Located a short 15 minute train ride from Cambridge and just over an hour from London, the village of Meldreth boasts 19 thatched cottages with a thriving Historical Society website to guide you around them.

A 10 minute walk from Meldreth station you'll reach Melwood Nature Reserve. The path runs through woods and along the chalk stream River Mel.

Melwood Nature Reserve, Meldreth, along the Rhee Valley railway
Melwood Nature Reserve. Photo: Meldreth, Shepreth & Foxton Community Rail Partnership
Grade I listed Meldreth Church
Meldreth Church. Photo: Meldreth, Shepreth & Foxton Community Rail Partnership

At the end of the path is the Grade I listed Meldreth Church, from where you can return to the station through Meldreth village passing the British Queen Pub, a quaint traditional freehouse with homemade, locally sourced food. An ideal place to stop for a bite to eat before heading back to the railway station.

Meldreth is featured in our awe-inspiring architecture itinerary and is the base for the Three Rivers Walk – taking in the Rhee, the Shep and the Mel.

Getting to Meldreth by train
Direct trains are available from Cambridge (15mins) and London Kings Cross (1hr 15). Faster connections from the capital are available from London St Pancras with a change of trains at Royston (1 hr 5).

Accessibility at Meldreth Railway Station

Step-free access from main entrance to platform 2 to Cambridge. Steps-only access to platform 1 to London.

There is no ramp available to provide level access between train and platform at this station.

For more station facilities please see Meldreth Station website.

Accessibility assitance at the station. Photo: GTR
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