New homes in Papworth Everard
Welcome to Papworth Everard
Whether you’re exploring local parks, visiting museums or enjoying a spot of retail therapy, there’s plenty to see and do close to the village of Papworth Everard. Located in rural Cambridgeshire and within commuting distance of Cambridge, a new home in Papworth Everard could tick all the right boxes for you and your family.
A quick history
Archaeologists have discovered Bronze Age remains in the local area, but the modern day village didn’t start life until Saxon times when a settlement was created just off the famous Roman road, Ermine Street. After the Norman invasion, the village was given to a knight by the name of Everard, with the name surviving to this day. Although the Norman castle is no longer visible, you can still see the moat in the village.
Business and industry
The biggest employer in the village is the NHS at Papworth Hospital, one of the country’s leading heart and lung hospitals. Other big businesses within commuting distance include Marshall of Cambridge and Arm Architects, while the University of Cambridge is also a major employer.
Things to do in the area
Papworth Everard is a small village with a strong community spirit. There’s a village hall, family splash park and a local church, while places of interest within driving distance include Houghton Mill in Huntingdon, Wimpole Home Farm in Royston and Shepreth Wildlife Park.
Cambridge is only a short drive away from Papworth Everard, where you can see the exhibits at the Fitzwilliam Museum, take a walk through the Botanical Gardens or go shopping at the Grand Arcade. The city is also home to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, the River Cam and Trinity College.
Travel and commuting
Whether you’re commuting for work or travelling to see friends and family, it’s good to know that Papworth Everard has good travel routes by road. The journey to Cambridge takes just 20 minutes by car, while the drive to Peterborough takes 30 minutes. Milton Keynes is 45 minutes away, and Northampton is a 55 minute drive from the village.
If you’re travelling to London, you can take the train from Cambridge, with a journey time of 50 minutes to reach King’s Cross. London Stansted Airport is only a 40 minute drive from the village, while London Luton can be reached in 55 minutes, so there’s plenty of choice when it comes to your next trip abroad.