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Address: Cambridge CB2 4AG, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 322640
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Located a short distance from the center of Cambridge, this historic and...

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.

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Beautiful village with lots of character

Such a wonderful place to wander around, is is a real favourite when we have visitors staying. The Orchard is a lovely place to while away an afternoon on a summers day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Karen M
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a wonderful place to wander around, is is a real favourite when we have visitors staying. The Orchard is a lovely place to while away an afternoon on a summers day.

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Thank Karen M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although ruled by Cambridge university, as I guess it always has been, there is no better place at any time of year to blow away the cobwebs and enjoy the beautiful tranquility of this special place. Lovely for walking, cycling and a cheeky pint at the end!

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the village of Grantchester, it has a melancholy atmosphere of the halcyon days of England before Great War. You can feel the presence of Rupert Brooke and Virginia Woofe. The Orchard Cafe is delightful and the adjacent Rupert Brooke Museum can bring tears to your eyes

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1 Thank 555ak47
Victoria, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the bus from Cambridge to Grantchester and it was very convenient. I had wanted to walk through the fen, but it was just too wet in December. My daughter joined me for lunch at the Green Man pub and we had a wander through the church and church yard. You would be able to do and see more... More 

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Thank pjbarner
South East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Grant heater is a good place to walk to from Cambridge- it takes around 45 minutes. In the village there is the church, a number of pubs and if course Grantchester meadows. On Boxing Day there is a Barrel Rolling race which attracts a good audience!

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Thank cyclecrazy
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I pass through this hamlet almost every day. It has at least three pubs and two churches and is well thought of as a posh place to luve (see Geoffrey Archer) but in reality it has no amenities whatsoever. You need a car or lots of walking time to go for the proverbial packet of fags and a pint of... More 

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Thank txeh
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Grantchester has become Newnham's appendix. How sad it was to see that, taking an Autumnal stroll across Grantchester Meadows, new residential developments loom closer and closer and already the special atmosphere and natural beauty of this area is being lost. Truer perhaps to say that it is being squandered. The village itself is little more than a car park. Quite... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The walk from Cambridge across the Meadows to Grantchester takes 15 - 20 depending on the speed of your companions. There is a river and a concrete path - beware of the cows that roam free. Once you arrive, you can take your pick from many pubs (thankfully now without a children's indoor play area) or have tea in the... More 

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ULVERSTON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Beautiful village, pubs looked inviting and close together, go and explore via the lanes and get lost.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a quaint little village and nice for an afternoon out in the summer. The tea gardens are nice for family or friends and the walk from Cambridge is very easy with good views.

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