The city of Peterborough is in eastern England and is famed for its Peterborough Cathedral, which dates to the 12th and 13th centuries and boasts a stunning Gothic façade. At the Peterborough Museum, visitors will explore a former hospital that includes a functional Victorian theatre reconstructed from an original as well as hundreds of artefacts ranging from fossils to pottery to paintings. For a chance to actually walk through history, visitors head to Flag Fen Archaeology Park where it’s possible to walk through the remains of a Bronze Age village and causeway

At Nene Park, wooded footpaths and the Ferry Meadows recreation area allow the opportunity to relax and get back to nature for a time. Other serene outdoor spaces include the Sacrewell Heritage Farm and Country Centre, which also offers a petting zoo and tractor rides as well as a soft play area for the little ones. Elton Hall and Gardens offers a chance to view gorgeous colourful flowers and explore a historic country house.

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    Peterborough is primarily known for its historic cathedral, but you'll find additional history and modern family-friendly fun here, too. The local history is vast with one site offering the opportunity to step back into the Bronze Age. Alternatively, you can enjoy modern-day offerings with trips to the local theatre and cinema. Of course, no trip would be complete without a visit...

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