The city of Peterborough is located in the East of England in the county known as Cambridgeshire. The town is located on the river Nene which flows directly in to the North Sea about 40 miles from the town. There are plenty of attractions for you to can enjoy in the surrounding area. Here we look at just a few of these attractions when you stay in Peterborough.
One place that is favored by many visitors to the city of Peterborough is Flag Fen Archaeology Park. This is where you can find a wooden causeway and platform that stretches for one kilometre and which has been perfectly preserved. The causeway was built 3,500 years ago and was used by the Celtic fen dwellers for rituals and worship purposes.
But visitors don’t just come to see the preserved causeway but also the chance to see how people lived during the Bronze Age. You can also see what life was like more than 3,500 years ago as well as examining many of the artifacts from this era including swords and personal items that have been found here.
Another place that many people especially those with children like to visit is Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre which is located deep in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside. Along with the eighteenth Century Mill and Country Farm to enjoy there are other things that will keep the children amused whilst visiting it. Bonnie is one of the horses at the Shire Horse Centre and if you visit in the spring then why not cheer the lambs on at the Lamb National.
Although you can enjoy a wonderful home cooked meal in this attractions restaurant as you wander around the farm there are plenty of places to stop and have a picnic. The “Three Little Ducks Shop” sells souvenirs of your visit.
If you do have a car then it would be worth spending time at Croyland Abbey a Benedictine Abbey which was founded back in 716AD by King Ethelbald of Mercia. Although none of this building now remains there is still the 15th Century North Aisle which is used as a parish church as well as the 12th Century Norman Arch and thirteenth Century West Front to be explored as well.
Also a short drive from Peterborough is the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. As well as housing 180 different types of aircraft of historic significance it also contains one of the best collections of military vehicles and tanks. These exhibits are housed in an indoor space so even when the weather is a little inclement it is the ideal place to visit. It also offers you the chance to discover more about what life was like for those who fought in Normandy under General Montgomery.
When you next visit Peterborough, book your hotel accommodation here. You will find a wide choice of Peterborough hotels and guesthouses.