4* The Huntingdon Marriott Hotel, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
The Huntingdon Marriott Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for our visit to picturesque Cambridgeshire. The Huntingdon location places you within easy reach of Cambridge, Duxford Imperial War Museum, many other renowned attractions.
Lift Restaurant Bar Tea/coffee in room Television Telephone Wi-Fi Safe Iron & Ironing Board Air Conditioned Writing desk and chair Hairdryer Fitness Centre Sauna Indoor Swimming Pool There are no walk-in showers available at this hotel
4 nights dinner, bed breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course menu with 3-choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
Free use of indoor pool, sauna, steam room & gym
Entrance to Imperial War Museum Duxford
Entrance and tour of Burghley House
Entrance to Bletchley Park
Image Courtesy of Imperial War Museum Duxford.
Video of Bletchley Park
We arrive at the hotel for welcome tea/coffee before checking in and dinner being served.
Imperial War Museum Duxford & Cambridge
Our destination this morning is the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Britain’s best-preserved WWII airfield. Its story reflects the landmark achievements made in aviation history and it incorporates a series of museums and exhibitions, including the 1940's Operations Room, AirSpace (featuring 30 iconic aircraft including the Spitfire and Concorde), The American Air Museum (with the largest collection of US historic military aircraft in Europe), The Battle of Britain Exhibition (RAF Duxford’s pivotal role) and Land Warfare to name but a few.
We spend the afternoon at leisure in Cambridge, with numerous attractions to explore.
Today, we enjoy a day out at Burghley House, one of the largest and grandest Elizabethan houses of England. We enjoy a guided tour of the house and its historic collections of art, early tapestries, Japanese ceramics and sculptures, where many still stand when first recorded in 1688. Our tour will bring to life the history of the Cecil family and the collection they have built up over 450 years. After our tour we have time at leisure to explore the orangery restaurant, gardens and or take in the beautiful gardens with a walk in the parkland, there is plenty to enjoy.
This morning, we make our way to Bletchley Park where Alan Turing and his colleagues helped crack Germany’s Enigma Code during WWII. We uncover Bletchley Park’s remarkable story by visiting the unglamorous, functional Codebreaking Huts and Blocks, Alan Turing’s office, the Library, the wartime garages (complete with WWII vehicles) and a series of fascinating interactive exhibits before having free time for lunch in Hut 4 (formerly home to WWII Naval Intelligence Code Breaking Operations).
We depart after breakfast and make our journey home.
Video of Imperial War Museum Duxford