Holiday Brochures and Tourist Information for Cambridgeshire

 

Cambridge & Beyond Holiday Brochure

Welcome to Cambridge, a city for all seasons. Be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings.

Ely - Cambridgeshire Holiday Brochure

Welcome to the historic city of Ely, full of charm and beauty and home to one of the most magnificent cathedrals in England. Nestled in the Fen countryside, this small city in East Cambridgeshire is your ideal day visit or short break location. Whether it is a tranquil, peaceful retreat you are looking for or an inspiring, invigorating visit then this bustling city surrounded by dramatic countryside has it all.


Cambridgeshire


Most of Cambridgeshire's 1,300 square miles are covered by the Fens - a rich and fertile agricultural landscape divided up by drainage ditches. Once it was all a big swamp inhabited by duck hunters, eel fishermen and a few farmers scratching a living on patches of higher ground. 

Today most of the Fens have been drained but at Wicken Fen, one of Englands earliest nature reserves, a chunk of the original waterlogged landscape has been preserved and makes a great day out.

This isolated region was the ideal refuge for outlaws and for the last Anglo Saxon freedom fighter, Hereward the Wake who defied the Normans from his redoubt on the Isle of Ely, which in those days really was surrounded by water. Later the Normans built a magnificent cathedral at Ely, which seems to rise out of the flat, empty landscape like a great ship. Fenland is the setting for Waterland, the novel by Graham Swift, with was made into a famous filmstarring Jeremy Irons. 

Bitesize Britain allows you to order free holiday brochures featuring Cambridgeshire tourist information, things to do and see and places to stay – accommodation mostly inspected and graded by the Cambridgeshire tourist board or similar organisation.