Grantchester Village, Cambridge

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Add a touch of idyllic English rural experience to your vacation by visiting Grantchester Village. The village's pastoral scenery was a source of inspiration for many artistic souls, like the poet Rupert Brooke and the members of Pink Floyd. Go on a sightseeing tour and admire the historical architecture, or stop by one of the traditional pubs and tea houses for a homemade ale or trademark English cup of tea. For outdoorsy visitors the village offers a selection of things to do, from canoeing and playing tennis, to jogging or simply strolling through the scenic nature. If you want to take part in one of the village's customary annual events, check the schedule online and plan your visit accordingly. Work out when and for how long to visit Grantchester Village and other Cambridge attractions using our handy Cambridge trip builder site .
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  • I love Granchester. There's not much better to do on a summers day then take a picnic down to the meadows and sit by the river. The village itself is also beautiful and has a few very nice pubs at the...  more »
  • Grantchester is a beautiful classic English village alongside the River. You can walk from Cambridge, along the river in about 50 minutes, or get a bus (10 mins). It's very picturesque- lots of thatch...  more »
  • The is the birth place of the famous WWI poet, Rupert Brooke and is a small village just outside Cambridge. The walk or punt from Cambridge to Granchester is one of those "must do" activities as a stu...  more »

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