Wisbech

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Wisbech

This busy market town is defined by attractive Georgian architecture, which serves as a reminder of its prosperous past.

Nicknamed the “Capital of the Fens,” Wisbech originally flourished as a port town during medieval times and later became a successful agricultural center after the Fens were drained. Stroll along the Brinks, the Crescent or Museum Square and you’ll see some of the finest and most well-preserved Georgian street architecture in the country.

Explore Peckover House, a Georgian merchant’s town house dating back to the early 18th century. Home to the Peckover family for more than 100 years, the house’s elegant interior reflects the success of the Peckover’s private bank as well as the simple lifestyle required by the religious beliefs of Quakers. Stroll around the house’s 2-acre (0.8-hectare) garden, which encompasses a rose garden that is home to more than 60 different species.

Look inside the Wisbech & Fenland Museum, one of the oldest museums in the United Kingdom. Originally established as a museum of natural sciences in the 19th century, the museum is now dedicated to the heritage of Wisbech and the surrounding region. Don’t miss the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations.

Take a tour of historic Elgood's Brewery, which was among the first classic Georgian breweries to be built outside of London. Learn about traditional brewing methods and sample some of the brewery’s award-winning ales. Take some time to walk through the 4-acre (1.6-hectare) garden, found behind the brewery along the River Nene. See golden and ghost carp swimming in the lake and look for the garden’s beautiful centuries-old Ginkgo biloba tree.

Other noteworthy attractions in Wisbech include the historic Angles Theatre as well as Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, the former home of English social reformer Octavia Hill. Try to visit the town on a Thursday or Saturday, which are its main market days. On these days, the town’s atmosphere is particularly lively.

Travel between Wisbech and Cambridgeshire’s other major cities by bus. The nearest rail station is 14 miles (22 kilometers) away in King’s Lynn. If you visit during the summer, be sure to see the town’s delightful annual Rose Fair in July.

Elme Hall Hotel
Elme Hall Hotel
3 out of 5
69 Elm High Road, Wisbech, England, PE14 0DQ
The price is £73 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Wisbech. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (518 reviews)
I always stay
"I Always stay here for my work trips, always a friendly lady at reception. Room is spacious and clean. Sometimes the traffic from the nearby road is a little loud but mostly just a faint white noise. Morrison’s right next door is nice. All round would recommend."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2021

Elme Hall Hotel
The Rose and Crown Hotel
The Rose and Crown Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Market Place, Wisbech, England, PE13 1DG
The price is £75 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Wisbech. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.2/5 (125 reviews)
"Enjoyed the stay room was a good size"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

The Rose and Crown Hotel
Crown Lodge Hotel
Crown Lodge Hotel
Downham Road, Outwell, Wisbech, England, PE14 8SE
The price is £90 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this hotel in Wisbech. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions St. Peter's Church and Wisbech & Fenland Museum are located nearby. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"Staff are super helpful, food is great and hotel is very clean. Excellent base for exploring the surrounding areas."

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2022

Crown Lodge Hotel
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Stunning Converted Methodist Chapel
Stunning Converted Methodist Chapel
Wisbech, ENG
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Wisbech. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Our guests praise the overall value in their reviews. Popular ...
5/5 Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Excellent Property for a large gathering
"Lovely property. Great for a large gathering of either family or friends. Ideal for christmas. Owner very quick to respond to queries both before and when we had an issue when away (fuse box had tripped). Would recommend."

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2021

Stunning Converted Methodist Chapel
The Five Bells Inn
The Five Bells Inn
3.5 out of 5
Wisbech, England
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Wisbech. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions St. Peter's Church and Wisbech & Fenland Museum are ...
The Five Bells Inn
Pass the Keys | Full of character and charm, family home sleeps 15
Pass the Keys | Full of character and charm, family home sleeps 15
Wisbech, ENG
Stay at this holiday home in Wisbech. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions St. Peter's Church and Wisbech & Fenland Museum are ...
Pass the Keys | Full of character and charm, family home sleeps 15
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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