Located in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough is a cathedral city, also called the ‘Gateway to the Fens’. This small city flourished as the industrial capital of the region after a major railway junction was built in the city. Today, the city is the favoured place for East European migrants and is also home to a large second-generation Italian population. History lovers should take cheap flights to Peterborough to enjoy its historical attractions which are in abundance in the city. You will also find quite a few good hotels in Petersborough.
Begin your tour by visiting the Peterborough Cathedral which is one of the best cathedrals in England. With a history of over 1350 years, this cathedral is a hub of architectural, archaeological, musical, artistic and cultural treasures. Its highlights are the unique English Gothic Portico, the Hedda Stone, the New Building Ceiling, the nave ceiling painted in the 13th century, St. Oswald’s Chapel and the burial site of the two Queens, Katherine of Aragon and Mary Queen of Scots.
Besides, you can also see the work of craftsmen stretching over 1200 years. The cathedral has sumptuous green surroundings.
Social history and local archaeology can be found at its best at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery. Here, you will find Roman pottery as well as marine fossil remains from the period of the Jurassic. It also contains John Clare’s manuscripts and a collection of Norman Cross items, which were made by the French war prisoners. The art collection contains a variety of paintings, drawings and prints belonging to the 17th century as well as contemporary times.
Take cheap flights to Peterborough to see one of the finest archaeological sites, Flag Fen, a Bronze Age site. Various artifacts can be found here, that belong to the Bronze Age. These can give you a vivid idea of how the life of people was about 4000 years ago. You can take a stroll on the green fields and marvel at the woodwork, jewellery and ancient tools that can be seen there.
Visit Nene Park to take a stroll, cycle, horse-ride, go fishing, ride a train, push the buggy, play, jog etc. along a green stretch of 10 km. The park includes Thorpe Meadows, Ferry Meadows, Woodston Reach, Orton Mere and an agricultural expanse bordered by hamlets like Sutton, Castor and Ailsworth.
You can also have a fun ride in Nene Valley Railway.