St Neots

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St Neots

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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.

Get in[edit]


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

Get around[edit]

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

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • Canoe, Riverside Park, St Neots (from kiosk next to car park opposite town bridge). paddle around in the sedate waters of the Riverside Park...perhaps not offering quite the same appeal to tourists as punting in nearby Cambridge  edit
  • Golf. The nearby villages of Abbotsley and Wyboston offer excellent parkland golf courses  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

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.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Bridge House, (corner of market square next to bridge). smart pub/restaraunt set in a historic inn with terrace overlooking the river, has one of the best locations in the town  edit
  • Hong Kong Restaraunt (+44 1480 474016), 16 Market Square, St. Neots Cambs, PE19 2AF (on corner of market square). Family-run restaraunt serving Cantonese, Peking and Szechuan food  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

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

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Nags Head Hotel, Berkely Street, St Neots, Cambs, PE19 2NA, +44 1480 476812, [1]. small four star hotel  edit


Get out[edit]

  • Take the train to London
  • Take a bus to the historic city of Cambridge
  • Take a bus to the stunning historic city of Cambridge


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