Island Hall and Peterborough Cathedral
1 October 2013
Island Hall is an elegant riverside mansion built in the 1740s for John Jackson, Receiver-General for Huntingdon. The house was purchased and restored by interior designer Christopher Vane Percy in 1983 and he and his family continue to live in the house today. In the afternoon we visit Peterborough Cathedral, one of the most important twelfth-century buildings in England to have remained largely intact. The present building was begun in 1118 with the wooden ceiling completed in 1250; it is one of only four wooden ceilings of this period to survive in the whole of Europe.
£75, including coach, coffee, lunch, tea
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