Grantchester is a small village on the river Cam just before it enters Cambridge from the south-west. It is famous for:
- its green meadows through which you can walk or punt
- as a place where Rupert Brooke stayed and wrote poetry
- from the Pink Floyd song ‘Grantchester Meadows‘
- as the home of novelist & politician Jeffrey Archer
- as the place with the highest population of Nobel prize winners in the world
- the location of the ITV Grantchester TV series.
For most people, it is an oasis of tranquility and good eating and drinking with its open spaces, four pubs and the Orchard Tea Rooms.
(updated 3 3 2023)