Discover Cambridgeshire by rail with Greater Anglia in May

Published on: Wednesday, 1 May 2024
Last updated: Wednesday, 1 May 2024

View of Ely Cathedral

Above: View of Ely Cathedral. Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is encouraging people to get out and explore Cambridgeshire by train this month with a range of discounts.

To make it easier and even more convenient to travel by train, Greater Anglia has several great value fares available such as discounted Advance tickets, Ranger tickets, and the Family & Friends Railcard.

You can save a small fortune on parking when you travel by train and avoid queues of traffic in the county’s tourist hot spots.

Here are some of the events happening in Cambridgeshire in May which are accessible by train:

Ely’s Eel Festival Weekend 2024

Visit Ely for its traditional Eel Day Festival on 4 May and a Food, Drink and Craft Festival on 5 and 6 May.

Eel Day is an annual celebration to celebrate the city's namesake — the eel. The celebrations start with a parade followed by an ‘eel’ throwing competition and other activities across the city. More information at the Visit Ely website.

WWII Weekend, Audley End House

Embrace the atmosphere and action of the 1940s on 5 and 6 May at Audley End house as their celebrated WWII Weekend returns for another bank holiday spectacular.

Witness a tense, action-packed battle between the allied and German forces featuring striking pyrotechnics and real-life vintage army vehicles. Experience life during wartime Britain, and hands on activities for the children, including the Sergeant’s infamous assault course. For more information and to grab your tickets, visit the English Heritage website.

Cambridge Beer Festival

There’s no better way to enjoy a beer festival than to leave the car at home and jump on the train. The Cambridge Beer Festival, celebrating its 50th year, takes place from 20-25 May at Jesus Green.

Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, Martin Moran, said,

“Travelling by train is cheaper than you think, and with our price promise and no booking fees, you are guaranteed to get the lowest price when you book through our website.

“Our region has so much to offer and whether it’s a trip to the city or coast, shopping or sightseeing, we are giving people more money to spend on having a great time by helping them save money on their train fare.”

Greater Anglia also offers a range of Advance fares that offer customers savings of between 60 and 70% on the standard walk-up prices, plus 2FOR1 on entry to many top attractions in London and East Anglia.

The train operator also has a range of great value fares which are available all year round, including Duo, for two people travelling together, GroupSave for people travelling in a group of three or more, a special London evening out fare for those staying overnight in the capital and a Club 50 discount for those aged 50 and over.

For the best value fares, passengers should book in advance and the earlier customers book, the more they can save.

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