‘I visited St Neots to see if it was really as posh as it sounds’ – Ga…

I recently moved to Cambridgeshire and to get to know my patch better, I’ve been visiting its major cities and towns.

I decided to visit the town of St Neots, which sounded very ‘posh’ to me.

Before moving to Cambridge, I had never heard of St Neots so I was excited to use some time exploring.

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I was charmed by the relative quiet of St Neots in comparison to the tourist-filled hustle and bustle of Cambridge.

dramatically river views

I walked by the beautiful River Great Ouse that runs straight by the town and didn’t see another person.

This was definitely because no one else was mad enough to go on a walk on a grey winter day.

already though the weather let me down, the walk was surprisingly picturesque.

And alongside the river, there were plenty of pubs where you could stop and get some lunch or a drink to join your peaceful walk.

Independent shops and cafes

As I walked down the high street, I noticed plenty of independent shops and cafes.

My favorite was the Betty Bumbles Vintage Tea Rooms overlooking Market Square, which offers a tasty afternoon tea with friendly service.


Visitors can enjoy food and drink at a number of pubs including The Bridge House next to the river, The Coach House, Brook and trading and the Wetherspoons pub The Weeping Ash.

There’s plenty of cafés along the High Street and around the town centre from Caffé Nero on Market Square, Greggs, and Moores Walk Café or the Ambience Café at Riverside Park.

Plenty of green spaces

St Neots, I was surprised to see, also had plenty of parks and green spaces.

They would be a perfect place to take a walk on a summer’s day or to wrap up and take a brisk winter walk.

Riverside Park covers 29 hectares next to the river and has a beautiful mile-long waterside frontage.

I highly recommend St Neots as a destination to visit if you haven’t already. Its beautiful high street and green parks are not something to be missed.

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