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Wisbech is a charming old Georgian market town

The Chequers inn

Steeped in history and noted for its beauty. Also known as the Capital of the Fens, Wisbech is situated about 25 miles to the northeast of Peterborough and has a great deal to offer the visitor, from it's Georgian architecture, to it's Church, Museum and other points of interest. The history of the area is important and of note in the history of Britain, connecting back to the Romans and such well known people as Hereward the Wake, the luckless King John and Octavia Hill, the co-founder of the National Trust and pioneer of social housing, was born here in 1838.

Wisbech was first mentioned in the charter of the Saxon King Wulphere in the year 664, when it was referred to by the name Visebec. The first Wisbech Castle was erected back in 1086, by William I and King John slept there when he visited the area. According to history, a treasure was lost here in The Wash in 1216, it is still being searched for today.


Chequers Inn
The High road
Tholomas Drove
PE13 4SL

Tel: 01945 410394
E-mail: info@chequerstholomasdrove.co.uk

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