Local Area Information

The Lion is situated in Buckden, a small village situated between Huntingdon and St Neots in Cambridgeshire.

You can find out more about the village of Buckden and the surrounding area on the Buckden Village Website


Local Places of Interest Include:

buckdentowers_171x138_49c3933242e00e8d65d96ddffbf74433Buckden Towers – The Towers were once owned by Henry VIII where he imprisoned Catherine of Aragon. They are located right next door to us.

Grafham Water – Sailing, wind-surfing and excellent trout fishing (permits available locally).  Also excellent for cycling and walking through the nature reserve.  Just 2 miles away.


Buckden Marina – Nature reserve and great for sailing.  Also for walking the Ouse Valley.  1 mile away.

racing3_162x84_c9c923566a238be78ce3953f1d4169d7Brampton Racecourse – An intimate racing venue with an atmosphere all of it’s own.  Voted Best Small Racecourse in the South Midlands and East Anglia. 2 Miles.


Hinchinbrooke House – A Tudor country house built around an early 13th century nunnery. 5 miles.

Cambridge – University Colleges, Fitzwilliam Museum, Punting, Shopping, ‘The Backs’. 18 miles.

East of England Showground – A multi purpose exhibition centre offering an extensive range of hospitality events.  20 miles

Duxford – Imperial war museum. 30 miles.