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Things to do in March, Cambridgeshire

March, once an island surrounded by marshes is now a pleasant market town ideal for spending a relaxing day.

Fenland sky near March as seen from a narrow boat
Fenland sky near March as seen from a narrow boat © Paul - stock.adobe.com

St. Wendreda's Church to the south of the town is renowned for its spectacular double hammer-beam roof, featuring 120 carved angels, described by the late John Betjeman as 'worth cycling 40 miles in a headwind to see'.

March Museum in the High Street has fascinating displays showing life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Memorial Fountain in Broad Street commemorating the Coronation of King George V
Memorial Fountain in Broad Street commemorating the Coronation of King George V © philipbird123 - stock.adobe.com

The meandering old course of the River Nene, part of the 200-mile-long Fens Waterway system winds its way through the town centre on its way to Ely.

Alongside the river, the West End is perfect for a stroll, with old cottages and attractive gardens running down to the waterside.

Memorial Fountain in Broad Street, March
Memorial Fountain in Broad Street, March © philipbird123 - stock.adobe.com

March is a convenient stopover for boat users, with moorings in the town centre close to the shops, the riverside park and the leisure centre.

The town offers a good range of shops, free and plentiful parking and hospitable pubs and hotels.

St Wendras Church
St Wendras Church © Dave - stock.adobe.com

Stonea Camp, the lowest hill fort in Britain, on the outskirts of March, is an Iron Age military defence used unsuccessfully against the Romans.

Town Hall
Town Hall © philipbird123 - stock.adobe.com

Its banks and ditch were restored in 1991, following archaeological excavations.

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