Things to see in the Newmarket, Cambridge and Ely area


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The Chequers

The Chequers (350 yds)

A pub and Indian Brasserie just a few hundred yards away. Delightful food, very popular and live Jazz on Sunday evenings.

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White Pheasant

White Pheasant (0.7 miles)

Top quality food that is simple, full of flavour, and well presented without being pretentious. Using the best of seasonal local produce and enjoy it in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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National Horse Racing Museum - Newmarket

National Horse Racing Museum (6 miles)

On Newmarket High Street. The National Horseracing Museum occupies part of the buildings that were known as the Subscription Rooms which were a focal point of Newmarket and consequently are steeped in history.

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Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral (9 miles)

Known as the "Ship in the Fens" Ely Cathedral is one of the finest cathedrals in the UK. Well known for its octagonal tower it earns its nickname due to the fact that in the fen landscape it can be seen for miles around. Well worth a visit.

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Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal (19 miles)

Located in nearby Bury St Edmunds the Theatre Royal is one of the finest preserved Georgiam theatres having at one time been a barrel store for the nearby Greene King brewery which still owns the building. Very much still a live venue with regular performances throughout the year.

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Newmarket Races

Newmarket Races (5 miles)

Enjoy a day at the races at one of the most famous race courses once frequented by King Charles II.

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Palace House - Newmarket

Palace House (6 miles)

Palace House is the surviving south west pavilion of a grand house built in Newmarket during the 17th century for King Charles II

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National Stud

National Stud (9 miles)

The National Stud is the showcase for British Thoroughbred breeding. It comprises over 500 acres of prime pastureland on the edge of Newmarket, headquarters of racing in the UK. Its facilities include accommodation for eight stallions and up to 200 mares in nine separate yards. Open to the Public

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Wicken Fen

Wicken Fen (4 miles)

Wicken Fen was the very first Nature Reserve to be owned by The National Trust and has been in their care since 1899. It remains one of the most important wetlands in Europe. Walk through the fen and enjoy it's tranquility. Many bird watching hides.

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Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey (10 miles)

In the care of the National Trust, Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge preserves the home and iconic art collection of Lord Fairhaven who restored the Abbey to become his home. Visit also the extensive gardens and the working Lode Water Mill.

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Ickworth House

Ickworth House (13 miles)

Ickworth House near Bury St Edmunds, once the home of the Marquis of Bristol is a grand country house in the care of the National Trust. Visit the house and the extensive gardens and woodland walks.

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Duxford Air Museum

Imperial War Museum - Duxford (21 miles)

One of the finest collections of wartime and civilian aircraft. Home of the Flying Legends and the Sally-B B17 flying fortress. Visit the American Air Museum and the Land Warfare museum on the same site. Regular airshows and flying days.

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Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest (21 miles)

Thetford Forest is the ideal setting for a day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Thetford Forest as well as the wide range of recreation facilities. Children can explore trails, use the play furniture and have fun.

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Cambridge University

Cambridge University (14 miles)

Visit one of the oldest universities in the world. Walk along the famous Cambridge Backs or take a river tour by punt. Enjoy the historic centre of Cambridge and the sight of the famous Colleges - Kings, Trinity, Queens, and many more.

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Other Local Facilities

  Linhs Chinese Restuarant - Chinese food and takeaway just 350 yards  
  Carter Street garage - Petrol station, mini-market and workshop just 300 yards  
  Church of St Peter & St Mary Magdalene - Just next door!  
  Dianne Hairdresser - Market Street, 0.7 miles