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?

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 The Welcome Chinese Restaurant

All you can eat Buffet, on sale at The Welcome Chinese Restaurant in St Ives, Cambridgeshire


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All you can eat Buffet


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Dining - Buffet Style - when you can Eat as Much As You Like from Sunday to Thursday at the very reasonable price of £17.90p. Buffet Style Dining is for a minimum of 2 diners.  


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Workshops and Demonstrations

We're excited to announce that our new 2015/16 programme is now available! We're passionate about providing everyone in and around St Ives with the widest possible range of learning activities, and this year we have over 50 NEW courses to choose from.
Over 1100 adult learners enjoyed our part-time courses last year and we hope that you will decide to join them during the coming year. There are many valuable and interesting courses on offer, as evening classes, daytime classes and as part of our Saturday workshops. This is a great opportunity to come and try something new.

Our NEW courses this year include Website in a Day, Crochet, Sourdough, Chocoholics, Seven Ways to Wellness, Paranormal Investigation, Bridge, Sleep-Well Workshop & Polish Language.

Full details of all of our courses can be found on our website www.aclearning.org.uk and bookings can be made now. Our office is open Monday - Thursday 10am - 2pm and again from 6.30pm-9.30pm Monday to Wednesday. Our office will close for the summer holidays on Wednesday 22nd July and will reopen at 10am on Monday 7th September. You can still view and book all our courses online during this time.

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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 Little Paxton

On 05/08/2015 14:00 at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

A Local Event in St Ives

From 09:00 until 17:00 on Thursday 06/08/2015 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Town' event in Little Paxton

From 19:00 until 21:00 on Thursday 06/08/2015 at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 08/08/2015 at St Neots Market Place

A Local Event in St Ives

From 11:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 08/08/2015 at Hyperion Auction Salerooms

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