Peterborough

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5/5

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October, 2018

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We decided that we wanted to see The Flying Scotsman and luckily The Nene Valley Railway had Scotsman there for 4 days. We booked a ride behind the train for the Monday and then I started to look for accommodation and other things to do in the area. I had in my mind that Peterborough was a bit dull as a city and it was never on my “must do” list, however, I was quite wrong. We took our small motorhome and stayed at the Caravan and Motorhome site at Ferry Meadows, which was a couple of miles outside Peterborough and right beside the Nene Valley Railway. The station was a couple of minutes away and all day we heard the lovely steam trains passing by. There is a lovely walk and cycle path that takes you into Peterborough next to the site and a bus service nearby. We decided to walk and as the path was next to the railway we were passed by Flying Scotsman a number of times. To our delight we also found that Tornado was also on the railway and is indeed still there at the moment. The station at Ferry Meadows also has a lot of other carriages and vehicles that they are restoring as part of their “Night Train” project. You can wander around them and go inside the mail carriages. Absolutely fascinating. Wansford station has a repair yard and yet more trains and carriages to see and Peterborough has the water tower where you can see the trains filling up with water. Well, if trains are not your thing, to our surprise, Peterborough has a lot of other things to offer. Out at Ferry Meadows there are fantastic walks around the lakes in the country park where as in the city there is a beautiful cathedral. When we were there we were lucky enough to see the Tim Peake space shuttle and take part in the virtual reality presentation .Quite and experience. Well Peterborough certainly kept up entertained for four days.

Gillian Green

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