Longthorpe Tower, Peterborough

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#5 of 8 in Historic Sites in Peterborough
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  • A very small English Heritage site ( only two rooms). Nonetheless, very interesting with attentive, enthusiastic guides. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 shoul...  more »
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  • Wonderful hiden medieval gem. Beautiful wall paintings so well preserved. The guide was brilliant and new her stuff. Well done.
  • An unusual opportunity to get some insights to the fashion for medieval tower homes. This part was the 'solar', next to the manor house. The 14th century wall paintings are remarkable, especially having survived both reformation whitewashing and treatment with a wax that caused the loss of their original bright colours. It doesn't take long to visit.
  • Very interesting and a wonderful guide to explain everything
  • Small tower with incredible wall paintings. Staff dressed in period costume knowledgeable and interested in sharing the history of this tower.
  • Atmospheric and brought to life by volunteers dressed in period costume explaining the significance of the wall paintings.
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