Moving to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Rough guide to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Moving to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Abels has had a depot in Huntingdon serving Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire for almost 30 years.  Moving to Huntingdon from within the UK or from Europe is done by road, with moves from abroad depending upon your preference and the original location.  Abels has produced some guidance on the different methods to help you select the right mode for your move to Huntingdon, and that could be by air or by sea.

Huntingdon
Huntingdon is famous for being the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell. The area is a market town in Cambridgeshire and lies on the bank of the River Great Ouse. Compared to other settlements around Huntington, the area is relatively new. The town was only chartered in 1205 by King John.

Interestingly, in between Godmanchester, Huntingdon and Brampton, lies Portholme Meadow, England’s largest meadow.  Gardeners will be keen to hear that this meadow is the only known habitat for marsh dandelion in Britain. In addition, there are rare species of dragonfly, grass and flowers in the two hundred and fifty seven acres of land. The meadow also plays an important role in holding excess water which would otherwise flood nearby towns in the event of adverse weather. The area served as a centre for early aviation and has previously been used as a racecourse.

There are four Church of England churches in the area, All Saint’s, St. Mary’s, St. Barnabas and All Saints’ Hartford.  There are rumours that Hitchingbrooke house, which was once a convent, is haunted. The bridge over the Alconbury Brook, which has been dubbed by locals as ‘Nun’s Bridge’, is also believed to be haunted by one of the nuns who lived in the convent. Myth has it that the nun had a lover who was a monk and they were both murdered as a result.

There are three RAF bases within four miles of the town and Huntingdon was once home to the Headquarters of the RAF Support Command.

The town has fantastic rail links. Both Huntingdon and St. Neots stations are connected to London King’s Cross Station by First Capital Connect. Huntingdon is also connected to Peterborough Station and there are good rail links to Stansted Airport, Cambridge, Lincoln, Birmingham and Nottingham. Both Luton and Stansted airports are within an hour’s drive from the town.