National Trust - Wicken Fen Nature Reserve
34 Lode Ln, Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, UK
About National Trust - Wicken Fen Nature Reserve
Wicken Fen was the first nature reserve owned by the National Trust. Today it is one of Europe's most important wetlands home to over 9000 species. One of the nice trekking destinations and also The reserve includes fenland, farmland, marsh, and reedbeds. Wicken Fen is one of only four wild fens which still survive in the enormous Great Fen Basin area of East Anglia, where 99.9% of the former fens have now been replaced by arable cultivation.
Attractions near National Trust - Wicken Fen Nature Reserve
The Burwell Museum is a museum that depicts life through the centuries on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens. An amazing family day out – explore the windmill, follow the trails, enjoy the rare vintage vehicles, old schoolroom and village shop, and find out how people lived in Burwell on the edge of the Fens. The main visitor centre buildings include a gallery of local history and a large area with audio-visual displays that aim to bring local history alive for visitors.
Denny Abbey has a unique and fascinating history, having been occupied at various times by three different monastic orders. Founded in 1159 as a Benedictine monastery, in 1170 it was taken over by the Knights Templars and used as a home for aged and infirm members of the order. Find out about farming in the past by visiting the farm buildings including a 17th-century threshing barn, explore the craft workshops, which include a wheelwright and blacksmith.
Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust property in the village of Lode, 5 1⁄2 miles northeast of Cambridge, England. The property includes a country house, built on the remains of a priory, 98 acres of gardens and landscaped grounds, and a working mill. It is a Jacobean-style country house with formal gardens for each season.
Newmarket Racecourse is made up of two courses - the Rowley Mile Course (named after Old Rowley the favourite racehorse of King Charles II) and the July Course. The Rowley Mile is used for racing in the Spring and Autumn, and hosts the majority of the Group 1 races staged at Newmarket, including the 2000 & 1000 Guineas.
A majestic cathedral that was best known for its magnificent Romanesque and Gothic cathedral. Its construction began in 1083, and today it's a fascinating place to learn about the region's history while marveling at the craftsmanship of the building itself. Its most notable feature is the central octagonal tower, with lantern above, which provides a unique internal space and, along with the West Tower, dominates the surrounding landscape.
The house where Oliver Cromwell and his family lived from 1636-1647 is an attractive half-timbered building that once served as the vicarage for nearby St Mary's Church. The house was built in the 13th century, and portions of that first structure survive in the east wing of the current house.
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The Cambridgeshire Fens cover an area of around 200 square miles of extremely flat, mostly agricultural land, west of The Wash. Nestling between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge, Fenland makes an ideal destination for a short break all year round.