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Peterborough, England

Peterborough is a beautiful city located in the heart of rural East England bridging the Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and North Amptonshire borders. Peterborough and its region have an important place in the history of Britain and the modern city continues to grow in importance to meet your every need. You will never be disappointed on any of your visit to Peterborough because an amazingly beautiful heritage city, an environment city, an event city and a modern exciting cosmopolitan place awaits you. Enjoy the city because we always do.

Although it is traditionally part of Nothamptonshire  for ceremonial purposes, it falls within the county of Cambridgeshire. It is situated 75 miles (121 km) North of London, and part of the town stands on the River Nene allowing the flows of water into the North Sea, approximately 30 miles (48 km) to the North East. The railway station is an important stop on the East coast main line between London and Edinburgh.The local topography is flat and falls below sea level in some levels, such as the Fens that lie East of Peterborough. People lived in this area long before the Bronze Age, evidenced by the Flag Fenarchaeological site to the East of the current town centre, supported by evidence of Roman occupation.

The population grew rapidly following the arrival of the railways in the 19th century and Peterborough became an industrial centre and lauded for its brick manufacturing success. Following the Second World War, growth was limited until designation as a New Town in the 1960s. Housing and population are expanding and a £1 billion regeneration of the city centre and immediately surrounding area is underway. In common with much of the United Kingdom, industrial employment has fallen, with a significant proportion of new jobs in financial services and distribution

History of Peterborough:

You are greeted with numerous historical places to visit in Peterborough. Flag Fen is probably one of the biggest sites from the British Bronze Age. The remains of a wooden causeway that stretch across the fens near Peterborough should be a high point of anyone's historical experience.The preservation huts aside will spark your interest to view the internal structure. There is a museum building and a couple of ancient houses, where re-enactors, dressed as Bronze Age people will happily tell you about their ancient lives. It is a really nicely built and maintained site which sports a very interesting, well preserved archaeology seen by many as a pleasant and peaceful place to spend a couple of hours on any given day of the week. Whenever you decide to visit Peterborough you ought to experience the comfort and treasures of the archaeology centre. You will find it very interesting and a pleasant day out in general.

The site is set up in such a way that it takes you through the history of the area along a pathway which shows you Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman features. The preservation area with its constant mist to preserve the ancient timbers of the fen causeway is very atmospheric and gives a sense of actually being transported back into pre-history. The reconstructions of the Bronze and Iron Age dwellings were unfortunately damaged by severe weather in the winter season so that is undergoing restoration. Thatching has begun on the Bronze Age house but the Iron Age building is still under green tarp. There is a small museum of finds from the causeway. It houses the oldest known wheel found in England. There is natural beauty of the fen and the visitor centre has a small shop and tea/coffee bar.


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