Grantchester is a quaint village beside the River Cam, home to thatched cottages, medieval Grantchester Church, and several pubs. It’s known for the Orchard Tea Garden, beloved of literature’s 1900s Bloomsbury Group, and former village resident, poet Rupert Brooke. Visitors often arrive on foot via riverside Grantchester Meadows or pole punts up the river. Upstream, Byron’s Pool is popular with swimmers.


It's easy to reach Grantchester in Grantchester, by train. Simply hop on a train to Cambridge station - then it's a leisurely punt down the river, walk across the fields, or an 11-minute taxi ride from the station.


For more visitor info including opening times, visit Grantchester’s website.

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