The White Lion Hotel forms an integral part of the famous Wisbech Brinks. A series of Georgian buildings either side of and overlooking the River Nene. The beautifully preserved architecture of the Brinks has featured in many paintings and in period films and television programmes.
The hotel makes a great base from which to explore the attractions and landmarks of the surrounding area, such as the National Trust property, Peckover House and gardens, and the Thomas Clarkson memorial, erected in memory of the local man who played a major part in the abolition of slavery. Almost next door to the hotel is the former home of Octavia Hill, a founder member of the National Trust. A 2-minute walk in the opposite direction will take you into the town centre’s market place. There are markets on Thursdays and Saturdays. Wisbech’s town centre also boasts the library and Wisbech Museum. The beautifully preserved Georgian architecture of The Crescent is also worth a visit, as is Wisbech Castle. The castle was built in 1086 by William I. In later Tudor times, it became a notorious prison.
- Take the A47.
- Exit onto the B198, Cromwell Road.
- Before reaching the first set of traffic lights, turn right (one way street) and the hotel car park is on the left-hand side.
First Bus X1 Lowestoft via Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Kings Lynn, Wisbech, Peterborough.
Other direction- First Bus X1 departs from Train and Bus Station in Peterborough. These run every 30 minutes Monday-Friday and every hour Saturday and Sunday.
There are taxis available from the bus station, however, the hotel is within walking distance (approximately 6 minutes).