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  Ely Cathedral (Ely) – The sight of Ely Cathedral rising up above the flat Cambridgeshire countryside is awesome. The Norman nave was once painted in bright, strong colors, most of which are faded now. Climb up the Octagon Tower (kids 10 and older) for an amazing view. Look for painted wooden angels throughout the cathedral. Don't miss the Stained Glass Museum, which has over a 100 stained glass panes, many at eye level so you can see them up close.
    Wandlebury Ring (Wandlebury) – Ramble through the woods past remnants of a Roman road to Wandlebury, the remains of an Iron Age fort (you can still see the earthworks) on the Gog Magog Hills.
      This is also the site of the house and stables of Lord Godolphin. Horse fans will want to visit the grave of the " Godolphin Arabian," one of the original sires of thoroughbred horses.
    Imperial War Museum (Duxford) – In World War II, Duxford was a fighter station during the Battle of Britain. Today the station preserves that World War II ambiance. The hangars are filled with aircraft, such as Spitfires and Mustangs. The Land Warfare Exhibition hall has accurate battlefield scenes
Sacrewell Water Mill (Peterborough) – For hundreds of years, this site has always had a working water mill. Tour the Farming and Country Life Centre to see exhibits of country crafts and skills from centuries past. Nature trails, play area and animals you can feed.
Flag Fen Bronze Age Site (Peterborough) – This site is where they found the oldest wheel in Britain from 10,000 BC. Set admist the wetlands, Flag Fen was a sacred locale, where many Bronze Age offerings (swords, knives, rings, brooches) have been excavated. Wander through the park, step into a reconstructed Bronze Age Roundhouse, and check out animals – wild boar, Shetland and Mouflon sheep, and more. During the summer you can watch archeologists at work.
kids books cambridgeshire
     
Green Knowe series  - kids books fantasy cambridgeshire england  

In this wonderful fantasy series, set in Cambridgeshire, kids who visit the manor house of Green Knowe discover magic in the miles of river and islands, richly inhabited with creatures large and small, and meet children from centuries past, all who lived in the house and loved the sparkling watermeadows and endless countryside. Absolutely magical! (Chapter book)

 

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