I drafted this post ages ago – it’s going to be one of those with little to read but lots of photos to see. Peterborough may not have the most glowing of reputations but the Cathedral is one of the most impressive I’ve seen, inside and out, and beating the crowds to a morning wander was a good start to the weekend.
The buildings around it are also worth visiting, all set within the quiet of the Cathedral grounds.
Next stop was Stamford, a small town in Lincolnshire which I’d definitely like to explore again.
Nearby was Burghley House, an Elizabethan stately home which held some treasures and which offered a sanctuary from an impending rainstorm…
I couldn’t stop snapping photos of the frescoes (of mythological figures, both benevolent and less so) and furniture – the depictions are vibrant and jump off the ceilings and walls. There’s so much colour in this house and the lighting throughout the building is beautiful.
The Garden of Surprises and the Sculpture Garden were definite highlights. The ‘Form and Function’ theme of the exhibition meant there were some wonderful abstract and colourful pieces scattered around the grounds, and since we’d dodged the black clouds and downpour earlier we got to wander around the gardens with blue skies.
Some of the pieces from the ‘Form & Function’ sculpture collection.
The day was rounded off with a trip to (finally) see Avengers: Endgame and cold pizza and the next morning we headed out to Castle Ashby….