images of self catering accommodation at Castor in the Peterborough area
Things to Do & Useful Links
Here we have provided you with a number of ideas of things to do around Castor and Peterborough, and some useful links which might help you with your stay in the local area.
Within Castor
Within Castor itself, you'll find 2 pubs (The Royal Oak & The Prince of Wales), as well as a local store and a coffee shop, to cater for all your culinary and drinking needs.
If you have an interest in Roman and Saxon history, you should visit the Church of St Kyneburgha, in Castor, built from 1120AD in honor of St Kyneburgha - the daughter of King Penda of Mercia who founded a convent on the site in 650AD. In addition, there are a range of interesting historically significant sites around Castor, the neighbouring village of Ailsworth and the Peterborough area.
The Outdoors
If you enjoy the outdoors, the nearby Nene Park offers 2000 acres of beautiful parkland (including the 500 acre Ferry Meadows Country park) , with it's chain of rivers and lakes, where you can enjoy walking, cyling, rowing, windsurfing, fishing and birdwatching.
Places to visit
Burghley House is open between April and October and is well worth a visit. This largest and grandest house of the first Elizabethan age was completed by William Cecil, Lord Burghley in 1587. Today, eighteen state rooms filled with wonderful paintings, furniture and fine art are open to visitors. Also home to the Burghley Horse Trials each year. Burghley house and grounds
For the Golfer
For the golfer, there are two public golf courses within 5 miles of Castor:
the Thorpewood Golf Course and the Orton Meadows Golf Course
If you enjoy cycling, try out Peterborough's Green Wheel cycle route »»More Information
Rail Enthusiasts
If you're a Steam Train Enthusiast, you'll enjoy the Nene Valley Railway or Peterborough's Railworld
Other Useful Links
Postively Peterborough Tourism Information
The Peterborough City Council tourism information page
East of England Tourism Board Information
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