The waterway in front of the house & under the garden is called Croft River which was much wider & used to transport the stone blocks which were used to build Ely Cathedral. Locally, there is much to explore beyond the magnificent cathedral. In Ely, you will also find The Stained Glass Museum, the Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum, which tells the fascinating story of how the Fenlands were created & lots of artisan shops, cafe's & restaurants. Visit Welney Wetland Centre to view wildlife or The Fens themselves are the home to many species of birds. Take a trip to the university city of Cambridge, with its many museums, including The Fitzpatrick & its numerous colleges. Also worth a visit is the port of Kings Lynn, with its picturesque old quarter. Reach the coast in under an hr & enjoy the sandy beach at Hunstanton. Add in lots of walks, cycle routes & many great places to eat & you will see why this has become such a popular area to visit. Shop 6.5 miles, pub & restaurant 100 yds.