St. Ives, located in Cambridgeshire, is situated about 24 kilometers from Cambridge. One of the most well known sights in the local area is the St. Ives Corn Exchange. Another popular sight in St. Ives is the St. Ives Bridge, which incorporates a chapel. There are only four other such examples in the entire country. The bridge also features two distinct arches. Visitors will also most certainly wish to visit the town square while in town, which boasts no less than four statues of Cromwell. Other popular sights include Holt Island, a local nature reserve.
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The English market town of St Ives is located within the area that is known as Cambridgeshire. The market town of St Ives is located about twenty four kilometres to the north west of the city that is known as Cambridge and about one hundred and ten kilometres to the north of the city of London. The market town of St Ives is located within the historic boundaries of the county of Huntingdonshire.
The market town of St Ives was once known as Slepe. The name of the town was changed to St Ives upon discovery of the body thought to be that of a Persian bishop was found within the town. The Persian bishop was known as Saint Ivo. Over the past one thousand years the market town of St Ives has been home to some of the largest market in the United Kingdom.
There is a market held every week on a Monday and it takes over the centre of the town and this market is even bigger during bank holidays especially during May and August. The town also has a weekly market on a Friday and this is also a very big event. There is also a farmers market held within the town on the first and third Saturday of every month. On the second Monday in the month of October the Michaelmas Fair tends to take over and this fair lasts for three days and features a carnival.
The town of St Ives has a strong educational network in the form of a secondary school and three primary schools. The secondary school is known as St Ivo School and the primary schools are known as Westfield, Thorndown and Wheatfields.
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