Godmanchester claims to be the oldest town in the former county of Huntingdonshire. Now in Cambridgeshire it was known to the Romans as Durovigutum and stood at the junction of the Roman roads of Ermine Street from London to Lincoln, and Via Devana from Colchester to Chester. It controlled the crossing over the River Ouse and a Roman fort once stood here.
The Parish Church of St Mary has been claimed to be the largest in Huntingdonshire, and many other architectural delights can be found among the towns streets. Together with the riverside walks, its lock, and long history, Godmanchester has a great deal to fascinate its visitors.