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Orwell is a rural village located in South Cambridgeshire approximately 8 miles (12.87 kilometres) from central Cambridge and Royston. It has useful transport links via two close mainline train stations at Shepreth and Royston, both of which are direct into London Kings Cross.

Village Information

Orwell is very close to Wimpole Hall and Farm which is owned and managed by the National Trust. It is a beautiful house and farm for everyone to enjoy, with stunning countryside walks, and during certain months the farm is open to the public with lots of actives for all ages. 

It also has its own primary school, Petersfield, which has been rated as good by Ofsted. It falls within the secondary school catchment for Bassingbourn Village College, also rated good by Ofsted.


It is close by to a number of other small villages such as Barrington, Arrington, Great and Little Eversden. Despite its small stature, it has several of amenities with its post office, shop, gastropub, church and village hall. The Chequers gastropub is a popular destination for food and has some great online reviews.

Updated 19th April 2020.

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Please note that Cambridge has a fine selection of independent and special schools, which have not been included. The information regarding schools, doctors and dentists contained in this infographic is based on information supplied by the GOV.UK website. You must seek clarification from the school itself to ensure that the area above is within the correct school catchment. Train line distances are straight line measurements.