Welcome to St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

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Formerly known as Slepe, in the old county of Huntingdonshire, this ancient riverside market town St Ives is now named after the Persian Bishop, St. Ivo. St. Ives, now within the county of Cambridgeshire, stands on the River Great Ouse and is world famous for the Chapel on the Bridge

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For nearly 1,000 years the wide centre of St. Ives, now known as Market Hill (pictured above), has hosted some of the largest public markets in England. Many years ago these markets included livestock and for a time was one of the biggest of its kind. Today the Street Markets still fill the St Ives town centre on Mondays and Fridays. On every Bank Holiday Monday however the market swells to fill almost the entire town with traders coming from all over the country to sell their wares to the thousands of people who attend under the watchful eye of Oliver Cromwell, one time resident of the town, whose statue stands in the centre of the Market Place.

St Ives is one of the five principal towns in the District of Huntingdonshire, the others being Huntingdon, St Neots (the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire), the Roman town of Godmanchester, and Ramsey site of the former Abbey. We are also constructing our latest Huntingdonshire Parish website for Bluntisham.

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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 Denise's Flowers

Tied Bouquet, on sale at Denise's Flowers in St Ives, Cambridgeshire


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Tied Bouquet


£ 30.00


The picture and price here is to give you an idea of what a Tied Bouquet looks like. The actual blooms used will depend upon the season and your budget and preferences.

You may collect your purchase from our shop or we can deliver in the St Ives area for an additional charge of £2.50. Please ask for delivery charges outside St Ives. 

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Forthcoming Events in or around St. Ives

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 Huntingdon

From 08:00 until 14:00 on Friday 24/02/2017 at Huntingdon Market Place

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 25/02/2017 at St Neots Market Place

A Local Event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 04/03/2017 at The Pavement

A Local Event in St Ives

From 11:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 04/03/2017 at Hyperion Auction Salerooms

An 'Out of Town' event in Little Paxton

From 14:00 until 16:00 on Saturday 04/03/2017 at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

More forthcoming events in St. Ives

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