The pretty Saxon-named village of Great Abington is divided from its neighbouring village of Little Abington by the River Granta.Its hedgerowed lanes take you past listed buildings and picturesque thatched cottages, a 16th century inn, a primary school, a village shop, numerous local businesses and views of beautiful open countryside.Great Abington is home to a friendly, welcoming community which regularly hosts events at its village hall – The Abington Institute.
There is football for all ages and the Great Abington Cricket Team recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. The Three Tuns is a charming 16th century free house offering authentic Thai food made from scratch by its specialist chef using local produce.
Great Abington Primary School’s latest Ofsted report is rated ‘good’ with a strong focus on academic achievement and a friendly, community approach. Great Abington Primary feeds into Linton Village College which achieved an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating and has a fantastic reputation. Granta School is based in Linton and achieved a ‘good’ Ofsted rating in its most recent inspection while there are also numerous faith and independent schools in the local area, plus of course the University colleges in Cambridge for further education.
With Cambridge on your doorstep for shopping and days out, and the M11 just a short drive away, Great Abington attracts those looking for a more peaceful pace of life, a sense of space and somewhere to put down roots, whilst still benefitting from being closely connected to thriving cities for work or play.