Whittlesey



Market Day: Friday
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.
Each January Whittlesey celebrates the old agricultural custom of Straw Bear dancing with a three day festival that grows bigger and better each year. 'The Bear', a man in a costume made of straw, is accompanied by his keeper and several hundred dancers and musicians in a procession around the town and stops off for refreshments at pubs along the route.
Buttercross Auctions are open the first Friday of the month. With the market traders also visiting the town every Friday, on Whittlesey Market Place. The Fenland markets are great for tasty fruit and Vegetables, freshly baked bread, cakes, sweets, cheeses, meats, fish, DIY stalls and a wide variety of goods, all at bargain prices!


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Sunshine Cafe
British Cafe
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Sonargaon Tandoori
Indian Restaurant
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Hubs Place
Pub
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The George Hotel
Pub
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The Cook House
American Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Vesuvio
Italian Restaurant
0.05 Miles
St Mary's
Church
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Fontanella's
Italian Restaurant
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Whittlesey Museum
Museum
0.06 Miles
Not Just Cafe
Cafe
0.09 Miles
Conifers Guest House
Bed and Breakfast
0.13 Miles
The Falcon Hotel
Pub/Hotel
0.13 Miles
The New Crown
Pub
0.17 Miles
New Vision The Manor
Health Club
0.19 Miles
Whitmore House
Bed and Breakfast
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