While there is plenty to see and do in destinations close to the Wash, the area also acts as a perfect base to explore towns and cities a little further away.
The county cities of Lincoln, Cambridge, Norwich are all within easy reach of destinations along the coast and offer plenty of further attractions to visit.
Top Attractions Further Away
Cambridge is a delight to visit in any season. This elegant yet compact, internationally renowned city boasts spectacular architecture in the shape of colleges, chapels, churches and courtyards combined with green parks, wide open spaces and the River Cam, which winds through its heart.
Culture abounds in the shape of museums, galleries, theatres, art centres and festivals, with programmes to stimulate, inspire and entertain. And for shopping there’s a rich choice of quality independent shops, friendly markets and chic shopping centres. Surrounding the City is an area of unspoilt unique countryside waiting to be explored.
One of England’s most beautiful small cities, Ely was once an island surrounded by marshes, and famed for its eels. It is dominated by the spectacular cathedral (dating from the 11th century), with its outstanding Octagon and Lady Chapel.
Narrow streets are lined with historic buildings, such as the former home of Oliver Cromwell and his family, now a visitor centre. Sweeping parkland leads to the riverside area with its marina and antiques centre.
Visit Lincoln Cathedral, a magnificent and treasured example of historic architecture. Standing tall over the city of Lincoln for thousands of years and appearing on the screen several times including in Young Victoria and The Da Vinci Code. Lincoln Cathedral is an awe-inspiring and spectacular landmark recognised all over the world.
Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most spectacular Gothic buildings that held the record for the world’s tallest building for over two centuries. Enjoy exploring the magnificent exterior and interiors, colourful stained glass windows and discovering the famous Lincoln Imp.
Norwich is a wonderful fusion of the modern and historic, one complementing the other. Like any great city its centre is easy to walk around and has a river at its heart.
As well as being the most complete medieval city in the UK with stunning Norman Cathedral and Castle, it has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene, superb independent as well as High Street shopping, quaint covered market, lively restaurants, bars and nightlife and a heritage that is a delight to explore.
It was also England’s first UNESCO City of Literature – this is a city of stories!