Tudor Style Hall, Sandy © TAB
Originally a Roman settlement, the rich soil deposited by the River Ivel, a tributary of the Ouse, has made the town of Sandy a thriving market-gardening centre since the early 17th century.
The oldest and most interesting buildings are located along the High Street, including a few old timber-framed buildings. The most unusual building is a large mock tudor Town Hall, circa 1906, which has never really been used as a town hall. Although its only a small village it does have its own Tourist Information Centre, located just behind the car park, off the High Street opposite the Anglican Parish church (dedicated to St Swithun).
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has a 104 acre reserve 1 mile east of Sandy, on the Potton road.