Cambridge is a short drive away, famous for its colleges, museums, botanic gardens, art galleries and punting on the River Cam. An ideal holiday base, there are many interesting places to visit including Bury St. Edmunds with its cathedral and Theatre Royal, built in 1819 it is a rare example of a Georgian playhouse. National Trust properties locally include Ickworth Park and Anglesey Abbey and gardens. Also worth visiting is Ely with its 12th century cathedral and range of interesting shops and restaurants. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.