Fen Drayton Lakes
A great spot for our nature lovers. Fancy a nice long dog walk? Fen Drayton has around 8 miles of wonderful trails accompanied by beautiful lakes, just filled with nature of all kinds. Pack some good walking boots for your trip!
Punting Along the River Cam
A right of passage for anyone visiting or already living in the city. Punting along the river is the BEST activity to see the iconic backs of Cambridge. Be charmed by the student tour guides as you glide along the river.
An Iconic Brunch with Fitzbillies
You haven’t LIVED until you’ve tried the world famous Chelsea buns from our iconic 100 year old Fitzbillies cafe. We recommend that you book brunch in advance or grab a take-away and prop yourself along the river to watch the punts go by.
Wandlebury Country Park
Walking around Wandlebury is like walking through a story book. This place is perfect for a Sunday stroll, just before that well earned Sunday Roast! Take the path to ‘Ely Point’ to see the Cathedral Spire standing across the landscape.
I truly feel Burwash is a hidden gem across Cambridgeshire. Explore this beautiful array of independent little shops filled with local gems, that you’ll only find in Cambs. From a wonderful grocers featuring the county’s finest food to the sweetest flower shop across the county.
A Wander Across Ely
Spread your wings a little further and escape to the tiny charming town of Ely. Start your visit taking in the cathedral and all its glory and slowly wander down to the river banks, watching the boats go by and sip a gorgeous cocktail at the Riverside Bar and Kitchen.
Fancy a little bit of history? Look no further than the impressive Fitzwilliam Museum. With collections varying from treasures from the ancient world to powerful paintings from the greats – even including a Monet.
The River Terrace Cafe
Set in the beautiful town of St. Ives, the River Terrace Cafe is one of my favourite places to just simply soak in the moment. Book a table on the terrace, order the most exquisite brunch or lunch and watch the boats go by. Be sure to wave at passersby on the river too!
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With our retailers
Let's get outside
Have you started jogging, or maybe roller skating? Or, maybe you have found a new love of camping? We spoke to some of our retailers who have been helping you with your new (or not so new) pastimes.
Get your skates on with Decathlon
Roller skating is no longer the preserve of the primary school child. It’s growing in popularity so much so that Decathlon has an aisle dedicated to helping you find the perfect boots to get going.
They also have this useful guide to the best places to skate… please note, The Grafton is not one of these places!
On your bike with Evans Cycles
Evans Cycles believe that with the right bike, anyone can fall in love with cycling. Whether you ride for pleasure, adventure or fitness, Pinnacle – the Evans Cycles own in-house brand – have got a bike that will suit every kind of rider.
Plus, everyone who purchases a bike through the Evans Cycles store will receive a free basic bike fit to ensure they are positioned correctly to maximise their riding experience, essentially to reduce unnecessary fatigue.
Trespass are festival fans
Whether you’ve got everything crossed for festivals being back this summer, or, you’re planning the ultimate glamping stay cay, Trespass blend cutting edge technology and functionality with great looking gear.
In celebration of Cambridge Pride 2021, we have shared what we are proud of – now it’s your turn!
Tag us in your #cambridgepride snaps for the chance to win a £150 gift card for a store of your choice at The Grafton!