Welcome to St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

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?

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Standard Guest Rooms, on sale at B&B @ The Raptor Centre in St Ives, Cambridgeshire


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Well appointed standard guest room. Prices are Per Room Per Night.

Additional temporary beds are available at £5 per night if you wish to share the large room. Guest Breakfast is served in the Silent Wings Tea Rooms from 08.30 until 11.00 weekdays and 09.30 until 11.00 in the weekends. 


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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!

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A Local Event in St Ives

From 31/08/2015 until 01/09/2015 at Everywhere in Huntingdonshire and beyond

A Local Event in St Ives

From 08:00 until 16:00 on Monday 31/08/2015 at St Ives Street Market

A Local Event in St Ives

From 09:00 until 17:00 on Thursday 03/09/2015 at Corn Exchange

A Local Event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 05/09/2015 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Town' event in Pidley

From 10:00 until 12:00 on Saturday 05/09/2015 at Rookery Farm

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