Sandy got its name from when it was a Roman settlement. It was important for its sandy hills which were used to overlook the town, making it a strong vantage point. This ancient hill fort was named Caesar's Camp but it is more referred to as the 'sandy hills.'
For those who want to see life from a slightly different perspective the Cambridge Gliding Club offers lessons from beginner to advanced levels. There is also a cricket club and a library that holds, which puts on small-scale talks and events. Other attractions include the Shuttleworth Collection of classic cars and aircraft memorabilia dating back to World War I and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' nature walks. The well connected railway station provides services to Peterborough and London King's Cross.