Peterborough Cathedral

The day started with Mr C encountering another ’shower incident’. This time there was water but it was cold. During breakfast another couple mentioned to the waiter that they had had no hot water that morning so Mr C added that we hadn’t either. This prompted another couple to speak up and say that only one of them had had a lovely warm shower earlier in the morning.

The waiter noted the problem so that it could be investigated. As it was our last morning in the hotel we will never know the outcome!

T. Rex

After breakfast, our final one before travelling home, we set off towards Peterborough for our first stop of the day. Once again the SatNav had other ideas and took us past the waypoint (Peterborough) causing us to have to retrace our steps.

When we arrived in Peterborough, we walked to the Cathedral to find that there was a T. Rex exhibition in part of the Cathedral with animatronic dinosaurs from the National History Museum. It was entitled ‘T. Rex: The Killer Question’. It explored the question of whether T. Rex was a ferocious hunter or just a scavenger.

We purchased tickets which also allowed us to see all of the Cathedral as part of the building could only be seen if you purchased a ticket for the exhibition. It was quite strange to hear dinosaurs roaring within the Cathedral.

The Orchard Cafe

Our next stop was Bosworth Battle field. We re-programmed the SatNav so it didn’t have the opportunity to bypass another waypoint. Before we arrived there, we stopped of at Welland Vale Garden Centre and had lunch in Orchard Café. I chose a basil and tomato open toasted sandwich with dressed leaves.

Tasty Toasty

Mr C thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition at Bosworth, and if time had permitted, I would have enjoyed a walk around the battlefield site.

Bosworth Battle Field

To make dining easier we picked up a ready made Indian takeaway from Sainsbury’s, sadly, the weather was not quite warm enough for us to enjoy dining on the patio.

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 6th 2022

8 Responses to “Norfolk – Day Nine”

  1. Hels says:

    I have never been to Bosworth Battle field nor to the Heritage Centre. But I have been reading and writing about King Richard III recently, and would have loved to have experienced it all myself.

  2. Looks as though you stopped at some lovely places on the journey. Would have liked to see the dinosaur exhibiton and Bosworth is brilliant. We went for the day a few years back for one of the childrens’ birthdays.

    • CherryPie says:

      The dinosaur exhibition is touring so it might visit a place nearer to you. We did see it when it was first set up in the National History Museum. We enjoyed it in the Cathedral better because it wasn’t so crowded.

  3. ....peter:) says:

    i got through to you today Cherie… you two are always on trips and you describe them very well….peter:)

  4. I quite enjoyed Peterborough Cathedral and the market square area.
    Near by there was a market town called Oundle, it was such a lovely place too.
    Did you see it?