image for Historic Site item typeLongthorpe Tower

Historic Site


Thorpe Road,


Situated in a quiet suburb of Peterborough is this delightful medieval tower, part of a manor house that was built around 1300. Inside you will discover a hidden gem, because the main chamber is covered with an incredible set of wall paintings from the 14th century. Leading experts have listed Longthorpe Tower as one of the 100 most important historic sites in the UK.

" Kings, saints, animals, musicians and monsters jostle for space in the finest set of domestic medieval wall paintings anywhere in Western Europe.

" These wall paintings give a glimpse into the medieval view of the world. Look out for the monster that fires flaming poo from its bottom!

" Visit our exhibition, which tells the story of the Tower and the remarkable family that built it, who rose from being humble peasants who worked the land to become knights who rubbed shoulders with kings.

Facilities for educational visitsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Guided tours for groupsFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 30 March-30 September, 10am-5pm. Thursdays and Fridays in August, 10am-5pm.


Admission Charges

£3.00 Adult, £2.00 Child, Students and seniors, £8.00 Family

Special Events, admission charges

£4.00 Adult, £3.00 Child, Students and Senior, £10.00 Family

Under 5's and Heritage Pass Holders FREE


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Map reference: TL 162983  Lat: 52.57098 Long: -0.28564

By Road:
2 miles west of Peterborough on A47.


  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

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