The Sights


The list of things to see and do is as long as it is varied. There is literally something for everyone. However we are mindful that not everything is for everyone so we have included several free days so you can pursue your own particular interests.

Day 1 is the exception when we’ll kick off with a half day orientation tour led by an experienced guide. It’s a great way to get your bearings and you can also quiz him/her about things that spark your interest that you might do on your own on subsequent days.


Imperial War Museum Duxford is a branch of the Imperial War Museum near Duxford in Cambridgeshire, England. Britain’s largest aviation museum, Duxford houses the museum’s large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibition buildings.

This Spitfire is just one of the many historic aircraft at IWM, Duxford.


Cambridge is a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating to 1209. University colleges include King’s, famed for its choir and towering Gothic chapel, as well as Trinity, founded by Henry VIII, and St John’s, with its 16th-century Great Gate. University museums have exhibits on archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology.

Kings College Chapel with punt in foreground. Students earn pocket money by taking visitors on punt rides on the river.


Ely Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in the city of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. The cathedral has its origins in AD 672 when St Etheldreda built an abbey church. The present building dates back to 1083, and cathedral status was granted it in 1109

Inside Ely Cathedral


Newmarket is the home of horseracing and training. The town exists for and is all about horses. Horses have rightb of way everywhere in and around town and even have their own special road crossings. All traffic must stop and wait if horses are crossing.

Horses have been trained on Warren Hill for over 350 years. One of the greatest sights of the thoroughbred world is to stand at the bottom of Warren Hill anytime from 6am and watch the various trainers’ ‘strings’ file past and head up the hill at the gallop. If you were to stay the distance until 11am some 1200 horses will have filed past you. Our vantage spot is just a few hundred metres from our hotel so we usually head up for an hour or so before breakfast.

Aside from numerous top stables and studs the town houses the National Stud and National Horseracing Museum, both of which we will visit.

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