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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Peterborough

The thriving city of modern day Peterborough is a regional centre for commerce, industry, transport and leisure. Surrounded by a diverse landscape from the gentle limestone and clay hills to the flat expanse of the Fens. A contrast of limestone cottages, winding lanes with brick buildings and long straight roads. Places to Visit in or near Peterborough Nene Valley Railway and Lyveden New Bield are listed below.
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5.3 miles from centre of Peterborough
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Home of the famous blue Loco Thomas and uniquely placed in a position close the borders of Leicestershire, Huntingdonshire, Northants Rutland, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire The NVR is a heritage railway and more...
14.1 miles from centre of Peterborough
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Explore the Fascinating Lyveden New Bield The National Trust has taken the Lyveden New Bield, a building started but never finished by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholicism in the 1500s and early 1600s, and turned it into a lovely place to visit. Sitting in the middle of rural Northamptonshire, the very fact that Lyveden has survived since the Elizabethan age seems remarkable and these days visitors can discover the mysterious garden lodge and poke around the Elizabethan garde...
16.1 miles from centre of Peterborough
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Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is a Grade I listed medieval house, surrounded by 5 acres of beautiful gardens. The Hall contains displays about the history of Spaldin
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17.7 miles from centre of Peterborough
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Explore Grimsthorpe Castle Grimsthorpe Castle is a formal Grade I listed historic flower and topiary garden. Leading imperceptibly into the woodland garden, providing a fine setting for the ornamental vegetable garden and orchard, with lots of quiet corners and tranquil walkways. Originally created in the 1960s by the Countess of Ancaster and John Fowler. Intricate parterres marked with box hedges lie close to the Castle, a dramatic herbaceous border frames views across the lake.
17.7 miles from centre of Peterborough
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Grimsthorpe is great for families with young children, with miles of traffic-free trails, a woodland adventure playground and plenty of fresh air. There is a tearoom, a gift shop and extensive gardens - along with a castle to visit that has over 500 years of family stories to tell.
18.1 miles from centre of Peterborough
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Built about 1130, The Manor Hemingford Grey is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain. It was made famous as ‘Green Knowe' by author Lucy Boston. Her patchwork collection is on show. The garden has topiary, old roses, award winning irises and herbaceous borders.
18.1 miles from centre of Peterborough
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Built about 1130, The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in the country. Here the author Lucy Boston based her Green Knowe books and readers feel that they are walking into the books. In the winter Lucy Boston sewed exquisite patchworks. They form the only collection of this calibre worldwide, which can be seen in the house where they were made. The 3 1/2 acre garden contains topiary, old roses and mixed herbaceous borders filled with mainly scented plants of year-round ...
18.1 miles from centre of Peterborough
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Set in beautifully maintained grounds overlooking Rutland Water, Hambleton Hall is a country house hotel to make you swoon. An extensive kitchen garden supplies herbs and vegetables for award winning chef Aaron Patterson's seasonal menu. Delicately flavoured Pyrenean lamb might come three ways: poached shoulder, roast loin and braised leg served with the liver, kidneys and baby carrots and turnips from the garden. A generous array of puds including soufflés, sorbets and savarins make up the u...
18.9 miles from centre of Peterborough
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Discover the fascinating history of Peckover House Peckover House and Garden, facing the River Nene built in 1722. This merchant's town house is renowned for its fine plaster and wood rococo decoration and also displays on the Quaker banking family who owned it. It houses an interesting collection of paintings and portraits, the breakfast room has a collection of watercolours including works by Cotman and Cox. The rare 2-acre Victorian garden includes an orangery, summer houses, herba...
18.9 miles from centre of Peterborough
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Explore the beautiful gardens of Peckover House Peckover House & Garden is a charming 2-acre Victorian garden at the rear of a Georgian house on the North Brink in the middle of Wisbech, described as `The National Trust´s best town garden´. A spacious lawn is shaded by specimen trees including a ginko and tulip tree. The eastern edge of the garden is planted with laurels, hollies, box and yew, forming a wilderness area. There is colourful border planting, cutting flowers, a wonderful c...
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