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Great Chesterford


County - Essex | Map
Tel code: 01799 | code search
Postcode: CB10 | code search
Population: 1450
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Great Chesterford and its near neighbour, Little Chesterford, are jointly known as "The Chesterfords". Great Chesterford is situated on the River Cam, approximately 10 miles south of Cambridge and 4 miles north of the market town of Saffron Walden. The land around Great Chesterford has been inhabited for centuries, and there have been many archaeological finds dating as far back as 100,000 B.C. and evidence of a Romano-Celtic Temple which can be found in both Saffron Walden and Cambridge museums. The 'modern-day' village has many old houses of archaeological interest, and the All Saints Village Church, which dates from the 13th century, has had many additions over the years. By 1635 Great Chesterford had grown in importance as a staging post for the Newmarket Races, often used by Charles I. Complaints about gambling and noisy revelry at The Crown House Inn on Newmarket Road eventually led to a ban on Sunday racing. Newmarket Races adhere to the ban to this day. Great Chesterford boasts two pubs as well as the hotel, plus a shop and post office. There are many clubs and societies meeting in the village and a host of social events from steam engine days to grand summer balls.


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Queens Head Inn (2.22 miles)

Queens Head Inn

The Queen's Head Inn is a traditional 14th century coaching inn, located in the quiet and picturesque village of Littlebury in rural Essex. If you require accommodation we offer a traditional and relaxed atmosphere. All our rooms ... More | visit website

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Duxford Lodge (2.32 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 (3.07 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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Saffron Hotel (3.43 miles)

Saffron Hotel
The Saffron Hotel in Saffron Walden offers 16 individually decorated en suite rooms, all comfortably furnished. All rooms are well equipped with a television with freeview, a hair dryer, ironing facilities and tea/coffee making equipment. ... More | visit website
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Red Lion (3.43 miles)

Red Lion

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Classic 16th Century Grade II listed Freehouse in a tiny conservation village, sitting in a walled garden overlooked by a dovecote and the village church. Exclusive Alastair Sawday Guide publication ... More

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Hall Farm (5.70 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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Coach House Hotel (6.15 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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Dorset House (6.42 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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High Green Lodge (6.51 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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Cricketers (6.58 miles)


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16th Century Freehouse in the heart of the English countryside, beamed ceilings, log fires, cask ales, English Tourist Board Silver Award and well known restaurant recommended in all major guide ... More

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