Whittlesey Market Place

Whittlesey

For a relatively small Fenland town, Whittlesey has a wide range of local shops, services and facilities, including Co-op and Nisa, Boots the Chemist, a library, hairdressers, restaurants, cafes, butchers, charity shops and much more. Whittlesey also hosts a market in Market Square, held on a Friday morning.

Peterborough

Just 6 miles from Whitmore House is Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough, which is home to over 90 stores including John Lewis, M&S, Bhs, Next, Waitrose, Boots, H&M, HMV, Oasis, River Island, Monsoon, Jane Norman, Paperchase and many more. If you’re looking for somewhere to stop for a bite to eat or a coffee you’ll find lots of choice in the centre, eateries include Costa Coffee, Muffin Break, The John Lewis Place To Eat, Cafe Revive at M&S, McDonalds, Lovejuice, Don Millers Bakery and the Reflections coffee shop.

In addition to the main malls Queensgate is also home to the city's Westgate Arcade. The arcade dates back to the 1920s and is home to a varied mix of independent retailers including boutique opticians, award winning butchers, designer denim stores, home wares and health food shops.

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Leisure

Swimming

New Vision Leisure Centre offers swimming and fitness facilities for all. Located in Station Road, Whittlesey

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Fishing

DISTANCE: Various
Fishing

Fenland has always been famous for it's plentiful high quality course fishing. Attracting keen fishers for both leisure and match fishing. Fenland is an ideal location for fishing in peace and quiet. There are fishing lakes surrounding Fenland such as Decoy Lakes, East Delph Lakes, Railway Lakes, Float Fish Farm and Kingsland Farm Lakes. There are many rivers and drains near Whittlesey, including:

  • Drains including 16 feet, 20 feet and 40 feet
  • Old Bedford
  • Glassmoor Bank
  • Cock Bank
  • The River Nene

Gildenburgh Water

DISTANCE: 1 mile via Eastrea Road/A605
Gildenburgh Water

Gildenburgh Water is the only National Dive Site between Dunfermline and Dover! Yet divers come from even further afield, including the Seychelles and Thailand, to dive in our lake!

Gildenburgh Water was the first and only National Inland Dive Site to be approved by the Sports Council. Located at Whittlesey – “The Gateway to the Fens” – near Peterborough in northern Cambridgeshire, it now offers a wide range of activities as well as diving.

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Ely Cathedral

DISTANCE: 26 miles (via A142)
Ely Cathedral

Thousands visit Ely Cathedral each year, from all over the world. Few are ever disappointed, for there is something here for everyone. Lovers of architecture will rejoice in the many different styles, blending to make the whole. History abounds around every corner, and the beauty created by artists in wood, stone and glass is everywhere.

Ely Cathedral, Chapter House, The College, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL

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Ferry Meadows

DISTANCE: (11.9 mi) via A605
Ferry Meadows

Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle, play, horse-ride, ride a train, go fishing, exercise the dog, jog, push the buggy and explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland - all less than three miles from Peterborough's busy city centre.

You'll find all this and more - including cafes, hard-surfaced routes for wheelchair users, a busy events and activity programme and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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Flag Fen

DISTANCE: 4 miles via B1040 and N Bank
Flag Fen

Visit Flag Fen Archaeology Park to explore how the prehistoric people of the fen lived over 3000 years ago. Wander through a Bronze Age village, sit within the reconstructed roundhouses, and stand where our ancestors once stood by the ritual causeway.

Experience life in our prehistoric past and visit the only place in the UK where original Bronze Age remains can be seen in situ, the incredibly preserved timbers of a monumental engineering achievement.

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Woodwalton Fen

DISTANCE: 17 miles via B1040
Woodwalton Fen

Woodwalton Fen National Nature Reserve, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire

Explore peaceful paths through the reeds, hear the calls of birds and watch dragonflies dart along the water's edge. Woodwalton Fen is a paradise for nature lovers and photographers, and a window into a lost world.

This beautiful reserve is internationally important and provides a refuge for thousands of species of fen animals and plants, many of which are found nowhere else in the country. It is a National Nature Reserve, a Ramsar site and a Special Area of Conservation

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Fenland Museums

DISTANCE: Various
Fenland Museum

The Fenland market towns of Chatteris, March, Whittlesey and Wisbech each have museums exhibiting curiosities and documenting the interesting aspects of the rich Fenland history going as far back as Neolithic times.

Fossils Galore

DISTANCE: (12.9 mi) via A605
Fossils Galore

Fossils Galore is an educational activity centre with the aim of teaching the public about local and worldwide prehistoric life. Fossils Galore also has a museum showing fossils and crystals, found both locally and from around the world. Activities are designed to teach while the children have fun; there is fossil hunting, crystal hunting, geode breaking, gold panning, shark teeth sifting and even a dinosaur hunt; after each activity the children will get to take something home. There are gift shops, a tea room and a local arts and crafts room where local people sell their work to the local community.

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Peterborough Cathedral

DISTANCE: (6.5miles) via A605
Peterborough Cathedral

There is so much to see here that there is something for everyone – whether you are interested in romanesque or gothic architecture, wish to pay your respects at Katharine of Aragon’s grave, attend one of our magnificent music events or whether you simply want somewhere to go for a little bit of peace.

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