Welcome to St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

An old riverport formerly known as Slepe, in the old county of Huntingdonshire, the 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 (one of the pictures in the gallery 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 also riverports, being Huntingdon, St Neots (the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire), the Roman town of Godmanchester, and Ramsey site of the former Abbey.

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What's HOT in the District?

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What's HOT at Slepe Hall Hotel

Superior Double Room, on sale at Slepe Hall Hotel in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

 

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Superior Double Room

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£ 97.00

 

These are spacious guest rooms furnished with a large four-poster bed, easy chairs, coffee table and dressing table. They have a spacious en-suite bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and seperate power-shower cubicle.

All the rooms at Slepe Hall have flat screen colour TVs, land line telephone, fitted wardrobes, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities. The illustrative room rates are per room per night and include a full English or a Continental Breakfast. 

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Latest Local News

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One in and one out

I have added in the new store for Mountain Warehouse in St Ives and they are very welcome in the town too filling the space left vacant by the sad loss of New Look after many years.

I'll put up a picture of Mountain Warehouse's new store once they have the redecoration complete and it's a nice enough day for me to venture out to do it.

News Date: 01/11/2018 08:21

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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

A Local Event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 17/11/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 24/11/2018 at St Neots Market Place

A Local Event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 01/12/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 08/12/2018 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Town' event in Little Paxton

From 13:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 08/12/2018 at Church of St James (Little Paxton)

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