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Grantchester Village

Cambridge CB2 4AG, England
44 1223 322640
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Ranked #22 of 107 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Located a short distance from the center of Cambridge, this historic and picturesque village features a magnificent medieval church, quaint thatched... more » Owner description: Located a short distance from the center of Cambridge, this historic and picturesque village features a magnificent medieval church, quaint thatched cottages and a pool where Lord Byron used to swim. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

No visit to Cambridge would be complete without a walk along the river to Grantchester Orchard. The walk takes about a hour but is extremely pleasant. The reward is an experience that is quintessentially English and one which notable people like Virginia Wolf, Bertrand Russell, TS Elliott and Wittgenstein enjoyed in their day. Enjoy cream scones and tea, or a... More

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Granchester is my favourite village, I grew up around here and visited Granchester often with my grandad. I remember the church clock getting stuck at 2.50. The village has a mill pond which is lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and I have been the Green Man for our weekly date nights for much of the past year. We really enjoy the atmosphere!

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Visited hotel late on a Saturday afternoon after walking thru the very delightful village. We loved the setting and ambience of the hotel but the service left a lot to be desired. Our Order was taken by two people , forgotten, then we were told, without apology, they were busy and had too many things to do. Not our problem.... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had our Wedding in Grantchester Church. It's a beautiful village with lovely orchards. We fell for the village instantly! The vicar (rev. Stuart Mews) couldn't help us enough. The local Green Man pub were happy to lay on a very reasonably priced breakfast for all of our guests the following morning too. All in all it's a great place... More

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Essex
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184 reviews 184 reviews
42 attraction reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

So relaxing, breath in the lovely clear air, visit the lovely Orchard Tearooms, Walk along the river, enjoy a cold pint at the Red Lion, walk back to the village and wish you lived there..... I did. On a Sunny Day this place is heaven.....

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Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Lovely village, lovely pub, lovely food. Nicely modernised thatch pub in a village setting. Garden is good on sunny days.

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Rome, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Cambridge is not a shabby town at all, so the Romantic traveler who has watched one too many Merchant Ivory films won't be disappointed. But if you enjoy a long walk through one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, the English countryside, and also have one hour to spare before tea time, walk on Grantchester Street until it... More

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Letchworth Garden City
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Rupert Brooke's Old Vicarage and the nearby Orchard Tea Room still stand; the river runs through; the village green has the requisite picturesque pub -- this is just a lovely, tranquil place.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Only an hour walk from Cambridge city centre. With beautiful scenes all along the way. It can be quite crowded in summer though. If you woulike the experience the tranquility of village life, colder months is perhaps a better choice.

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