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Ramsey (Cambridgeshire)

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Ramsey is a small market town in Cambridgeshire.


Ramsey is an historic fenland town with an abbey founded in 969. It's a quiet place where you can experience rural England but has enough life and facilities to enable you to stay there. It makes a good base to explore the surrounding area.

Ramsey is not a major tourist destination so would suit those wanting to get off the beaten track.

Get in[edit]

Buses run every hour or two from Huntingdon to the centre of Ramsey.

The surrounding countryside is ideal for cycling with little traffic and no hills. As such, it is practical to get to Ramsey by bike.

Get around[edit]

Ramsey is small enough to walk around.


St Thomas a Becket Church is architecturally interesting.

Ramsey Rural Museum.

Abbey remains.



Each August there is a major 1940s weekend at nearby (20 minutes' walk) Upwood airbase.


The town has two supermarkets and some old-fashioned shops.


There are a few restaurants and takeaways in the town so you won't go hungry.


There are a few pubs.


Ramsey is small enough for you to be able to see everything in a day trip from a nearby city. However, if you fancy staying over then Shire Lodge in nearby Bury provides good Bed and Breakfast for around £40. It's a 15-minute walk away along a pretty footpath. There is a hotel in the centre of town as well.


Get out[edit]

If you don't have your own transport then you'll need to take a bus.

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