History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Huntingdon High Street has been pedestrianised and makes it easy for visitors to stroll between the historic attractions in this attractive old town. At the foot of the High Street is Castle Hills, the site of a Norman castle. A short stroll away is the picturesque 14th century Town Bridge, which has a distinct kink in the middle. Apparently the boroughs of Godmanchester and Huntingdon each started building their half of the bridge, but without co-operating or exchanging information. So when they met in the middle they discovered they weren't in alignment.
On one side of the paved Market Square is All Saints, one of two surviving medieval churches in Huntingdon. Within the church, near the pulpit, is the site of the Cromwell family vault. Near the south door is the font where (we presume) Cromwell was baptised. Across from the church is the Cromwell Museum, housed in a gorgeous 12th century Norman building with beautifully carved blind arcading. The museum features Cromwell exhibits and memorabilia including items owned by Oliver Cromwell, such as his wide-brimmed hat and several of his swords.
Address: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England
Attraction Type: Town
OS: TL237 716
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
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Buckden Towers - 3.7 miles (Historic Building)
Buckden, St Mary's Church - 3.7 miles (Historic Church)
Alconbury, St Peter & St Paul - 4.3 miles (Historic Church)
Norris Museum - 4.6 miles (Museum)
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