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Peterborough was named by the Queen a cathedral city and also functions as an unitary authority in the east of England. The estimated that population in Peterborough recently reached an approximately 189.000 people. The city is flat, low lying, even below the sea level in some places. There is proof of the existence of Peterborough before the Bronze Age and in the city you can also see proof of the Roman Occupation, of the Anglo-Saxon Period and proof from the Second World War.
Currently, Peterborough has the largest Italian population in the United Kingdom and the population continues to grow thanks to massive immigration. If you want to visit this town, filled with the history of England since its early beginnings, you should know which are its top attractions.
The modern-day city of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, hides a wealth of history just waiting to be uncovered. Visit Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre where archaeologists found the oldest wheel in Britain. Then fast forward a few centuries to discover the "new" 12th century cathedral with the largest surviving example of a painted wooden ceiling from the Middle Ages. Peterborough Museum is the city's most haunted building and they also have one of the best collections of marine monsters in the world.
Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery was built in 1816 with the role of an infirmary, now home of a collection of 227.000 objects divided into different themed exhibitions about history, archeology, crime, literature and war. But one of the most important attractions of the museum is a collection of marine fossils from the Jurassic period.
Burghley House is a country house built and designed by Sir William Cecil and represents a splendid example of English architecture from the 16th century. In present the house can be seen, but not visited, being still owned by the descendants of Sir William Cecil.
Longthorpe Tower is a tower with a fortified manor, built in the 14th century. It is considered an ancient monument and is protected by the law. This is one of the most impressive buildings in Peterborough.
Flag Fen is an archaeological site from the Bronze Age, discovered in 1982 by Dr. Francis Pryor. The site has its own museum in Peterborough, next to it, exhibiting the artefacts found here.