Moving to Cambridgeshire
The beautiful south-west corner of Cambridgeshire is home to the historic village of Kimbolton, which is dominated by its castle, the former home of King Henry VIII's first wife Katharine of Aragon. Today it is home to Kimbolton School for pupils aged 4-18, with the majority of its day pupils living in the county or in neighbouring Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
If you're thinking of relocating to the area there's plenty to explore, from pretty riverside villages such as Eaton Socon, the Offords, the Hemingfords and Houghton & Wyton, to the bustling market towns of Godmanchester, St Ives, St Neots and Huntingdon. Also within easy reach is the university city of Cambridge, just half an hour by car (or try the busway, which connects Huntingdon, St Ives and Cambridge).
Local places of interest which can easily be combined with a visit to Kimbolton School include:
- Kimbolton Castle - open mornings on the first Sundays of March and November.
- St. Andrew's Church, Kimbolton, a medieval building with later additions including monuments to the Montagu family and a Tiffany window. Guided tours are available by arrangement and village tours can also be booked.
- Grafham Water - sailing and watersports, aqua park, cycling, walking, fishing, Segway, and Rumble live action gaming.
- The Manor, Hemingford Grey - one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain; famous as the house of Green Knowe in Lucy Boston's in classic children's books.
- Cambridge University Botanic Gardens - discover over 8,000 plant species from all over the world.
- The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon - Learn about the life and legacy of Huntingdon’s most famous character, Oliver Cromwell. The museum is located in the building where he went to school.
- Hinchingbrooke Country Park - 170 acres of open grasslands, mature woodland and lakes. Hosts Huntingdon parkrun every Saturday!
- Aqua Park - Trampolines, huge slides, balance beams, swing and more on this fun-filled challenge at Wyboston Lakes.
- Houghton Mill (National Trust) - the last surviving mill on the River Great Ouse able to produce stone ground flour from a water-powered wheel. Delicious scones and cakes in the tea room!
- Buckden Towers - listed in the Domesday Survey of 1086, historic home of the Bishops of Lincoln.
- The Shuttleworth Collection - aeronautical and automotive museum.
- Peterborough Lido - Three heated outdoor pools, children's play area and cafe.