Car hire in Huntingdon
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Where to pick up my car
The majority of Huntingdon car hire outlets are situated off the A141, which itself flows directly from the A1 and is a major road running through the town. Once you've collected your vehicle, the roads of Great Britain are your oyster.
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Where to go
From Huntingdon, you can easily reach London, Lincoln, Cambridge and Peterborough, or you can head to the east coast and the Norfolk Broads. The area known as the Fens is also close by, with this marshy land providing thrilling birdwatching and other wildlife-spotting opportunities.
Cambridge, which along with Oxford is one of the UK's two most historic university cities, is just a 40-minute drive from Huntingdon. The River Cam, particularly the punting opportunities it offers, is a particular draw for tourists. Meanwhile, the city of Peterborough is just a half-hour drive away.
Lincoln with its majestic cathedral, historic castle and original copy of the Magna Carta is an hour and 50 minutes' drive from Huntingdon, while London can be reached in around the same time. If you want to take in the sea air, the pretty Norfolk seaside town of Hunstanton is 90 minutes from Huntingdon by car.
Eating and drinking
The George Hotel in Huntingdon is a must-visit for a bite to eat or a drink while you're in the area. It is steeped in history, having previously been owned by the grandfather of Oliver Cromwell - who was born in the town - and reportedly once visited by notorious highwayman Dick Turpin.
Things to do
Huntingdon-born Lord Protector of the Commonwealth Oliver Cromwell has a museum dedicated to him in the town, which provides a fascinating day out. Many portraits depict Cromwell atop a horse, and you can see some of these beautiful creatures in action for yourself at Huntingdon Racecourse.
Hinchingbrooke House, a reportedly-haunted stately home dating from the 11th century, is one of the most majestic sights in Huntingdon. In years gone by, it has been the residence of the Cromwell family, as well as the 4th Earl of Sandwich John Montagu, who is credited with inventing the bread-based snack.
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