Wisbech the Capital Of The Fens

Wisbech has many fine buildings. The North Brink, Crescent and Museum Square are amongst the finest examples of Georgian street Architecture in the country. Peckover House ( National Trust ) and Elgoods Brewery are situated on the North Brink, both being open to the public.

The Cambridgeshire Fens are like a breath of fresh air, the chance to get away from it all. Just 70 miles from London, 85 miles from Birmingham and 75 miles from Sheffield. The expansive landscape of the Fens form one of the most distinctive areas of Britain.

Visit Wisbech the Capital of the Fens and enjoy the unique landscape with its spectacular skies, so beloved by artists and writers.

Take a leisurely trip by narrow boat along some of the least crowded waterways in Britain. See some of the most splendid Parish Churches in the country and on your travels buy fresh vegetables, fruit, plants and flowers direct from the farm, nursery or at the local produce auction.

Follow the tradition of fishing in waterways which offer coarse fishing of the highest quality. Enjoy the floodlit spectacle of thousands of Swans feeding at Welney wash. Join the annual celebrations at Whittlesea Straw Bear festival and Wisbech Rose Fair.

Wisbech and the Fens have a great deal to offer visitors, across the river in view of Peckover House is the birthplace of Octavia Hill co-founder of the National Trust, the house is now open to the public as a museum.

In addition to the outstanding Architecture , the area is rich in historical connections stretching back to the Roman times through such well known figures as Hereward the Wake and King John who lost his baggage train together with a King's fortune in 1216.

The area is perfect for cycling and the waterways are excellent for coarse fishing frequently yielding Roach, Bream,Pike and Zander.

Places to visit of interest nearby include King's Lynn, Peterborough, Norwich, Stamford, Welney Wildfowl Trust, Ouse Washes, Cambridge with its fine Colleges, Ely with its magnificent Cathedral, Sandringham House with its fine country park, Burghley House, Oxborough Hall, Houghton Hall, Holkham Hall, Nene Valley Railway, Sheringham heritage Railway - The poppy Line and Spalding.

Visit the North Norfolk Coast an area of outstanding beauty, with beaches at Heacham 30 miles, Hunstanton 31 miles, Wells - Next - The Sea 44 miles, and Cromer 59 miles.

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