Other attractions in the Helpston District

Browne's Hospital Stamford

The Hospital was founded by William Browne, a rich wool merchant of Stamford, and built in 1475 in the reign of Edward IV. With his brother, John, William Browne was largely responsible for enlarging and embellishing the Church of All Saints nearby

Burghley House

Burghley, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age. Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587.

Flag Fen

The story of Flag Fen begins right back in 1982.  The team of archaeologists, led by Dr Francis Pryor, sent the timber for radiocarbon dating and it was returned having been dated to 1000 BC.

Norman Cross Gallery
Norman Cross Gallery is an independent fine art gallery situated just south-west of Peterborough.The Gallery has a regularly changing exhibition space which features both local artists and those from further away.


Nene Park Trust
Nene Park stretches for 10 km along the beautiful valley of the River Nene immediately west of Peterborough, and is managed by Nene Park Trust. The Park includes Ferry Meadows, Thorpe Meadows, Orton Mere, Woodston Reach and an agricultural estate bordered by the villages of Ailsworth, Castor and Sutton.

Nene Valley Railway

The NVR is more than just a train ride. It offers many different types of visitor experiences to make your day even more exciting and enjoyable.On many weekends of the summer you will find a vintage bus (or two) working from Wansford station, or the Travelling Post Office carriage set demonstrating how mail used to be moved and sorted at night.

Octavia Hill's Birthplace House

Her life and work is documented in Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, a handsome Georgian house facing the river Nene. The house and its displays demonstrate this remarkable woman’s influence on our life today: 


The modern-day city of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, hides a wealth of history just waiting to be uncovered. Visit Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre where archaeologists found the oldest wheel in Britain. Then fast forward a few centuries to discover the "new" 12th century cathedral with the largest surviving example of a painted wooden ceiling from the Middle Ages.

Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral is one of the UK’s top landmarks as voted in a 2007 Fujifilm users poll and is one of the finest Norman buildings surviving in Europe today. 

Prebendal Manor and Tithe Barn Nassington

The Grade I listed Prebendal Manor House is the earliest surviving dwelling in Northamptonshire.It forms the focus of a group of stone buildings, which includes a 16th century dovecote, a large 18th century tithe barn and a 15th century lodgings building.


Located in the heart of Peterborough, a fun and informative visitor attraction for the whole family."

Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre

Come rain or shine, stick on your wellies and experience an action packed, fun-filled day at Sacrewell Farm.

Thorney Heritage Museum

The museum shows village development from monastic days, Walloon and Flemish influence after Vermuyden's drainage, also 19thC model housing by the Duke of Bedford.