Discover Meldreth

The railway station opened in Meldreth in 1851, and is 15 minutes from Cambridge.

The village’s name means “mill stream”, and the mill race and Topcliffe Mill can still be seen opposite the church. Meldreth has some beautiful buildings and 10 miles of footpaths to explore.

Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church
Grade I listed, the church has an unusually long chancel dating from the 12th century, and a west tower housing eight bells.
Thatched Cottages

There are 19 thatched cottages in Meldreth. Three of them have a sculpted thatch feature on the roof – see if you can find them!


The Domesday Book of 1086 lists 8 watermills in Meldreth of which only Topcliffe Mill still remains.

British Queen

British Queen
A quaint, traditional free house pub with home made locally sourced food and a large garden area. Do not miss the triple cooked chips!


Melwood is a local nature reserve that contains open woodland and dense thicket, riverside habitat, an open grassy ride and many mature trees next to the river Mel.

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For more ideas of things to do around Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Stations and other places on the Thameslink line visit Countryside, Capital & Coast.