Peterborough Heritage City

Peterborough is a Heritage City and important in the national story.  It is a Cathedral City that in 2018 will celebrate 900 years since its construction.  It is a place settled for at least 3,500 years with internationally important 150 million year old marine reptile fossils.  The story is told at the Museum and Art Gallery and sister museum at Flag Fen.

Visit the Peterborough Heritage Hot spots and enjoy the city, we do.


Peterborough Museum

A wealth of stories to fascinate & enthrall the whole family and collections of 200,000 items of great national & international importance, in one of the city's finest buildings


Peterborough Cathedral

The Cathedral offers much more than superb architecture and a beautiful sacred space, relax in the grounds and cloisters. Climb the tower for majestic views



The 18th century watermill is being transformed into a national centre for milling excellence and the site goes back to 1086

burghley house

Burghley House

One of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age Built and designed by William Cecil between 1555 and 1587

nene park

Nene Park

A great day out any time of year, with meadows, lakes, rivers and woodlands to explore and activities and events to enjoy

Flag Fen

Flag Fen

Go back 3,500 years at the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in N Europe and the remains of a prehistoric causeway

nene valley railway

Nene Valley Railway

Heritage railway with stations along the beautiful Nene Valley linking the city and the country. 2014 Winner of the Trip Advisor Award for Excellence.


Railworld and Wildlife Haven

Railway heritage, model railway & award winning environmental project, both sides of the River Nene at the NVR city station.

 To help plan your visit check opening days and times for other heritage attractions quick reference links to :

                        Longthorpe Tower                 John Clare Cottage             St John's the Baptist                    

Thorney Heritage Museum        Prebendal Manor               The Great Fen

 Lyveden New Bield         Peckover House         Elton Hall         Deene Park     

Grimsthorpe Castle

For more details on Heritage City, Event City, Environment City and Culture City  click the images on the right


The Heritage City Trail links the Cathedral and the Museum.  For information on city heritage walks and tours click on the map below.

heritage city route and city tours
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Peterborough Heritage is developing awareness of and involvement with the rich history of the city and its region.  We aim to increase access to it for all.

Welcome to Peterborough a heritage city for local, regional and national visitors.

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Visit Peterborough are part of the national Heritage Spots campaign in partnership with VisitEngland and with support from the Government's Regional Growth Fund.

Regional growth fund

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