Peterborough is a beautiful cathedral city in England and we can’t wait for you to visit. If it’s your first time, you’ll not be disappointed. To help you, we’ve come up with a list of places to visit so your time here will be well spent.
The cathedral that makes Peterborough a city is one impressive building, both architecturally and historically fascinating, it’s well worth a visit. It’s a Normal cathedral and was found as a monastic community back in 654 AD. It’s seen some action over the years and is the burial place of two important queens and also a place that experienced the Civil War. You’ll get a sense of the history of the place, and while you’re there you can admire the beautiful stained-glass windows and marvel at the amazing architecture.
Ferry Meadows Country Park (walks, water sports)
This is a beautiful place where you can walk, cycle and play, as well as explore the park on a horse, jog, walk the dog or ride on the train. There’s plenty of lakes, meadows and forest to explore and it’s only a few miles from the city centre. There are some lovely cafes for you to refresh yourself and there’s disabled access with hard surfaced routes for any wheelchair users throughout the park, and plenty of room for fun and games for all the family.
It’s been here since the mid-nineties, a place where habitats and different species can thrive, and thrive it does with over 200 different species of flora and fauna. Once a coal storage yard and then bought for Railworld by Reverend Richard Paten it’s a place where he wanted wildlife to live and prosper, so he created the perfect site where this could happen. Three parts of the Victorian Great Northern Railway aqueduct where donated and were then installed within the wildlife haven. It’s a great place for children and adults to learn about British wildlife.
This is an Archaeology Park and within it you’ll find the most impressive wooden monument. Built nearly 4,000 years ago it was used by Prehistoric fen people where they would perform rituals and use it as a place of worship. There’s all sorts of fascinating details you’re going to love, and if you love archaeology, it’s definitely a place you should visit.
Escape Games Peterborough
Once you’ve visited all those fabulous places, why not play one of our escape rooms? You and your friends will be locked in a room with 60 minutes in which to escape, you’ll have to find and solve some cryptic puzzles and do some problem-solving before you get out – but will do you do it within the hour? Come down and find out for yourself.