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0.31km from Oliver Cromwell's House
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.
Prickwillow Engine Museum
6.32km from Oliver Cromwell's House
One of the unique museums in this area, which tells the story of the drainage of the Fens, the history of the local area, and those doughty individuals who ran the drainage pumps in remote locations. The museum showcases some of the region's finest examples of restored diesel engines.
RSPB Ouse Washes
8.8km from Oliver Cromwell's House
The Ouse Washes form the largest area of washland in the UK. In winter it attracts thousands of ducks and whooper swans returning from Iceland, while the warmer spring months bring hundreds of snipe, lapwings, and redshanks to breed. The washlands were created 360 years ago to retain winter flood water from the Ouse and prevent it from flooding the valuable surrounding farmland, and it still performs this function today.
National Trust - Wicken Fen Nature Reserve
10.04km from Oliver Cromwell's House
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fens which still survive in the enormous Great Fen Basin area of East Anglia, where 99.9% of the former fens have now been replaced by arable cultivation.
Denny Abbey and The Farmland Museum
12.73km from Oliver Cromwell's House
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.
Burwell Museum and Windmill
14.78km from Oliver Cromwell's House
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.
18.07km from Oliver Cromwell's House
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.
RSPB Lakenheath Fen
19.09km from Oliver Cromwell's House
Lakenheath Fen RSPB reserve is located on the Norfolk/Suffolk border in England, between Lakenheath and Hockwold cum Wilton adjacent to Lakenheath railway station. Until 1995, when purchased by the RSPB, the land now forming the reserve was heavily farmed arable land. Since then, the 740-acre site has been turned back into the reed beds and grazing marshes that would once have been common in the area.
Milton Country Park
19.2km from Oliver Cromwell's House
Milton Country Park is a park situated just North of Cambridge city. The park has attractive pathways, playgrounds, lakes and so more. One of the iconic attractions for a walk and also you can have some leisure activities here.
St Wendreda's Church
19.33km from Oliver Cromwell's House
St Wendreda’s Church is the only known church to be dedicated to the saint, an Anglo Saxon princess who lived in March during the 7th century and who dedicated most of her life to ministry and healing. It was one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area and also attracts a lot of tourists.
Newmarket Rowley Mile Course
19.52km from Oliver Cromwell's House
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.
19.94km from Oliver Cromwell's House
Palace House in Newmarket is home to The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. It was built by James I in 1606-1610, so he could visit the area for hunting and hawking, the palace was further west on the High Street than the present palace site. One of the iconic attraction in this area and also a historically important place.
21.53km from Oliver Cromwell's House
Stourbridge Common, the home of the ancient Stourbridge Fair has a remarkable history, starting with the first Steresbrigge Fair in 1211. it is a green space worth preserving and maintaining – to that end. The fair was the largest in Europe in Medieval times and was the inspiration for John Bunyan’s ‘Vanity Fair’.
Cambridge Museum Of Technology
22.14km from Oliver Cromwell's House
Cambridge Museum of Technology is the home of the industrial heritage of the United Kingdom. Based in the City’s Victorian sewage pumping station, the Museum helps people to explore, enjoy, and learn about their industrial heritage by celebrating the achievements of local industries and the people who worked in them. There are audio-visual displays, hands-on exhibits, and children’s activities, as well as traditional museum displays and historic buildings.
The Centre for Computing History
22.5km from Oliver Cromwell's House
The Centre for Computing History is a computer and video game museum based in Cambridge, UK. There's over 36,000 exhibits here and It hosts hands-on exhibitions, educational workshops, and a wide range of activities and events. Most importantly, it makes the history of computing relevant and fun for all ages.
22.74km from Oliver Cromwell's House
Midsummer Common is an area of common land in Cambridge, England. The common is home to the annual Midsummer Fair, one of the longest-established fairs in England. It also hosts bonfire night and Strawberry Fair.
22.82km from Oliver Cromwell's House
Jesus Green is a park in the north of central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. It’s an area of open parkland grass, divided by avenues of London Plane and horse chestnut trees. The park is home to the Jesus Green Lido and the city’s only public grass tennis courts.
23.08km from Oliver Cromwell's House
Kettle's Yard is an art gallery and house in Cambridge, England. It is the creation of Jim Ede who, with his wife Helen, lived in this remarkable house from 1957 to 1973, filling it with his collection of modern art and opening it up to the world. It has a distinctive collection of 20th-century art, and a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art. It includes works by French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, St Ives fisherman-turned-painter Alfred Wallis, and artists William Congdon, Italo V
Museum of Cambridge
23.09km from Oliver Cromwell's House
The Museum of Cambridge is a unique, historic space where visitors can discover and celebrate the social history and diverse stories of the people of Cambridge and its surrounding areas. The museum presents the lives of the people of Cambridge and its surrounding area, the county of Cambridgeshire from 1700 onwards. The collection includes objects covering applied art, coins, costumes, decorative art, fine art, hobbies, law and order, medals, medicine, music, social history, textiles and toys.
All Saints Church
23.11km from Oliver Cromwell's House
One of the most complete Victorian churches in Cambridge, containing work by William Morris, and Charles Eamer Kempe. The distinctive spire makes All Saints the third tallest building in Cambridge and can be seen across the city. The church’s ornate interior is a fine example of the late 18th century Arts & Crafts Movement. It was one of the main pilgrimage centers in this area and also it is attracted by many tourists too.
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Oliver Cromwell's House
29 St Mary's St, Ely CB7 4HF, UK
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.