St Neots (not to be confused with the village of St Neot in Cornwall) is a riverside market town just north of the border between Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Despite some pretty parks and a few historic buildings, St Neots offers relatively little to entice the traveller, but is a pleasant enough stopover or base for touring the region.
St Neots is served by the East Coast Main line. Regular FirstCapitalConnect trains from London stop at St Neots; express trains pass straight through. Journey times to London King's Cross range from as little as 36 minutes to just over an hour.
St Neots sits at the junction of the A1 an A428. Despite being major cross country trunk routes, both are single lane in parts. The journey between Cambridge and St Neots in particular is best avoided at the beginning and end of the working day.
St Neots sits on an attractive, peaceful stretch of the River Great Ouse. Mooring and marina facilities are available
The centre of St Neots is small and easily traversed on foot. Drivers may find the one way system in parts of the centre slightly confusing
Taxis in St Neots are expensive. Steve's Taxis have a small office on the market square
St Neots' large market square is host to markets every Thursday. The high street in the town centre is home to a fairly limited range of chain stores.
St Neots has a particularly large number of pubs, dating back to the time when it was a stopover for travellers heading along the Great North Road