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March

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March is a busy Fenland market town on the old course of the River Nene (which now flows through Wisbech). It became an important railway centre but only the Ely to Peterborough line remains open. March town centre is ¾ mile south of the station.

There is a campaign to reopen the railway line between March and Wisbech: www.wisbechrail.org.uk

Norwood Road Nature Reserve ¼ mile

There is a boardwalk around this nature reserve of open water, marsh and hawthorn scrub.
Open at all times.
www.wildlifebcn.org

March and District Museum 1 mile

A folk museum with displays showing the local life and times from the late 19th century to the present day. Tel. 01354 655300. Admission free.
Open Wed & Sat 1030-1530.
www.marchmuseum.co.uk

March map

Wisbech by bus

An important fenland market town on the River Nene, Wisbech is known as the Capital of the Fens. The North and South Brinks on each side of the river have fine Georgian buildings. Markets are held on Thursday and Saturday. There is some variation in how Wisbech is pronounced locally but 'Wizbeach' will be understood.
Bus 56 from Rail Station (also 46/56 Broad Street, ¾ mile from station) to Wisbech Bus Station, about 30 minutes journey. M-S 56 hourly from Rail Station, also 46/56 about ½-hourly from Broad Street. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from King's Lynn.

TI 2-3 Bridge Street. Tel. 01945 583263.

The National Trust has a selection of holiday cottages in East Anglia, including Wisbech.

Peckover House & Garden NT by bus

A Georgian town house with very fine rococo plaster and wood decoration. Displays on the Quaker family who owned it and the Peckover Bank. The Victorian garden includes an orangery, roses, herbaceous borders, fernery and a 17th century thatched barn. Restaurant. Tel. 01945 583463.
Open Apr-Oct, MTWThSSu & BH 1100-1700, House 1200-1600.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/peckover
Bus see Wisbech above.

Octavia Hill's Birthplace House by bus

The birthplace of Octavia Hill, social reformer and one of the three founders of the National Trust. Displays in the Georgian house cover living conditions before sanitary reform, social housing, Octavia's civic amenity work and the founding of the National Trust. The courtyard garden contains a recreation of one of Octavia's 'outdoor sitting rooms'. Tearoom. Events programme. Tel. 01945 476358.
Open Apr-Oct, MTWSSu 1300-1630.
www.octaviahill.org
Bus see Wisbech above.

Wisbech and Fenland Museum by bus

Opened in 1847, this is one of the oldest museums in the UK. It covers the local and natural history of Wisbech and the Fens. Tel. 01945 583817. Admission free.
Open TWThFS 1000-1600.
www.wisbechmuseum.org.uk
Bus see Wisbech above.

Elgoods Brewery & Gardens by bus

A traditional 18th century family brewery with a 4 acre garden containing mature specimen trees, herb gardens, a maze, lawns and water features. Tearoom and licensed bar. Tel. 01945 587711.
Open May-Sep, TWTh, Gardens 1130-1630, see website for Brewery tours.
www.elgoods-brewery.co.uk
Bus see Wisbech above.

Wisbech map