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  • Writer's pictureGavin Human

Head into Hilton #FocusFriday

We take a trip 11 miles north west of Cambridge to the delightful village of Hilton. It has an unusual famous sight from its history and today provides a rich village life to approximately 1100 residents.

(You can find a map of the area and links to local amenities at the foot of this page.)

Perhaps the most notable part of the village is the turf maze on the village green that dates back to at least 1660, cut by one William Sparrow. It is 16.5m in diameter but you will need to walk a total of 200m if you want to complete the maze. The maze has a pillar at the centre but it still poses more questions than it answers as no one is sure of the exact motivations of Master Sparrow to create the maze!

There is a thriving local community in Hilton that brings together residents in a variety of ways such as their Tea on the Green meetings once a month to have a quiet coffee or chat with friends in the village hall. This is on the 2nd Thursday of the month and is timed to coincide with the Library bus visit. There also have a range of clubs and societies from gardening ones to cricket and bowls and choirs and karate.

It would be remiss of me not to point out that it is the Hilton Village Hall Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday 10th December from 6pm - 8pm with entertainment, mince pies, sausage rolls and mulled wine. Tickets: Adults £8 and children £4.

A traditional treat of a pub awaits you in Hilton with The Prince of Wales Inn. You can choose anything from a three course meal to bar snacks to go along with an impressive range of real ales. The log fire is perfect for upcoming winter nights.

Properties in Hilton had an overall average price of £561,375. The majority of those sales were detached properties, selling for an average price of £640,167, whilst semi-detached properties sold for an average of £325,000. Overall, sold prices were up 10% on the previous year and 18% up on the the 2015 peak of £477,205.

You can see my guide to other villages in and around Cambridgeshire by clicking here.

Distances are approximate from the centre of the village.


The nearest train station is 5 miles away in Huntingdon.


There are three primary schools within 3miles:

The two nearest secondary schools are:


The two nearest GPs are:

The nearest dentists are:

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