Peterborough is a
Cathedral City in the East of England. The railway station is an
important stop on the East Coast Main Line between London and
In common with much of the United Kingdom, industrial employment has fallen, with a significant proportion of new jobs in financial services and distribution.
Meadows Country Park
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Cathedral is known for its imposing Early English Gothic
West Front (façade) which, with its three enormous arches, is
without architectural precedent.
Discover the resting places of two famous Queens: Katharine of Aragon's grave & Mary Queen of Scot's original resting place.
Peterborough Museum has a wealth of stories to fascinate and enthrall the whole family. With amazing objects and interactive displays for all ages, the collections comprise over 200,000 items. The building, originally a private house dating from 1816, was acquired and donated to the Peterborough Natural History, Scientific and Archaeological Society in 1931 by Sir Percy Malcolm Stewart; the art gallery was added in 1939.
Railworld is located beside the Peterborough Nene Valley railway station, but it is a separate organisation. Railworld has model railway, nature haven and other exhibits. Railworld has an American Alco S1 switcher diesel locomotive number 804. It is one of the five locomotives built by the American Locomotive Company for the Steel Company of Wales works at Margam.
Flag Fen 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.
Some areas have been reconstructed, including a typical Iron Age roundhouse dwelling. A visitors' center has been constructed on site.
Meadows Country Park can
be found at the heart of Nene Park. Start your day out at the
Visitor Centre to find out everything you need to know.
Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle, play, horse-ride, ride a train, go fishing, exercise the dog, jog, push the buggy and explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland - all less than three miles from Peterborough's busy city centre.