LOCATION Swavesey is located approximately 9 miles (14.48 kilometres) north-west of Cambridge and 9.1 miles (14.65 kilometres) south-east of Huntingdon, at junction 24 on the A14.
VILLAGE INFORMATION Swavesey has a diverse community with many families opting for the location, due to a successful preschool, primary school and village college rated outstanding by Ofsted.
With the expansion of the A14 due to complete in the summer of 2020, the expectation is that the residents will see better flowing traffic and will benefit from the use of the additional local byroads. The stop for the guided bus is located close to the nature reserve, parallel to the track is a cycle path which is popular for runners and walkers.
A few interesting facts about the village are that the meridian line runs through it, was recorded to have previously been occupied with 27 public houses and had a port where boats came into the middle of the village on market street.
On the green sits an attractive pavilion used by the community, as well as a children's play area. Swavesey is also fortunate to neighbour the RSPB nature reserve with miles of walks along the river that leads on to Fen Drayton lakes where many types of wildlife can be found.
FACILITIES There is a convenience store with post office and a thatched village shop situated in the historic market square, which plays host to a number of events such as farmer markets, carol singing and barrel rolling at the well attended May Bank Holiday celebrations.
The local pub, The White Horse, often puts on live local music, has a great atmosphere with traditional food available and a wide range of real ales.
Other facilities include various churches, a popular coffee shop, swimming lessons that take place at the windmill which is also a perfect wedding venue with a lake and marquee.