Great Chesterford is the quintessential English village with charming cottages set amongst the rolling countryside of northern Essex bordering South Cambridge. It situated on the River Cam, approximately 10 miles south of Cambridge and 4 miles north of the bustling market town of Saffron Walden. Great Chesterford has a railway station with regular connections to London and Cambridge, and the M11 is under a mile away.
Archaeological excavations have uncovered finds dating as far back as 100,000 BC and evidence of a Romano-Celtic Temple. The modern-day village has many old houses of archaeological interest, and a beautiful and ancient church.
There are two village pubs, The Plough and The Crown and Thistle, both of which make the perfect pit stop for walkers exploring the local countryside. For visitors that want to keep moving the village also has a lovely shop where you can enjoy a take away sausage roll and a cup of coffee. Guests can stay at the quirky and boutique Crown House Hotel, a Tudor building with Georgian facade set in its own garden.
Map & Directions
The M11 is just under a mile away. Saffron Walden is approx. 4 miles distant and there is a regular bus service.
Public Transport Directions
Regular buses to Saffron Walden and Cambridge. The train station is on the Cambridge to London Liverpool Street line.