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St Neots Area guide

A helpful local guide to St Neots, Eaton Socon, Eynesbury, Little Paxton and surrounding villages.


St Neots is a picturesque and popular market town with a population of around 34,000 (based on the most recent government figures from 2017) The town straddles the River Great Ouse and is made up of four main ‘suburbs’ with Eaton Ford and Eaton Socon to the West of the river and St Neots itself and Eynesbury to the East.

The town is extremely well served with a mainline railway station (providing fast trains into London St Pancras), excellent road links with the A1, A14 and M11 all within easy reach and a wide selection of schools and nurseries, with no less than seven primary/ junior schools to choose from (not including the primary schools in Little Paxton, Great Paxton and Great Staughton) and two well established secondary schools.

Fun things to do..

If getting out in the fresh air is important to you, then you’re spoilt for choice in and around St Neots with the ever popular Riverside Park offering 72 acres to explore and boasting play areas, skate park, picnic spots, miniature railway, extensive parking and a lovely Café. In addition to this, you also have the scenic nature reserve in Little Paxton (just under three miles from the town centre) which is a ‘Green Flag’ winning reserve, made up of a series of lakes, meadows and woodland rich in wildlife, great for nature walks and popular with dog walkers in particular. If this wasn’t enough, you’ve also got the wonderful Grafham Water facility, just eight miles up the road and home to England’s third largest reservoir, set within 1500 acres of countryside and offering sailing, fishing and with a nine mile track is popular with walkers and cyclists alike.



St Neots also offers a wide range of restaurants, pubs and take away options, as well as a number of gyms and leisure facilities to keep you entertained, a Cineworld Cinema, ‘Bounce360’ indoor trampoline centre, two aqua parks (one in Little Paxton and one in Wyboston) and two championship golf courses nearby. For those who enjoy football and rugby, the town offers excellent opportunities to both watch and play and with fantastic child and youth teams and training for both.

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