Things to do in Cambridgeshire
There is plenty to do around Bassmead Manor Barns and the surrounding area, making it a wonderful place to stay for a mini break following a wedding at our barn wedding venues. We’ve compiled a list of local attractions, which you may like to visit during your stay.
Partially restored by English Heritage, Bushmead Priory is a rare survival of the complete refectory of an Augustinian priory. It has an impressive fine timber roof and notable 14th century wall paintings, perfect for history buffs!
With its pretty market square and coffee shops, St Neots market town is a lovely place to relax with friends and family. It has a river and large riverside park for walking in, as well as a marina - where you can hire a canal barge.
Just a 35-minute drive away, you’ll be able to shop till you drop in Milton Keynes, at The Centre MK or Midsummer Palace. If extreme sports are more your kind of thing, then visit Xscape, where you’ll find the country’s biggest indoor real snow slopes. Xscape also has Europe’s first purpose-built body flying tunnel, rock climbing walls and bowling - amongst a whole host of bars, restaurants and retail outlets.
A 40-minute drive away, you’ll find this fabulous market town with magnificent high street buildings - mostly built from Cotswold stone. A visit to Burghley House, one of the greatest Elizabethan Houses, is also highly recommended if you decide to visit this area.
THE SHUTTLEWORTH COLLECTION AT OLD WARDEN
You’ll find something for the whole family to enjoy here. There are over 50 unique and mostly original airworthy aeroplanes, as well as a beautiful Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth House itself.
This beautiful stately house offers a great day out for all the family. There are fun activities for kids, and things to do for all ages, plus special events throughout the summer.
A popular local tourist attraction and perfect for wannabe spies. At Bletchley Park you’ll be able to explore a variety of exhibitions that reveal some of the iconic Codebreaking Huts and achievements of the WW2 Codebreakers.
Punting on the River Cam; admiring the world-renowned architecture of the Colleges or Evensong by King’s College Choir; visiting the World famous Fitzwilliam Museum; and exploring Kings College Chapel… A visit to Cambridge is well worth the 35-minute drive; there really is lots to do and an abundance of excellent places to stay.
A short journey away, you’ll find The Fens. Its beautiful countryside and four historic market towns make it an ideal place to relax and unwind. The Fens unique feature is the flat land, which means you’ll be able to see for miles!