Premier Inn Peterborough North
1023 Lincoln Road, Walton,, Peterborough, PE46AH, United Kingdom
More about Peterborough
All Saints Church
The garden behind Burghley House
Miniature train at Ferry Meadow
Notcutt's Garden Centre and Restaurant
Travel Tips for Peterborough
Peterborough is near the edge of what used to be called the Fens. These wetlands were drained in the 18th and 19th centuries to create some of Britain's most fertile farmlands.
In 1982, archeologists uncovered the remains of a Bronze Age village, southeast of Peterborough. Dating to about 1350 BC, long before Roman occupation, this village has been partly reconstructed. Inside the main building are ancient timbers, the stumps of trees that were cut down to construct the village.
Waterlogged conditions preserved these timbers for thousands of years. But now, as they dry out, they deteriorate. In time, there will be nothing left, unless action is taken to protect them. See the web site for more information on how to help.
Inside the Cathedral - look up
It's worth taking a tour of Peterborough cathedral - 2pm (11.30 Am Weds) in the summer. If you have a group then any reasonable time can be arranged.
Of particular interest are the two main ceilings.
The main one in the nave is the original wooden ceiling, the only one of its type in this country and one of only four wooden ceilings of this period surviving in the whole of Europe, having been completed between 1230 and 1250. It has been over-painted twice, but retains its original style and pattern. It is not wholly religious as there are references to witchcraft and other such foul fiends !
The fluted ceiling at the far end of the Cathedral is from much later. It's quite interesting that the ceiling at King's college in Cambridge (a world heritage site no less) is actually a copy of this one, done on a larger scale.
Cont.......weekend in Peterborough
"Historic Stamford Town"
Not far from Stamford we came across this lovely little village and this pub caught our eye, not only for lunch and a drink but the gorgeous hanging baskets outside, why don't mine look like that! We stopped here to have a drink and something to eat and ate out in the gardens there. What a lovely pub it was, very old and loads of character. I love olde worlde pubs like this.
The garden was great for kids too and they even had a badminton net up so if you were feeling energetic you could have a thrash about!
We also went in the garden centre there and brought some things for our garden, and still wondering if my husband is going to take to the skies!
"Biggles is on his way! Sibson Airfield"
We at last got the phone call we'd been waiting for to say that he can now go and board his jet!
The weather had turned for the better and it was to go ahead. So off we went to Sibson airfield once again.
This is the plane that he went up in, it's called the Pitt's Special and was built in the 70's, and is used just for areobatic flying.
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