Linton is a village in rural Cambridgeshire, England, on the border with Essex. It has been expanded much since the 1960s and is now one of many dormitory villages around Cambridge. The railway station was on the Stour Valley Railway between Cambridge and Colchester, now closed. The Rivey Hill overlooks the village, with its famous water tower. The River Granta runs through the village.
There are four schools in Linton. At the Bartlow end of the village is Linton Junior School (teaching children aged from 7 to 11). Linton Infants School is in the middle of the village, for children aged 4 to 7, while Linton Village College is alongside the main Haverhill-to-Cambridge road and teaches children aged 11 to 16, including those from several surrounding villages. Finally there is the Granta School, one of Cambridgeshire's six area special schools. This caters for pupils with special educational needs from the ages of 3 to 19, and is located next door to Linton Village College.
Linton Zoo is on the southern edge of the village, whilst Chilford Hall and its vineyards are to the north side, beyond Linton's best-known feature, Rivey Tower.
Many businesses are based in Linton, with several around the trading estate at The Grip and along the High Street.
Spread evenly along the High Street are the three public houses. The Crown has an attached restaurant. The Dog and Duck focusses on fresh Italian-influenced food and is styled internally on a contemporary European bistro theme. Near the fire station is the Waggon and Horses, which has been resurrected by a new landlord. Although it has been closed for several years, The Bell probably remains Linton's most famous pub.
A recent local tradition is the Wacky Races. This popular event occurs on the second Bank Holiday Weekend in May, and involves participants dressed in comedy costumes, racing down the High Street, stopping in all the pubs for a pint, and then racing through the fields next to the village and back down the High Street, again drinking in the pubs.
The village has a vibrant community with active clubs and societies for all walks of life and age groups. It remains a highly desirable semi rural location and a very popular residential location.