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Holiday Inn Express Cambridge-Duxford M11, Jct.10

Local Area

EXPLORE Cambridge

Don't Go Home Without

Take a six-minute drive across the M11 to reach the Imperial War Museum Duxford. Stare in awe at the Spitfire and Lancaster displayed in the enormous AirSpace hangar, along with other historic aircraft. Next, head to the Flying Aircraft hangar to witness the restoration process of similar warplanes. Learn about the important role RAF Duxford played during World War II, in the Battle of Britain.

Must See

Audley End House, about eight miles from the hotel, is an imposing Jacobean pile. Gaze upwards at the plaster ceiling in the Saloon, decorated with mythical creatures, and be dazzled by the carvings of the Great Hall's oak screen. The River Cam runs through the gardens, designed by Capability Brown. Audley End House is open from mid March to October, but you can visit the gardens most weekends.

Must Do

Take a punting tour on the River Cam, in Cambridge, to get a glimpse of the Backs – that is, the grounds and rears of some of the city’s historic university colleges, plus other landmarks such as Trinity College’s Wren Library, designed by Sir Christopher Wren; the 19th-century covered Bridge of Sighs, part of St John’s College; and the Gothic spires of King’s College Chapel.

Local Tips

Have a go at punting on the River Cam. Stand sideways on the flat part of the punt, feet apart to help you balance. Lift the pole fully out of the water, then drop it to the bottom of the river, pushing against it. To change direction, use the pole as a rudder, letting it trail in the water behind you. To stop, drop the pole to the side, slightly in front of you, and push your weight against it.

Nearby Attractions

  • Duxford Imperial War Museum
  • Gog Magog Golf Club
  • Wandlebuy Country Park
  • Shepreth Wildlife Park
  • Linton Zoo
  • Chilford Hall Vineyard and Conference Centre
  • Cambridge Botanical Gardens
  • King's College Chapel
  • Kingsway Golf Centre
  • Newmarket Racecourse
  • Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Audley End House and Gardens
  • Scudamores Punting Cambridge

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