Waterbeach Travel Guide

  • River Cam, near
    River Cam, near "The Bridge"
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  • Edwardian house
    Edwardian house
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  • Typical cottage in village
    Typical cottage in village
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Waterbeach Things to Do

  • Plane at Waterbeach barracks

    Waterbeach is the home of a large military barracks(not sure what squadron, but will find out).So, naturally, the village is full of army men/squaddies, especially the pubs, but, apart from the odd high jinx are no trouble at all, and very friendly, and in my opinion the villagers and the squaddies mix very well. The guys(and girls) bring a lot of...

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  • Millenium Wood

    At the end of 1999 all the kids in the village of Waterbeach were invited to plant a tree for the Millenium celebrations. There's about 3000 trees planted, but I'm not sure if there's that many kids in Waterbeach!My niece's and nephew's tree are the brown ones in the photo!It's not really a wood as such at the mo, but give it 50 years and it'll be...

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  • House next to bridge Inn

    This old house is next to the Bridge Inn. I haven't really done it justice in this photo, will have a better one soon.

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  • View from bridge next to the Bridge Inn

    This bridge goes over the river Cam, and is right next to the bridge Inn(see Restaurant tips).This pub and location is amazing in the summer in an evening, sat outside next to a river, watching the boats go by. I can picture it now.......

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  • Main church in Waterbeach

    This church is on the corner of the main road as you approach the village green.Some of the gravestones are dated to over 500 years ago.

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  • Old signs on side of house

    These signs have been on the side of this house for ever, as 80 years ago it was the village shop.Now it's a private house

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Waterbeach Restaurants

  • BY THE RIVER

    for better than average pub food then try the Bridge at Waterbeach, which is a pretty village close to Cambridgethere is an amazingly vast menu and the food is excellent, with daily specials chalked up on huge blackboards in addition to the standard menu, blackboards are a bit of a feature here, ask to see the dessert choices and a small blackboard...

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  • Yet another Indian :o)

    The White Horse has had an Indian restaurant inside it for a while now. The food and atmosphere is great. You do have to order your own drinks at the pub bar though.The White Horse is a very popular pub for the locals and the staff are very pleasant. Lamb Tikka Madras

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  • Good old british grub

    The local chippy - what would this country be without it?The Beach Fryer serves up a cracking fish and chips, amoung numerous other great meals. The staff are very friendly which makes it a very popular place with the locals. Cod and Chips - what else?

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Waterbeach Nightlife

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    by kerouacsdog Written Feb 14, 2005

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    ah, the humble chippy, every town should have one, and most do.
    This one, however, is a bit special. The cod and chips are out of this world, big portions, and lovely drenched in salt and vinegar after a night on the local ale.

    Dress Code: Clothes, although I've never tried to order anything whilst naked, but if I get drunk enough one night, who knows?

    Local chippy

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Waterbeach Shopping

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    by kerouacsdog Written Feb 14, 2005

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    This is one of two main village shops in Waterbeach. Both sell similar things, ie everything you could want, and the sale assistants seem to know everyone(as is the norm in villages), but also are very friendly to strangers, ie me!

    What to buy: Everything!

    What to pay: Maybe slightly more than a supermarket, but you get a better, friendlier service

    Village stores

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Waterbeach Off The Beaten Path

  • Excellent walks

    If you are into walking you can follow great paths from Waterbeach to Ely or Cambridge. The footpaths are very picturesque and follow the River Cam.You do not even have to stick to the river, as there are plenty of turn-offs taking routes along the many drainage channels that criss-cross the entire fenland area. If you do this, I do recommend...

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  • The local area

    Waterbeach is about 5 miles from cambridge, 10 miles from Ely, and is in the heart of the 'fen' area, which a hundred years or so ago was mainly rivers and marshes and swamps with litlle villages and towns in between.

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