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Discover Peterborough: A Point of Interest Guide

by | May 8, 2024 | Explore Peterborough

Welcome to Peterborough, a city where history meets modernity, nestled in the heart of Cambridgeshire, UK. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, Peterborough offers a wealth of attractions and activities to explore. This curated guide from The Milestone Hotel aims to discover Peterborough’s cultural attractions, ensuring your stay with us is nothing short of extraordinary.

Peterborough Cathedral (Just a 15-min drive from The Milestone Hotel)

Peterborough Cathedral stands as an iconic landmark in the heart of the city, a testament to centuries of history, spirituality, and architectural brilliance. With its towering spires and intricate Gothic detailing, the cathedral is both a place of worship and a cultural treasure, drawing visitors from far and wide to marvel at its beauty and significance.

Visitor Information:

  • Location: Peterborough Cathedral, Minster Precincts, Peterborough PE1 1XS, UK
  • Opening Hours: The cathedral is open to visitors daily, with varying hours for services, tours, and events. Monday to Saturday – 00am to 5.00pm & Sunday’s are 12noon to 3pm
  • Admission: While admission to the cathedral is free, donations are appreciated to support its upkeep and preservation efforts.
  • Accessibility: The cathedral is wheelchair accessible, with ramps and lifts available for visitors with mobility needs. Guided tours and audio guides are also available for a more enriching experience. https://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/home/accessibility.aspx

Peterborough Cathedral hosts a vibrant calendar of events, including concerts, lectures, and community gatherings, enriching the cultural fabric of the city. Regular services invite worshippers to participate in the Anglican liturgy and experience the spiritual resonance of this sacred space.

Burghley House (Just a 21-min drive from The Milestone Hotel)

Nestled amidst idyllic parkland on the outskirts of Peterborough, Burghley House is a jewel of Elizabethan architecture and one of England’s most magnificent stately homes. With its grandeur, opulence, and rich tapestry of art and history, Burghley House offers visitors a captivating glimpse into centuries of aristocratic life and cultural refinement.

Visitor Information:

  • Location: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, UK
  • Opening Hours: The house and gardens are open to visitors seasonally, with varying hours depending on the time of year. The House is open daily (excluding Fridays) from 16 March until 3 November 2024. Gardens and Adventure Play are open daily from 16 March until 3 November and then weekends only until 24 November. Please check the official website for up-to-date information on opening times and admission prices. (https://burghley.co.uk/plan-your-visit/opening-times)
  • Tours: Guided tours of the house and gardens are available, providing visitors with an informative and immersive experience led by knowledgeable guides.
  • Accessibility: Burghley House strives to provide accessibility for all visitors, with wheelchair access to the ground floor of the house and accessible pathways in the gardens. Please contact the estate in advance to discuss specific requirements or click on the link to learn more: https://burghley.co.uk/plan-your-visit/accessibility

Burghley House hosts a diverse array of events and activities throughout the year, from garden festivals and antique fairs to guided tours and outdoor concerts. Special exhibitions offer insights into the history and heritage of the house, providing visitors with a deeper understanding of its significance.

Flag Fen Archaeology Park (Just a 16-min drive from The Milestone Hotel)

Within the picturesque landscapes of Peterborough lies Flag Fen Archaeology Park, a captivating testament to the ancient civilizations that once thrived in the Cambridgeshire Fens. This remarkable site, discovered in 1982, offers visitors a journey back in time to the Bronze Age, where wooden causeways, ritual offerings, and preserved artifacts illuminate our ancestors’ daily lives and spiritual practices.

Visitor Information:

  • Location: Flag Fen Archaeology Park, The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough, PE6 7QJ, UK
  • Opening Hours: The park welcomes visitors seasonally, with operating hours subject to change. Please refer to the official website (https://flagfen.org.uk/) for the latest information on opening times and admission prices.
  • Facilities: Amenities at the park include a visitor centre with a gift shop, café, and picnic area, providing a welcoming environment for visitors to relax and rejuvenate amidst the tranquil surroundings.
  • Accessibility: The site is accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs. There is an accessible route from the visitor centre, to the Causeway preservation hall and Hudson Barn. The mere walk may not be suitable for buggies and wheelchairs in wet weather as it is a combination or grass and wood chip path surface. There is an accessible car park, with ample spaces located very close to the main visitor centre. Due to the abundance of wildlife around the site, only guide dogs can accompany their two-legged companions. For specific accessibility needs, please contact the park in advance to ensure a comfortable visit: https://flagfen.org.uk/plan-your-visit

Throughout the year, Flag Fen Archaeology Park hosts a dynamic calendar of events and programs designed to engage visitors of all ages. From family-friendly activities and living history demonstrations to special exhibitions and seasonal celebrations, each event offers a vibrant tapestry of experiences that bring the past to life.

Accommodation in Peterborough

Amidst the captivating tapestry of Peterborough’s vibrant art and cultural scene, those seeking a relaxing accommodation in the area are greeted by a plethora of hotel choices set amidst the city’s delightful ambiance. Among these, The Milestone Peterborough Hotel emerges as a haven of comfort and accessibility, gracefully situated on Norman Cross, mere moments from the city’s popular attractions. The 3-star hotel in Peterborough seamlessly intertwines affordability with top-notch service, presenting a compelling option for discerning travellers in pursuit of both comfort and convenience. Book direct: www.milestonepeterborough.com 

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