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Guidebook for Peterborough

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Guidebook for Peterborough

Parks & Nature
Ferry Meadows Country Park gives you the space to relax and to experience nature and the great outdoors. Whether cycling, fishing, walking, jogging, flying a kite, horse riding, riding on the Ferry meadows miniature train or just relaxing – Ferry Meadows is the place to go. If you really want to explore try orienteering. Have a game of pitch and putt, enjoy a boat trip or try a range of water sports at Lakeside. There really is something for everybody. When in need of refreshment, stop off at one the cafés or enjoy a picnic or a BBQ in a beautiful setting. www.neneparktrust.org.uk/ferry-meadows
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Ferry Meadows in Nene Park
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Ferry Meadows Country Park gives you the space to relax and to experience nature and the great outdoors. Whether cycling, fishing, walking, jogging, flying a kite, horse riding, riding on the Ferry meadows miniature train or just relaxing – Ferry Meadows is the place to go. If you really want to explore try orienteering. Have a game of pitch and putt, enjoy a boat trip or try a range of water sports at Lakeside. There really is something for everybody. When in need of refreshment, stop off at one the cafés or enjoy a picnic or a BBQ in a beautiful setting. www.neneparktrust.org.uk/ferry-meadows
Arts & Culture
Travel back 3,500 years to discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors at the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe. Discovered by Francis Pryor in 1982, the remains of a prehistoric causeway can be seen by visitors. Flag Fen, east of Peterborough, England, is a Bronze Age site developed about 3500 years ago, comprising over 60,000 timbers, arranged in five very long rows, creating a wooden causeway across the wet fenland. www.vivacity-peterborough.com/museums-and-heritage/flag-fen/
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Travel back 3,500 years to discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors at the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe. Discovered by Francis Pryor in 1982, the remains of a prehistoric causeway can be seen by visitors. Flag Fen, east of Peterborough, England, is a Bronze Age site developed about 3500 years ago, comprising over 60,000 timbers, arranged in five very long rows, creating a wooden causeway across the wet fenland. www.vivacity-peterborough.com/museums-and-heritage/flag-fen/
Burghley, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age. Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors. There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. The lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre, restoration and rebuilding of which began in 1983 and took nearly ten years to complete. Visitor facilities include the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer. www.burghley.co.uk
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Burghley House
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Burghley, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age. Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors. There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. The lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre, restoration and rebuilding of which began in 1983 and took nearly ten years to complete. Visitor facilities include the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer. www.burghley.co.uk
Shopping
Large range of shops in the city centre
Queensgate Shopping Centre
Large range of shops in the city centre
Out of town shopping area with a 24hour supermarket
Serpentine Green
Out of town shopping area with a 24hour supermarket