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National Trust - Houghton Mill

National Trust - Houghton Mill

1.52km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

Houghton Mill is the last surviving mill on the River Great Ouse able to produce stone ground flour from a water-powered wheel. The present building was probably built in the 17th century, and was extended in the 19th century. In the 1930s, the mill was decommissioned. Local residents bought the building and it was given to the National Trust.

The Norris Museum

The Norris Museum

2.3km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

The Norris Museum tells the stories of Huntingdonshire from 160 million years ago to the present day. It collects and displays the history of Huntingdonshire from the earliest times to the present day. The collections range from the fossilized bones of the giant reptiles that lived here in the time of the dinosaurs 160 million years ago through remains from the Stone Age and the Roman period up to more recent history.

Cromwell Museum

Cromwell Museum

5.27km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

The Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon, England, is a museum containing collections exploring the life of Oliver Cromwell and to a lesser extent his son Richard Cromwell. It can offer fun and engaging learning experiences for all ages, satisfying many different areas of interest.

Hinchingbrooke House

Hinchingbrooke House

6.27km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

Hinchingbrooke House is an English stately home in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, now part of Hinchingbrooke School. This Tudor country house built around an early 13th-century nunnery. Located in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire it has now a stunning wedding and events venue. With its historical features and exclusive use of the extensive grounds and rooms it is the perfect place for all of life’s celebrations.

Buckden Towers

Buckden Towers

10.13km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

This was an important residence belonging to the powerful Bishops of Lincoln. The first residence at Buckden would have been built of wood. Around 1225 Bishop Hugh de Wells built a new house of stone. The site was protected by a curtain wall and moat. Within the substantial courtyard and outer yard, comfortable accommodation and facilities, including a chapel, a churchyard, an orchard, and a park, were provided for the bishops and their entourages.

Brampton Wood Nature Reserve

Brampton Wood Nature Reserve

10.52km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

Brampton Wood SSSI is a 133-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Cambridgeshire, owned and managed by The Wildlife Trusts for Beds, Cambs & Northants as a nature reserve. You can spend many hours roaming the trails and verdant spaces here at Brampton Reserve. One of the peaceful area which offers a natural living in the centre of woods.

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

12.17km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is a rich area of wildlife habitats in the heart of the Ouse Valley covering 78 hectares of lovely lakes, riverside, meadow, reedbed, scrub, grassland and woodland. It offers a great learning experience for visiting education and community groups as well as families - including a chance to get up close to local wildlife on the surrounding nature reserve throughout the year.

Grafham Water

Grafham Water

14.49km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

A beautiful and small lake which was created in 1965 to provide people with drinking water and was immediately colonized by wildlife. The nature reserve surrounds the western side of the reservoir and contains ancient and plantation woodlands, grasslands, and wetland habitats such as reedbeds, willow, and open water. It is also one of the prime bird-watching sites in the county, with rarer visitors such as osprey and the occasional Slavonian grebe and so more.

St Neots Museum

St Neots Museum

14.83km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

St Neots Museum is a friendly local museum Housed in a former police station and court building, telling the story of a busy market town on the River Ouse, from prehistoric times to the present day. It is also home to the original goal cells where prisoners were detained and local history including the story of the railroad that reshaped the town in 1851 and local domestic life as it’s changed over the ages.

Great Fen

Great Fen

14.84km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

The Great Fen is a vast fenland landscape between Peterborough and Huntingdon. It is one of the largest restoration projects in the country, and aims to create a 3,700 hectare wetland and aims to connect Woodwalton Fen National Nature Reserve.

Riverside Miniature Railway

Riverside Miniature Railway

15.34km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

The Riverside Miniature Railway (RMR) is situated in Riverside Park, in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Founded by Ivan Hewlett, the railway is run on a not-for-profit, community basis. One of the iconic attractions in this area and you can spend a good time there.

Hamerton Zoo Park

Hamerton Zoo Park

17.97km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

Hamerton Zoo Park is an animal park set in 25 acres of beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. The zoo has a conservation sanctuary that has a collection of nearly 100 different species including rare/endangered animals and birds. One of the iconic attraction where you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature and wildlife.

Churchill Archives Centre

Churchill Archives Centre

18.67km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

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.

Kimbolton House

Kimbolton House

19.16km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

A majestic Norman castle which was the final resting place of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s divorced and banished Spanish Queen, Kimbolton Castle sits amidst wooded grounds close to the small town of Kimbolton. All that remains of the Norman castle is a low mound, surrounded by a ditch and covered with trees, which can be seen by looking up the hill from the Duchess Walk. It was one of the main attractions in this area and is famous among the tourists.

Kettle's Yard

Kettle's Yard

19.42km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

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

Museum of Cambridge

19.44km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

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.

Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs

19.66km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

Bridge of Sighs was also Called the Ponte Dei Sospiri by locals, this iconic landmark was built in the year 1600 and connects the Doge's Palace to the historic prison across the canal. It is considered one of the most romantic places in Venice, which is no small feat in a city as idyllic as La Serenissima. It was designed by Antonio Contino, whose uncle Antonio da Ponte designed the Rialto Bridge, and it was built in 1600.

Wren Library

Wren Library

19.71km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

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.

The Backs

The Backs

19.81km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

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 Round Church

The Round Church

19.82km from The Manor, Hemingford Grey

The Round Church was built around 1130, making it one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge. It is one of only four medieval round churches in England. The church is built in stone. Its plan consists of a circular nave surrounded by an ambulatory, a chancel with north and south aisles and a north vestry. Over the nave is an upper storey surmounted by a conical spire. To the north of the church is an octagonal bell-turret containing two bells.

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The Manor, Hemingford Grey

The Manor, Hemingford Grey

Norman Ct, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon PE28 9BN, UK

The Manor is a house in the village of Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire. It was built in the 1130s and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in this area. The house is surrounded by four acres of garden and is renowned for its collection of over 200 old roses and a collection of irises.