Grantchester lies about two miles south of Cambridge and is a short drive or cycle ride away from the city centre. If you’re interested in visiting ancient, sleepy villages, with willows lining the river and punters winding their way beneath gorgeous bridges, Grantchester is definitely the place for you! The peaceful village features picturesque thatched cottages, a medieval church and a selection of cracking pubs such as ‘The Red Lion’ and ‘The Rupert Brooke’. It is said to have the world’s highest concentration of Nobel Prize winners in the world, most of these presumably being current or retired academics from the nearby University of Cambridge. We recommend taking a punt and going for a picnic in the meadows, then heading for tea in ‘The Orchard’, a famous tea house historically run by students. It also features Rupert Brooke’s historical country home.
You can find out more about Grantchester on our fantastic FREE Cambridge Walking Tour!