The market town of Huntingdon, seat of Huntingdonshire District Council in Cambridgeshire, sits on the north bank of the River Great Ouse linked by a medieval bridge with Godmanchester to the south. Historically the town has much to offer and notably has been represented in Parliament by Oliver Cromwell, born in the town in the 17th Century, and former Conservative Prime Minister John Major.
Education is provided by a number of primary and secondary schools, including 6th form education and a regional college, with private education at nearby Kimbolton and the larger towns.
With a population of some 25,000 the town has a range of shopping and other facilities including hotels, pubs, cafes, restaurants and a mix of national and independent retailers with a leisure and retail park and commercial premises to the north and many sporting facilities locally. Huntingdon is roughly equidistant, about 20 miles between Cambridge, Peterborough and Bedford and benefits from access to the national road network at Brampton Hut, just west of the town being the junction of the A14 (east-west) and the A1 (north-south). The railway station is on the East Coast Mainline with direct access to London Kings Cross in under the hour. Stansted and Luton airports are within 40 miles.