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Grantchester Village

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Address: Cambridge CB2 4AG, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 322640
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Description: 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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The Poets Village

Grantchester is rightly named the Poets Village as it inspired five famous poets to write of it. Rupert Brooke wrote "Dan Chaucer hears his river still....Chatter beneath a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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218 reviews 218 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Grantchester is rightly named the Poets Village as it inspired five famous poets to write of it. Rupert Brooke wrote "Dan Chaucer hears his river still....Chatter beneath a phantom mill" Tennyson .... "I loved the brimming wave that swam Through quiet meadows around the mill The sleepy pool above the dam The pool beneath it never still" Wordsworth, Chaucer and... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The parish church has a beautiful memorial to our war dead. Rupert Brookes the poet is honoured upon it. The church itself is well maintained with some beautiful stained glass. Has some very informative boards in the church too about its creation and maintainance over the centuries. Lovely inscription of the 10 Commandments too. The Orchard tea rooms haven't changed... More 

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ENGLAND
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Nice enough church in an attractive village, with a pleasant walk through the meadows to Cambridge. I suspect that, without the Rupert Brooke connection,and maybe now the TV detective series set here in the 1950s, it wouldn't attract quite so much attention. There are much prettier villages; and the Old Vicarage, the subject of Brooke's famous poem ("Is there honey... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We drove to this village on the morning we were due to leave Cambridge, as we had seen the TV series and wanted to see what the village was really like. We visited in the early morning when it was quiet and there was little traffic. We had intended to go on to Trumpington, but the road was closed due... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Best to take a boat (punting) or a bike from Cambridge to the lovely village of Grantchester. Norman church, fields, river,historic garden tea house, country pubs. What more can you ask for!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Walked from Red Lion car park into Cambridge and it really was a spectacular walk on a lovely sunny day. Lots of birds and wildlife. Highly recommended

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A nice village, comfortable walk from Cambridge (c. 40 mins). Visit if you are in Cambridge for more than a few days and have some time!

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Whenever we visit family we visit Grantchester, Wonderful summer lunch or tea at The Orchard Tea Garden. Great fun to watch the Barrel race on Boxing Day morning. Also a really excellent family lunch beside the fire at The Green Man. Look forward to going back again.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Grantchester is very pretty and it is pleasant to walk around, recalling the words of Rupert Brook's verse and feeling how content he must have been to live here as a Cambridge student. This year sees the centenary of his sad death during World War One and so now is an appropriate time to visit. The church is charming and... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went to Grantchester specifically to have lunch at The Orchard Tea Garden. It became popular when Rupert Brooke, Virginia Woolf and their friends frequented it and is still very popular today. We had a very good Sunday lunch there. It would be very nice to visit in the summer and eat in the actual orchard.

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