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.

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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.


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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.


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Latest Local News

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Niche Comics and Bookshop

We welcome Niche Comics and Bookshop as new commercial members of the Huntingdonshire Websites.

Niche Comics and Bookshop is located within an historic Tudor building on the High Street in Huntingdon. They retail a vast range of books, comics and games and hold a number of book, comic and game related events throughout the year including some where they give away comics to the customers, so keep an eye on what they plan to do next...

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Emma Read - Freelance Virtual Assistant

We welcome Emma Read, potentially your Freelance Virtual Assistant, as a new commercial member of the Huntingdonshire Websites.

Emma, based in Somersham but working for you via the Internet, provides freelance support whenever you need it. Services include internet research, proofreading, editing, document formatting, page layout and design, setting up and maintaining a database or CRM system, diary and email management, travel and event management and much, much more...

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Forthcoming Events in or around Huntingdon

Here are the next five events in the Huntingdonshire Event Diary, the local ones are coloured GOLD and clicking the title will open links to event detail on this website whilst following the "Out of Town' events will open in a new window on their own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says, without going anywhere!

If you are organising an event anywhere if Huntingdonshire then follow this link for information on how to add a new event and advertise your event on over 50 websites

An 'Out of Town' event in St Ives

From 14:30 until 16:30 on Thursday 26/05/2016 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Town' event in St Ives

From 19:00 until 22:30 on Friday 27/05/2016 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 28/05/2016 at St Neots Market Place

A Local Event in Huntingdon

From 08:00 until 14:00 on Saturday 28/05/2016 at Huntingdon Market Place

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 10:00 until 16:00 on Saturday 28/05/2016 at St Neots Market Place

More forthcoming events in Huntingdon

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