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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 12 Attractions in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We picked this site as somewhere halfway to meet a friend, we couldn't plan the weather though and it was an extremely wet day. The boardwalk made it easy to get around and that at least our feet stayed dry! Having the dog in tow we weren't able to eat in the cafe but the staff very kindly brought it... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

As we are National Trust members this is a lovely place to walk round whenever we feel like it. One can see wildlife, birds etc and there is a nice little cafe

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Barsby
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I took my 6 year old son to Wyken Fen as we were in the area. I was very pleasantly surprised how accessible the fen is. The boardwalk is a gentle stroll with loads for adults and children to see, all rounded off with a short boat trip on the "lode". Not all NT sites are good for children, although... More

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Northampton
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19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

As members of the National Trust we went to the Wicken Fen today (10th Oct) on a beautiful sunny day. Went to many of the Hides, saw a Glossy Ibis, and many other birds. To round the day off we went into the cafe by the Visitors Centre and had a wonderful Newmarket sausage baguette. The whole experience was great,... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went to wicken fen on a nice sunny day in October and the views are so studding. The fen cottage and work shop was so full of history. The river trip was really worth the while you will learn so much about the fens, wild live and how they used to work on the fens' I now know were mind... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A great place to go and see what the fens were like before they were drained. Drop in, walk around and learn about the fens - huge skys are a real bonus so go on a clear day

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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Lovely way to experience the fen lands and its wildlife. We did two of the walks and got close up and personal with some of the wildlife especially dragonflies and damselflies. The shop has a nice range of gifts and the little cafe was pleasant and well stocked. We sampled the local bottled beer. Enjoyed sitting outside in the sunshine... More

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Yarmouth, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Fen lies right behind my son's house, so dog walking for them is a daily routine..for us, it's a treat when we visit. Well worth having a look, especially if you are a bird or butterfly enthusiast..

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WELWYN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fortunate to arrive on a fine sunny day my wife and I found the whole visitor experience very good from the excellent food (though limited in choice to local produce), the pleasant and helpful staff, the clean toilets and not least the views as you go around the fen itself. We were able to borrow a wheelchair which allowed use... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Given the proximity to the village of Wicken it's hard to understand how remote one feels being in the Fen. The National Trust facilities although perfect to support a wide variety of visitors, are absorbed into a landscape that is dominated by wildlife, vegetation and of course tracts of water. Staff and volunteers are knowledgable on all aspects of Fen... More

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