Great Abington is pretty compact for its title and Little Abington isn’t that much littler, so they’re getting a joint description. Conflating certain Greats and Littles round here can get you told off, but the Abington’s have always been at ease with themselves, welcoming and confident in their shared relaxed character and rural charm. They’re downright nice places, about 6 miles south east of Cambridge.
Abingtonians have got themselves one of the best, longest-standing, truly local pubs with a side serving of Thai cuisine. They were doing it before it was fashionable and still do it at least as well as anywhere else if not better. There’s also a primary school that feeds into neighbouring Linton Village College, a smashing post office / shop, a sports ground, village hall and hairdresser.
High-tech science, big business and the shared endeavour of local institution TWI happens at Granta Park Science Park at the edge of the village and Babraham Science Park is in the next village too.
Abingtonians have got themselves one of the best, longest-standing, truly local pubs with a side serving of Thai cuisine.
For commuters the A11, which links down to the M11, is only a mile away and Cambridge is easily accessed along either the A1307 or A1301. Whittlesford Parkway mainline station (Cambridge and London Liverpool Street) is about 4 miles.
If you like a countryside jaunt you can head west out of the village over a dedicated foot and cycle bridge on to Babraham and towards Cambridge, south towards the Chesterfords and The Icknield Way or north up to the Roman Road. A fine choice.