Wisbech, the Capital of the Fens, is the perfect place for a day out or a break to get away from it all. The town is renowned for its elegant Georgian architecture, a legacy from an era when the town was a booming trade centre. Stroll along the Brinks or round the Crescent to see some fine Georgian houses.
Wisbech is justifiably proud of its 38 acres of open spaces. St Peter’s Church Gardens has been awarded a Green Flag by Keep Britain Tidy.
The Merchants Trail is a leisurely walk around Wisbech bringing to life the many famous characters of this town and the reason why Wisbech became one of the most prosperous ports in the country during the 18th and 19th centuries. The trail can be found on our website.
Top 5 Fenland Attractions
Peckover House and Gardens
An elegant Georgian merchant’s house with a wonderful walled garden in the heart of Wisbech. Built in 1722, the Peckover House museum offers displays on the Quaker banking family who once lived in the property. There is also a handling collection and dressing up clothes for children. With rare trees, two pool gardens and over 70 species of roses and croquet lawn, the two acre walled garden is considered one of the finest in the country.
Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum
On the outskirts of Wisbech, discover wide-ranging displays of aviation archaeology, historical aircraft, and so much more at Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum. Peek inside restored planes, step inside the cockpit of a 747 jumbo-jet, and learn more about World War I, the Falklands and Iraq wars.
The Octavia Hills Birthplace House
Grade II* listed Georgian building where Octavia Hills was born on Wisbech’s South Brink. At Octavia Hills Birthplace House, learn about the extraordinary story of Octavia Hill’s life, work, and her influence on many spheres of modern life.
A unique falconry facility based in Wisbech offering pre-booked experience days. Their aim is to increase ecological education for adults and children. Fens Falconry’s ‘Birds of Prey’ experience allows you to see many species up close. If you’re looking to spot an owl in their natural setting, book an ‘Owl Evening’ during the Autumn months.
Elgood’s Brewery and Gardens
Built during the 18th Century, the North Brink brewhouse is a classic English Ale brewery. Take a daytime guided tour at Elgood’s Brewery and stroll through the brewery gardens.
Find out more
For more information about tourist attractions in Fenland, please see the Visit Cambridgeshire Fens website.