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A quiet modern village located just a short drive away from Cambridge, Papworth Everard is the ideal place to set up home if you’re looking for rural living without compromising on attractions and amenities. Whether you’re walking the dog in the local park, enjoying a family day out or visiting museums, there’s lots to see and do within easy reach of your new home in Papworth Everard.
Things to see and do
Papworth Everard is a family-orientated, community-focused village with a small number of shops, tennis courts, playing fields and an outdoor swimming pool. It’s also home to the biggest specialist cardiothoracic hospital in Britain; Papworth Hospital.
Located so close to Cambridge, Papworth Everard benefits from its larger neighbour’s amenities and attractions, including the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Fitzwilliam Museum, and the university Botanical Gardens. The city is also home to Cambridge Arts Theatre and Cambridge Corn Exchange, while annual events include Cambridge Comedy Festival, Cambridge Literary Festival and Jazz and Brass in the Parks.
Other attractions close to the village include Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Houghton Mill and the Manor at Hemingford Grey, while the Centre for Computing History, the Cambridge Museum of Technology and Cherry Hinton Water Play Area are great for days out with the children. For an activity with a difference, Si5 Spy Missions takes you on an adrenaline-pumping challenge that’s ideal for older kids and teenagers.
If you have school-age children, there are a number of good schools to choose from in the local area including The Newton Community Primary School, Pendragon Community Primary School and Elsworth CofE VA Primary School. For secondary education, Cambourne Village College and Swavesey Village College are both rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
When it comes to higher education, the prestigious University of Cambridge is within easy commuting distance of Papworth Everard, ideal if your children want to study at home or be close to the family while living in student accommodation. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Regional College and Huntingdonshire Regional College are also nearby, offering a wide range of higher and further education courses spanning academic and vocational subjects.
Getting to Papworth Everard
Although Papworth Everard is a village, it has very good transport links by road making it a popular place to live for commuters. The village is just off the A348 so the car journey to Cambridge takes just 20 minutes, while Peterborough can be reached in 30 minutes, Milton Keynes in 45 minutes and Northampton in around 55 minutes depending on traffic.
There is no train station in Papworth Everard, but Cambridge station is close-by along with smaller stations at Royston, St Neots and Huntingdon. The journey to London from Papworth Everard takes around one hour 30 minutes, while the train from Cambridge takes just 50 minutes to London King’s Cross.
When it’s time to go on holiday or travel abroad for business, Papworth Everard is near to both London Stansted and London Luton Airports, each with flights to destinations across the world.