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The cathedral city of Peterborough lies 75 miles north of London in Cambridgeshire. Nestled on the banks of the River Nene, this one-time industrial area has been occupied since the Bronze Age and is the burial site of Katherine of Aragon. Mary Queen of Scots was also buried at the cathedral but later moved to Westminster Abbey.
 
 
 
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Elton Hall Historic House
Elton Hall has been the home of the Proby family for over 350 years. A mixture of medieval, gothic and classical architecture set in beautiful gardens. The interior boasts excellent furniture and paintings from some of Britain’s most celebrated artists...
 
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Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre
It is thought that there would have once been a large settlement on this area of land in Cambridgeshire at the heart of the Fens in the Bronze Age. This excellent reconstruction village shows examples of the way that...
 
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Longthorpe Tower
Longthorpe Tower is located just outside of Peterborough and is a grade 1 listed monument. The 14th Century three-storey tower was added to an existing manor house in 1310 as a fortified defence post. The main attraction of...
 
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Peterborough Cathedral
The abbey church of Peterborough was founded in 655, and was destroyed by the Danes in 870. Reconstructed in 972, it was then burnt down by mistake in 1116. The present magnificent cathedral was started in 1118 and took more...
 
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Peterborough Central Library
The library is one of the most important social and cultural focal points in this community and offers a range of texts and audiovisual material. The library also carries an extensive collection of local history that allows visitors to...
 
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Peterborough Museum & Gallery
Find out more about the rich heritage of the Peterborough area. Displays of local archaeology, geology, social history including world class marine dinosaurs and Napoleonic prisoner pf war craftwork. Traditional and contemporary art displays including digital art. Exciting programme of...
 
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Railworld
Railworld highlights modern trains and the need for sustainable transport. A superb model railway with hands on displayer and films to delight children. There are also ‘Steam Age’ exhibits, large locomotives and ‘trains without wheels’. Visitors have all day free...
 
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Thorney Heritage Museum
Thorney Heritage Museum is an independent museum operated by the Thorney Society. The mission of the organisation and museum is to protect and preserve the heritage of this village and act as a point of contact for those researching...
 
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Virgin Hot Air Balloon Rides
Take a flight of a lifetime from the western edge of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire with a unique hot air balloon experience offered by Virgin Balloons. Each flight is unique and takes in views across Peterborough and the surrounding patchwork Cambridgeshire...
 
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Whittlesey Museum
Whittlesey Museum is housed on the ground floor of the impressive 19th Century town hall at the heart of the community. Opened in 1976, the collection is wide ranging and contains many treasures collected over several hundred years....
 
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