History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Potton is a small market town just a few miles east of Sandy, near the Cambridgeshire border. The town belonged to the Earls of Huntingdon in the Middle Ages and held a market here as early as 1200. Until the early 20th century the village was home to a horse fair that attracted visitors from across the county.
The parish church of St. Mary the Virgin is an enjoyable 13th-century building featuring a rood staircase.
The RSPB national headquarters is located midway between Sandy and Potton, in an attractive tract of 100 acres of woodland, with nature trails through the woods and facilities for wildlife and bird observation.
Address: Potton, Bedfordshire, England
Attraction Type: Town
OS: TL223 491
Photo Credit: Bikeboy, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Lodge Nature Reserve - 2.1 miles (Garden)
Biggleswade Castle - 3.8 miles (Castle)
Abbotsley, St Margaret's Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church)
Edworth, St George's Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church)
Shuttleworth Collection - 5.3 miles (Museum)
Moggerhanger Park - 5.4 miles (Historic House)
Little Barford, St Denys - 5.5 miles (Historic Church)
Roxton Congregational Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Potton: