about buckden

Tingewick Parish CouncilThe people who live and work in Buckden know that it is a very special place. What makes it so exceptional?

Firstly, there is the historical heart of the village, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Entering Buckden for the first time, the visitor is struck by the mellow, red keep of the ancient Buckden Towers, historical summer palace of the Bishop of Lincoln, with Katherine of Aragon its most celebrated resident. Next door is the soft, grey stone of the Parish Church of St Mary’s, parts of which date back over a thousand years.

Secondly, residents appreciate Buckden’s many facilities. There are over 50 social, sporting and church groups that meet regularly in Buckden, so there truly is something for everyone. Buckden is well-served by other facilities, with a school, doctors’ surgery, library, range of shops, two fine hotels and a pub and good road and rail communications. A feature of Buckden in the twenty-first century is the growing number of small businesses that are being set up.

And finally…we are fortunate to be surrounded by rolling, Cambridgeshire countryside, with a network of footpaths around and the Ouse Valley Way at the edge of our parish.

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