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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
44 (0)1353 720274
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We've been here twice this year - and our boys (4 and 7) enjoyed it both times. We are not massive nature lovers but the boardwalk is an excellent way to see the nature reserve and for the boys to let off steam. The second time we went we had booked a pond dipping and bug hunting session - the... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable day out. Walked around the reserve and saw the Wind Pump in action and the Highland cattle and Koniks. Also spent a while watching birds from the hide. Went on the Butterfly walk, which was interesting. Spent about 4 hours there.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Quite pricey like most national trust properties but interesting walking (you need to pay extra for a map). Took the boat trip guide was cheery and knew his information.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have visited Wicken Fen quite a few times, there is always plenty to see this time the highlights were common lizards a hobby and bearded tits. While the reserve is very peaceful and enjoyable, the last two times I have visited a large section of the reserve has been closed due to wet weather. This means you have to... More

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Norfolk
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wonderful building, very knowledgeable staff and amazing environment. A very enjoyable and interesting place to visit.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There are a range of well signposted walks of varying lengths, one at least with wheelchair access. You need to visit early or late to really see any wild life, but there are a number of plants to see and a pleasant walk. The tea shop provides a range of cakes and drinks and has in and outside seating.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great site. Heard they had Highland Cows, so we had to see them since we were in the area. There were wild horses as well, but we couldn't get too close to them. Lovely dragonflies and damselflies. The reeds and other plant life were also interesting. Sat in a 'hide' to watch the birds for a while. Took the Nature... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The stunning scenic award awaiting all who wish to travel to Wicken Fen Nature Reserve is second only to the helpfulness of the passionate service if all staff members. These informative individuals make for a formidable collective body that will never be stuck for spot on advice which has been attained and maintained through many collective years of passionate service... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Lovely place. Only really came to see the windpump which is a very photographed building in cambridgeshire. Really nicely set out place with little streams, bridges, ponds, animals and plenty of wildlife. Will have to spend longer here next time.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A lovely day out and being able to see what the fens were like before they were drained. Also saw the Konic horses and Highland cattle along with the fenland flora and fauna.

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