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Wisbech

Peckover House
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Wisbech is well known for its splendid Georgian architecture. The elegant buildings such as Peckover House are a legacy from the 18th Century when the town was a wealthy port in a thriving agricultural area.
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The North and South Brink Georgian streets have changed little over the years and have recently been used as a location for the BBC TV period drama David Copperfield.

As well as the Georgian architecture, the town has many other attractions including the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, the Market Place and the Angles Theatre which is a lively, vibrant and intimate venue for a variety of performing arts. Visitors to Elgoods Brewery can sample some traditional ale and then enjoy the four acre brewery garden.

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The Cathedral North Brink - The elegant row of houses along the banks of the River Nene was built in the 18th Century by wealthy Wisbech landowners, merchants and warehouse owners.
Stained Glass Thomas Clarkson Memorial - Thomas Clarkson was born in Wisbech and was an early leader of the Abolitionist Movement who pressed for the end of the African Slave Trade.
Sacrists gate High Street - and Market Place contain a range of well-known shops and other long established speciality shops. The markets and auctions retain their traditional atmosphere.
Market Square The Crescent - This pretty crescent was developed by a local builder Joseph Medworth in 1816. The original castle in the centre has been replaced with the Regency Villa.
High Street Angles Theatre - is the local Arts Centre housed in a Georgian building with a theatrical tradition stretching over 200 years. It's an intimate, lively venue for a range of shows.
Waterside Peckover House - is positioned on the North Brink and is one of the finest properties in Wisbech. It has an elegant and elaborate interior and outside, a beautiful walled garden.
The Maltings Elgood's Brewery - is a classic Georgian brewery which has remained the same for 200 years. Guided tours end with a sample of ale and the chance to enjoy the brewery garden.
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