New homes in Longstanton
The village of Longstanton sits in lovely countryside in South Cambridgeshire. With Cambridge city centre close by, new homes in Longstanton offers commuters a great place to live.
Things to see and do
A selection of facilities such as shops, a pub and sports clubs are readily available, while the history of the village can be seen in its two medieval churches. All Saints Church dates back to the fourteenth century and is a Grade I listed building, while St Michael’s Church is older, dating back to 1230.
Just six miles from Cambridge city centre the attractions of this historic city are right on your doorstep.
Punting on the river Cam is a must. Along your journey you’ll pass the University of Cambridge, and you can also admire the architecture of buildings like Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs.
History fans can enjoy the city’s museums, such as the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology which is home to one of the largest collections of antiquities from the travels of Captain James Cook. The Fitzwilliam Museum features art that spans centuries, while the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences has around two million rocks, fossils and minerals.
You can enjoy shopping on the high street and at independent stores throughout Cambridge. You’ll also find a wide selection of bars, restaurants and cafes.
Longstanton has a primary school in the village and a number of secondary schools are just a short drive away. Cambridge is of course home to the prestigious University of Cambridge which dates back to 1209.
As the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, it educates more than 18,000 students and offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Longstanton is served by good transport links.
Longstanton park and ride is operated by the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, which has the title of longest guided busway in the world.
For those travelling by train there is a fast service from Liverpool Street and King’s Cross in London through to Cambridge. Those coming from Scotland and the North can enjoy connections via Peterborough and regional services from Birmingham and the Midlands, East Anglia and the Northwest.
The A1 and M1 connect to the A14 from Longstanton. From here you can reach Northampton (one hour and 9 minutes), Peterborough (47 minutes), Norwich (one hour and 19 minutes), Oxford (one hour and 53 minutes) and Colchester (one hour and 10 minutes).
Air travellers can fly into London Stansted which is just 30 miles to the south of the city.