What does Brampton have to offer? - What does Brampton have to offer?
Local Guide August 19, 2021

What does Brampton have to offer?

Brampton is a charming village full of character and community spirit. Listed in the 1086 Domesday book survey as Brantune. Situated in Cambridgeshire the location is superb for commuting, with surrounding countryside meadows and river views this is quite the idyllic spot. Home to around 5,462 residents, a perfect selection of shops and amenities this large village has a lot to offer.

There are several friendly village pubs in Brampton, these are some of our favourites:

Brampton Mill is set inside a stunning converted mill alongside the River Ouse; this premium gastropub is the perfect location for dining and drinking by the riverside. This spot offers a cozy bar, dining room in the eaves & two alfresco dining areas on the river's edge.

The Hare on the green is a wonderful family-run gastropub with indoor and outdoor dining. They have live music during the summer and recently set up a farm shop with fresh fruit and veg.

The Blackbull Inn is another super village pub with a large garden area perfect for a drink in the sunshine throughout the summer. 

Brampton Institute Sports & Social Club is a social members club with a great garden area, active darts, bowls, and dominoes teams with memberships open to everyone.

Images: Brampton Mill & Blackbull Inn outdoor areas



Offering a range of food options including a Co-op, butchers. fish & chip shop and Chinese takeaway. Measures Butchers is well known for award-winning pies. Willows Cafe is a quaint independent on the high street, pop in for a fresh slice of cake and cup of tea. We recommend Lo’s cheesecake emporium for all your cheesecake desires!

Images: The willow's cafe & Lo's cheesecake emporium


The high street provides a post office, chemist, and two hairdressers. Independent luxury florist Lily Cora Flowers will provide you with stunning bespoke bouquets for all occasions. You can also find a framing gallery Brampton Framing and gift shop 'It's Yours Gift shop'. All your vehicle needs can be resolved with the local car repair garage Swift Car Care

If you enjoy gardening you'll love having Frosts Garden Centre and River Lane Nurseries on your doorstep. The parish council even rents out 60 allotments for residents to grow their own fresh fruit and vegetables.

Images: Lily Cora Flowers & Frosts Garden Centre


Sporting activities

There is a generous-sized recreational ground with 5 football pitches and a cricket green in the summer for the Brampton cricket club. With a multi-use games area in place, there is room for multiple sporting activities including, tennis, basketball, 5 a side football, and even a skate park. There are also a few small play parks located around the village for younger children.

The village even has its own bowling green with a dedicated club, and Brampton Park Golf Club provides an 18 hole golf course with a driving range, shop, and catering facilities open to non-members. The nearby Huntingdon Race Course is actually within Brampton and has regular race events, a great social spot in the summer.

Hinchingbrooke country park is within walking distance of the village, offering open grassy expanses, wetlands, and lakes, you might even spot one of the many birds and wildlife the park is home to. There is a play park area for the little ones and even a cafe for a well-deserved hot chocolate after a long walk in the fresh air. Brampton Wood Nature Reserve is another great spot to explore, managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Northamptonshire this area is of scientific interest.

Brampton is home to two churches, the Methodist Church on the village green and St Mary Magdalene, the Parish Church which has parts dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. The nearest Roman Catholic Churches are located in Buckden and Huntingdon.  


Schools & GP

Brampton has its own village primary school and pre-school section. The village also has two childcare nurseries, Brampton Day Nursery and The Barn Day Nursery. There are two secondary school options in the area, Hinchingbrooke school, and St.Peters in Huntingdon. The village has its own GP practice, dental surgery, chiropractor, and veterinary practice. The nearest hospital is Hinchingbrooke hospital under two miles away.


Transport access

Located just two miles southwest of Huntingdon and around 16 miles from Cambridge this village has excellent transport links. With the nearby Huntingdon train station providing direct access to Peterborough and London Kings Cross, the A1 and A14 on the doorstep this is a prime commuting location. Local bus routes make convenient access to St. Ives and St. Neots, and the guided bus route links Huntingdon to Cambridge.

If you are looking to relocate to this area or looking for a house for sale in Brampton, take a look at our current properties available in Brampton here.




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