is a pleasant market town with a friendly reputation and a meandering river that's often busy with colourful boats cruising
the Fenland waterways. The river winds its way through the town centre with its elaborate fountain, past the park and
beyond the pretty riverside gardens. A town trail and charming riverside walksare the best way to take in the high spots
and learn a little of the local legends. South of the town the medieval church of St Wendreda has a stunning double
hammer beam roof with 120 carved angels.
Nestled in the heart of the Fens, this
beautiful city is full of history, charm and beauty. Formerly an island and surrounded by dramatic lowlands, the city
rises into the big wide-open skies. Dominating the skyline is one of England's largest and most impressive Cathedrals.
It towers across the Fens for miles around. Known locally as 'The ship of the Fens' it is famous for its unique
Your visit to the area would not be complete without a trip to nearby
Cambridge. The city has 2000 years of history through its stunning architecture and museums. You can combine exploring
the city by stopping off at one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants. Cambridge is also great for shopping and has
a range of quality shops unique to the city around the historic streets. There is a thriving market in the centre that
runs 7 days a week. The river Cam and world famous colleges should not be missed.
Newmarket proudly flies the flag for British racing, one of the most passionate sports in the world.
With the two racecourses standing proudly on the edge of the town, Newmarket is the greatest shop window that horseracing
could ever hope to have.
WildFowl and Wetlands Centre Welney nr Wisbech
The dramatic wetlands at Welney, on the Ouse Washes are home to some of the most spectacular
winter gatherings of wild swans. On an evening visit, between November and February you will see hundreds of swans and
ducks being fed on a floodlit lagoon. The noise can be deafening and the weather cold, but from your lakeside seat in
the heated observatory you will be cosy and warm. Afterwards spend some time in the new eco vistor centre which has
some exciting interactive displays as well as a cafe and shop.
Butterfly and Wildlife Park, Long Sutton
Here you can walk through a Tropical House of exotic butterflies, a Reptile House with snakes and a crocodiles
and a Creepy Crawlie House and even an Ant Room. Outdoors there are 15 acres of parkland with a Bird of Prey centre
where flying displays take place twice daily, and an Animal centre with Llamas, Wallabies, Possums and ponies. This
attraction truly has something for everyone, whatever their age and whatever the weather!
Fens Cycle Way
Discover a unique panorama criss crossed by waterways and offering stunning skyscapes and unforgettable
sunsets. Explore nature reserves, churches and historic market towns such as Wisbech, Downham Market, March and Ely.
This route is ideal for a leisurely two or three day cycling break.
Springfield FestivalGardens, Spalding
Here you can stroll through 25 acres of themed, educational and specialist gardens, including showcase gardens
designed by celebrity gardeners such as Charlie Dimmock, Chris Beardshaw and Kim Wilde.
Peckover House Garden, Wisbech
You will be surprised to discover a 2 acre walled garden behind the Georgian facade of Wisbech's
North Brink. The garden is Victorian in style with mature trees, colourful borders, pretty summerhouses and an orangery
with trees thought to be 300 years old.
Elgoods Brewery Garden, Wisbech
a short stroll from Peckover Garden is another secret garden waiting to be discovered. Elgoods Brewery Garden has magnificent
ancient trees, colourful beds and borders and a hot house with exotic plants. It also has some quirky features.
The maze shaped like a yard of ale, arches with tumbling hop vines and a pond with resident Great Crested Newts.