An ancient Cathedral city with an important place in the history of Britain
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Peterborough has a vast array of sports, leisure and cultural activities and modern shopping facilities - a great place for a day out. Whether it's a day trip, a weekend break or a longer stay, Peterborough is waiting to be explored.
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Experience the magnificent Norman Cathedral, a special experience of beautiful grounds and majestic architecture. There's something for everyone - whether you are interested in Romanesque or gothic architecture, wish to pay your respects at Katharine of Aragon's grave, attend one of the magnificent music events or you simply want somewhere to go for a little bit of peace. Explore by yourself or take a guided Cathedral tour. The Cathedral is open for visiting all year round (except Boxing Day).
Located in one of the city's most historic buildings, Peterborough Museum has a wealth of stories to fascinate and enchant you. With interactive displays for all ages, the collections comprise over 200,000 items of great national and international importance. Peterborough Museum doesn't just tell the fascinating story of the city's history, it's also Peterborough's most haunted building. In fact, there are no less than eight different ghosts said to haunt the building's many rooms and corridors! Peterborough Museum is just a short walk from Peterborough railway station.
Why not visit Railworld and see the fascinating developments to rail transport - discover how it has evolved through the use of miniature models and exhibitions. Railworld has a large model railway, with hands-on exhibits, the unique hover train RTV31, and one of the 1984's Birmingham International Airport Maglevs. Railworld is also home to the Wildlife Haven, an intriguing place for everyone to explore and learn about nature and the environment - you can even take your own picnic.