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Villages & Resorts in Cambridgeshire (England)
Date: 22/11/01, updated on 26/11/01 (84 review reads)
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Look I went to school in this village and it reeks. It has nothing. Apart from a really big castle which is part of the school. You get little kids running about nearly every day because there are about 50 borders who live in the village. They go around. Buy food. Eat food. There are a multitude of shops here but nothing else. These shpos include an off licence (wey hey!), a paper shop, a bank(Barclays), but effectively, Kimbolton is a one road village. Oh, and there is a church.
I am warning you. This is a big warning, bigger than anything else. Only come here if you are desperate. Desperate to be horrified, that is. Yes, you can look around the castle. But its full of classrooms, and you'll probably see the Headmasters study which has a high roof with loads of pictures. YOu might be told to marvel at the fact that one of Henry VIII's wifes was imprisoned there, or the ghost that haunts the sixth form common room. Those who show you around are actualy teachers of the school that get paid extra to do this sort of thing. Beware of an old woman because she is the most boring person ever. She'll tell you about the history of the school. Only people with the intention of working in the village, or writing a PhD on how kimbolton has developed should go on this. They'll tell you to buy a book about the 400year old school, by some guy calles Stratford. Apparently, he was an old headmaster, yet I believe the book hasn't even sold 1000 copies.
Then there is the church - it sucks. It's a small church that offers services. I haven't actually seen the vicar. You can look around and they usually ask for a donation, but not many people go on a Sunday. Being in a small village and all, I suppose not many would go. The difference between the village of Kimbolton and the village of Dibley is that Geraldine, in the VIcar of Dibley, is funny and actualy rases issues. And watch out for the borders!
ops involve a hairdresser. A food shop. A bank. An off-licence. And that’s about it. It does really suck and only insane visitors need apply, or those wishing to move into the area. NO seriously. I'm not joking.
NB: No car transporters allowed in the village because of a 90º bend, near the school.
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