|Around & About and How to Find Us
|Fenstanton is well served with a butcher, two general stores, baker and newsagent, fresh garden produce and free range eggs,
two hairdressers, and an excellent fish and chip shop - not to mention four village pubs, all of which serve very good food.
The village of Fenstanton is halfway between Cambridge and Huntingdon on the A14.
From the South - Bypass Cambridge and take the A14
towards Huntingdon; leave the A14 eight miles further on at
Fenstanton, Junction 27.
From the East - From the A14 bypass Cambridge and leave
the A14 eight miles further on at Fenstanton.
From the West - (Bedford) and from the South A1 take
the A428 towards Cambridge , then A14 towards Huntingdon, or
cross-country take signs for St Ives on B1040 and Fenstanton.
From the West - ( Coventry ) - From M1 - A14 direct
to Fenstanton eight miles South of Huntingdon.
From the North - Leave A1 approx. seven miles south
of Peterborough, turn off at sign for A14 and M11; from there
travel eleven miles to Fenstanton.
Around and about
Cambridgeshire's rural landscapes combine wide river valleys,
water meadows and quiet country lanes with gently rolling hills
and splendid open fenland views. There are over 600 miles of
public footpaths to help visitors explore the countryside.
St Ives : 1 ½ miles North - picturesque ancient market town
on the Great Ouse. Stone built bridge dating from the 16 th
Century spans the river. The bridge chapel is one of only four
remaining in England , standing above the central pier it was
originally built as a place of worship for travellers. Good
fishing, golfing, walking, eating and drinking. Excellent street
market every bank holiday Monday, weekly market Monday and Friday.
Large indoor swimming pool and sports centre.
Huntingdon : 8 miles North - the home of Oliver Cromwell and
the cradle of the English Civil Wars - land of politics, history
and historic houses. Visit the Cromwell museum and set off on
the "Cromwell Trail".
Cambridge : 8 miles South of Fenstanton - with its unique atmosphere
Cambridge is one of the country's major tourist centres. The
university, with more than 20 colleges dating from the 13 th
Century, dominated the city centre.
Peterborough : 25 miles North - a highly attractive combination
of old and new. The magnificent 800 year old cathedral and precinct
contrasts with the new Queensgate Centre, one of Britain 's
finest shopping centres.
Stamford : 32 miles North - one of England 's finest Georgian
towns. On the outskirts of Stamford there is the magnificent
Elizabethan Burleigh House and close by is Rutland Water, the
largest man-made lake in the country.
Ely : 15 miles East - a charming market town on the Great Ouse,
dominated by its superb cathedral dating from 1083.
||The Cambridge Guided Busway is a unique travel experience using specially adapted buses. At 16 miles in length it is the longest Guided Busway in the world.
A disused railway line between Cambridge and St.Ives has been adapted as a busway.
When a bus enters the Guided Busway the bus becomes a tram. The bus travels at speed with no need for the driver to hold the steering wheel.
There are a number of stops en-route from where you can take walks around a number of lakes as well as the RSPB reserve at Fen Drayton Lakes.
Tourist Information : Telephone 01480 425831 for full information
on local places of interests and events list.
Crystal Lakes Information : You are welcome to collect brochures
from Crystal Lakes covering golf, walking, sailing, boat hire,
swimming, horse riding and racing, go karting, museums and other
places of interest and curiosities.