Cheap Hotels in Wisbech
Located in Wisbech, The Rose and Crown is just steps from The Cresent and 3 minutes by foot from Octavia Hill Birth Place Museum. This hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Elgood's Brewery and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from St. Peter's Church.
Featured amenities include luggage storage, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available onsite.
Hotels in Wisbech
Set on the northern edge of Cambridgeshire by the River Nene, Wisbech hotels offer access to elegant Georgian buildings and the breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of the Fens.
The area surrounding Wisbech has been inhabited since the Iron Age and the history of Wisbech itself can be traced back to 1000. One of the most impressive historical buildings in in the town is Peckover House, dating from 1722. The house and expansive gardens are currently owned by the National Trust and are well worth visiting during your stay. The house is full of historical curiosities and the two-acre gardens feature a number of walking paths and colourful flowers – perfect for family picnics and romantic ambles.
Also worth visiting is Elgood's Brewery, a family-owned brewery of traditional ales. The brewery dates from 1795 and was bought by the Elgood family in 1878, who renovated the building in traditional Georgian style. The brewery museum offers an insight into the brewing process and includes the shell of a bomb dropped on the brewery during the First World War by a zeppelin. The brewery also features a garden that includes a lake and a hedge-maze.
The best place to gain an insight into the history of Wisbech is the Wisbech & Fenland Museum, one of the oldest purpose-built museums in the UK. In addition to a number of fascinating displays on the development of the town, the museum contains the original manuscript of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, items belonging to Napoleon and an exhibition on the slavery abolitionist Thomas Clarkson.
Wisbech also has a celebrated local theatre, The Angles Theatre, which features a regular line-up of drama, comedy and dance performances. Wander around the town and you'll also stumble across tearooms, vintage shops and cosy pubs.
The vast Cambridgeshire Fens are a fantastic location for outdoor activities. There is a selection of walks and bike routes for hikers and cyclists of all ages and levels of ability. A short journey north from Wisbech will take you to The Wash National Nature Reserve. This bird conservation area boasts a variety of different routes for walking and is a renowned spot for bird watchers.
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