Stroud Hill Park lies within the historic county of Huntingdonshire, now in central Cambridgeshire. Popular for walking and cycling with footpaths, bridleways and rural tracks, there are many local attractions, nature reserves and facilities nearby.
The riverside market town of St Ives is just 10 minutes away. Popular for its tearooms, restaurants and pubs, St Ives has a historic riverside quay and bridge over the Great Ouse river, local galleries and a museum.
Parking is available in St Ives for the Guided Busway to Cambridge to see the sights. The short guided bus journey takes you through small villages and nature reserves into the beautiful city of Cambridge which is hard to beat. A city without a cathedral, it has some remarkable architecture. Great St Mary’s Church is the University church, worth a visit for its tower views over the university colleges. Kings College Chapel is simply inspirational. You can take in many of the sights from a riverside walk or enjoy a leisurely ride in a punt. Cambridge hosts a variety of festivals, galleries and live music events. It’s a city with something for everyone all year-round.
Samuel Pepys, the diarist, lived in Huntingdonshire at Hinchingbrooke, where you can visit the family house. Within a short distance of the site you can also visit many National Trust heritage properties and gardens such as Wimpole Hall, Houghton Mill, Peckover House and Anglesey Abbey.
Another great day out is the City of Ely, it’s magnificent cathedral stands high above the Great Fen and has a number of historic attractions. Peterborough is also a cathedral city, steeped in history and now well known for its Nene Valley heritage steam railway.
Duxford Imperial War Museum; home to one of the finest military and civil aircraft collections in Europe, many of which can be seen being maintained and flying at air shows and events.