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So much history

I had a lovely time here. The place may be small inside but its big on history. The guides were... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Elaine F

To have this just up the road from us is wonderful we took friends last week and they were thrilled... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Longthorpe Towers Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6LU, England
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

I had a lovely time here. The place may be small inside but its big on history. The guides were so knowledgeable and friendly. At only £3 per person it's great value for money. I definitely recommend it if you love medieval history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elaine F
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

To have this just up the road from us is wonderful we took friends last week and they were thrilled This time we had a very good guide which brought the whole history alive Thank you

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Recently, I visited Longthorpe Tower with my grandmother after my parents had read an article in the “Country Life” magazine that sang its praises. I had never heard of it before so I had no idea of what it would be like, this was due...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Nothing much to see.... about 15 minutes of mild interest. Went as part of a national Trust open day years ago.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Martin D
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This was the second national heritage building visit on this day. The tower was not to far from were we had just been and again it was free for members to visit. The are two floors that you can look round as it is still...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 1bungle
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Your first challenge is to actually find this. Though it looks simple on the map & there are some signs from the ring roads believe me it isn't, particularly as on the smaller roads near it there is at least one sign that is pointing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Martin H
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Stopped off here on a trip with the Colchester Archaeological Trust last year and it was very good. Certainly worth calling in.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank David Patrick W
Reviewed 1 January 2018

A very small English Heritage site ( only two rooms). Nonetheless, very interesting with attentive, enthusiastic guides. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank David H H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is well worth a visit as the wall paintings (a secco) show a range of characters and events illustrating the lives of our medieval ancestors. The guide for the tower is well produced and a visit to the place is a gem not to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 141ken
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A fantastic survival of ancient wall paintings in a domestic setting, inevitably there have been some losses over the years; only one king from the "three living and three dead" remains but this should not detract from the overall experience which quite rightly concentrates on...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Richard P
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