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Tel code: 01223 | code search
Postcode: CB3 | code search
Population: 550
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"for information The last time i went to the red lion grantchester cambridge 20 years ago that was a pleasure This time 3/7/10 was different the food was good but i must ..." More

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"Superb ! Relaxing atmosphere close to the river walkway. Large beer garden. Delicious food. Had the prawn platter starters and steak, it was the best we've had this year. Reasonally ..." More

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The village of Grantchester lies in the beautiful and historic English county of Cambridgeshire. It is situated on the River Cam and has historic links with the University of Cambridge. In 1897 a group a students from the university persuaded the owner of Orchard House to serve them tea. This became a regular practice and now it is a tradition for students and now tourists to punt along the river to Grantchester and take tea at The Orchard. One of the lodgers at Orchard House was poet Rupert Brooke, who subsequently moved next door to The Old Vicarage. In 1912, whilst in Berlin, he wrote a poem about homesickness entitled 'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester', which talked of Grantchester and the people of Cambridgeshire. The Old Vicarage is currently the home of Cambridge scientist Mary Archer and her husband, Jeffrey Archer (Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare). Grantchester is a popular abode for current and retired Cambridge Academics, and claims to have the world's highest concentration of Nobel Prize winners. Legend states that an underground passage runs from the Old Manor House to King's College Chapel, two miles away. There is a tale that a fiddler said he would follow the passage, playing his fiddle all the while. The sound of his fiddle got fainter and fainter, until it could be heard no more. Nor was it ever heard again.

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Doubletree by Hilton Garden House Cambridge (1.62 miles)

Doubletree by Hilton Garden House Cambridge

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Situated on the banks of the River Cam, Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge offers picturesque views and is only a few minutes walk to the town. Keep fit in the LivingWell Health Club, take ... More

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Ayah Villa Guest House (1.64 miles)

Ayah Villa Guest House
Ayah Villa Guest House offers comfortable and relaxing accommodation for individuals, families and groups visiting Cambridge for leisure, study or business. Ayah Villa Guest House is conveniently situated for easy access to the heart of ... More | visit website
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Hotel du Vin (1.69 miles)

Hotel du Vin

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cambridge is located centrally in Trumpington Street and boasts 41 bedrooms and suites. Facilities include a French-style cellar bar & bistro, eclectic furnishings, Egyptian linen, ... More

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Royal Cambridge (1.70 miles)

Royal Cambridge

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An elegant hotel located in the heart of Cambridge. The perfect base to experience the character of this celebrated city. Part of the Forestdale Hotel Group. Steeped in tradition and favourably located in ... More

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Lensfield Hotel (1.74 miles)

Lensfield Hotel
The Lensfield Hotel, established since 1959, has become a relaxing, well-appointed sanctuary for business travellers, visitors from overseas and many college undergraduates and their parents.

The building dates back to around 1850 and is centrally ... More | visit website
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St Catharine's College (1.77 miles)

St Catharine

St Catharine's is a vibrant and successful community of scholars who are delighted to welcome visitors to our city and College.

All the rooms we provide are used during term time by our undergraduate students. They ... More | visit website

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Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1.81 miles)

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Corpus Christi College is one of the oldest colleges in the University of Cambridge is located in the heart of the city.

The accommodation available is used by our students during the University term time and ... More | visit website

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Homerton College (1.87 miles)

Homerton College

Homerton Conference Centre is part of Homerton College, a college of the University of Cambridge. Combining modern teaching facilities and accommodation during vacation time with a dedicated year-round conference centre, the facilities are available for ... More | visit website

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Regent Hotel (1.91 miles)

Regent Hotel

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This fine listed building is situated in the heart of Cambridge. As a privately owned hotel they take pride in offering a personal, efficient and competitive service at all times. The Regent ... More

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Helen Hotel (1.92 miles)

Helen Hotel
The Helen Hotel has become a relaxing, well-appointed sanctuary for business travellers and visitors, enjoying a high standard of service and comfort. The staff at the Helen Hotel take pride in giving a friendly and ... More | visit website

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