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Hardwick Court

Location and transport
The rural Cambridgeshire village of Holme is located on the edge of the fens, around 7 miles south of Peterborough and 10 miles north of Huntingdon.

Holme is a Viking word which means island or peninsula surrounded by water. When you approach the village the slightly higher land is quite obvious, the lower dark soil of the Fens surrounds the village on three sides. The original part of the village developed on the highest ground near the church and followed a circular pattern as a result.

Holme was a hamlet of Glatton until 1857 when it became a parochial parish in its own right and 1861 when it also became a civil parish. The population of Glatton in 1801 was 323 with 71 houses whilst Holme had 218 with 51 houses but by 1901 Holme had a population of 658 to Glatton’s 189.

The history of Holme is shaped by its proximity to Whittlesey Mere which was once the largest area of fresh water in the South of England.

By car

From the A1 North
Leave the A1(M) at junction 16, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the B1043 (signposted Stilton)
Turn left onto North Street – B1043 (signposted Sawtry)
At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the B1043 (signposted Sawtry)
Branch left, then turn right onto Glatton Lane – B660 (signposted Holme, Ramsey)
Turn left onto Church Street
Turn left onto St Giles Close
Hardwick Court is at the end of St Giles Close

From the A1 South
Leave the A1(M) at junction 15, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Fen Lane (signposted Sawtry B1043)
At roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Saint Andrews Way Saint Andrews Way
At roundabout take the 1st exit onto Old North Road – B1043
At roundabout take the 1st exit onto the B1043 (signposted Conington, Ramsey)
Turn right, then turn right onto Glatton Lane – B660 (signposted Holme, Ramsey)
Turn left onto Church Street
Turn left onto St Giles Close
Hardwick Court is at the end of St Giles Close

Holme village also benefits from easy links to London, whether via train from nearby stations, Peterborough and Huntingdon (with rail time taking approximately one hour) or by road on the A1M, just a few miles from the village.

Nearby cities, Cambridge and Peterborough are also easily accessible with travelling times by car approximately 30 minutes and 20 minutes respectively.


The city is bursting with interesting things to see, special places to go and experiences to keep any visitor busy for several days. With university buildings dotted throughout the centre, fascinating museums, atmospheric pubs, fine dining, incredible street food and ancient colleges all jostling together in the city centre, there’s the beautiful riverside and open green spaces offering a peaceful places to relax.

Here’s just a few of the local attractions.

Fitzwilliam Museum

Recently voted the East of England’s most popular free attraction, you can visit this spectacular building – and see the more than half a million artworks in its collection – for nothing!

The Trumpington Street museum contains some remarkable collections from the ancient world.

Visit The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge.

Streetfood at foodPark

The Cambridge streetfood scene has become quite a big deal over the past couple of years.

There are streetfood vans offering just about everything you can dream of so whether you’re into burgers, schnitzel, pizza, ice cream or delicious veggie food, there’s something for everyone out there in the vans.

Many of our streetfooders were recently nominated in the Cambridge Food and Drink Awards and all usually congregate at one of the regular foodParks or foodPark nightmarkets.

Visit here to see where and when the next one is and if you’re in Cambridge, add it to your list.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

More than 8,000 different plant species are displayed in 40 acres of beautiful landscape in the city centre. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic or a stroll and the attraction includes a lake, glasshouses, chronological bed, rock gardens and a collection of mature trees. It’s only a short walk from the station and the city centre.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 1 Brookside, Cambridge.

Cambridge University Colleges

There are more than 30 colleges in Cambridge so if you want to learn more about the university, or see beautiful architecture, then you have plenty to choose from. Each college has a different policy on admitting members of the public so check individual college entry details on their websites as the rules can change. Or you can book an Official Guided Walking Tour of Cambridge that will show you several colleges.


The Chelsea Buns at Fitzbillies are world famous. If you haven’t tried these sticky treats then you’re seriously missing out. Fitzbillies also offer dinner service, a full menu of tasty dishes and other amazing cakes. It is best to book in advance as it gets very busy.

Fitzbillies is on Bridge Street and Trumpington Street, Cambridge.

River Cam for tours and punting

It’s not always easy to get around the city centre when it’s packed with crowds. One of the nicest ways to see the sights is by punt. Whether you get a tour, or self-punt, you can see the beautiful backs from the river. Or if punting is not your thing, you can also go on boat tours near the Plough pub or you can get in a canoe to Grantchester. You can book a punt, or just grab one in town at the Boatyard, Granta Place or Quayside, Magdelene Street.

Visit Scudamores for more information.

King’s College Chapel

The chapel is a very popular tourist site and one of the most recognisable buildings in Cambridge. The English Gothic structure was built between 1446 and 1515. A trip to the historic building is worth the admission fee. Visit King’s College Chapel, King’s Parade, Cambridge.


A bustling city situated in the heart of Cambridgeshire, Peterborough is the proud owner of an impressive array of shops, parks, and historical and cultural tourist attractions. Below is a list of the ten best things to see and do in the lively yet scenic city of Peterborough.

Peterborough Cathedral

Built as an abbey during the 1100s, this ancient building boasts spectacular views and is located in the heart of the city directly next to the shopping centre. A place of worship and music, this spectacular cathedral boasts beautiful décor and has been described as one of the finest cathedrals in England. Peterborough Cathedral is enriched in history, having been the burial place of two Queens, as well as being witness to civil war upheavals, making it an essential place to visit for a cultured day out.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 12pm-3pm

Peterborough Cathedral

Queensgate Shopping Centre

Home to an impressive variety of clothing shops, cafés and restaurants, Queensgate Shopping Centre has much to offer. With over 90 shops and 15 places to dine in, this shopping establishment is sure to cater to all tastes. From the well-known high street shops, such as Primark, New Look and River Island, to a range of shops offering luxury designer brands, Queensgate Shopping Centre provides the perfect day out for visitors hoping to find hidden gems and tasty bites.

Opening hours: Mon 10am-5.30pm, Tues-Wed 9am-5.30pm, Thurs-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10.30am-4.30pm

Queensgate Shopping Centre

Key Theatre

A cultural and entertainment venue offering a range of performing arts at its best, Key Theatre is situated in the ideal location overlooking the River Nene. Promising to bring an abundance of entertainment and culture to the heart of the city, Key Theatre provides visitors with an array of live music, dance and comedy performances, and much more. Catering to audiences of all ages and preferences, Key Theatre is sure to provide an entertaining afternoon for everyone.

Key Theatre

Greyhound Stadium

Close to the centre of Peterborough, the Greyhound Stadium has been a popular tourist attraction since its opening. Having been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, this greyhound racing centre is often viewed as an exhilarating experience for visitors. With a fully air-conditioned stadium comprised of 1,000 seats and an impressive choice of eight bars, a café and a fast-food stand to choose from, the stadium offers guests a large array of possibilities whilst they sit back and enjoy the racing.

Opening hours: Mon-Tues 9am-6pm, Wed 9am-10.30pm, Thurs 9am-6pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10.30pm

Greyhound Stadium

Ferry Meadows

Incredibly popular with families due to its selection of play parks, walking and cycling paths, horse rides, fishing and stunning scenery, Ferry Meadows is the perfect place to visit for an enjoyable, relaxing day out. With endless meadows, lakes and woodlands offering beautiful views of the lake, this country park is located a mere three miles from the city centre, placing it in a perfect location. Also including cafés and a busy events and activity programme, Ferry Meadows is an excellent tourist attraction.

Ferry Meadows

Peterborough Museum

Housing a large variety of Peterborough’s historical and art collections, Peterborough Museum is located in one of the city’s most historic buildings. With an astonishing number of over 2,000 items holding both national and international importance, the museum promises to educate visitors in an illuminating manner on a variety of subjects. Also offering a beautiful garden and a coffee shop, the museum is perfect for those hoping to brush up on their history.

Opening hours: 10am-5pm

Peterborough Museum

Hardwick Court

A collection of eight sought after properties in the heart of Holme village