East of England Visitor Guide


With its coastal and country landscapes, market towns and villages, and many family attractions and events, East Anglia is the perfect destination for a holiday, short break or day out. In this guide we cover how to make the most of a trip to this beautiful region...


Whittlesey sits on the very western edge

of the Fens, close to the cathedral city of

Peterborough. The town has an interesting

maze of streets with a mix of architecture

spanning several centuries.

The Buttercross in the Market Place is

one of the most striking buildings and a

reminder of Whittlesey’s rich trading and

agricultural history. The market is in town

every Friday.

Whittlesey has two churches, both close to

the town centre. The Church of St Mary is

famous for its glorious spire supported on

elegant flying buttresses from the massive

tower below.


Wisbech the Capital of the Fens, is the

perfect place for a day out or a break

to get away from it all. There is plenty

of accommodation choice, from historic

town centre hotels to attractive B&B’s in

rural settings and charming self catering


It’s renowned for its elegant Georgian

architecture. Stroll along the Brinks or

round the Crescent to see some fine

Georgian houses. Then visit Peckover

House on North Brink, now in the care of

the National Trust and open to visitors

from spring to autumn three or four

afternoons a week.

A little further along North Brink is a

completely different example of Georgian

architecture. Wisbech has two museums;

the Wisbech and Fenland in the Crescent

and Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House on

South Brink. Wisbech also has one of the

oldest surviving Georgian Theatres in the

country, The Angles.

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