{"LocationDetails":{"Id":793,"Name":"Wisbech","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holiday cottages\u0026nbsp;in Wisbech\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eKnown as the capital of the Fens, the historic market town of Wisbech is one of those destinations that offers a little bit of everything. With Georgian architecture that makes it one of Cambridgeshire\u0026rsquo;s best-loved historic resorts, it\u0026rsquo;s also home to a diverse collection of attractions that mean there\u0026rsquo;s a different day out to suit your every mood.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHome to one of the country\u0026rsquo;s oldest Georgian theatres, Wisbech\u0026rsquo;s home to a thriving arts and culture scene that brings it to life all year round. If you\u0026rsquo;re hoping to tie in a visit to this pretty corner of Camridgeshire with your love of arts, make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss the annual Brinks Festival.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWisbech isn\u0026rsquo;t only popular for its attractions though, it\u0026rsquo;s also a gateway to the famous Cambridgeshire Fens. One of Britain\u0026rsquo;s most striking landscapes, the Fens has a history that spans more than 6000 and what better place to escape and forget the rest of the world for a few days?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Wisbech\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWisbech may be beautiful, but it\u0026rsquo;s also home to more ways to entertain the family than you can shake a stick at. Start with the Georgian scenery that\u0026rsquo;s graced many a postcard over the years, which can be found at the Crescent. The perfect spot to pause for a moment or two and imagine days gone by, the Crescent\u0026rsquo;s every inch the quintessential Georgian street. Wander along to Wisbech Castle and discover why the building looks more like a stately home than an actual castle these days\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf all that wandering has you in the mood for a pint of something special, pay a visit to Elgood\u0026rsquo;s Brewery. The building\u0026rsquo;s pretty much as it looked 200 years ago, and the tours are a fascinating insight into all the work that goes into creating the award-winning ales Elgood\u0026rsquo;s produces. In fact, if you\u0026rsquo;re keen to celebrate the brewery in style, there\u0026rsquo;s an annual beer festival.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of festivals, make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss the Brinks Festival. This popular event aims to bring people together and encourage them to try something new, so what better excuse to see if that passion for photography you\u0026rsquo;ve always had might just lead to something more? The festival runs for two weeks, and it\u0026rsquo;s a colourful celebration of literature, arts, photographs and music, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve yet to visit Wisbech it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to experience the town and its atmosphere.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to visit in Wisbech\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOk, so you know what to do and where to be seen, but what about the places to visit in Wisbech? One of our favourite things about the town is that it feels as though time\u0026rsquo;s stood still in many ways, and that means there are some cracking days out for those of you who love a little history with your holiday. If it\u0026rsquo;s a Georgian townhouse you\u0026rsquo;re after then visit the National Trust\u0026rsquo;s Peckover House. With a whole collection of intriguing artefacts and a two acre Victorian garden, this house is so quaint you\u0026rsquo;ll feel like you\u0026rsquo;re stepping back in time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWisbech\u0026rsquo;s a town with the odd surprise up its sleeve, and the Wisbech and Fenland Museum\u0026rsquo;s one of the oldest in the whole of the UK. With two historic libraries to its name, it\u0026rsquo;s also home to the original manuscript of Great Expectations.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow what\u0026rsquo;s a break in Cambridgeshire without an evening of theatre? The Angles Theatre isn\u0026rsquo;t only one of the country\u0026rsquo;s oldest (and prettiest) Georgian theatres, but it\u0026rsquo;s unique in that it only has 112 seats\u0026hellip;so, make sure you book your tickets in advance!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWisbech may be charming, but if you feel like a breath of country air and some time away from the hustle and bustle then it\u0026rsquo;s got to be the Cambridgeshire Fens. One of the most dazzling landscapes in the whole of the UK, Fenland\u0026rsquo;s perfect for that day where you just want to pull on your walking boots and see where your feet take you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"wisbech","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2016/09/cambridge - istock.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Elgood\u0027s Brewery","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s something different to experience during your stay in Wisbech \u0026ndash; Elgood\u0026rsquo;s Brewery. A local landmark and a key part of the town\u0026rsquo;s history, the brewery opens for guided tours between April and October, so you can peer behind the scenes and see all the hard work that goes into making just one pint of beer. Tour prices include tasting some of the beers (for the grown ups) and entry to the brewery\u0026rsquo;s gardens.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eA lovely example of a classic British brewery, Elgood\u0026rsquo;s Brewery prides itself on doing things the traditional way. Areas of the building have been sympathetically restored over the years, so the equipment and sites you\u0026rsquo;ll see on the tour are, in most cases, those that were used when the brewery first started making its name.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not all about beer though, the brewery opens its doors for some of the region\u0026rsquo;s most popular events throughout the year too, such as its annual beer festival, jazz in the gardens and there\u0026rsquo;s even a plant and crafts fair. Anyway, back to the beers, and visitors can start their tours by seeing the Mash Tun that dates all the way back to 1910.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":52.6613,"LocationLongitude":0.150945,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/PINT IN PUB.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cambridgeshire/wisbech/elgoods-brewery","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/PINT IN PUB.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Angles Theatre","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf there\u0026rsquo;s one thing you do during your time in Wisbech, it\u0026rsquo;s got to be taking in a show at the historic Angles Theatre. Officially the country\u0026rsquo;s eighth oldest theatre dating all the way back to 1793, The Angles Theatre still hosts some of the biggest names in entertainment all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re anything like us, a trip to the theatre\u0026rsquo;s as much about the whole experience as it is the show, and The Angles is one of the country\u0026rsquo;s best-loved venues for some live entertainment. The kind of theatre that offers an intimate atmosphere and a building with character, The Angles is unique in that it only seats 112 patrons, and we have to say it only adds to the experience. It\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place to gather the family, pick a show and settle down in the Georgian building to take in some good old fashioned theatre for an evening.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe theatre\u0026rsquo;s programme includes something to suit every kind of visitor, from live music, drama and dance shows. 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One of the area\u0026rsquo;s biggest draws is its wildlife, and no matter which season you visit you\u0026rsquo;ll have plenty of opportunity to pack up a picnic and settle down for an hour or two or peaceful birdwatching, or just hop on to your bikes and see what you can spot along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe roads are quiet too, so if it\u0026rsquo;s been too long since you hopped onto your bikes and followed a river for a leisurely ride then this is the place to get back in the saddle. Some of the towns that make up the Fens make for great days out too, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find market towns like March, Chatteris and Whittlesey waiting to welcome you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":52.6593,"LocationLongitude":0.07269,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2016/10/iStock_19064267_LARGE.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cambridgeshire/wisbech/the-cambridgeshire-fens","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2016/10/iStock_19064267_LARGE.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOctavia Hill was born in Wisbech in 1838, and her birthplace house remains one of the town\u0026rsquo;s most popular attractions. The house is a Grade II listed building, and visitors are welcome to peek into the childhood home of one of England\u0026rsquo;s most infamous social reformers with a visit to the National Trust building she once called home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a gift shop for those souvenirs to take home, and a tea room for those of you who like to take your time and whet your whistle during your visit. You\u0026rsquo;ll find the Octavia Hill House on Wisbech\u0026rsquo;s South Brink, and it remains one of the region\u0026rsquo;s most significant historic buildings. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs you make your way around the house you\u0026rsquo;ll learn more about the fascinating life story behind Octavia\u0026rsquo;s impact on modern life, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find displays throughout that bring the tale to life. The lovely thing about the house is that it also hosts all kinds of events throughout the year. 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The museum showcases exhibitions that change throughout the year, but one of the most exciting artefacts is the original manuscript of the Charles Dickens novel \u0026#39;Great Expectations\u0026#39;.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe manuscript can usually be seen by visitors on the first Saturday of each month, so if you\u0026rsquo;re a fan of the literary greats then this is a must. The museum dates all the way back to 1847, and it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely place to while away an hour or two and enjoy the calm during your stay in the area. You\u0026rsquo;ll find artefacts from recent local and global history, and there are activities to make a visit great fun for the younger members of the family too. 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