Cambridgeshire is a county mainlt famous for its associations with its ancient university and with being the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell. However, this is only part of the picture of what the county has to offer. It boasts a wealth of peaceful and attractive countryside in which are many towns and villages steeped in the history of old England.
South Cambridgeshire covers some 350 square miles around the city of Cambridge and is rich in history, with a host of archaeological sites and monuments to visit, as well as many important museums. Though its topography is quite flat, the county offers a surprising variety of landscapes ideal for walking and cycling tours. At the heart of it all is Cambridge itself, one of the leading academic centres in the world and a city which much to explore.
Far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life, the Fens are like a breath of fresh air. Extending over much of northern Cambridgeshire, these flat fenland fields contain some of the richest soil in England. The villages dotted around Fenland rise out of the landscape on low lying hills. Today's terrain is a direct result of man's ingenuity, notably his efforts to create farmland. The fascinating story of Fenland extends over centuries, from the earliest Roman and Anglo-Saxon times, when the first embankments and drains were constructed to lessen the frequency of flooding, through to modern man's solution to taming nature. The Neme-Ouse Navigation Link, part of Fenland Waterway, provides the opportunity for a relaxed visit to a delightful corner of the region.