Golden Lion

“A classic English coaching inn, at the heart of town” - AA Inspector

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ST IVES, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

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The Golden Lion is at the heart of historic St Ives, where markets are held every Monday and Friday. The original coaching inn was 19th century, but has been tastefully refurbished to provide smart accommodation and up-to-date comfort and amenities. A restaurant, bar and coffee house offer a great selection of food, wines and beers throughout the day and evening.

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3 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection
Golden Lion
Market Hill, ST IVES, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE27 5AL
Phone : 01480 492100

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 27
Facilities
  • Free TV
  • Wifi
Food
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover Cambridgeshire

To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.

Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.

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