Linton Zoological Gardens
“An emphasis on conservation and education in 16 acres of gardens” - AA Inspector
Linton Zoo places an emphasis on conservation and education, which means that visitors can see a combination of beautiful gardens and a wealth of wildlife from all over the world. There are many rare and exotic creatures to see including tapirs, snow leopards, tigers, lions, zebra, tamarin monkeys, lemurs, owls, parrots, giant tortoises, snakes, tarantulas and many others. The zoo is set in 16 acres of gardens with plenty of picnic areas, children's play area and bouncy castle.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5 (10-4 winter) 28 Nov-3 Feb wkends 10-4. Closed 24-26 Dec. Coffee shop & gift shop open from 10.30
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About the area
To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.
Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.
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