A thoroughly modern Cambridgeshire village

Bar Hill in south Cambridgeshire is a thoroughly modern village, dating back to just the 1960s. It was carefully planned to make it convenient for travel to Cambridge (it's only four miles southeast with good transport links) and provides it with a unique charm all of its own.

Get back to nature at Fen Drayton Lakes

The area is overflowing with places to make the most of the terrific English countryside. Most notably - and a must for keen birders - is the Nearby RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes, just 7 miles north. Madingley Wood, meanwhile, is a 15-plus-hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest, and is 5 miles south. Coton Countryside Reserve lies just on the edge of Cambridge, and is great for walks (and boasts a delightful local pub), and Overhall Grove is another SSSI worth visiting which is 6 miles west of Bar Hill.

Get inspired in Cambridge

It's famous for its university, so it's hardly surprising that Cambridge would be awash with cultural treats. The Fitzwilliam Museum, the Sedgewick Museum of Earth Sciences and the Museum of Cambridge are just a few of the countless attractions on offer. Planning a visit to Bar Hill? Travelodge Cambridge Lolworth hotel lies on the northern edge of Bar Hill on the main road.