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St Neots - a historic town with medieval heritage

Set on the banks of the River Great Ouse in the Cambridgeshire countryside, St Neots is a vibrant riverside town with bags of character - not least because of its rich heritage. Explore over a thousand years of history at the St Neots Museum, set in a former jail and courthouse, and visit the medieval churches dotted around the town. And be sure to see the Eaton Socon lock-up, home to some of St Neots' most notorious 19th-century prisoners, opposite St Mary's Church.

Enjoy acres of lush green parkland

St Neots is the biggest town in Cambridgeshire, but it's also home to plenty of countryside, too. The Common and Priory Park are both open parkland popular on sunny days, while a stroll along the river will lead you to Riverside Park, where you can relax and take in the picturesque scenery. If you've got time, visit Nearby Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. With riverside paths and shaded woodland, there's plenty of trails to explore. Herons and kingfishers are common sights in this park, making it the perfect spot for a bit of birdwatching.

Hit the high street for some retail therapy

You'll find plenty of quirky gifts in the independent shops lining the high street. Don't forget to explore the courtyards hidden away down cobbled side streets. Looking for a cheap hotel Near St Neots? Our Travelodge Bedford Wyboston Hotel is less than 15 minutes from the town centre. Or try our Huntingdon Fenstanton Hotel, conveniently located just outside of Cambridge city centre.