Whittlesey sits on the very western edge of the Fens, close to the cathedral city of Peterborough. The town has an interesting maze of streets with a mix of architecture spanning several centuries. The Buttercross in the Market Place is one of the most striking buildings and a reminder of Whittlesey’s rich trading and agricultural history.
South of the town, the narrow river, part of the Nene – Ouse Navigation Link, meanders alongside the Manor fields – a perfect spot to moor for a while and take a stroll.
Whittlesey has two beautiful churches, both close to the town centre. The Church of St Mary is famous for its glorious spire supported on elegant flying buttresses from the massive tower below. The Church of St Andrew is less grand but has the light airy feel that is typical of many East Anglian churches.
Places to eat
Whittlesey has a range of takeaways and restaurants which are a short walk from the Manor park moorings.
Whittlesey museum is open on a Saturday and exhibits include details of it’s most famous resident Sir harry Smith.