Foxton is the closest of our railway stations to Cambridge, just a 9 minute journey.
Known as Foxetune at the time of the Domesday Book, the village’s name means “farmstead where foxes are seen”. It has a wealth of natural and historical features just minutes away from the station.
Foxton Wood was planted in 1995. There are walking trails throughout the wood, or you can follow the path all the way to Fowlmere.
Foxton is home to a dovecot, originally built in 1706 and now restored. The Dovecot Meadow is now a Conservation Area.
Church of St Laurence
Grade I listed, the present church was started in the 13th century and extended over the following 200 years.
The White Horse is a welcoming, child-friendly country pub with home made food, and a games area with a pool table.
Foxton was the home of Rowland Parker, author of The Common Stream, an international best seller, which recounts the history of Foxton over a period of 2000 years.
You may also like to read the fascinating story of Maud Ochs, resident of Foxton, who facilitated escapes from occupied France, and assisted with the return of British refugees to the UK from Spain and Portugal.
Enjoy Ellie Dixon’s video Space Out! filmed around Foxton and in Foxton Stores.