The White Barn

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 Hilton, Cambridgeshire, UK PE28 9NG


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Out and About

There is a great range of activities on offer in this picturesque part of East Anglia, from walking to cycling, fishing, canoeing or sailing, and a wealth of interesting places to visit such as Duxford Air Museum, Angelsey Abbey and Cromwell's House, as well as the historic cities of Ely and Peterborough with their magnificent cathedrals and, of course, the colleges of Cambridge.  In Peterborough you can see fascinating archaeological discoveries and a reconstructed Bronze-Age village at Flag Fen.  Discover: RSPB reserves; the Raptor Centre near St. Ives; the Ramsey Rural Museum; Houghton Water Mill; Kimbolton Castle; the Nene Valley Steam Railway; Huntingdon Racecourse; Grafham Water Reservoir, Hamerton Wildlife Park for endangered species; Newmarket and the Horse Racing Museum.



Just a few possible places of interest close by are mentioned below.

Visit Ely cathedral and the stained glass museum.

Walk round the lanes, market square and green, take a boat trip on the river, visit Oliver Cromwell's house and enjoy the modern art gallery and the antiques emporium.

Cambridge: visit the colleges, museums, theatres and shops, or hire a punt

Punt down the river from Cambridge to Granchester Meadows and have tea at the Orchard Tea Rooms near the home of Rupert Brooke

Visit the serene, thought-provoking American WWII Cemetry at Madingley: Madingleyamericancemetry

Eighteenth century splendour - Wimpole Hall; with gardens, stables and children's farm

Traditional fenland at the National Trust's Wicken Fen with wind-powered water pump

St Ives, only 4 miles away, with its farmers' market, tea shops, marinas, boat trips, boat and canoe hire, leisure centre and wonderful meadow and riverside walks.

Make a day trip to Welney Wetland and Wild Fowl Trust at feeding time for a remarkable experience: wwt


Anglesey Abbey - a medieval Augustinian abbey turned into a family home: visit the house, gardens and Lode Mill to see how wheat is milled: National Trust Anglesey Abbey

The RSPB's centre at Sandy is a birdwatcher's paradise: RSPB Sandy

Walk along the river from St Ives to 'millionaire's row' in Hemingford Abbots, or stroll from The White Barn over Hilton Green, past the riding stables, and down the ramblers' track for a pub lunch at the Swan in Connington

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