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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

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Address: Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1353 720274
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Great place to visit

Fantastic place to see lots of wildlife. Boat trip is well worth it. Nice cafe too and we plan to return to cycle around the fen!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chris P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place to see lots of wildlife. Boat trip is well worth it. Nice cafe too and we plan to return to cycle around the fen!

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Hambye, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting the National Trust Wicken Fen, not far from the A 10, is always interesting. There are boardwalks to explore, a Fenland cottage to visit and a cafe. The shop is also well stocked. After a morning there, head over to Wicken corn windmill which open to visitors once a month and more. Flour is available to buy at the... More 

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Hingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm afraid I don't go to Wicken fen enough considering what a lovely place it is If you want a quiet walk with lots of wildlife to enjoy then Wicken fun is ideal

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was rainy but this was a good couple of hours spent wandering around the reserve. Perhaps our highlight was seeing the ponies! Worth visiting, probably early or late int the day when it's not raining. Fascinating habitat.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed to get away from work/home headed here. I went on a weekday not so busy. Car is pricy but I'm a National Trust member so it's free. Wear good quality out boots/shoes as it can be boggy in places. Restaurant could be better.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a break of a few years we've visited Wicken Fen a couple of times. In February we did a quick walk round the boardwalk at the end of the day and had great views of marsh harriers and hen harriers - the reason for that visit. Yesterday we spent a full day there, walked two of the trails, took... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice but very expensive. It was buggy friendly and the staff were very nice. The shop was good. We won't be returning as I don't see it as value for money.

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Littleport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Need to get outside and shake off the cobwebs? Wicken Fen is just the place. Plenty of trails to walk, some raised boardwalks suitable for push chairs. Listen to the myriad of songbirds, gaze at the great windmill rising from the Fens, breathe the fresh air and enjoy!

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Thank Maria E
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with some other reviews, the consensus being that if not N.T. members, they wouldn't pay to get in and that's exactly what happened, The car park was in a very poor state of repair and for £7 plus parking, simply not worth it, once again it was felt poor value for money and after reading extensive reviews there seems... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk with friends and lots of young children in beautiful relaxing surroundings. Wicken Fen also does some great activities for families which we didn't do this time but have enjoyed in the past. Unless it has been re-done since our visit, the cafe could definitely be improved.

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