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Attractions to explore nearby Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Cherry Hinton Chalk PitsFulbourn Rd, Cambridge CB1 9JL, UK

Cherry Hinton Pit is a 12.8-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the south-eastern outskirts of Cambridge. The site consists of the East Pit and most of the smaller West Pit. These two chalk quarries once provided hard chalk to build Cambridge University colleges and lime for cement. Today they support a variety of habitats that harbor some rare plants and insects.

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Cherry Hinton Hall Park0.83 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Cherry Hinton Hall is a Grade II listed Victorian country house in southeast Cambridge. It’s set in a beautiful green park, which is open to the public. The Hall is most well known for hosting the annual Cambridge Folk Festival and it has wide open grass spaces and the large duck pond which for many is the defining feature of the park along with the vast array of other wildlife living there.

Beechwoods Nature Reserve0.96 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Beechwoods was originally planted in the 1840s, and Medieval plough terraces are still visible beneath the trees.  It is located in Cambridge, England, between its center and the Gog Magog Hills. One of the good places for a walk and also you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature.

Wandlebury Country Park2.40 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

This beautiful countryside estate offers miles of wonderful walks through woodland and wildflower meadows grazed by Highland Cattle. The reserve, mainly beech woodlands, and fields, is a place for birdwatching. Banyard bird hide, overlooking Varley's Field.  It is a fantastic setting for a picnic or a BBQ, to watch wildlife, run around and build a den, a gentle stroll, or a strenuous hike.

Cambridge Science Centre2.51 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Cambridge Science Centre gives young people fabulous hands-on adventures in science and technology. The museum was opened to the public on 8 February 2013. Its first exhibition dealt with the electromagnetic spectrum and principles of sound and hearing. Its target audience is families and schools, particularly children between 7 and 14 years old.

Wandlebury Hill2.52 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Wandlebury Hill is a hill amongst the Gog Magog Hills in Cambridgeshire; the Gogs are a ridge of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the south-east of Cambridge.  This is a popular spot for visitors to the Wandlebury Country Park and the Wandlebury Ring hill fort. Wandlebury House stands in the middle of the ring.  One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden3.27 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

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.

The Centre for Computing History3.43 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

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.

Gog Magog Hills3.45 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

The Gog Magog Hills are a famous beauty spot south of Cambridge. One of the nice trekking destination and also Unlike the nearby hills of the Newmarket Ridge, which have steep sides but very flat tops, these hills have large drops between summits and as such have quite a distinctive appearance.

Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge3.59 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and the English Martyrs, also known as the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs (OLEM), is an English Roman Catholic parish church located at the junction of Hills Road and Lensfield Road in southeast Cambridge. It is a large Gothic Revival church built between 1885 and 1890.

Scott Polar Research Institute (Polar Museum)3.60 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

The Scott Polar Research Institute, established in 1920 as part of the University of Cambridge, is a center of excellence in the study of the Arctic and Antarctic.  The Institute also houses the World's premier Polar Library, extensive archival, photographic, and object collections of international importance on the history of polar exploration, and a Polar Museum with displays of both the history and contemporary significance of the Arctic and Antarctic and their surrounding seas.

Parker's Piece3.76 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Parker's Piece was the original home of Cambridge Town but is best remembered as being the nursery for the university.  The grass is mown and the area is known today chiefly as a spot for picnics and games of football and cricket and serves as the games field for nearby Parkside Community College. Fairs tend to be held on the rougher ground of Midsummer Common.

The Fitzwilliam Museum4.08 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

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.

Cambridge Museum Of Technology4.10 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

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.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences4.14 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, having been established in 1728 as the Woodwardian Museum.  It gives a 4.5 billion year journey through time, from the meteoritic building blocks of planets to the thousands of fossils of animals and plants that illustrate the evolution of life in the oceans, on land, and in the air.  The Sedgwick Museum is the oldest of the eight museums which make up the University of Cambridge Museums consortium.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology4.18 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

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

University Museum Of Zoology4.19 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

The University Museum of Zoology is one of Cambridge's major attractions.  Its brilliant galleries showcase the diversity of animal life, from marsupials to monkeys, mammoths and so more.  The Museum houses an extensive collection of scientifically important zoological material. The collections were designated in 1998 by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. The building also provides a home for the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, a biodiversity project.

Christ's Pieces4.21 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Christ’s Pieces is a park in Cambridge, at the intersection of the university and the mall – a quiet space amidst the city’s noise and complexity, dedicated to reflection. The area acts as an important publicly accessible open grassed area for the city center. It is east of Christ's College and to the north of Emmanuel College. To the north is King Street, to the east is Emmanuel Road, to the south is Drummer Street, and to the west is Milton's Walk.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science4.28 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

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.

Stourbridge Common4.35 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

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’.

Midsummer Common4.38 KMs away from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

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.