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For other places with the same name, see Huntingdon (disambiguation).

Huntingdon is a sleepy historic town in Cambridgeshire, England, on the banks of the River Ouse, best known as the birthplace of English Civil War leader Oliver Cromwell.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Off the A14 and A1 between Cambridge and Peterborough

By train[edit]

1 Huntingdon station is served by regular First Capital Connect trains between London Kings Cross and Peterborough.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

There is a very limited bus service in Huntingdon. It is highly recommended that you do not use it.

By car[edit]

Most of the people who live in Huntingdon use a car to get around. It's easy to do this but be wary of rush-hour traffic around the ring-road, it's horrendous. There are some car parks.

By taxi[edit]

By bicycle[edit]

There are a few bike lanes in Huntingdon, use them when you can to avoid bad traffic.

By foot[edit]

There are plenty of pavements and public footpaths, so you can easily walk around Huntingdon.






  • The Falcon, 10 Market Hill, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 3NE, +44 1480 457416. With 18 Real Ales, 10 Real Ciders and 30 Fruit Wines and Meads on the main bar and prices starting at just £2.00 per pint this is the place to visit if you like a variety of ales.
  • Market Inn, 10 Market Hill, Huntingdon, PE29 3NJ, +44 1480 431183.
  • George Hotel. This pub near All Saints church serves food as well as good drink.
  • 1 [dead link] Samuel Pepys Diaryrooms, 146 High St (near the Methodist church.), +44 1480 459708. This pub serves great food and drink.


  • 1 [dead link] George Hotel, George St, +44 1480 432444. as much a piece of history
  • 2 Huntingdon Marriott Hotel, Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Kingfisher Way, +44 1480 446000. Well equipped good sized suites available. Reasonable buffet English and continental breakfast. Free parking. Gym and pool.
  • 3 Holiday Inn Huntingdon - Racecourse, Thrapston Rd, Brampton (next to racecourse), +44 1480 277277. Modern furnished rooms, some with a direct view of the race course. Good breakfast, free parking, safe in rooms. Bar lounge.
  • 4 Old Bridge Hotel, 1 High Street PE29 3QT, +44 1480 424300. Quality rooms in an ivy-swathed Georgian house. Very good restaurant. Popular bar, wine shop and for cream teas. B&B double £150.

Go next[edit]

  • Take a bus to the nearby historic cities of Cambridge or Ely
  • Take a bus to the nearby historic fenland town of Ramsey (Cambridgeshire)
  • Take the train to London
  • Little Gidding, small village made famous by TS Eliot and Nicholas Ferrar.
Routes through Huntingdon
Peterborough ← merges with A1 (M)  N  S  St NeotsLondon
BirminghamKettering  W  E  CambridgeFelixstowe

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