Cheap Hotels in Duxford
Duxford Lodge Hotel
The hotel was built in the early part of the 1900s as a private house and still retains much of its grandeur. Located in the Cambridgeshire village of Duxford, this fine country house hotel offers ideal accommodation for visitors to Cambridge, Cambridge University, Newmarket, Thaxted, Saffron Walden, the Imperial War Museum (Duxford Air Museum) and is convenient for Stansted Airport. All fifteen bedrooms are individually decorated and our policy of continuous refurbishment ensures that they are always maintained to a very high standard. Check out our Accommodation page for the latest pictures of some of our rooms. Surrounded by beautifully kept and secluded gardens, the sweeping drive takes you past the sun terrace to the four garden rooms, two of which have four-poster beds, standing where the stables of yesteryear were built. We can offer bed and breakfast if that is what you require but if you need more than B&B accommodation then you will find that our Le Paradis Restaurant well deserves the many accolades it has won from the AA and English Tourist Board. When visiting the Lounge Bar, decorated with many pictures of aeroplanes and fighter pilots, you can imagine the frequent visitors during the last World War which included Winston Churchill, Douglas Bader and Bing Crosby in their number. The Duxford Lodge Hotel is easily found just two minutes from J10 of the M11 and a twenty minute drive to Stansted Airport to the South and the City of Cambridge to the North. The famous Imperial War Museum is also just two minutes from the picturesque village of Duxford. We offer Wireless Broadband Internet access FREE for all guests and corporate customers.Duxford Lodge is located just a few minutes from Junction 10 of the M11. Leave the motorway at J10 (A505) and turn eastwards towards Sawston. At the first roundabout, turn right towards Duxford & Ickleton. Follow this road until you reach a junction with a small grassed island.
The Red Lion Hotel
Make yourself at home in one of the 18 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.
Hotels in Duxford
Today, the pictorial Cambridgeshire village of Duxford is best-known for being the home of the Imperial War Museum Duxford, which was founded in 1977 and is the largest aviation exhibition in the country. The museum is at the former Duxford Aerodrome, which played a strategic role in the Battle of Britain, when it housed dozens of aircraft and intercepted many Luftwaffe planes.
Originally comprising two parishes, Duxford has existed for more than 1,000 years, and is overlooked by the quaint 13th-century St Peter's Church.
If you're interested in finding out more about the two world wars and the RAF, there's probably nowhere more appropriate than the Imperial War Museum Duxford. Here, you can learn about the history of RAF Duxford from its founding in 1918 to its closure in 1961, and observe former RAF aircraft and a special Land Warfare exhibition showcasing the impact of technology in war.
You might also be interested in visiting the American Air Museum, which commemorates the 30,000 American soldiers who flew from British air bases and sacrificed their lives in the Second World War, as well as those who fought in parts of Africa and Asia in other wars. In addition, you can spend some time in the reconstructed 1940 Operations Room, where RAF staff monitored fighter aircraft to help them steer clear of the Luftwaffe, who greatly outnumbered the British forces.
Other places to visit in the local area:
See Grade I listed St John's Church, which dates back to the 12th century, or visit the Grade II listed Duxford Chapel, which is more than 600 years old. Duxford is also just a nine-mile journey from the city of Cambridge, which is revered for its outstanding 13th-century university, world-class Fitzwilliam Museum art collection, and the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.
Accommodation in Duxford – suggestions
Affordable, stylish Duxford hotels include photogenic The John Barleycorn, housed in a beautiful thatched building, and the sophisticated, immaculately presented Duxford Lodge. Other hotels nearby include the value-for-money, pictorial Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast in Whittlesford, and the hospiSEOSITE_LEVEL_DESCRIPTION Whittlesford B&B - Wellford House.
Where to eat out in the village – ideas
The John Barleycorn is also noted for its delicious British-themed cuisine, while Kaz's Indian & Bangladeshi Restaurant offers many other delightful dishes. Meanwhile, The Chequers Public House serves divine European-inspired cuisine, while The Plough and The Green Man restaurants provide more delightful British recipes that will satisfy all appetites.
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