The beautiful Cambridgeshire village known for its historic pub and golden fields

Thriplow is widely known for its annual daffodil weekend and historic 19th century pub
-Credit: (Image: Cambridge News)


It's no secret that Cambridge is surrounded by some absolutely stunning villages. However, there is one area, just eight miles south of the city, that is an absolute must visit for anyone in the county.

Thriplow is widely known for its stunning fields which are covered in golden daffodils in the spring. It is also rich in history, with the oldest cottage dating back to the 1600s, and a community pub that has been serving the village since the 19th century.

Despite all of this, some people might not be familiar with why this village is such a special place. Take a look below as we dig deeper into one of the county's hidden gems.

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Amazing architecture

St George's Church in Thriplow
St George's Church in Thriplow -Credit:Cambridge News

In Thriplow, houses both new and old lie along a loose figure-of-eight of lanes, with nearly all of them overlooking a green space. There are also plenty of thatched cottages, some of which date back to 1687 and are picture perfect when surrounded by daffodils in the spring.

The village church, St George's, dates from Norman times and has a stunning collection of individual tapestry kneelers, designed and stitched by villagers. The site has been used as a burial ground since before 1200 B.C. and evidence of 11 cremation burials from the late Bronze Age were discovered during an excavation in the 1950's.

Stunning fields of gold

The annual Thriplow Daffodil Weekend is a popular event in the village
The annual Thriplow Daffodil Weekend is a popular event in the village -Credit:CambridgeshireLive

One of the key selling points of Thriplow is the village's annual Daffodil weekend, which has taken place almost every year since 1969. It initially started out as a way of raising funds for repairing the church, with residents opening their gardens and making cups of tea for visitors.

Nowadays, thousands of people from across the UK come to Thriplow every year to see around half a million daffodils, with footpaths taking visitors past the stunning fields of gold. There are 13 different types of the vibrant yellow flower in the area, even one that's unique to the village itself, the Thriplow Gold.

The festival raises many thousands of pounds each year for local charities and has raised half a million pounds in the past five decades. More than 100 stalls are also made available, selling everything from garden furniture to crafts, gifts and Artisan foods.

Historic 19th-century pub using fresh local ingredients

The Green Man, in Thriplow
The Green Man, in Thriplow -Credit:N Chadwick/Geograph

Although Thriplow doesn't have a huge amount of dining options compared to other areas, it is home to a historic village pub. The Green Man, on Lower Street, has been serving the village since 1822, with the building itself dating back to the 17th century.

The venue was originally known as 'Garden and Spade', with many variations on the name over the years. It was bought out by people living in the area in 2012 and has since become a thriving community owned pub that is open seven days a week and provides customers with a cosy atmosphere, both inside and outside.

The pub offers a wide range of ales, ciders, soft drinks, spirits and wines as well as a constantly changing menu with dishes made from fresh local ingredients. Some of its current menu items include Confit leg of Norfolk Duck for £24, Six hour braised baby back ribs for £20, and Pan roasted fillet of Sea Bream for £20 among others.

Plenty of 'Good-rated' nearby schools

Thriplow C of E Primary School
Thriplow C of E Primary School -Credit:Cambridge News

There is one Ofsted rated 'Good' school in the village itself – Thriplow CofE Primary School, which is part of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust. Thriplow is also located within the catchment area from the nearby secondary school Melbourn Village College - only a ten minute drive away.

House prices

An example of one of Thriplow's thatched cottages
An example of one of Thriplow's thatched cottages -Credit:Cambridge News

House prices are not particularly cheap in many areas of Cambridgeshire and Thriplow is no exception. According to Land Registry data, properties in the village had an overall average price of £1.,450,000 over the last year.

Sold prices in Thriplow over the last year were 12 per cent up on the previous year. They were also 32 per cent up on the 2018 peak of £1,101,906.

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