Gamlingay lies at the North East boarder of Greensand Country. An ancient village featured in the Domesday Book, Gamlingay is steeped in history, with many listed buildings in the village.
There has been a settlement on the site since the middle Bronze Age and potentially earlier. For much of its history Gamlingay was a small agricultural village.
Gamlingay has a unique and well-documented history. Since 1599 much of the village has been owned and administrated by either Oxford Merton College or two Cambridge colleges, Downing and Clare. Around 60 buildings in Gamlingay parish are listed, including the Baptist chapel, The Cock Inn Pub (dating from 1588) and several buildings along Church Street.
At the Eastern end of the Greensand Ridge walk, Gamlingay is a perfect place to start or end a day’s walking. The village is home to several shops, pubs and the award-winning community space Gamlingay Eco Hub.