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Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Wisbech, Ely, March, Whittlesey, Chatteris, Linton

Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. Cambridgeshire contains most of the region known as Silicon Fen. The county town is Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire today is the product of several local government unifications. In 1888 when county councils where introduced, two were set up, following the traditional division of Cambridgeshire into the area in the south around Cambridge, and the liberty of the Isle of Ely. In 1965, these two administrative counties were merged to form Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. In 1974, this then merged with the county to the west, Huntingdon and Peterborough (which had been created in 1965 by the merger of Huntingdonshire with the Soke of Peterborough - a part of Northamptonshire which had its own county council). The resulting county was called simply 'Cambridgeshire'.

Since 1998 the City of Peterborough is now administratively separate again, as a unitary authority, but is associated with Cambridgeshire for various purposes, such as police, fire, and the Lieutenancy.

Famous people include Oliver Cromwell, John Major (Former MP of Huntingdonshire and Prime Minister) and Henry Royce, all from Huntingdonshire. Pink Floyd also originates from Cambridgeshire.

Cambridgeshire is twinned with Kreis Viersen in Germany. Although large parts of the county are extremely low-lying, the highest point is in the village of Great Chishill at 146m/480ft. Other prominent hills are Little Trees Hill and Wandlebury Hill in the Gog Magog Downs, Rivey Hill above Linton, Rowley's Hill and the Madingley Hills.

Places of interest
Abbeys: Anglesey Abbey, Denny Abbey, Ramsey Abbey Brampton Wood SSSI Buckden towers Castor Hanglands Nature Reserve Devil's Dyke Ancient Monument Down Field Windmill, Soham Duxford Airfield and Duxford Chapel Elton Hall Fowlmere Nature Reserve Gog Magog Downs Grafham Water Nature Reserve Great Gransden Post Mill Hinchingbrooke House Houghton Mill Kimbolton Castle Lattersey Nature Reserve Lode Watermill Long distance footpaths: Hereward Way, Icknield Way, Nene Way, Ouse Valley Way, Three Shires Bridleway Nene Valley Railway, a heritage railway Paxton Pits Nature Reserve Peckover House & Garden, Wisbech Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum River Great Ouse, River Cam RSPB Nene Washes RSPB Ouse Washes, a reserve of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds The Ouse Washes consisting of the Old Bedford River and the New Bedford River (also known as the Hundred Foot Drain) Wandlebury Country Park and the Gog Magog Downs Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve Wimpole Hall Wisbech and March Bramleyline, a heritage railway WWT Welney - a Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust nature reserve on the Ouse Washes

Abbots Ripton Abbotsley Abington Pigotts Ailsworth Alconbury Alconbury Weston Aldreth Alwalton Arbury Arrington Ashley Ashton - Stamford Babraham Bainton Balsham Bar Hill Barham Barnack Barrington Bartlow Barton Barway Bassingbourn Begdale Benwick Bluntisham Borough Fen Bottisham Bourn Boxworth Brampton Brington Brinkley Broad Green Broad Hill Broughton Buckden Buckworth Burrough Green Burwell Bury Bythorn Caldecote - Huntingdon Caldecote - South Cambridgeshire Caldecote Highfields Cambourne Cambridge Carlton Castle Camps Castor Catworth Caxton Chatteris Cherry Hinton Chesterton - Cambridge Chesterton - Peterborough Chettisham Cheveley Chippenham Chittering Christchurch Coates Coldham Colne Comberton Commercial End Conington - Huntingdon Conington - South Cambridgeshire Coppingford Coton Cottenham Coveney Covington Croxton Croydon Denton Diddington Doddington Downham Dry Drayton Dullingham Duxford Earith East Perry Easton Eastrea Eaton Socon Ellington Elm Elsworth Eltisley Elton Ely Etton Eye Eynesbury Farcet Fen Ditton Fen Drayton Fengate Fenstanton Fenton Fitton End Folksworth Fordham Fowlmere Foxton Friday Bridge Fulbourn Gamlingay Girton Glatton Glinton Godmanchester Gorefield Grafham Grantchester Graveley Great Abington Great Boughton Great Chishill Great Eversden Great Gidding Great Gransden Great Paxton Great Raveley Great Shelford Great Staughton Great Stukeley Great Wilbraham Guilden Morden Gunthorpe Guyhirn Haddenham Haddon Hail Weston Hamerton Hampton Hargate Hardwick Harlton Harston Hartford Haslingfield Hatley St George Hauxton Helpston Hemingford Abbots Hemingford Grey Heydon Hildersham Hilton Hinxton Histon Holme Holywell Horningsea Horseheath Houghton Huntingdon Ickleton Impington Isleham Kennett Keyston Kimbolton Kings Ripton Kingston Kirtling Kirtling Green Knapwell Kneesworth Landbeach Leighton Bromswold Leverington Linton Litlington Little Abington Little Catworth Little Chishill Little Downham Little Eversden Little Gidding Little Gransden Little Hatford Little Paxton Little Raveley Little Shelford Little Stukeley Little Thetford Little Wilbraham Littleport Lode Lolworth Longstanton Longstowe Longthorpe Madingley Manea March Marholm Maxey Melbourn Meldreth Mepal Milking Nook Milton Molesworth Morborne Murrow Needingworth Newborough Newnham Newton - Fenland Newton - South Cambridgeshire Norman Cross North Side Northborough Oakington Offord Cluny Offord Darcy Old Fletton Old Hurst Old Weston Orton Brimbles Orton Goldhay Orton Longueville Orton Malborne Orton Southgate Orton Waterville Orton Wistow Orwell Over Pampisford Pantersbridge Papworth Everard Papworth St Agnes Parson Drove Peakirk Peterborough Pidley Pilsgate Pondersbridge Prickwillow Purls Bridge Pymore Queen Adelaide Rampton Ramsey Ramsey Forty Foot Ramsey Heights Ramsey Mereside Ramsey St Mary's Reach Ring's End Romsey Town Sapley Sawston Sawtry Saxon Street Shepreth Shingay Shingay Cum Wendy Shudy Camps Sibson Six Mile Bottom Smoo Snailwell Soham Soham Cotes Som Somersham Southoe Southorpe Spaldwick St Ives St Neots Stanground Stapleford Steeple Gidding Steeple Morden Stetchworth Stibbington Stilton Stonely Stow cum Quy Stow Longa Stretham Stuntney Sutton - East Cambridge Sutton - Peterborough Swaffham Bulbeck Swaffham Prior Swavesey Swingbrow Tadlow Tetworth Teversham Thorney Thornhaugh Thriplow Tilbrook Toft Toseland Town End Trumpington Turves Tydd St Giles Ufford Upend Upton - Huntingdon Upton - Peterborough Upware Upwood Upwood Walsoken Walton Wansford Warboys Wardy Hill Waresley Washingley Water Newton Waterbeach Welches Dam Wendy Wennington Wentworth Werrington West Perry West Wickham West Wratting Westley Waterless Weston Colville Weston Green Westry Westwick Whaddon Whittlesey Whittlesford Wicken Wilburton Willingham Wimblington Wimpole Winwick Wisbech Wisbech St Mary Wistow Witcham Witchford Wittering Woodditton Woodhurst Woodston Woodwalton Woolley Wyton

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