A Weekend in Peterborough

Friday night saw Christian and I meeting at Stansted airport before hiring a car to make our way to Peterborough. We stayed in Orton Hall the 17th century manor house which was once the home of the Marquesses of Huntly and is set in 20 acres of parkland. We were there for a wedding, which was a fabulous affair – absolutely beautiful.

On the Saturday we popped into Peterborough itself and visited the Cathedral where Catherine of Aragon lies. This stunning building dates almost 900 years and outshines the 1671 Guildhall which gives the market square a distinctly continental feel.

We had time to kill on Sunday and as it was bitterly cold we decided that a drive to nearby Ely would be a good idea. Ely Cathedral can be seen for miles jutting out of the Fens and dates back to just a little before Peterborough. We were lucky enough to turn up when choir rehearsals were going on so we got a chance to hear some great singing.

Back at Stansted our flights to Dublin and Edinburgh were due to depart 10 minutes apart. Unfortunately the bitter cold was even worse in Scotland and Christian’s flight was cancelled. So, while I jetted off on the bumpy ride back to Dublin, Christian was put up in a fairly decent hotel for the night. Luckily he managed to get home by mid-afternoon today, could have been worse!

So a lovely weekend and now we have the cold to deal with… roll on Christmas!

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