and received over 335,000 visitors in 2019.
10.68km from Wimpole Home Farm
The River Cam is about 40 miles long and where it flows through Cambridge it is supplied by a catchment area of size 761.5 km. A new fish and eel pass and an additional second channel were dug by the Environment Agency just east of Cambridge in 2014. This drew criticism from local people as no money had been spent on flood defences.
10.78km from Wimpole Home Farm
Royston Cave is a Man-made cave with enigmatic carvings, some say made by the Knights Templar themselves. It was discovered by accident in the middle of the 18th century and is full of carvings. its walls are covered in crude carvings dated to the mid-1300s of Christian saints, animals, and pagan earth goddess Sheela-na-gig. One of the unique attractions in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists.
11.2km from Wimpole Home Farm
Therfield Heath is an area of Common Land and most of it is a Local Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is owned by the Therfield Regulation Trust, which is a registered charity. It is managed by the Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens. The Heath is a common on which sheep are still regularly grazed. It has also been designated as a biological 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' and a 'Local Nature Reserve'.
Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge
12.13km from Wimpole Home Farm
The Museum of Classical Archaeology is a museum in Cambridge, run by the Faculty of Classics of the University of Cambridge, England. It is one of the few surviving collections of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture in the world. The collection of about 450 casts is open to the public and housed in a purpose-built Cast Gallery on the first floor of the Classics Faculty.
Churchill Archives Centre
12.42km from Wimpole Home Farm
The Churchill Archives Centre (CAC) is one of the largest repositories in the United Kingdom for the preservation and study of modern personal papers. The Churchill Papers served as the inspiration and the starting-point for a larger endeavour – the creation of a wide-ranging archive of the Churchill era and after, covering those fields of public life in which Sir Winston played a personal role or took a personal interest.
12.5km from Wimpole Home Farm
The Mathematical Bridge is the popular name of a wooden footbridge in the southwest of central Cambridge. This bridge is built with entirely straight timbers, though it maintains an arch shape. This makes for some interesting architectural study while punting down the river below it. The bridge spans a 50-foot river using multiple shorter lengths of timber.
12.5km from Wimpole Home Farm
The Cambridge Backs are an area of central Cambridge, along the banks of the river Cam, occupied by some of the most famous and prestigious colleges that form Cambridge University. It is a stretch of reclaimed land that runs along the back of the riverside colleges alongside the river Cam. It provides stunning views throughout the year, and is covered with a blanket of daffodils and crocuses during the spring.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
12.67km from Wimpole Home Farm
The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 with the most generous bequest of Viscount Fitzwilliam to the University of Cambridge, where he had studied. His founding collections of paintings, prints, manuscripts and library have been built upon over nearly two hundred years. Nowadays, the extraordinary Fitzwilliam Museum houses over half a million artworks and artefacts in a magnificent Grade I listed building in the heart of historic Cambridge.
King's College Chapel
12.74km from Wimpole Home Farm
King’s College Chapel is the oldest surviving building within the College site and perhaps the most iconic building in Cambridge. Work on this Chapel only started five years after King’s College was founded by Henry VI in 1441. Construction of the chapel started in 1446 and forced the relocation of Christ’s College – known then as God’s House, which was, at that time, on the site where King’s chapel now stands. It was one of the iconic building in this area and is attracted by many tourists.
The Corpus Clock
12.74km from Wimpole Home Farm
The Corpus Clock is one of the most distinctive public monuments in Cambridge and has been admired by residents and tourists since its inauguration in 2008. As a relatively new feature, it certainly stands out against the historic brickwork with its gold plated face, with many dubbing it as ‘the strangest clock in the world.’
St Bene’t’s Church
12.77km from Wimpole Home Farm
St. Bene’t’s Church stands on the eponymous street, close to King’s and Corpus Christi colleges, and The Backs, an area of parkland around the River Cam to the west. The church is dedicated to Saint Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Benedictine order of monasticism. It is the oldest church in Cambridgeshire as well as the oldest building in Cambridge.
12.78km from Wimpole Home Farm
The Wren Library is the library of Trinity College in Cambridge. The Wren Library houses 750 incunabula, the Capell collection of Shakespeariana, many books from the library of Sir Isaac Newton including his annotated copy of the Principia Mathematica, the Rothschild collection of 18th century literature, the Kessler collection of livres d’artistes, and over 70,000 books printed before 1820.
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
12.79km from Wimpole Home Farm
The Whipple Museum of the History of Science is a Museum attached to the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom It exhibits a vast array of scientific instruments dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. From microscopes and telescopes to pocket calculators and slide rules, find out more about the tools that scientists have used to understand the world around us.
12.8km from Wimpole Home Farm
King's Parade is a street in central Cambridge, England. King’s Parade is overflowing with culture. It might very well be the most quintessentially Cambridge street of all. It is a major tourist area in Cambridge, commanding a central position in the University of Cambridge area of the city. It is also a place frequented by many cyclists and by students traveling between lectures during term-time.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
12.8km from Wimpole Home Farm
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Cambridge, England associated with the university Department of Plant Sciences. It holds a plant collection of over 8,000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research in an area of 16 hectares.
American Air Museum
12.83km from Wimpole Home Farm
The American Air Museum in Britain is home to the best collection of American military aircraft on public display outside of North America. It has the finest collection of American aircraft outside the United States. Nineteen of its thirty-eight aircraft are airworthy and it attracts over 350,000 visitors each year to its summer air displays.
Great St Mary's, the University Church, Cambridge
12.87km from Wimpole Home Farm
St Mary the Great has been a well- established church, in the very heart of Cambridge. is one of the Greater Churches. It is designated by Historic England as a Grade I listed building. The church also hosts the "University Sermons" and houses the University Organ and the University Clock.
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
12.91km from Wimpole Home Farm
The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also known as MAA, at the University of Cambridge houses the University's collections of local antiquities, together with archaeological and ethnographic artifacts from around the world. The collections of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology number more than 800,000 objects of outstanding research and historical value. In addition, there are over 100,000 field photographs and negatives in the Photographic Archive, and over 30,000 fonds of histor
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Wimpole Estate, Orwell, Royston SG8 0BW, UK
Wimpole Home Farm is an 18th-century model farm on the Wimpole Estate. This 18th-century farmyard comprises of shire horses and rare breed cattle, sheep, and pigs to name a few. Young farmers can learn all about the daily activities around the yard and what it takes to look after the animals. It will be a refreshing time for you to visit this place.