Cambridgeshire

Fenland Drive

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Overview

From Ely, visit Chatteris before exploring the bustling market towns of Ramsey, Whittlesey, and March. Finish your drive at historic Wisbech, where you can see the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations.

Ely

The Fenland city of Ely is most famous for its towering cathedral that rises from the landscape and dominates the skyline for miles around. Explore the historic city and take a tour of the cathedral – climb the steps to get the best view in the county!

Chatteris

The busy market town of Chatteris is an ideal base for exploring and touring the surrounding Fens countryside – home to rolling landscapes and huge arable crop production. Visit the Chatteris Museum and if you can, time your visit for June to join in the Festival Week.

Ramsey

The market town is great place to spend some time – visit the Ramsey Rural Museum, Fenland Light Railway and the Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse.

Whittlesey

Pass through the open Fens landscape to arrive in the market town of Whittlesey – explore Whittlesey Museum to discover life in the Fens before departing for March.

March

Call at the pretty village of March on the banks of the River Nene as you journey through the Fens countryside to explore the local March & District Museum. The medieval Church of St Wendreda has a stunning double hammerbeam roof with 120 carved angels.

Wisbech

Wisbech, the capital of the Fens, is home to Georgian architecture, reflective of its trading history. Visit Peckover House and the town’s two museums and libraries – The Wisbech and Fenland Museum is home to the original manuscript of Dickens' Great Expectations. For refreshments, take a tour of Elgood’s Brewery – one of the first Georgian breweries to be built outside of London.

Overview

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Ely

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12.5 miles

Chatteris

3
9.3 miles

Ramsey

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8.8 miles

Whittlesey

5
12.5 miles

March

6
10.8 miles

Wisbech

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About the Fenland Drive Trail

Distance:54 miles
Cities / Towns:6
Number Of Businesses:3

Leave the charming historic Fen city of Ely, the skyline dominated by the magnificent towering Ely Cathedral, and head to the market town of Chatteris. Your tour criss-crosses the Fens and takes in the history of the communities of Ramsey, Whittlesey, and March, set in the rolling agricultural landscape, where you can see for miles. Arrive in historic Wisbech – the capital of the Fens – to enjoy the local museums and libraries.

Growers Delight

Drained several centuries ago, the low lying Fens are a rich and fertile agricultural landscape. Enjoy the rolling countryside as you explore the dark soiled growers paradise under big skies – there are few landscapes like this in Britain.

Historic Ely

Whilst the magnificent Ely Cathedral dominates the skyline, there is much more to Ely – explore the historic town to take in the Eel Trail, Ely Museum and the 17th century Oliver Cromwell’s House.

Capital of the Fens

Spend some time at the inland port town of Wisbech – the “capital of the Fens” – once an important trading town in the region. Take a visit of Peckover House – once the home of a Quaker banking family.

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