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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: Peterborough Cathedral is in the heart of the historic city of Peterborough, England. There has been a place of worship and... more » Owner description: Peterborough Cathedral is in the heart of the historic city of Peterborough, England. There has been a place of worship and prayer on the site for 1350 years, the present building approaching it's 900th anniversary.With superb Gothic West Front and beautiful hand-painted wooden nave ceiling. Peterborough Cathedral is also the resting place of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon. The Cathedral was also once the resting place of Mary Queen of Scots until being moved to Westminster Abbey in 1612.Today it continues to be the focus for a vibrant community. It is the principle church for the Church of England diocese of Peterborough, which serves Northamptonshire, Rutland and the Soke of Peterborough.The origins of the Cathedral can be traced back to King Peada of the Middle Angles who founded the first monastery on the site in 655AD. The monastic settlement was almost entirely destroyed by the Vikings in 870 and rebuilt as a Benedictine Abbey between 960 and 970. The Abbey church then survived Hereward the Wake’s attack on the Abbey in 1069, and remained intact until an accidental fire destroyed the second Abbey here in 1116. It was rebuilt in its present form between 1118 and 1238. It became the Cathedral of the new Diocese of Peterborough in 1541 and it is now known as the Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew. « less
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: There is something for everybody at Ferry Meadows. Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle,... more » Owner description: There is something for everybody at Ferry Meadows. Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle, play, horse-ride, ride a train, go fishing, exercise the dog, jog, push the buggy and explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland all less than three miles from Peterborough's busy city centre. We also offer three play areas catering for different ages and an events programme throughout the year with lots of activities for children. If all of this isn't enough to keep you entertained the Visitor Centre stocks a wide range of toys and games along with gifts, souvenirs and sweet treats. After all this activity you can relax at one of our cafes, find a nice spot for a picnic or fire up on one of our barbecue stands. New for 2014: On 11 April Lakeside at Ferry Meadows will open its doors to Park visitors. Lakeside provides a hub for activity and relaxation within Ferry Meadows as the home for Nene Outdoors, a new watersports and outdoor activity venture and Lakeside Kitchen & Bar, a contemporary dining and function venue. A new and exciting play area is set to open in early April. Aimed at younger children the new Otter playground will provide an exciting play space to explore and enjoy. « less
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Museums

Peterborough Museum is located in a Georgian building  that was the town house of The Coooke family 1816-1856. It was then purchased by the 3rf Earl Fitzwilliam. It was a hospital... more »

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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: A fun and exciting family friendly venue, open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year. Offering two... more » Owner description: A fun and exciting family friendly venue, open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year. Offering two self-contained function suites; a 400 seater restaurant; unreserved seating for over 600 in the main grandstand; 8 bars; a fast-food servery and cafeteria;numerous Tote betting stations; plenty of standing room both inside or outside by the track. « less
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Specialty Museums; Cultural

John Clare one of England's foremost poets of the countryside lived in a farm labourer's cottage in the rural village of  Helpston between 1793 and 1840. It was here that the farm... more »

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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Nene Washes (Whittlesey)
Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Owner description: The Green Backyard is a community growing project in central Peterborough run entirely by volunteers. From this urban base we... more » Owner description: The Green Backyard is a community growing project in central Peterborough run entirely by volunteers. From this urban base we are working to transform a once-derelict former allotment site into a beautiful and productive green space. We are open to the public four days a week, with visitors invited to enjoy the gardens and visit our shop. « less
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Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
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Ranked #17 of 18 attractions in Peterborough
Whittlesey Museum (Whittlesey)
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Owner description: Whittlesey Museum tells the story of Whittlesey, Coates and Eastrea from prehistoric times to the current day. We have... more » Owner description: Whittlesey Museum tells the story of Whittlesey, Coates and Eastrea from prehistoric times to the current day. We have something for everybody so why not pop in and see us? « less
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