The one-hour experience will include tours of the cathedral
building, ruins and graveyard, visits to ancient monuments and
fascinating facts behind the construction of the Guildhall building
on Cathedral Square and the party that followed its formal opening.
Prior booking is not necessary.
For adults, the 90-minute 'Historic
Peterborough' tours continue on Saturdays (21 and 28 July and 4
August) and will explore the history of the city from medieval times
until the present. The guide will describe how two queens were
buried at the cathedral and how prehistoric fossils can be found in
the Queensgate shopping centre. The tours depart from the Tourist
Information Centre at 1.30 pm. Prior booking is not necessary.
Fascinating insights into the
historical connections behind Peterborough's street names will be
revealed in a 'What's in a name?' tour on Sunday 5 August starting
from the Cathedral Norman arch at 2.30 pm. Names such as Cumbergate,
Cobden Street and Wheelyard will all be explored during the
90-minute tour. Prior booking is necessary
All tours are arranged by the
Tourist Information Centre. Tickets cost £4 for adults; £3 for
students and pensioners; and £2 for under-16s. For more information
telephone (01733) 452336.
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