An impressive, Jacobean-style house, Anglesey Abbey was once home to philanthropist Lord Fairhaven. Located five miles north of Cambridge, if you're staying in a Cambridgeshire hotel or guesthouse it's a local attraction that's a wonderful place to visit, whatever the time of year. The gardens are open throughout the seasons and are renowned for the carpet of snowdrops, which greet visitors during the early spring, whilst 30 acres of wildflower meadows are the perfect spot to stroll during lazy summer days.
See a New Side to Angelsey Abbey from Your Cambridgeshire Hotel
Anglesey Abbey has been in the care of the National Trust for 50 years. Whilst many National Trust properties show magnificent houses in all their grandeur, at Anglesey Abbey you'll also get a glimpse into what life was like below stairs too. As well as visiting the lavish bedroom where Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother once stayed, no trip is complete without heading to the Domestic Wing where the army of servants worked to maintain the luxury lifestyle for the owner. If you prefer the look of life on the family side of the house, you'll find a range of high quality, luxury hotels in Cambridgeshire to ensure you are treated like a lord or lady during your time away.
A Cambridgeshire Hotel Stay with Family to Explore Anglesey Abbey
The Hoe Fen area in the grounds of Anglesey Abbey offers a natural play space. Here children can see what's checked into the bug hotel, spot wildlife, climb a two storey tree house or have a go at building a den. With a choice of Cambridgeshire hotels and guesthouses nearby offering family rooms or adjoining rooms, it's easy to stay and play with all the family.
On the estate you can visit Lode Mill, a watermill which has been restored to grind corn just as it has for hundreds of years and if you're feeling active there's also selection of walks, including wheelchair friendly and woodland walks. After all that activity, finish your full day of exploring in the restaurant, which offers a choice of hot meal or homemade cake and coffee.