Cheap Hotels in Duxford
The Red Lion Hotel
The Lodge Duxford Hotel
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 â€“ 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 hospitable Whittlesford B&B - Wellford House.
Where to eat out in the village â€“ 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.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Duxford
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Duxford?The Red Lion in Duxford offers one night in a double room at the price of £75.
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