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About Potton

Potton is a small market town lying close to the Cambridgeshire border. It has a long history, holding its first market in the 13th century when much of the land on which the town stood belonged to the Earls of Huntingdon.

It is a sedate, pretty place with a pleasant town square dominated by the town's library building with its handsome clock face tower. The square has a number of colour washed buildings, some with shop fronts and others that are in domestic use or offices.

Until the early 20th century Potton was home to a horse fair, a lively event which attracted visitors from all over the county and beyond.

For anyone interested in church architecture, the 13th century parish church of St. Mary is well worth seeing. Amongst its many attractive features is a rod staircase.

A short distance from the town the RSPB has their national headquarters, this is located in a glorious wooded landscape with nature trails through woods, hides for bird watching, and wildlife habitats.

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Old Warden, Bedfordshire

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Ashwell (30 Pictures)

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(5.7 miles, 9.1 km, direction SW)

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(7.1 miles, 11.5 km, direction E)

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