Grantchester, Cambridge

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    pleasnt wallks by the river

    by MacedonianUK Updated May 2, 2009

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    Village of Granchester is a birth place of Rupert Brook, English poet and solder.
    There is nice wilks on the back of the Colledges from the center of Cambridge to the village.
    It's very easy to follow and takes good 45min to an hour to get to Granchester.
    Once in Granchester, you can take good stroll around & trought the village.
    Have a lunch i& pint in the "Orchard" or any of the plesent pubs .The Red Lion is very good too.
    Just like Virgina Wolf and Rupert Brook.

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  • tea and scones- yum!

    by Nazreal Written Jun 1, 2006

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    if you're in cambridge over the summer you MUST MUST go to the Orchard Tea Rooms in Grantchester. Formerly home to a lovely old lady who used to bake the most mouth watering, luscious cakes, it's now an outdoor-take-me-back-to-the-50s style cafe although indoor seating is available.

    Choose from a selection of fresh sandwiches, melt in the mouth cakes and a fine selection of tradtional teas which is perfect for a sunny afternoon that gently settles into dusk for an evening by the river.

    Prices are a little pricey I suppose, for what you're getting, but it totally beats Auntie's Tea Shop off King's Parade and worth the walk/punt/drive to get there. i say walk there if you have a lazy afternoon to spend; its the best cos once you arrive you dont feel guilty about treating yourself to various cakes and tea! and then amble back into town so you dont feel bloated- perfect!

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    Beautiful local village to visit...

    by sourbugger Updated Nov 4, 2004

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    About three miles to the south of Cambridge lies the beautiful village of Granchester.

    The village itself is not touristy, but is very much a 'picture postcard' or 'chocolate box' affair.

    In addition there are two wonderful natural places to walk to less than a mile from the village centre

    Firstly Byron's pool (Halfway between the village and Trumpington) is a delightful wooded walk to a collection of pools where Byron took his kit off and went for a dip.

    Secondly the water meadows stretching over to the River Cam from the village make for easy walking and a great place to have a pic-nic.

    Another way of approaching Granchester is via punting from Cambridge - it takes a time , but on summers evening I can think of nothing finer to do.

    The only downside of this village is that it is so closely associated with Jeffrey Archer who lives in the Old rectory (when he's not in prison anyway)

    Granchester village

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