Herbie award winning blog commenter Vally P says she hadn't heard of Godmanchester. I don't suppose all that many people have, but its a real gem. Just half a mile from Huntingdon, it easily outshines its larger and more famous neighbour.
For a start it has very good boat moorings, close to the heart of the village. But much more important it is stuffed superbly preserved houses dating from the 16th century onwards. This is no chocolate box village preserved in aspic, the old houses sit naturally alongside newer ones. There are virtually no antique or touristy shops.
Across the lock lies Portholme meadow, reputed to be the largest water meadow in England and I can well believe it.