Wisbech is a historic fenland market town in Cambridgeshire within an easy drive of the East Anglian coast and the university city of Cambridge. With the beautiful River Nene running through the heart of town, Wisbech makes for wonderful holiday memories, with its unspoilt Georgian architecture and the famous, stunning North Brink area of town. Along North Brink is the splendid must-see, Peckover House, a National Trust property dating to 1722. Rent a holiday cottage and stroll through the Saturday market, sampling local foods and then bringing something home to eat. Venture back out with your friends to The Angles Theatre, which is a small yet professional space, supported by comedians like Jo Brand. The cosy Rose Tavern provides a traditional setting for a quiet drink, while El Good’s Brewery has an open garden with a lake and even a maze, with its Cambridge Bitter winning ‘Champion Beer of Britain’. For the kids, there is the exciting Fens Falconry.
The Barn is a lovely base for a relaxing family holiday in the Lincolnshire countryside within easy reach of The Wash coast. The 19th century detached barn conversion near Wiobech is well-presented and thoughtfully furnished, blending rural style with modern comforts. Pets welcome.
Ivywood is a Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a beautiful holiday cottage that sleeps 4. Set on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary in it's own private garden with ample parking which leads into a wood and Apple Orchard. Pets welcome.
Sayers House is a pretty detached holiday cottage with Wi-Fi in Wisbech St Mary Cambridgeshire sleeping 5. Sayers has a large garden and wooded area with a footpath leading into an 3 acre field. A family friendly holiday cottage. There is ample secluded parking plus a garage. Pets welcome.
Hillarth Farmhouse is a semi-detached Edwardian Farmhouse with Wi-Fi set in quiet countryside near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The Farmhouse is situated in a quiet country lane, with a large garden with ample parking. A family friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 8. Pets welcome.
A Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a small holiday cottage sleeps 2, set in a pretty private garden with ample parking that leads into a three acre field. Ideal for couples, semi-rural location on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary. Pets welcome.
Wisbech has an enthralling history, including many fascinating past residents, such as social reformer Octavia Hill, whose birthplace is now a museum. The Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum is also sure to tickle the fancy of any military plane enthusiasts, especially with its knowledgeable and friendly staff. Let your imagination run wild at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, where special artefacts are kept, like Napoleon’s breakfast ware, and Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’ manuscript. Another Dickens connection to Wisbech is David Copperfield; Wisbech was the grounds that the BBC’s 1991 adaption of the story was filmed in. To see a more recent feature, pop over to the Luxe cinema, much beloved for its comfortable seats and tasty treats. Come to Wisbech during the summer, and take part in the traditional Rose Fair, where St. Peter’s church is adorned with flowers, and a parade celebrate this charity event. Strawberries and cream tea is served during, so be sure to ponder around the stalls! With something to charm everyone, especially couples, Wisbech is an excellent place to spend a holiday.