5 National Trusts to Visit in Cambridge

By preserving nature and other heritage sites, the next generation will still appreciate the places that their folks once knew. Hop in your car, take the whole family with you, because there are several national trusts around Cambridge that you can visit.

 

Anglesey Abbey

Address: Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge

Visit the Jacobean-style house, stroll around the garden, and see an actual working watermill. What used to be a rundown country house was transformed into a place to entertain guests.

Outside the house, children can climb a giant treehouse. Or see the garden statues all over the garden.

Ticket prices (for the whole property): adult £13.30, children (above five years old) £6.90, family £35

 

Houghton Mill

Address: Houghton, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE 28 2AZ

See the mill that was about to be demolished but was saved and restored. Now visitors can experience milling traditionally. Or stroll along the river, or go canoeing until you get through St. Ives and Huntington.

Ticket prices: Adult £5, children (above five years old) £2.50, family £12.25

 

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Address: Wicken Fen, Lode Lane, Wicken, Cambridgeshire

See different species of plants, birds, and dragonflies when you visit Wicken Fen. It is the oldest nature reserve, and conservation projects are ongoing. Recently, new areas have been opened up for the guests to explore.

You can also take your bike and follow the trail from Wicken Fen to get to Anglesey Abbey. And why not try the “Mayfly,” a boat ride that around the property that runs for 50 minutes.

Ticket prices (for the whole property): adult £6.95, children (above five years old) £3.40, family £17.30

Boat ride prices: Adult £6, children (above five years old) £3.40, family £17.30

 

Wimpole Estate

Address: Old Wimpole Road, Arrington, Cambridge

The mansion is the main attraction on this site. A tour inside will show the architecture of the era, unique features of the house, including the way of life of those living below the stairs.

Ticket prices (for the whole estate): adult £16.25, children (above five years old) £8, family £40.75

 

Ickworth House

Address: Horringer, Nr Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Visitors will marvel at the grand palace, with the classical Rotunda. There are also art collections all over the property. The lush gardens also give a different vibe every season.

Ticket prices: adult £8, children (above five years old) £4, family £20

National Trust members can visit these sites for free. Visitors can also call in advance to book a tour. Parking spaces are available in all of these locations.

 

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