Anglesey Abbey is a fascinating historical mishmash, a 12th century priory converted to a country house, given 1930s-style gardens, and filled with artworks and furniture from the past. It’s lovingly cared for by the National Trust, and the best way to arrive is by bike – you even get a discount on the entrance charge.
Follow the signs for National Cycle Network route 51 east from the city centre, staying on the south bank of the river until the railway bridge, then following the cycle route down to the Newmarket Road where a safe path begins. At Bottisham, follow the signs to Lode; the Abbey is signposted from the village.
You can return the same way, or take the National Trust-owned railway path and a series of tracks across the fields to Clayhithe. From there, the riverside path will take you home.