Sites near Duxford ?

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  1. Charlie

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    Looking at a visit to the Air museum at Duxford. Anyone been ? Is it worth the travel ?
    Also can anyone recommend a nice preferably quiet site not to far away ?

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    There's a nice CL, Chaplins Farm, at Fulbourn which is about 15 minutes from Duxford.

    Nice pub in the village.

    Any use?
     
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    For added value try to visit when they have an event on at Duxford. It is a good day out anyway but can be more atmospheric with a WW2 event for example.
     
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    hi charlie
    I have visited this one but never stayed , its too close to home:cool:, its nice, 10 mins to dux
    http://www.highfieldfarmtouringpark.co.uk

    or the cherry hinton CC site, again never been but it gets good reviews, 15 mins to dux

    avoid lost acres :notworthy:
     
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    yes its a big place , it should be an all day job
    I go 3or4 times a year
    The airshows are mad and often sell out, beware......traffic on show days!!!
     
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    Duxford is excellent, well worth a visit
     
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    Been and it's worth it if you have to crawl on your hands and knees. We stayed at a CC site about 10 miles away, it was a quarry but I forget the name.


    Edit: Now someone has printed it, I remember, Cherry Hinton.
     
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    Definitely worth a visit but I have found that it is better to do either an airshow or the museum on separate days as there is just so much to see that trying to do both on the same day doesn't work, well not for me anyway.
    I intend to visit again myself this year but I am waiting until the American Hangar has re-opened after its refurbishment, can't remember the exact date at present but it will be on their website.
    I have not yet got around to seeing the Tank museum there as I always seem to run out of time :whistle:
     
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    Definitely well worth visiting :)
     
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    We stopped at a cl, philimore garden centre, cycled to duxford and NT Wimpole Hall. Choise of pubs 10 mins walk.
     
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    Cherry Hinton is ok, but very popular because of its close proximity to Cambridge city centre. I was there last night, because I needed to be in Cambridge today, but I only got on because they had a cancellation. The C&CC site down the road opens for the season in about 10 days, so that will take the pressure off a bit, but if you want to get in on a Friday or Saturday night when Duxford have a show on, I expect you would need to book well in advance. I was on my own, so it only cost me £12.50.
     
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