River Nene at Wisbech (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54238124%40N00/3635632985)

River Nene at Wisbech

Enchanting capital of the Fens, Wisbech along the River Nene is perfectly placed for exploring both the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire Fens, and sits just a stone's throw from the Wash and North Norfolk Coast. A stunning Georgian centre with beautiful heritage architecture, Wisbech is home to the main Fenland museum and is famous for its fine inns lining a riverside area known as The Brinks.

Wisbech & Fenland Museum

Wisbech & Fenland Museum

The pretty town centre high street offers a delightful choice of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. There are historic breweries here too in this riverside centre in the Cambridgeshire Fens including the Georgian Elgoods Brewery. The town is also interestingly the birthplace of one of the founders of the National Trust, Octavia Hill - her birthplace home is open to the public for tours in Wisbech.

Wisbech Town Centre

Wisbech Town Centre

Wisbech accommodation choice is a wonderful mix of central B&Bs, conference and wedding hotels, pretty rural cottages and caravan parks located in the surrounding Fenland. You'll find character converted chapel guesthouses and an excellent choice of caravan and camping parks in the Wisbech and March area of the Fens, all perfect for visiting nearby attractions like the Welney Wetland Centre situated in the northernmost part of the Ouse Washes where thousands of migratory wild birds and wildfowl visit annually from the Arctic. A state of the art visitor centre is on-site at Welney alongside a choice of trails and bird hides.

Real Ale inns in Wisbech

Real Ale inns in Wisbech

Pick up narrowboat trips or hire boats in nearby March and visit the Quaker bankers' home of Peckover House and Garden, a beautiful Georgian gem in Wisbech. Don't miss a visit to the Wisbech & Fenland Museum in the heart of the town which explores Wisbech's early Georgian port roots and reveals fascinating facts like Wisbech's role in abolitionism and famous abolitionist figures like Thomas Clarkson. The Fenland landscape is also given due attention, offering an essential introduction before heading out to explore.  Browse places to stay in Wisbech and book online.

Accommodation in Wisbech

  • Wisbech   (8.1 miles from the centre of Wisbech)
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    This beautifully converted barn has been tastefully decorated to provide light, modern and airy accommodation for up to four people in a charming rural location.
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  • Terrington St Clements   (8.3 miles from the centre of Wisbech)
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    Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, this is a single storey cottage in a Norfolk village which offers easy access to Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire as well.
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  • Spalding   (7.7 miles from the centre of Wisbech)
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    Welcoming Lincolnshire hotel set in the beautiful countryside between Spalding & Kings Lynn. Short drive to Coast. Great choice of ensuite rooms, free parking, WIFI service.
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