History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Grantchester is gradually being overtaken by the expanding boundaries of Cambridge, but the village retains enough of its original charm and character to provide an enjoyable visit. Thatched cottages share pride of place with Rupert Brooke's vicarage. The poet was a resident at the vicarage while he attended King's College, Cambridge.
A memorial to Brooke stands in the churchyard of St. Andrew and St. Mary's. Brooke's body does not lie beneath the memorial, but on the Isle of Skyros, in Greece. Though his most famous poem is 'The Soldier', Brooke's also wrote 'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester', a satyrical piece poking gentle fun at village life.
The church itself is notable for its Decorated chancel, a wonderful example of that style.
Address: Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, England
Attraction Type: Town
OS: TL432 556
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Trumpington, St Mary & St Michael - 0.8 miles (Historic Church)
Barton, St Peter's Church - 1.5 miles (Historic Church)
Queens' College - 1.7 miles (Historic Building)
Fitzwilliam Museum - 1.7 miles (Museum)
Peterhouse College - 1.7 miles (Historic Building)
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens - 1.7 miles (Garden)
Little St Mary's, Cambridge - 1.8 miles (Historic Church)
St Catharines College - 1.8 miles (Historic Building)
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Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01223 791 500
Alternate Tel: 01223 791 501 (Tours)
Closed Sundays November - March