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Kimbolton
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Kimbolton is 7 miles west of St Neots, and 12 miles from Huntingdon.

Kimbolton is well situated with easy access to A1[London - Scotland trunk road] and the A14 which connects
the M11 to the M1 and M6.
It is approximately 24 miles from Cambridge and 31 miles from Peterborough.
Kimbolton is approx. 70 miles from London, 26 miles from Northampton, 14 miles from Bedford and 48 miles from Ely.

There are train services to London from St Neots and Bedford.

Stansted Airport is approx 1 hours drive and Birmingham and East Midlands Airports approx 1Ĺ hours drive

    

Kimbolton is mentioned in the Domesday Book
of 1086, and Geoffrey Fitzpiers re-routed the village street
through the market place in 1200.
Today there is a wide, straight High Street,    
characterised by right angled bends at either end.

       

       

    At the eastern end of the High Street is Kimbolton Castle.

    It is here that Katherine of Aragon [first wife of Henry VIII]
    died in 1536.

    The castle was once the home of the Dukes of Manchester but is  
    now owned by Kimbolton School

 

 

At the western end of the High Street is St. Andrew's Church.

Kimbolton is well served with shops, three Pubs [which serve food]
Bank and Post Office, 3 Estate Agents and a garage.

There are 2 Guest Houses
The Apothecary Guest House St Andrew's Lane, Kimbolton, Hunts PE28 0HN
and The Old Manse 35 Thrapston Road, Kimbolton, Hunts PE28 0HW .
 

Details of Kimbolton facilities can be found on the Traders website
or in the Parish Magazine.          

 

               

         Kimbolton has a modern medical centre www.kimboltonmedicalcentre.nhs.uk

 

 

 

The Mandeville Hall can be hired out.
It is licensed for Public Dancing and Music.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As well as Kimbolton School [which has a Pre-Prep (4 -7)
and a Prep (7-11) Dept.] there is Overhills Primary School.
www.overhills.cambs.sch.uk

For the under 5's there is  Puddleducks.
www.puddle-duckskimbolton.moonfruit.com

 

 

 

There are two light Industrial sites; Blackwell Farm on the Catworth road, and The Bicton Estate on the
Stow Longa road, which is sited on the old World War II airfield.

          Kimbolton is the home of world renown Kimbolton Fireworks.

Stonely is a residential and farming community on the eastern edge of Kimbolton.

 What to do in Kimbolton?

Kimbolton has much to offer. There is an active Local History Society which meets at the castle.

The Womenís Institute meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Mandeville Hall and Kimbolton Flower Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month again in the Mandeville Hall.

There is a Rotary Club and details can be found on their website www.rotarykimboltoncastle.com

Through the winter months Kimbolton Music Society holds concerts in the Saloon, Kimbolton Castle on one Sunday Evening a month. www.kimboltonmusicsociety.weebly.com

For the younger people there is a Cub and Beaver Group, and Guide, Brownies and Rainbows.

There is a varied programme of activities in the Mandeville Hall from Weight Watchers to Ballet.

Throughout the year St Andrew's Church, and the local branch of Save the Children put on a varied programme of fund-raising events. It is hoped these are enjoyable events for those who attend as well raising much needed funds. Details of these can be found in the Parish Magazine.

For information about the Parish Council: www.kimboltonandstonely-pc.gov.uk

 

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