Whether you have a small or large amount of time to discover Peterborough, there’s a huge amount to and keep you entertained.
Because we do live in such a history and entertainment-rich area, Peterborough has been recognised as a Heritage City and a Cathedral City, so whether you want to entertain yourself with 150 million-year-old fossil, a walk across open meadows and river banks, or to visit a bar with an on-site brewery and delicious eastern cuisine, the choice is yours.
Below are just some of the highlights on offer – there’s so much more when you truly discover Peterborough!
Home to the annual an internationally recognised Burghley Horse Trials, Burghley House is recognised as one of the finest and grandest houses of the Elizabethan Age. It was designed and built between 1555 and 1587 by William Cecil, remaining an attraction to visitors far and wide. Take a talk around the vast grounds into Stamford for a bite to eat before heading back through the estate and mingling with the roaming deer.
If you were to go back 3,500 years you would find a thriving Bronze Age settlement here. Now we are lucky to have one of the finest archaeological sites of its kind in Northern Europe as it demonstrates the remains of a prehistoric causeway. Local schools and children all pay a visit to the area as part of their studies, fascinated by the real-life Ice Age before their eyes.
This charity run gem in the heart of Peterborough offers a fantastic day out, no matter what the weather or time of year. This country park offers beautiful meadows that surround large lakes to which the gorgeous river Nene flows into and out of. Go and explore activities and events for all ages – the hours will just vaporise as you lose yourself in the magic of this superb example of British nature at its best.
Dating back to 1086, this 18th-century watermill is being transformed into a national centre for milling excellence. Set within a working farm, the animals and tractor ride provide a connection to nature and nostalgic feel to inspire and entertain young and old.
With a vast collection of stories to fascinate & enthral the whole family, or collections of 200,000 items of great national & international importance, Peterborough Museum host all of this within one of the city’s finest buildings.
Nene Valley Railway
Winner of the Trip Advisor Award for Excellence in 2014, Nene Valley Railway is recognised as a Heritage railway with stations that are dotted along the beautiful Nene Valley. The railway does an excellent job of linking the city and the country, the old and the new, the slow-paced and the more urgent.
The Cathedral is a beautiful sight to behold, offering a beautiful sacred space to reflect in amongst the exquisite architecture. You#ll be welcomed to relax in the grounds and cloisters, discover the surrounding buildings or climb the tower for majestic views.