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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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Really Nice Village

I have been to Granchester several times over the years. It's a really nice, quite large village with a couple of stunning churches and walks through the fields not too far away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I have been to Granchester several times over the years. It's a really nice, quite large village with a couple of stunning churches and walks through the fields not too far away. Well worth a stop off for a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As a boy I learnt to swim in the river at Grantchester so I have always had a soft/soggy spot for it. Its easy to walk around and you can see the church clock stopped at ten past three,myou can ejoy great food at the Orhard tea rooms famous again by the same poet/writer. You can walk along the river... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

grantchester meadow/cafe is a cool place to stop off while on the M11,by doing so you do not need the motorway services.best to get off at junction 12.the way in from junction 13 has more cambridge traffic.orchard cafe is lovely,can try the rupert brook museum here,take a stroll by the Cam,or go the church imortalised by brook's poem. plenty of... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stopped here as a break from driving on a long journey. It is a very pretty old village,just of the motorway. It has some lovely pubs for lunch but we had brought our own. If you walk in front of the Red Lion pub you see a gate leading into the country side, This leads to the river side and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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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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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