From the character of the buildings that line the approach to Chatsworth Place, it is clear that Impington and Histon are villages steeped in history. Both are mentioned in the Domesday Book with some lanes being dated as prehistoric.
When it comes to taking a stroll through the villages themselves, there are all the amenities you need plus many hidden gems. For culinary delights, The Boot in Histon, whose menus are devised from chef patron Raymond Blanc, strikes a beautiful balance between family pub and somewhere special to celebrate, offering seasonal menus, cosy but contemporary décor, a great wine cellar and receiving outstanding reviews. For an independent community café, you can’t get much better than The Geographer – which offers eat-in or take-away freshly-made drinks, meals and snacks – as well as a vast array of sustainable and eco-friendly gifts and treats made by other local businesses.
All schools receive glowing Ofsted reviews, with Histon and Impington Junior School having a proud history of Outstanding ratings. The iconic Impington Village College is not only highly rated by Ofsted for its secondary education, but also serves the community with adult education classes, sports centre and swimming pool. When it comes to extra-curricular pastimes, there is a highly active community which organises events and activities such as Farmers Markets and charity runs; while Histon Football Club plays both non-league and in the Southern Football League and the recreation ground is home to a group of football clubs for children as well as Histon Cricket Club.
And when city-life calls, whether for commuting, shopping or an evening out, all that Cambridge has to offer can be easily reached by bus, car or indeed bicycle – via the cities network of cycle routes.