Cambridgeshire Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums  (English Heritage / National Trust / others), many with brief details of disabled access.

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Cambridgeshire Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill - National Trust - Jacobean-style house with gardens and a working watermill - Lode, Cambridge – Disabled friendly, baby changing, pushchairs admitted to gardens only - see website


Burwell Museum - Rural history museum depicting village life through the centuries on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens, includes an early 19th century windmill, vintage vehicles, farm machinery - The majority of Burwell Museum is accessible to disabled visitors with stair lifts where possible at the museum & video of the upper levels (some restrictions) please see website


Cambridge & County Folk Museum - holds 20,000 objects related to the Cambridge area - Disabled access and facilities see website


Denny Abbey and the Farmland Museum - Denny Abbey Founded in 1159 as a Benedictine monastery, it then became a retirement home for elderly Knights Templars. After the Templars’ suppression for alleged heresy in 1308, it became a convent of Franciscan nuns before becoming a farm from 1539 and the dissolution of the monasteries, until the 1960s. Family-friendly activities Farmland Museum features a fenman’s hut, blacksmith’s and wheelwright’s workshops, village shop display and many other aspects of Cambridgeshire rural life - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing, wheelchair loan - see website


Duxford Chapel - A modest but complete and attractive 14th century chantry chapel, perhaps originally a hospital we have no disabled access info for this site


Ely Cathedral - Medievil wonder, 11th Century, often a film location, spectacular views from the Octagon and West Towers, daily tours, Stained Glass Museum, holds regular concerts and events - wheelchairs - see website


Ely Museum (The Old Gaol) - the history centre for the Isle of Ely & the Fens, it takes you on a journey through time from prehistory to the twentieth century - Disabled access and facilities but see website


Fitzwilliam Museum - Artefacts from Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Greece, Rome, Cyprus and the Ancient Near East, covering many aspects of ancient life. European & Oriental sculpture & decorative arts. Ancient, medieval and modern coins, medals, tokens, banknotes and other forms of money from all parts of the world - Cambridge - Disabled access and facilities, baby changing - see website


Flag Fen Archaeology Park - Bronze Age Archaeology site and reconstruction. Travel back 3,500 years to discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors at the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe. - disabled friendly, Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available for visitor use, please see the website


Houghton Mill - National Trust - Impressive working 18th-century watermill - Houghton, near Huntingdon – Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing - see website


John Clare Cottage - the home of John Clare (1793-1864). Widely regarded as one of the greatest of the English poets, restored, using traditional building methods, to create a centre where people can learn about John Clare, his works, how rural people lived in the early 19th century and also gain an understanding of the environment - Peterborough - we have no disabled access info for this site


Longthorpe Tower - displays one of the most complete and important sets of 14th century domestic wall paintings in northern Europe. This varied 'spiritual encyclopaedia' of worldly and religious subjects includes the Wheel of Life, the Nativity and King David - Peterborough - not accessible to wheelchair users / pushchairs


Museum of Technology - based in Cambridge's old sewage pumping station, built in 1894. The pumping station's original equipment and other engines, Letterpress-printing equipment ranging from early hand operated presses to power machinery, events, exhibitions - we have no disabled access info for this site


Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House - built in about 1740, the house / museum shows her life and work including the National Trust, Social Housing, Amenity Societies and Conservation Wisbech - contact to arrange disabled access, see website


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