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Peckover House, Wisbech

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Peckover House & Garden is a National Trust property located in North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England.Peckover House was built in 1722 and bought by Jonathan Peckover at the end of the 18th century. Alexander Peckover was created Baron Peckover in 1907. The Peckovers, a Quaker banking family and owners of the Peckover Bank, presented the building to the National Trust in 1948. During the period in which the building was in the ownership of the Peckovers, the building was known as Bank House.The exterior of the house gives little idea of the elaborate and elegant interior of fine panelled rooms, Georgian fireplaces with carved over-mantels, and ornate plaster decorationsAt the back of the house is a beautiful 0.8 ha (2 acre) Victorian walled garden with interesting and rare trees, delightful summer houses and fruiting orange trees, thought to be 300 years old, roses, herbaceous borders, fernery, croquet lawn and 17th-century reed thatched barn.Popular culture Peckover House was the inspiration for John Gordon's 1970 novel, The House on the Brink. The film was the subject of an episode of a BBC documentary on National Trust gardens, in 1992, produced by Peter Seabrook. The house has been used for a number of films, including Dean Spanley.
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TripAdvisor
  • An interesting national Trust property and very sad to admit that although we live locally and belong to the National Trust this was my first visit. Excellent staff very knowledgeable. 
  • Friendly and helpful staff, absolutely gorgeous Gardens, beautiful house and lovely tea room. Brilliant place to spend the afternoon. 
  • A great historical visit where we enjoyed very helpful talks in most rooms of a beautiful bankers house, with the added bonus of extensive gardens and well sorted restaurant. Also has a second-hand bo...  more »
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  • Interesting house and beautiful gardens. The scones are pretty good too.
  • The national trust restoring this lovely house and gardens to its former glory
  • Very interesting to look round nice gardens staff very helpful and there to answer any questions
  • Beautiful all round garden that never fails to inspire.
  • Simply beautiful