Market Day: Wednesday and Saturday
March was once an island surrounded by marshes. As the land was drained and made more fertile the town grew and prospered. Today the town is a pretty market town, offering all the delights that you would expect to find in a place such as this. Following the course of the old River Nene which winds its way through the town centre, past the park and pretty riverside gardens. The river is often busy with colourful boats cruising the Fenland waterways.
The town is a popular stopping off point for boaters with free moorings in the town centre, close to shops and places to eat. The town centre has an unusual Broad Street lined with shops and headed by an elaborate 'Fountain' which was erected to commemorate the coronation of King George V. South of the town, the medieval Church of St Wendreda has a stunning double hammerbeam roof with 120 carved angels.
There is a good variety of shops from well known high street names to small independent stores. If you've been out and about all day March is the perfect place to have a bite to eat and watch the world go by. There's a large choice of hotels and restaurants serving English, Chinese & Indian food to public houses offering traditional pub grub.
Two markets are held in March throughout the week, one on a Wednesday and the other on a Saturday. There are lots of stalls offering a wide variety of goods, including tasty locally grown fruit and Vegetables, scrumptious cakes and bread, clothing and DIY tools to name but a few. There's also a number of specialist markets arranged throughout the year, including the Italian, French and Christmas markets. Dates for all of these markets can be found on our markets calendar, along with any other events planned for the year.