Wisbech is a market town and inland port with a population of about 20,000 in the The Fens area of Cambridgeshire. The tidal River Nene runs through the centre of the town and is spanned by two bridges. The name is believed to mean ''on the back of the (River) Ouse'', Ouse being a common Celtic languages relating to 'water'.
Before the Local Government Act 1972 came into force in 1974 Wisbech was a municipal borough; it is now a Civil parishes in England in the Fenland District.

Why visit?

  • Wisbech is a historic market town with a rich heritage, boasting a variety of Georgian and Victorian architecture. Take a stroll around the town centre and explore the many independent shops, cafes and pubs.
  • Wisbech is home to a number of nature reserves, including the Ouse Washes, which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Here you can explore the wetlands, meadows and woodlands, and spot a variety of wildlife.
  • Wisbech and Fenland Museum is dedicated to the history of Wisbech and the surrounding area. It houses a variety of artefacts, photographs and documents, as well as interactive displays and activities.