We also offer specialist services in other counties in the region such as Norfolk and Essex.

Cambridge

Cambridge is a unique and stunning historical university city set in the heart of the Fens in East Anglia offering a wealth of culture, entertainment and shopping. The city is most widely known as the home of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209 and consistently ranked one of the top five universities in the world. 

The river Cam ambles through the city along The Backs where the long tradition of punting takes place throughout the summer. It is also known as the cycling capital of the UK.

Cambridge is a growth area both in terms of housing and industry. The new villages of upper and lower Cambourne are situated to the west of Cambridge, whilst the building of the new town of Northstowe is just starting north-west of the city. Cambridge is also affectionately known as Silicone Fen as it is host to a significant number of information technology and software businesses.

Peterborough

Peterborough was designated a New Town in the 1960s. The population is once again undergoing rapid expansion and a £1 billion regeneration of the city centre and immediate surrounding area is under way. It lies further north-west of Cambridge and it, too, is a cathedral city with excellent shopping at Queensgate shopping centre. Peterborough also boasts its own ice rink.

Both Cambridge and Peterborough have excellent road, rail and bus routes and the proximity to London means that you can be in our capital city in about an hour.

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The Fens

The Fens shape much of the landscape in this region providing extensive views across the countryside and large skies – an artist’s dream! Much of the area is a haven for wildlife and bird sanctuaries. Wicken Fen, a National Trust area, is a fine example. The Fens have their own intriguing history which helped shape this fascinating countryside.

The region is set mostly to arable farming scattered with tiny and remote villages, the quaint, historical city of Ely on the Isle of Ely, (yes, it was once an island!) is its capital.

Huntingdon

With its choice of boutique and national shops, historic heritage, riverside walks and fun activities, Huntingdon is the perfect place to visit whatever the season.

The town was chartered by King John in 1205 and is the county town of Huntingdonshire. Having prospered successfully as a bridging point of the River Great Ouse, Huntingdon grew into a market town and, in the 18th and 19th centuries, as a coaching town. The well-preserved medieval bridge was once the main route of Ermine Street over the river and is still in use today.

This quaint market town with its charming churches, the Cromwell Museum - the only Cromwell-dedicated museum in the UK - and bustling markets, both traditional and farmers, offers you a warm welcome in an assortment of cafes, bars and restaurants.

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How to find us 

The page was last updated on 25 April 2017 by andrea.bateman.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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