Huntingdon in England

Administrative centre of the old county of Huntingdonshire

Welcome to Huntingdon

The birth place of Oliver Cromwell

 

Huntingdon is an important bridge-head where the A1, the Great North Road, crosses the River Great Ouse near to Hinchingbrooke House once home to both the Cromwell's and then the Montagu's, The Earls of Sandwich, where in 1660 Samuel Pepys was secretary to Edward Montagu, so Huntingdon was no stranger to politics when John Major became the youngest Prime Minister of the 20th Century.

Huntingdon is one of the five principal towns in the District of Huntingdonshire, the others being St Ives, St Neots (the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire), Ramsey site of the former Abbey and the Roman town of Godmanchester located just across the River Great Ouse from Huntingdon. We are also constructing Huntingdonshire Parish website for the village of Brampton.

An aerial photo of Huntingdon Market Place

Huntingdon Market Place by Geoff Soden of Paramotors UK

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What's HOT in the District?

The box below displays a random selection from the great deals, special offers and/or SALE items that are available from the site members but you may follow this link to view all the current what's HOT in the district.

What's HOT at Homequest

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Boxworth End Swavesey - BOX31/198

Monthly

2,800.00

Village Location
4 Bed House
Unfurnished Property
Large Garden
Garage Parking 

 

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Are you organising an event in Huntingdon?

If you are, then you may use the link just below and add the details directly into the Huntingdonshire Event Diary.

Forthcoming Events in or around Huntingdon

How to add a new event

Out of Town Event

Belly Dancing

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 23/04/2014 19:00 until 04/06/2014 20:30

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Out of Town Event

Darby and Joan Club

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 24/04/2014 14:30 until 24/04/2014 16:30

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Out of Town Event

Plant Sale with Photographic Display

Event venue - Church of St James (Little Paxton)

From 26/04/2014 11:00 until 27/04/2014 16:00

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Out of Town Event

Screen St Ives PHILOMENA

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 02/05/2014 19:30 until 02/05/2014 22:30

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Out of Town Event

Saints Crafters Art & Craft Fair

Event venue - Free Church (United Reformed)

From 03/05/2014 09:30 until 03/05/2014 16:00

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More forthcoming events in Huntingdon
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THINK HUNTINGDON AND BEYOND!

This website is one of a group of over 50 linked community websites that cover the towns, villages and larger parishes of Huntingdonshire. They are all joined together and share information such as county and district wide services, organisations, events and all the things that are available from website members in neighbouring communities.

Commercial site membership from 25 only per year

If you have run a business or local organisation in Huntingdon then follow the link below to see what membership can do to spread the message of your services, products, news and events across the district.

Non-profit organisations - membership is FREE

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This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Huntingdon

Events in Huntingdon