Guided tours of Longthorpe Tower

Type:Guided Tour

Longthorpe Tower, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6LU
Longthorpe Tower

About

Longthorpe Tower is one of Peterborough's historic gems. The stone tower, built between about 1290 and 1300, is the only surviving part of a 14th century fortified manor house and its great significance derives from the spectacular wall paintings in the main first-floor room. Added about 1330, they are among the most impressive examples of medieval domestic wall painting in northern Europe.

It contains the finest set of medieval wall paintings in a domestic setting in Western Europe, a vivid glimpse into the medieval mind and giving a rare insight into the medieval mind with a mix of religious and secular themes. Recognisable themes include the Wheel of Life, the story of King David, and the Nativity of Christ. Richly decorated scenes show people from every walk of life, from kings to animals, saints to knights and musicians.

We have a team of knowledgeable and passionate volunteers who will be delivering guided tours – they really bring the Tower to life for visitors! Longthorpe Tower is run day to day by Nene Park Trust.

We have a team of knowledgeable and passionate volunteers who will be delivering guided tours – they really bring the Tower to life for visitors!

To visit the site you will need to book in advance and there is a small charge.

The Tower is open on Saturdays and Sundays - season dates are 2 April - 30 October 2022 and you can book an hours tour at these times:

Times available to book sessions:

10:00-11:00

11:00-12:00

12:00-13:00

13:30-14:30

14:30-15:30

15:30-16:30

Guide Prices

Admission prices:

Adult £5.00
Family (2 adults) - £13.00
Family (1 adult) - £8.00
Child - £3.00
Concessions* - £4.50
Under 5s FREE 
​​​​​​​English Heritage Members FREE

*Concessions include: students, job seekers, over 65s. Please produce the relevant ID card at your visit.

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 4.30pm (2 Apr 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)

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