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  • Writer's pictureGavin Human

Mad about Madingley

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

Situated just 5 miles north west fo Cambridge sits Madingley - a quintessential rural village with white washed thatched cottages and home to the spectacular Madingley Hall.

Building work commenced on Madingley Hall in 1543 and today it is owned by the University of Cambridge who bought it in 1948 for £50,000. Although only there for a brief time, Madingley Home is also known as the place where Queen Victoria's son Edward, the Prince of Wales, stayed for his studies at Cambridge. (You can find a map of the area and a link to local services at the bottom of this page.)

It is now home to the University's Institute of Continuing Education but it is also available as accommodation, for conferences, dining, and special events. They have also made it available for people looking for a space to work - you can use one of their meeting rooms for £20 for the day. Not a bad place to get away from it all and admire the gardens in-between your work!

If you need to get into Cambridge City centre but don't enjoy driving and looking for somewhere to park, Madingley has a convenient park and ride nearby with a return to the city including parking your car for just £3 with up to 3 children under the age of 16 travelling free with each fare paying adult.

Stopping off in Madingley affords me the treat of a pint and a bag of crisps in the cosy and welcoming country pub The Three Horseshoes. Although it is now more known for its quality restaurant - it was Cambridgeshire Dining Pub of the Year in 2018 - the bar is still one of those I love to visit, especially when the roaring fire is going! It also has a great outdoor space, complete with two dining pods.

The Three Horseshoes

Madingley Village Hall is a beautiful building and has been preserved and maintained through the diligence of the community and various funding. It is often the hub of the community, bringing people together for special occasions - such as the big annual quiz!! - and being available for hire.

If you are thinking of moving and would like some assistance, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Distances are approximate from the centre of the village.


Cambridge station is 4.5 miles away.


There are 3 primary schools within 2miles:

The nearest secondary schools:


Nearest GPs:

Nearest dental practices:

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