Duxford is famously the home of The Imperial War Museum and Duxford Airfield, a landmark as you peel off the M11 at junction 10 and an important piece of world history and a fantastic place to visit. You can also park your aeroplane there for a day for less than it costs to park your car in Cambridge.
The village itself is the other side of the M11, about 7 miles south of Cambridge. There is a mainline station about a mile outside the village at Whittlesford Parkway, that gets you to Cambridge in approximately 15 minutes and London Liverpool Street in about 65.
The quiet roads that head south and west out of the village are popular with cyclists and there are various footpaths that take you out into the countryside
Local facilities include a primary school that feeds highly regarded Sawston Village College and has a pre-school, a general shop and store, three pubs, a beauty salon, two churches and various greens and open spaces including a large recreation ground with a new community centre and café. Duxford Lodge is right at the centre of the village and is a super-stylish small hotel with lovely gardens, a restaurant and coffee shop. Fine dining fans can also avail themselves of a McDonalds drive-through just a mile down the A505.
The world-famous Wellcome Genome campus and Sanger Institute are just south of the village and the science parks at Granta Park and Great Chesterford are within 5 miles. The quiet roads that head south and west out of the village are popular with cyclists and there are various footpaths that take you out into the countryside. In the neighbouring villages you can visit the RSPB reserve at Fowlmere, the golf course at Heydon or the fishing lakes at Thriplow.