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Touthill, Peterborough


Historic Peterborough

Stroll around the historic centre of town and find out about life in Peterborough from its beginnings to the present day.   Your guide will take you from the earliest settlements to a thriving mediaeval market town dominated by the great abbey; through the industrial expansion of  Victorian times and beyond,  to today’s modern city.

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Women in Peterborough

Florence Saunders' house

The former home of Florence Saunders


You may know about Katherine of Aragon & Mary, Queen of Scots, but do you know about Peterborough's own Florence Nightingale or the woman who caused a riot by trying to introduce smallpox vaccination years before anyone else? Find out about these and other women who touched the life of this city.

The Cathedral

West Front

Mediaeval Peterborough

Monastery, Markets & Fairs

Mediaeval life could be brutal but the Fairs brought wealth and excitement to the town. Markets held in the shadow of the great Abbey were an essential part of the lives of local people. What were the Middle Ages like for those in the town, and the monks and those who lived in the Monastery?