Ramsey's origins date back to the building of the abbey in 969. The abbey and surrounding land has been associated with the likes of the Cromwell family and whilst the original abbey can now be seen as ruins, the manor house that was built was converted in 1938 to a school and is still used as such to date.
Known as the capital of the Huntingdonshire Fens, Ramsey is a market town providing many modern leisure facilities. The sports centre offers a swimming pool, multi-purpose sports hall, tennis courts and a fitness suite. Also available locally to the public is an 18 hole golf course and a 9 hole golf course. The town also has a library, dentist surgery, two health centres, hairdressers, health and beauty salons, community hall and a variety of bars, restaurants and eating places.
The town has its own schools, with many of the villages surrounding Ramsey also having primary schools which feed into the Abbey College secondary school.
Ramsey town centre has three supermarkets, Haldanes, Co-operative Food Store and Tesco - and a number of smaller traditional shops.
Contact the Ramsey Office
9 Great Whyte
Tel: 01487 814666
Fax: 01487 710902
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