Visit Burwell and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Burwell, Cambridgeshire. One of the largest villages in Cambridgeshire and the centre of barge-building, turf and other industries. The rebel Geoffrey de Mandevitle was killed here in 1144. It is the site of a 12th century castle, of which all that remains is the moat. The Church of St Mary is a fine example of the spaciousness and brightness of the Perpendicular style. The interior is mainly built of clunch, hard East Anglian chalk. Over the chancel arch may be seen some beautifully carved tracery enclosing a “wheel” window which is unusual in that the spokes are replaced by whirl-like arms known as mouchettes.
The village contains a number of very attractive buildings as well as two windmills, only one of which is in working order.
Two miles South West is Swaffham Prior famous for having two churches in one churchyard. St Mary's, with its octagonal tower on a sturdy Norman base, will remind the visitor of the great octagon at Ely. St Cyriac's also has an octagonal tower, but the rest of the building has become derelict.
Swaffham Prior House was built in 1753 but even more interesting is Baldwin Manor, a beautiful half-timbered building from the first half of the 16th century. Two windmills, one preserved and one derelict, echo the two churches. Windmill Hill gives wonderful views of the chalk heights above the Icknield Way.
Adjacent cities/towns/villages: Ashley, Barway, Bottisham, Cambridge, Cherry Hinton, Cheveley, Chippenham, Dullingham, Ely, Exning, Fordham, Freckenham, Fulbourn, Great Wilbraham, Horningsea, Isleham, Kennett, Kentford, Kirtling, Little Wilbraham, Mildenhall, Milton, Moulton, Newmarket, Six Mile Bottom, Snailwell, Soham, Stetchworth, Stow cum Quy, Stretham, Stuntney, Swaffham Bulbeck, Swaffham Prior, Teversham, Waterbeach, West Row, Westley Waterless, Wiay, Wicken, Wicken, Wilburton, Worlington
Have you decided to visit Burwell or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Burwell bed and breakfast (a Burwell B&B or Burwell b and b)
- a Burwell guesthouse
- a Burwell hotel (or motel)
- a Burwell self-catering establishment, or
- other Burwell accommodation