East of England Visitor Guide

eastlife

With its coastal and country landscapes, market towns and villages, and many family attractions and events, East Anglia is the perfect destination for a holiday, short break or day out. In this guide we cover how to make the most of a trip to this beautiful region...

GARDENS

OF CAMBRIDGE

When you want to escape the city, head

to one of the many beautiful green spaces

Cambridge has to offer.

A stone’s throw from the city centre, Jesus

Green is a beautiful stretch of parkland

bordering the River Cam and the nearby

Jesus College. Complete with an openair

swimming pool, skate park and tennis

courts, it’s the perfect place for a leisurely

stroll at any time of year.

Any first-time visitor to Cambridge should

take a walk along the ‘Backs’ of the riverside

colleges. To really get into the Cambridge

spirit, hire a bike from one of the city’s

rental outlets and freewheel your way

around. Back in the city centre, the University

Botanic Garden is a 40-acre oasis of beautifully

landscaped grounds and glasshouses

that is home to a huge diversity of plants,

trees and bird life. The Garden offers all-year

interest and seasonal inspiration and has a

number of trails available.

You don’t have to stray far from the city to

find a wealth of natural beauty and stunning

gardens to enjoy. The nearby village of

Grantchester is a fantastic destination for a

short walk.

Much-loved by generations of Cambridge

families is Wandlebury Country Park – some

45 ha of tranquil woods and chalk grassland,

Owned by charity Cambridge Past, Present

& Future, west of the city on the edge of

Coton village is The Countryside Reserve;

a working farm, offering some 120ha of

pasture and agricultural land with diverse

wildlife habitats, routes for walkers, cyclists,

joggers and more.

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