Madingley Hall

“Elegant and historic setting for weddings, conferences or other events.” - VisitEngland Assessor

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Madingley, Cambridgeshire

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Set in magnificent gardens just four miles from the centre of Cambridge, Madingley Hall conference centre makes a memorable setting for a company conference, event, afternoon tea or special wedding day. An elegant 16th-century country house with 16 well-equipped meeting rooms capable of accommodating up to 100 delegates, and tasteful en suite accommodation, all within seven acres of spectacular gardens and grounds, designed in the 18th century by ‘Capability’ Brown.

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VisitEngland 5 Star Campus Accommodation
Madingley Hall
University of Cambridge, Madingley Hall, Madingley, CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire, CB23 8AQ

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Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Cambridgeshire

To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.

Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.

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