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