St. Ives

If you are planning a break away, why not come and stay with us at Quiet Waters Caravan Park situated in Cambridgeshire, and see the beautiful surrounding attractions, including St Ives and much more.

Historic St Ives is the jewel of the Ouse Valley. The ancient town is famous for its unique 15th century bridge, with a chapel built midstream, the Parish Church beside the river bank and a statue of Oliver Cromwell, who lived there as a young man. St Ives has top class sporting facilities at its indoor and outdoor leisure centres, while the Ouse Valley provides opportunities for water sports, walking, cycling and observing wildlife. Come to St Ives on the fast dual carriageway road links from Stansted, Harwich, the M11 and the A1, or arrive by boat at the town's tranquil moorings. Don't miss the 800 year old Monday markets (special big markets are held on Bank Holidays) or the spectacular music and arts festival in August.

The Norris Museum tells the story of Huntingdonshire from earliest times to the present day. On display are the fossil remains of the great marine reptiles that lived here in the age of the dinosaurs, including a life-size model of an Ichthyosaur. See the tusk of a mammoth from the Ice Age and flint tools made by the oldest human inhabitants of the area. There are arms and armour from the Cavaliers and Roundheads, bone ship models made by prisoners of war who fought for Napoleon, and old ice skates used in the fens. Our art gallery shows pictures of local scenes and is also used for special temporary exhibitions. The Museum building is set in a picturesque riverside garden.

Built about 1130, The Manor is one of the three oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain. It was made famous by the author Lucy Boston, who recreated it as the house of Green Knowe in her magical books. The house contains so many items featured in the stories that readers feel as if they are walking into the books. In the winter, Lucy Boston made exquisite patchworks, which are displayed in the house. The garden is surrounded by a moat, and contains a beautiful collection of old roses, coronation and chess topiary and many herbaceous borders with year-round interest.

St Neots is the largest market town in Cambridgeshire, with excellent road and rail links, but it is the peace and tranquility of the River Great Ouse which attracts most visitors. After the children have let off steam in the extensive Riverside Park, just a stone's throw away from the historic town centre, what could be better than a cruise on the electric 'Priory Belle'? (which operates on weekends throughout the summer). If you need to take shelter, visit the Town Museum/Tourist Information Centre, the Priory Centre or the ten-pin bowling centre.

Other attractions include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, Priory Park, St Neots Leisure Centre, the Thursday Charter Market and a monthly Farmers' Market.