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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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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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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St Ives Carnival

We all had a great day at St Ives Carnival yesterday. The parade from the town centre was very well attended and it took ages for the many floats to pass by on their way to the park. During the afternoon the entertainments were great culminating with the talented Chloe and the Huntingdon Concert Band. The day ended with a fabulous Firework display.

The organisers and their numerous helpers should be proud of their enthusiasm and achievement in putting on a brilliant show.

If you missed yesterday then you really did miss out but you can make it up to yourself and attend the Music Festival in the park today from noon until around nine this evening.

Don't forget it's the Huntingdon Carnival in a few weeks too

News Date: 15/07/2018 10:20

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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 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 21/07/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Town' event in Little Paxton

On 26/07/2018 19:00 at Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 28/07/2018 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Town' event in Little Paxton

From 10:00 until 12:00 on Wednesday 01/08/2018 at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

An 'Out of Town' event in Little Paxton

From 19:00 until 21:00 on Thursday 02/08/2018 at Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

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