St Ives Electric Boat Tours, Hamerton Zoo Park, The Norris Museum, Through The Looking Glass, Cambs Boat hire, The Cromwell Museum, Houghton Mill, St Neots Museum & Elton Hall.
The Golden Lion Hotel originally dates from the 19th Century as a traditional Coaching Inn in the heart of the Cambridgeshire market town of St Ives.
The hotel is referred to as one a "leading hotel" in St Ives in the 1893 travel book 'The Official Guide to the Great Eastern Railway'.
The Inn boasts many period features throughout including:
History of the Town
The St Ives district has been inhabited since Stone Ages, where the remains of a Roman villa have been found. The first Anglo-Saxon settlers are believed to have arrived in the 5th or 6th century, where they names their settlement Slepe - meaning muddy. The original Anglo-Saxon settlement was at the west end of the modern town we know today.
The present parish church of All Saints which is just a short distance from us, was rebuilt in the 15th century, which some say is on the site of an old Anglo-Saxon church.
During the 17th & 18th centuries St Ives became an key waterway route. Lighters, or horse-drawn barges to you and I, were used to bring coal from the port of Kings Lynn before returning back with corn. Herbert Norris, a local historian, wrote in 1888: "St Ives was formerly the centre of a great river traffic. I have seen the river so covered with barges, that boys could walk across the river near the Quay on their tops".
Details / Other Expenses
||All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
|Non Smoking Rooms:
||Windows Do Open
||Holds 50 people
|Dist. to Food/Bars:
||Coaching Inn Group
Policies / Expenses
3PM day prior to arrival.
Amenities / Features
Sorry, pets are not allowed.