MelbournCopyright Nigel Cox


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Tel code: 01763 | code search
Postcode: SG8 | code search
Population: 4400
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Folk Customs:
Dicing for Bibles
Midsummer Cushion Ceremony
The Town Peas
Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival

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Melbourn is a large village in the far south west of Cambridgeshire with over 4400 inhabitants. It has a primary school and a state secondary school, Melbourn Village College. There is very ancient history including evidence of a settlement several thousand years ago. The Romans had a camp here and archaeologists excavating Saxon graves found many interesting artifacts. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book (1086 AD) the village was then called Meldeburna, recording 2460 acres of arable land and 55 heads of family. The village found fame when Queen Victoria rode through on her way to Cambridge and John Bunyan once preached at the Cross. The River Mel runs from Melbourn Bury, along the outskirts of the village and on into the River Cam. There is a particularly good walk, starting at the Shene Mill Riverside Guest House, continuing through the Village College playing fields and finishing up at the Water Mill. Melbourn boasts many thatched cottages still remaining despite the great fire of 1917 and the demolition of numerous unsafe ones in the 1930s, and is proud to be part of the ‘necklace villages’ – attractive villages which form a ring around the south of Cambridge city. There is also a well-known Science Park and a railway station in the neighboring village, Meldreth.


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Sheene Mill (0.06 miles)

Sheene Mill

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Sheene Mill Hotel & Restaurant is set in an idyllic location close to the centre of Royston and 15 minutes to the south of Cambridge. Near to Junctions 10 & ... More

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Coach House Hotel (2.01 miles)

Coach House Hotel

Primarily built of local flint, a major refurbishment by new management at the Coach House means that old world charm and a warm welcome are now complemented by modern facilities. Nestled amongst lush farmland, this pretty ... More | visit website

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The Old Bull Inn (3.16 miles)

The Old Bull Inn
The Old Bull Inn is full of history and character and is located in the busy market town of Royston. Just 12 miles outside the Historic University City of Cambridge, only 8 miles from Europe’s ... More | visit website
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Hall Farm (4.81 miles)

Hall Farm
Quiet accommodation in a beautiful Georgian Farmhouse set in a secluded walled garden. This 800 acre working family farm is on the edge of the pretty hilltop village of Great Chishill, the highest point in ... More | visit website
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Dorset House (5.81 miles)

Dorset House

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Set in its own private grounds, this beautiful house is ideally situated in the peaceful village of Little Shelford, just 4 miles away from the historic university city of Cambridge. Awarded 4 ... More

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Duxford Lodge (6.01 miles)

Duxford Lodge

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Duxford Lodge Hotel, built in the early part of the 1900s as a private house still retains some of its grandeur. All fifteen bedrooms are individually decorated to a high ... More

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Holiday Inn Express M11 J10 (6.40 miles)

Holiday Inn Express M11 J10

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The Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford hotel aims to be the premier choice for guests searching Cambridge hotels. The stylish Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford offers 73 inviting guestrooms complete ... More

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The Jester Hotel (6.57 miles)

The Jester Hotel

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This lovely country inn is located just off the A505 between Baldock and Royston; near junction 10 of the M11, it has great access to the region’s major road network. The hotel’s ... More

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High Green Lodge (6.85 miles)

High Green Lodge
Charming self contained chalet. Accommodation offers living area with flat screen TV and free view/DVD. Fridge containing self service continental breakfast. Ample tea and coffee facilities. Plates, cutlery and wine glasses for those wanting a ... More | visit website
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Ayah Villa Guest House (7.10 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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