What does Buckden have to offer? - What does Buckden have to offer?
Local Guide May 18, 2021
     

What does Buckden have to offer?

Buckden is a wonderful village situated in Cambridgeshire, just a few miles from St.Neots and Huntingdon. Displayed in the Domesday book of 1086 the village has historical interest. With plenty of shops and amenities, this charming village has a lot to offer.

 

Services

 

Days Of Buckden Butchers can be found on the high street providing all your quality cuts of meat, along with a convenient local one-stop for your morning newspaper. There is also a small nisa supermarket providing groceries and household products.

 

Anne Furbank and Susan Peter’s are lovely independent women's clothes shops, offering hand picked stylish clothing and accessories. Elouise lingerie is a gorgeous boutique offering lingerie, nightwear, and swimwear. The Vinyl Revival Store may be one of the smallest stores in the UK but there is a great selection of pre-loved records available.

 

The Salon On The Green, The Barbershop, and The Beauty Room cater to all your hair and beauty needs.

 

Image: The Lion Hotel

 

The Lion at Buckden is supposedly one of the oldest coaching inns in England, dating back to 1492. This charming public house has retained much of its historic character and is a lovely venue for a refreshing drink or a bite to eat.

 

Image: The George Hotel and Brasserie

 

The George Hotel and Brasserie is a stunning boutique hotel with a wonderful brasserie serving delicious meals. The outdoor seating area is perfect for summer drinks in the sunshine.

 

 

Things to see and do in Buckden

 

There are many things to see and do in this historic village. Buckden Towers were once home to Catherine of Aragon and make for a great day out exploring the exquisite gardens and historic buildings.

Image: Buckden Towers

 

 

Buckden Marina is a lovely spot to visit, set on the picturesque riverside, the marina is home to 240 pontoons for cruisers, wide beam boats, and narrowboats. This tranquil setting is a lovely place for a walk.

 

Image: Buckden Marina

 

Hinchingbrooke Country Park is just a short drive away and is a great place to explore. With open grassy expanses, wetlands, lakes, and even a cafe for a bite to eat.

 

Buckden tennis club is a welcoming club with four floodlit tennis courts for all weather conditions. Grafham Water is just a five minute drive, an excellent day out for water sports, walking, or cycling.

 

Schools and Doctors

There are a number of schools in the area, Buckden Day Nursery, Buckden Pre-School Playgroup, and Buckden Church of England Primary School. Hinchingbrooke School is just a 10 minute drive and the prestigious Kimbolton School is approximately a 15 minute drive. The village has a pharmacy, and dental practice.

 

Transport links

Huntingdon railway station is just an 11 minute drive, providing direct links to Peterborough, and London Kings Cross. With the A1 and A14 nearby, this village has superb travel links.

 

 

As Huntingdon Estate Agents we frequently have houses for sale in Buckden and buyers looking for properties in the area. Are you looking to buy or sell in Buckden? Get in touch to book a free home valuation or to register your interest in the area

 

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Published by Elena Ensor

Marketing Executive, Villager Homes

 

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