Huntingdon is most famous for being the birthplace of the infamous Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell. Trotsky thought he was a bourgeois revolutionary; Winston Churchill considered him a military dictator. Cromwell certainly split opinion, but the consensus on Huntingdon is cut and dried. It’s a historic town with a fantastic food scene, some exceptional pubs and some fascinating days out on its doorstep. Stay with us at our Huntingdon hotel, and you’re perfectly placed to tick off everything this ancient market town has to offer, as well as some of the top activities and attractions in Cambridgeshire.
Things to do in Huntingdon
Should you find yourself fancying a shopping spree during your stay in Huntingdon, your first point of call should be Chequers Court, Chequers Shopping Centre and St Germain Walk. They’re the town’s most popular shopping centres and home to High Street favourites such as TK Maxx as well as designer fashion stores such as Robert Goddard. If you’re after a bargain or some fine local produce, then make your way to Huntingdon Market, which takes over the High Street and the Market Square on Wednesday and Saturday.
If you’re interested in travelling by rail, Huntingdon Train Station is conveniently found to the west of the town centre and is situated on the East Coast Main Line, which runs from Edinburgh to London. It means Huntingdon is easily reached by direct services from most of the country, and you can get to Kings Cross in just over an hour. If you’d prefer to travel by bus, Huntingdon Bus Station is between Walden Road and Princes Street and offers direct services to Peterborough, St Ives and Cambridge.