5 Reasons To Live In....Huntingdon

In the second of a series of short articles on each of the 7 locations in which Thomas Morris Sales & Lettings operate, we present 5 reasons to live in …. Huntingdon.

Huntingdon is a market town full of historical tales. Due to Huntingdon’s historical nature, there is a self-guided town trail where you can immerse yourself in over 41 places. Huntingdon is located 18 miles North West of Cambridge via the A14.

Huntingdon Branch Manager Alastair Smith on the Market Square

Ok – so those are some of the facts about Huntingdon  – but why live there?

This is what Alastair Smith Branch Manager of Huntingdon had to say…

“Huntingdon is the birth place of Oliver Cromwell who was born 200 yards from the office. He also went to school 50 yards from the office which is now the Cromwell Museum.”

“There is a great acting society in and around Huntingdon. There are events such as plays, musicals and boxing events which are held at Hinchingbrooke School’s 250-seater performing arts centre.”

Here are Alastair Smith’s top 5 reasons to live in Huntingdon:

Cromwell Museum

The Cromwell Museum frequently hold events

The Cromwell Museum includes various portraits, clothing and historical documents about or written by Oliver Cromwell. The museum is situated where Huntingdon Grammar school was previously, which was attended by Oliver Cromwell.

2 Houghton Mill

The Houghton Mill is a water mill that can be found on the River Great Ouse. The Houghton Mill offers great family days out with lots to do. There is a fantastic camping site, where you are able to park your campervan or motorhome. Canoeing and cycling are also interesting ways to explore.

3 The Guided Busway 

The Guided Busway is a great way for commuters and those who want to get between towns quickly. Starting off, it connects Huntingdon to St Ives and Cambridge in approximately 33 minutes. With their own lane, the buses never get caught in traffic and run frequently 7 days a week.

4 Huntingdon Racecourse

Huntingdon Racecourse is regularly chosen as the 'Best Small Racecourse' in South Midlands and East Anglia

The Huntingdon Racecourse first opened in 1886. It provides great days out all year round, with Boxing Day being their busiest day of the year. They also offer venue hire with 3 spacious suites, perfect for weddings, Christmas parties and business conferences.

Huntingdon Library 

If you are keen to learn more about Huntingdon’s history, the library will make an insightful afternoon out. There is a Huntingdonshire Collection with archives containing information about the county. The Cromwell Collection is very popular for those that would like to read about further information on Oliver Cromwell. The library also holds story times for children.

So there we are…

                                   5 reasons (and there’s lot more) to live in Huntingdon according to Alastair Smith.

To find out more about the Huntingdon branch please click here or contact the office direct on 01480 414555

Author: Taeja Austin


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