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Local Attractions

 

 

The local attractions below are close to the Dyke's End. If you want to see how to get to them from the pub then use Google Maps and in Box A insert the postcode of the attraction you are interested in.

And to visit their website just click on their name or their graphic.

 

Angelsey Abbey and Gardens Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9EJ - 01223 810080

A passion for tradition and style inspired one man to transform a run-down country house and desolate landscape. Step into his elegant home and discover the luxuries enjoyed by guests. Experience the warmth and comfort and be amazed at rare and fabulous objects. Lord Fairhaven was a generous host, delighting in entertaining visitors and a life occupied with horse racing and shooting. The 114 acre garden, with its working watermill, wildlife discovery area and statuary, offers inspiration and planting for all seasons. Explore the borders, meadow and avenues bursting with vibrant colour, delicious scent and the simple pleasures of nature.

Cambridge

Cambridge, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is less than half an hour's drive from Reach and there is also a Park and Ride option from the outskirts which is very popular.

There are wonderful opportunities for shopping, sightseeing - and don't miss the chance to go punting.

The picture on the left shows the ancient Kings College with people punting on the river Cam.

 

 

 

Devil's Dyke

Also called Reach Dyke, Devil's Ditch or St Edmund's Ditch the Devil's Dyke consists of a 7.5 miles long bank and ditch that runs in a south-east direction from the small village of Reach to nearby Woodditton. It is generally assumed to be an Anglo-Saxon earthwork and is one of the largest and best surviving examples of its kind in England.

It attracts literally thousands of walkers each year - and many of them visit the Dyke's End at Reach for sustenance at the end of their walk.

 

National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket

The National Horseracing Museum occupies part of the buildings that were known as the Subscription Rooms which were a focal point of Newmarket and consequently are steeped in history.

The museum is well worth a visit and is less than 5 miles away from the Dyke's End


Reach Village

The delightful village of Reach, or as it was previously know Reche, has been inhabited for over 2,000 years. Situated at the termination of the great earthwork known as the Devil's Dyke and with Reach Lode giving direct access to the sea, it survived the Norman Conquest as an inland port.

It was granted a charter to hold an annual fair at Rogationtide by King John and this still takes place to this day but now on the first May Bank Holiday Monday.

 

Wicken Fen Lode Lane, Wicken CB7 5XP - 01353 720274

Wicken Fen, which is less than 5 miles from the Dyke's End, has been designated as a National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation and a Protected Wetland.

It is home to an incredible range of wildlife. The rich, peat soil of the sedge fen and the centuries of management enable hundreds of plant species to thrive. The soil, water and plants create habitats for thousands of animal species. In total over 8020 species of plants, fungi and animals have been recorded making Wicken Fen one of the most species rich nature reserves in Britain.