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Things to do at Longthorpe Tower

It's a Lord's Life
Longthorpe Tower
Various times available
£135 per group
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Longthorpe Tower
Thorpe Road, Peterborough. PE3 6LU
01733 864663

Longthorpe Tower displays one of the most complete and important sets of 14th-century domestic wall paintings in northern Europe. This varied 'spiritual encyclopaedia' of worldly and religious subjects includes the Wheel of Life, the Nativity and King David.

During your visit you can see a medieval ‘garderobe’ (toilet), look closer at the paintings of rare and mythical beasts on the walls and soak up the atmosphere of a 13th Century manor house. Longthorpe Tower is a fascinating insight into the way medieval people lived and how they viewed the world and has been cared for by English Heritage since 1984. The venue is now managed by Vivacity on behalf of English Heritage.

General opening times
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Weekend opening times
  • Sat10:00am - 5:00pm March - September
  • Sun10:00am - 5:00pm March - September
Additional Information
Open Bank holidays Between April and September. 
  • Walk & tours
  • School programme
  • Toilets
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users or those who struggle with stairs