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Peterborough’s hidden wonders were briefly opened to the public last weekend as part of the Heritage Open Days. History enthusiasts had plenty to keep them entertained on both Saturday and Sunday with more than 20 different events offering chances to explore some of city’s most iconic buildings.
Peterborough Cathe - dral offered guided tours which proved to be very popular with the public, including its remarkable library which is tucked away above the cathedral’s 14th century porch.
Other offerings included tours of the The Deanery Garden which includes the remains of Peterborough’s castle, and a rare chance to go inside the 15th century Table Hall.
There was also the chance to go inside The King’s Lodgings and see the remains of Peterborough’s medieval prison, the royal apartments and the room above the cathedral gateway.
Stuart Orme, head of operations at the cathedral, said: “We were really pleased that so many people came to visit the cathedral site during Heritage Open Days.
“Both on Saturday and Sunday people took tours and dropped in to see some hidden spaces, or chatted t o t he medieval knights camped on the cathedral green.
“Some of the places we opened up had not been accessible to the public for many years, i f at all, so i t was a great pleasure to show them to such appreciative visitors.
“We have had some very positive f eedback on the weekend and would like to thank everyone who came, particularly the people who turned up for the Deanery Garden tours on Saturday when it was pouring with rain!”
There were many other tours outside of the cathedral as well, including one
Glenys Wass, the collections manager at Peterborough Museum showing visitors artifacts in the vaults.