Located just outside of Cambridge, Grantchester is the perfect get away from the busy streets of Cambridge if you’re looking for a quiet afternoon in the countryside. Grantchester is a 15-minute drive away from the centre of Cambridge or about an hour and a half walk along the River Cam, which offers a nicer experience but isn’t signposted very well so take a map.
When in the village there is plenty to keep you entertained throughout the day including visiting the medieval Church of St Andrew and St Mary. You can have afternoon tea at the Orchard where they offer all sorts of refreshments after your hard walk (or drive, we’re not judging.) opposite The Orchard there is a museum dedicated to a famous poet, Rupert Brooke who used to live in the village of Grantchester. If you want something slightly bigger to eat, there are 4 pubs that are located in the village and are easy to find and offer wonderful pub grub.
Look out for Byron’s Pool, a famous part of the river where Lord Byron used to love swimming, ask a local and they will point you in the right direction.