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About Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire is an East Anglian county that was established in 1974 as a unification of Isle of Ely and the old Cambridgeshire and Huntingdon and Peterborough. It borders seven other counties in all directions. In the year 1965, Cambridge and the Isle of Ely were incorporated from two administrative counties, Peterborough and Huntingdon. After the amalgamation, the name was simplified to only Cambridgeshire.

The people of Cambridgeshire have a huge contribution to the first and second world wars through the county regiment, the Fen Tigers. The Cambridge Regiment also fought in the Boer War in South Africa. Cambridgeshire boasts of a flat land terrain, and because of this, the military built several airfields. There is also a memorial cemetery where American military were buried, called the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, the only American memorial in the whole of England. It is located in Madingley.

As a tradition, counties in England coin a nickname for their locals. In Cambridgeshire, people are called Cambridgeshire Camels or Cambridgeshire Cranes. But there is another name that denotes a negative connotation to the people of Cambridgeshire, and that is Fenners. They came from the flat county north of Cambridgeshire and since the 20th century the term has proved to be a degrading nickname for those who came from the flat counties.

Must Visit:

Kettle’s Yard – This art gallery and museum was originally the home of artist Jim Ede and his wife, where he used to hold open houses everyday. During the late 1960s, Jim Ede donated their home and his collection of 20th century art pieces to the University of Cambridge and was then turned into what is now known as Kettle Yard.

Flag Fen – This place is 3, years old, built during the Bronze Age. There is a causeway and a small island across the wooden causeway structure where the island was believed to be a site of religious ceremonies in the past.


Closest Airport: London Stanstead – 30 Miles

Closest City Centre: Ely – 14 Miles

Closest Must-See Location Outside Cambridgeshire: Bedfordshire – 29 Miles