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Peterborough Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom


Peterborough, UK - Sights: Ensures A Great Holiday In Peterborough

This modern city is known for the various historic sights there. The city happens to be one of flourishing manufacturing and commercial centre in United Kingdom. The abundance of tourist attractions in Peterborough, easily make it a popular tourist centre in the country.

Although there are many sights that are worth visiting in Peterborough, the ones listed below happen to be the most famous:

Abbey Gatehouse

The Abbey Gatehouse is actually the remnants of an old Benedictine abbey. This tourist attraction dates back to the fifteenth century and is famous for the oriel window that is noticed to be highly ornate.

Elton Hall

The Elton Hall had been completed in the year 1666 and the gardens that one gets to see these days is actually recreated using the Mixed Style. Presently, the garden consists of a herbaceous garden, a lily pond and a huge rose garden.

Peterborough Cathedral

This cathedral was originally built between the years 1118-1238 to be a Benedictine Abbey, but was later on made a cathedral by Henry VIII. One of the unique features in the cathedral is the painted wooden ceiling dating back to the early 13th century.

Longthorpe Tower

The tower is known for portraying the best domestic wall paintings in the entire northern Europe, belonging to the 14th century. The paintings are mainly of spiritual and secular subjects, and some of the famous subjects of painting include King David, The Wheel of Life, and The Nativity.

Thorpe Hall

This house dates back to the year 1665, and has a beautiful garden belonging to the Victorian age. Although the garden stood neglected after the year 1920, it was fully restored in the year 1989.

Burghley House

This house was built by the Lord High Treasurer of England, William Cecil, between the years 1565 to 1587. It is known for its huge collection of artworks, antique furniture, tapestries and textiles. The park, which lies around the house, had been built by ‘Capability’ Brown. It is known for being the home of fallow deer, which can be seen quite often while visiting the park.

City Museum & Art Gallery

If visitors want to know more about the heritage of Peterborough, then they must visit this museum. The museum displays items belonging to the local archaeology, social history and geology. It also displays both traditional and contemporary forms of art and showcases digital art.

These tourist attractions happen to be the best among the large number of attractions in Peterborough.

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