Wisbech is located in Cambridgeshire within the Fenland area. The River Nene runs directly through the town, spanned by two bridges. Visitors will find it fairly easy to access the Wisbech area and that the town has plenty to offer in terms of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. There are also ample accommodation options offered within the local Wisbech area as well as in the surrounding area. Notable landmarks include a local brewery, the Peckover House, which dates back to 1722 and is owned by the National Trust and the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum. Wisbech Museum is also an interesting place to visit.
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The English market town of Wisbech is located within the Fenland area in Cambridgeshire. The town of Wisbech has a population of about twenty thousand. The town of Wisbech is home to an inland port and the River Nene flows through the middle of the town and two bridges cross it.
Until the 1972 Local government act came into effect the area of Wisbech was a municipal borough however then this act came into force the town became a civil parish within the district of Fenland.
During 1086 Wisbech Castles was erected under orders from William the first, as he wanted the castle to fortify the town. During the Tudor times the castle became a famous prison.
The main house dwelling within the town is Peckover House and this property is surrounded by beautiful walled gardens. This house was built during 1722 by the Quaker banking family however nowadays it is now open and run by the National Trust.
There is a strong educational network within the town and this is delivered through two secondary education establishment and seven primary schools. The primary schools are known as St Peters, Clarkson, Nene, Peckover and also Orchards. The secondary schools teach pupils between the ages of eleven and eighteen years of age. The secondary schools are known as Thomas Clarkson community college but it was once known as the Queens School and the independent grammar school. The grammar school dates back to 1739 that means that it is actually one of the oldest schools in the United Kingdom.
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