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Extraordinary history at Buckden Towers

Tourist in your own Town!

Jan Reynolds
During the summer, Jan Reynolds became a 'Tourist in your own Town'. On a journey through glorious gardens, quirky museums and heavenly tea rooms - Jan visited just some of the tourist delights right here on your doorstep!

Cast of the skull of a Tyrannosaurs Rex
Cast of the T-Rex at the Sedgwick Museum

From the strange and mysterious to the breathtakingly beautiful, we've discovered some of the best places to while away your free time. Jan Reynolds toured the county from top to bottom, calling in at towns and villages to find out where you can take your visitors, your children, or just yourself for a treat!

Our 'Tourist in Town' Jan Reynolds, wanted to discover the county's hidden gems - places you might not have heard of before - rather than the well-known tourist haunts.

Leafy 16th century cottage, also museum
One of the county's best kept secrets?

And the good news is most of it won't cost a fortune - Jan searched out dozens of places with free entry, and there's often free parking nearby. If you don't have transport of your own, you'll be glad to know that most places are on a bus route.

So, whatever takes your fancy - wandering through Wisbech, sauntering around St Ives, or peeping into some quiet little corners of Peterborough - rediscover your county with 'Tourist in your own Town'!

Tourist in your own Town

Path through garden
Garden path at Peckover House, Wisbech

Follow Jan on her journey round the county...

Take a tour round the Royston area to discover the delights of Wimpole and the magical, mysticial nature at Fowlmere... From Buckden Towers and its beautiful Tudor gardens to the Taggart Tile Museum, there's lots to discover in the St Neots area.
A Tourist in... Royston! >
A Tourist in... St Neots area! >
College courts and the dreamy Backs - they're the stuff of picture postcards. But Cambridge is much more than a camera snapshot if you go behind the tourist haunts.
A tourist in... Cambridge >
Wander round the pretty village of Burwell, take a tour along a seven mile Anglo-Saxon dyke and then visit the home of horse-racing...
Tourist in Burwell & Newmarket >
Wander round the elegant streets of Wisbech, find out about Thomas Clarkson and Octavia Hill and then finish off with a pint at one of the country's oldest breweries.
A Tourist in Wisbech >
Ancient tracks to a modern city... Follow the trail round the Precincts of the Cathedral, then discover the history of the Bronze Age with a trip to Flag Fen. Wicken is best known for its nature reserve, but has much more to offer!
A Tourist in Peterborough >
A Tourist in Wicken >
Jan heads to the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell, and then discovers the magical Manor at Hemingford Grey... It's then off to Ely where she takes a look round the home of Cromwell and the Museum in the old gaol...
Tourist in Huntingdon >
A Tourist in Ely >
last updated: 12/06/09
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