If you are looking for an inexpensive weekend, but still want to get a taste of this beautiful city then look no further, we’ve researched a brief introduction of three cool things to do in Peterborough, from a historic Bronze Age settlement to Peterborough’s museum and its grand Cathedral.. there’s enough to keep you busy without breaking the bank when looking to soak up the sights of the city.
This stunning Cathedral was initially built as an abbey during the twelfth century, and offers inspiring views inside and out. It is situated right in the centre of Peterborough so is easy to find, just look for the main shopping centre and it's a stone's throw away. The Cathedral is still a popular place of worship and traditional music can sometimes be heard echoing around the great halls. It has incredibly attractive décor inside and is often cited as one of the finest cathedrals in England. Peterborough Cathedral is steeped in the history and is famous for its connection to nobility, most notably as the burial place of not just one, but two Queens, with a strong connection in the English Civil War. If you want English culture, this place is drenched in it!
Located in the one of Peterborough's most historic and beautiful buildings is Peterborough Museum. The museum houses a great selection of the city's historical artefacts and art collections. There's a staggering array of interesting objects, numbering over 2,000 items, which are both nationally and internationally important. Peterborough Museum underwent a major £3.2 million redevelopment which was funded by Vivacity, Peterborough City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. General admission to the public is free, although there may be fees for temporary exhibitions, events and talks. There's also a beautiful garden and a coffee shop, an ideal way to spend a few hours mooching around in Peterborough's history.
If you think the age of the Cathedral is cool, then a trip to Flag Fen will knock your socks off. Flag Fen is a Bronze Age site which was originally built around 3500 years ago . A truly ancient tourist attraction (well, it was reconstructed but very authentically) and one which comprised of over 6,000 timbers.
Flag Fen's rural idyllic location makes it a wonderful place to relax whilst taking in some of Britain's very ancient history. There have been a plethora of stone and bone artefacts unearthed at this historic Bronze Age causeway, and the coolest thing is, a lot was discovered by Time Team’s Francis Pryor.
Discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors in a reconstructed Bronze Age village. There are some rare objects, including one of the earliest examples of a man-made wheel, not forgetting swords and jewellery. There's also a children’s play area, cafe. The site is open from April to September every day with a small entrance fee.