Culture & Heritage
This fascinating land has its own very special history and heritage tracing everything from man’s struggle with nature, through grand residences, preserved workplaces and working windmills to wartime experiences.
Discover Historic Fen Heritage as you travel through the region, from places of extreme emotion of how it used to be to thriving old ports which still remain the same today. Past years, times gone by – preserved for you today. Add to this a lively programme of culture and art, and you have a sensational choice of experiences that will assault your every sense.
The Fens towns provide vibrant centres for live and performing arts. Boston features heavily in the arts world with its Blackfriars Art Centre. Here is home to some of the finest live theatre, music and films. But, above all, the pantomime is legendary.
Spalding hosts the beautiful late medieval wool mechant’s hall (Ayscoughfee Hall) situated by the River Welland. During the summer months Ayscoughfee Gardens are the venue of a re-enactment of life in medieval times.
The Angles Theatre at Wisbech is one of the oldest surviving Georgian theatres in the country. With only 112 seats, it offers a very intimate performance space specialising in drama, dance and musical theatre.
Occasional theatrical productions take place at Peckover House, the National Trust property on North Brink, Wisbech.
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