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Wisbech Town Information

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Nurtured by multi-coloured fields full of flowers and fruit trees, Wisbech is both elegant and fascinating.

At its heart are two rows of houses said to be among the finest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in Britain.

Although the town lies several miles from the sea it is still a port thanks to its association with the River Nene.

River Nene, Wisbech - Photo © Dr. Charles Nelson
River Nene, Wisbech -
Photo: Dr. Charles Nelson CCL

Peckover House, Wisbech - Photo © Kokai
Peckover House - Photo: Kokai CCL

Its most imposing building is 18th century Peckover House which was donated to the National Trust in the 1940's.

Near the town are marshland churches at Walsoken and West Walton.

Wisbech’s most famous daughter was Octavia Hill who helped to create the National Trust.

Its most famous son was Nicholas Breakspear, the only Englishman to have become Pope (Adrian 1V).

He was a curate at the church in Tydd St. Giles in the 12th century.