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St Neots

Visit St.Neots

St Neots

Located just 18 miles west of Cambridge, St Neots is a charming and historical market town, nestled along the banks of the River Great Ouse. The town dates back over 1,000 years to the Medieval Priory of St. Neot and is now the largest and fastest growing town in Cambridgeshire.

Things to Do

  • Visit St Neots Museum - uncover the historic story of St Neots in the award winning museum housed in a former magistrates’ court. The Museum runs a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as special events and activities for children during the school holidays.
  • Town Trails - embark on a journey to discover the Lost Priory of St Neots and walk in the footsteps of the famous 19th Century Eynesbury Giant. Town Trail maps can be obtained from St Neots Museum, Library and the Town Council Offices.
  • Riverside Miniature Railway – take a ride on St Neots miniature railway, located in the beautiful Riverside Park, a children’s play park, refreshment café and car park are all located close by. Operated entirely by volunteers, the miniature railway experience is a delight for children and railway enthusiasts.
  • Escape Room Experience  - St Neots Museum are now offering a popular escape room experience, set in the former cells of the historic police station building, in which the Museum is now housed.
  • Riverside Park - set along the banks of the river Great Ouse, the park offers the perfect setting to enjoy leisure activities and outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, boating, fishing, field sports and picnics. The park includes children’s playgrounds and marked cycle and footpaths. A car park and café is also located at the entrance.
  • Markets - Visit the weekly Charter Market every Thursday and the Farmers Market (held on second and fourth Saturday of each month) for a chance to meet local producers and sample some delicious goods. Regular Continental markets also visit the town.
  • Shopping, Eating & Drinking - the town centre offers a lively shopping experience. Visitors can enjoy browsing the many quirky independent shops for unique gifts and indulge in a wide range of international cuisine at the array of restaurants, pubs and cafes.
  • Other popular attractions include the town centre cinema complex, tenpin bowling alley, leisure centre and swimming pool, indoor trampoline park and renowned skate and ramp park.    
  • Events – several popular events are held in the town each year, many of which are free to attend. Highlights include Summer Band Concerts, the Armed Forces Day Gala, Charity Dragon Boat Race, Food and Drink Festival and Rowing Regatta.

The Surrounding Area

Visit Paxton Pits Nature Reserve in Little Paxton, comprising 75 hectares of gravel pits, meadows, scrub and woodland next to the River Great Ouse. There is a wealth of wildlife to enjoy all year round, and a network of marked paths. During May there are large numbers of Nightingales and many species of orchid can be found in the meadows.

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