Photograph by Visit Peterborough

What to see
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Katharine of Aragon’s tomb has a low railing that bears the lettering (in capitals, lest there be any doubt) KATHARINE QUEEN OF ENGLAND’

Links to Peterborough attractions include:
Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Museum
Railworld & Wildlife Haven
The Embankment

Towns of Two Halves extracts:
“Beauty Parlour Syndrome (BPS) is an unlikely affliction for a football fan to suffer on a visit to Peterborough. But I almost blacked out in the cathedral and, learning of the existence of BPS, can think of no other plausible explanation.”
“The museum is one of the better ones you’ll find in a provincial town. Peterborough’s proximity to such archaeological sites as Flag Fen get it off to a good Bronze Age start, but it is the more recent items that really mark it out as special. The prisoner of war camp material from the Napoleonic Wars is marvellous, and kids with a taste for the gruesome will enjoy the Victorian operating theatre.”
“The river gives Peterborough a certain distinction. It flows across the southern edge of the town centre; riverside paths give you easy access to parks and water meadows and an unexpected sense of Peterborough as a rural market town.”
These are taken from the Peterborough chapter of Towns of Two Halves, published in 2018. To buy a copy, email