There are many reasons why you may consider making Bramley Court your chosen care home, and the surrounding local area is sure to play a key part in this important decision. Here we have included helpful information about Cambridgeshire, the local area, and the towns and villages that surround Histon to showcase the wealth of local attractions and things to do in this area.
Bramley Court Care Home is located in Histon, but we welcome residents to Bramley Court from many other surrounding areas, including:
- Saffron Walden
- St Ives
- St Neots
The village of Bluntisham, in the centre of Cambridgeshire, is 12 miles from Bramley Court Care Home. As a small civil parish, Bluntisham itself has many local amenities but does not have a care home, meaning Bramley Court is the ideal choice if you are in need of varying types of care for a loved one.
The drive to Bramley Court Care Home should take 30 minutes; joining the A1223, take the B1050 and then the B1049 to Chequers Road in Impington. From here, drive to Chivers Way in Histon and you will find our care home.
Cambridge is perhaps most famous for its prestigious university. It is an historic city with settlements possibly dating back to Roman Britain. The university itself was founded in 1209 and is regarded as being one of the top universities in the world.
Cambridge’s history as a university town is reflected in its wide selection of things to see and do. If you are visiting from a nearby Cambridgeshire care home, we’re sure you will enjoy a visit to King’s College Chapel, particularly if the celebrated Choir of King’s College is performing.
Bramley Court Care Home is just 4 miles from Cambridge, making it an ideal choice for those looking for respite care homes in Cambridge. To get to Bramley Court from Cambridge; leave the city via King Street and Victoria Avenue, and then take the B1049 and follow to Chequers Road, from here turn right onto Chivers Way where you will find Bramley Court Care Home.
The village of Cottenham is just 3.5 miles from Histon and Bramley Court Care Home and is an easy distance for those requiring day care.
Cottenham is very close to the Cambridgeshire Fens, a beautiful and natural area of marshland that is very popular for its array of outdoor activities. Fishing, walking, and wildlife watching are very popular pastimes for those visiting the Fens for a day trip.
Bramley Court Care Home is only a ten-minute drive from Cottenham. Leaving Cottenham via Cottenham Road, drive into Histon and turn right onto Chequers Road, then Station Road, and then Chivers Way, where you will find our care home.
Not to be confused with the village of the same name in Oxfordshire, Duxford in Cambridgeshire is perhaps most well-known for being home to the Duxford Imperial War Museum, which also happens to be the largest aviation museum in England. Visiting the museum is an idea for a day trip if your loved one is residing at Bramley Court. The museum tells the stories of those who experienced conflict across both World Wars and after.
The drive from Duxford to Bramley Court Care Home takes around 20 minutes or less depending on traffic. This is a very commutable distance for those searching for respite care near Duxford. The directions are as follows: leave Duxford via the M11 and continue for around 14 miles, taking exit 14 onto the A14 and Bridge Road/Chivers Way, where you will find our care home.
Unlike Cambridge, Ely is a cathedral city. Ely is in East Cambridgeshire and is around 15 miles from Bramley Court Care Home. Those visiting for the day should certainly take in the beautiful cathedral, as it is the city’s top tourist attraction. This stunning 12th-century building offers guided tours, but a gentle walk around the cathedral in your own time is also very rewarding. Ely also has plenty of coffee shops and cafes to visit for lunch, and other landmarks include Oliver Cromwell’s House and the Ely Museum.
The drive from Ely to Bramley Court Care Home should take around 25–30 minutes depending on the traffic. Leave Ely via the A10, following the A10 to Milton. From Milton continue onto Nutt Lane and Milton Road, onto New Road and then onto Chivers Way where you will find Bramley Court.
The small village of Girton lies just 3 miles from Histon, where you will find Bramley Court Care Home. This makes our home a perfect choice should you require day care or any type of care within the Cambridge local area.
The drive to Histon from Girton should take no longer than 10 minutes. Leave Girton via Oakington Road, then take New Road to Station Road in Histon. Continue on Station Road and drive onto Chivers Way.
Huntingdon is about 16 miles away from Bramley Court Care Home, and thanks to the A14, the journey between the two is an easy drive that takes under 25 minutes, making Bramley Court a considered choice for dementia care near Huntingdon.
There’s plenty to do in Huntingdon if you are visiting for the day, a popular activity for visitors is the Historic Town Trail. This is a self-guided circular walk from the Town Hall, past local landmarks such as the ‘Thinking Soldier’ war memorial, the Falcon Inn, and goes through a pretty riverside park.
To get to Bramley Court from Huntingdon, leave Huntingdon from Godmanchester via the A14. Continue on the A14 to Impington taking exit 32. From here continue onto the B1049, then onto Chivers Way in Histon where you will find our care home.
Linton is a rural village which borders Essex and Cambridgeshire. Linton has many charming features but perhaps its best-loved sight is the Rivey Tower. This water tower is on Rivey Hill and overlooks the village. As it is the highest point for a fair distance around, you can see the tower from a long way off. Unfortunately, the highest point is private land but there is a footpath ascending from Linton up most of the hill.
Linton is just over 20 miles from Bramley Court Care Home via the M11. If you are driving, get on the M11 from the A505 leaving Linton. Stay on the M11 until Impington, take exit 32 onto the A14. From here, continue onto the B1049, then onto Chivers Way in Histon where you will find Bramley Court.
Milton is a small village just north of the city of Cambridge. Milton is very close to Histon and Bramley Court, making it a very handy choice for those looking for a care home in Milton.
If you are taking a resident on a day trip to nearby Milton from Bramley Court, one of the most popular activities is to visit Milton Country Park. This pretty park was created from former gravel pits and spans 95 acres offering a natural habitat for wildlife as well as a lovely area for walking.
The journey from Milton to Bramley Court takes less than ten minutes. Leave Milton on the A14 and follow this to Chequers Road, from here drive onto Chivers Way where you will find our care home.
Needingworth is a Cambridgeshire village sitting just west of the Prime Meridian within the civil parish of Holywell-cum-Needingworth. The village is around 15 miles from Bramley Court, but thanks to the A14, the journey by car is relatively quick and shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.
If you are taking a Bramley Court resident on a day trip, you may consider Needingworth or nearby St Ives, as RSBP Ouse Fen is close by. This working sand and gravel quarry is being transformed into a nature reserve and once complete will be the biggest reedbed in the UK.
To drive to Bramley Court from Needingworth: take the A1123 and A1096 to the A14. Take the A14 to Impington, and take exit 32, continuing on Bridge Road (the A1049) on to Chivers Way where you will find our care home.
Newmarket is, as the name suggests, a very attractive market town situated on Cambridgeshire’s border with Suffolk. Newmarket is very famous for its horseracing, which is a popular activity if you are visiting the town for the day, perhaps with a loved one residing at our care home. Guided tours are also available to experience the history of Newmarket racing.
If you are interested in horses, then a visit to the National Stud is also a must. This beautiful 500 acres area of countryside is one of the most prestigious stud farms in the country.
The A14 provides excellent transport links between Newmarket and Histon. The journey should take around 2 minutes or slightly more depending on the traffic. Follow the A14 to Impington, taking exit 32 from the A14. From here continue onto the B1049 and onto Chivers Way, where you will find Bramley Court.
Peterborough is another cathedral city that is traditionally part of Northamptonshire but for ceremonial purposes falls within Cambridgeshire. Peterborough is just under 35 miles from Bramley Court and thanks to the easy transport links from the A1 Motorway and the A14, our care home is an easy distance to travel to and from Peterborough.
If you are planning on visiting Peterborough for the day, there is certainly plenty to do. For those interested in history, Peterborough has plenty of landmarks, stately homes, and museums to visit. For walks and outdoor strolls, there are nature parks and gardens to visit.
The drive from Peterborough to Bramley Court should take around 40 minutes. Take the A1 all the way to the A14, from the A14 take exit 32 onto the B1049 and onto Chivers Way, where you will find Bramley Court.
Royston is in Hertfordshire just over the border from Cambridgeshire. It is a very pretty town with lots of historic buildings. The full history of the town can be discovered in the local museum, which is a lovely idea for a day out with a loved one residing at Bramley Court.
Royston is around 20 miles from Bramley Court Care Home. The most direct route is via the A505 and the M11. Continue on the M11 into Impington and the A14, taking exit 32 from the A14. From here drive onto the B1049 and onto Chivers Way, where you will find our care home.
Saffron Walden is a market town in Essex, a little way over the border with Cambridgeshire. The town has a ttwice-weeklylocal market with a variety of stalls selling local produce and crafts. Other attractions of the town include the Bridge End Garden and Walden Castle.
Saffron Walden is just over 21 miles from Bramley Court, and thanks to the M11 it’s a very easy drive. Take the M11 from Saffron Walden to Impington and the A14. From the A14 take exit 32. From here drive onto Bridge Road and onto Chivers Way, where you will find our care home.
The village of Shelford is 4 miles south of Cambridge, and around 9 miles from Bramley Court Care Home. Home to several events and sports fixtures, it’s a lovely place to visit for a day trip if you are visiting a loved one who is residing at our care home.
The Shelford Feast is an annual event taking place in the second week of July. The event has roots in medieval times and donates money to local causes. Local rugby, football, and cricket clubs also play fixtures in Shelford, making for another fun day out.
The fastest route to drive to Bramley Court from Shelford is via the M11. Entering the M11 from the A1301, continue on and take the A14 (exit 32). From here continue onto Bridge Road (B1049) and then onto Chivers Way.
Soham is a small town in Cambridgeshire. Via the A14 it is a 30-minute drive from Bramley Care Home and makes an ideal choice for those looking for a care home in the Soham area.
To get to Bramley Court from Soham, follow Paddock Street to the A124. From here follow onto the A14, taking exit 32 onto the B1049 and then drive onto Chivers Way.
The market town of St Ives lies around 15 miles north-east of Bramley Court Care Home, but thanks to the A14 it is an easy drive that should take no longer than 30 minutes.
Not to be confused with the charming Cornwall town of the same name, St Ives has many historic landmarks that are certainly worth a visit should you take a Bramley Court resident on a day trip. St Ives has 17 pubs, some of which date back to the 18th Century. Wildlife enthusiasts or those looking for a peaceful lunch spot should visit Holt Island Nature Reserve. This is a 7-acre reserve holding many native tree species and reed beds and is a lovely spot for watching wildlife.
Driving from St Ives to Bramley Court Care Home, take the A1096 to the A14, then take exit 32 onto Bridge Road (B1049) and onto Chivers Way.
The charming riverside town of St Neots is under a 30-minute drive from Bramley Court and we welcome residents from this town and its surrounding areas. St Neots is also a lovely place to take a loved one who is residing with us on a day trip. There are plenty of things to do, from visiting historical places of interest, to shopping or taking a stroll around the local nature reserve. Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is open to the public all year round and an ideal spot for a picnic and some wildlife watching.
St Neots is 18 miles from Bramley Court and the journey should take under half an hour if the traffic is fair. To drive to our care home from St Neots, take the B1428 to Cambridge Rd/A428. Follow the A428 to Impington and the A14. Take exit 32 from the A14 onto the B1049 and drive onto Chivers Way in Histon where you will find Bramley Court.
The village of Trumpington lies on the outskirts of Cambridge and is just 6 miles from Bramley Court Care Home as the crow flies. Although to avoid driving through the city centre, you may wish to take the slightly longer route via the M11.
Via the city centre, take the A1134 and B1049 to Chequers Rd in Impington and then drive on to Chivers Way. Via the M11, which is a quicker route, Get on the M11 from the A1309, continuing on the M11 to Impington. Then, take exit 32 from the A14 and continue on Bridge Road (B1049). Then, drive on to Chivers Way in Histon.
Waterbeach is a pretty village that is situated on the Fens, 6 miles north of Cambridge. Taking either the A10 or A14, the drive to Bramley Court will take under 10 minutes, meaning it is a great choice if you’re looking for a care home near Waterbeach.
Following either route is very simple, we recommend you use this Google Maps link to decide which route is best depending on the traffic or any road works when you are planning to drive.
Wicken is a small village on the edge of the Fens in Cambridgeshire. It is just five miles south of Ely, and 15 miles from Bramley Court. To get to Bramley Court from Wicken, take the A10 to Butt Lane in Milton, then drive onto Milton Road, New Road, and then onto Chivers Way where you will find our care home.
The village of Willingham lies just south of the River Ouse and 12 miles north of Cambridge. A relatively easy drive along the B1049 from Rampton Road will take you all the way to Chequers Road in Impington, and from there you can drive right onto Chivers Lane where you will find Bramley Court Care Home. The drive should take around 17 minutes meaning that we are an ideal choice should you be looking for reliable nursing care near Willingham.