Denny Abbey was founded in 1159 by Benedictine monks, as a dependent priory of the great cathedral monastery of Ely. At the heart of Denny stands the medieval Franciscan refectory and the church. Adapted by the Templars, the church underwent radical alterations in 1327, eventually becoming a farmhouse. Explore this lovely abbey still featuring superb Norman interiors. At different times, it housed Benedictine monks, the Knights Templars and nuns of the Franciscan order, the Poor Clares. See the Franciscan nuns refectory of the mid 14th Century and the rooms converted for their founder, the Countess of Pembroke. Learn how Denny has evolved through the centuries with our displays and childrens activities.
The University of Cambridge is rich in history - its famous Colleges and University buildings attract visitors from all over the world. But the University's museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University's academics and students.The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.
The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 by the bequest of the VIIth Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion to the University of Cambridge. It contains magnificent collections of works of art and antiquities of national and international importance spanning centuries and civilisations, displayed in 25 galleries.Highlights include antiquities from Egypt, Greece and Rome, oriental art, Korean ceramics, English and European pottery and glass, sculpture, furniture, armour, illuminated manuscripts, coins and medals, Japanese prints, masterpieces of painting and drawing by Domenico Veneziano, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck..
Enjoy a Golf Break right in the centre of Cambridgeshire at Lakeside Lodge. Superbly designed in two loops of 9 Holes and incorporating 8 lakes and 15,000 trees the Par 72 18 Hole Lodge Course will appeal to you whatever your handicap. You'll quickly see how the expert maintenance programme by Turfcare Specialists has helped us to gain an excellent reputation for great all year round playing conditions. You'll find the wide fairways, large immaculate greens, neatly raked bunkers and short rough will make your round undaunting and truly pleasurable. Choose from the vast range of golfing equipment, clothing and accessories in our 1500 square feet Golf Shop.
Welcome to Huntingdon Racecourse, We offer exciting competitive racing at all of our meetings. During the course of a season we have something for everyone:Corporate friendly weekday fixtures plus Bank Holiday meetings and weekend packages for families, groups and couples. On Non-Racedays our extensive facilities can also be used for Conferencing, Exhibitions, Company Activity days, Parties and Weddings. The course is just outside Brampton, a mile east of the A1. The A1/M11 link road takes you right past the course.