Castor Parish Information

Castor is a rural village and civil parish in the City of Peterborough unitary authority, about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the city centre. Castor is also a nationally significant Roman archaeological site. The parish sits on the north side the River Nene valley on the south-facing slope of a limestone plateau eroded by the river. Just beyond the parish, to the north and west, are the ancient woodlands of Castor Hanglands, Moore Wood and other copses.

The general character of the countryside is marked by the existence of well-built dry stone walls, hedgerows retained from the enclosures, many containing significant mature trees, some over 400 years old. The present village has continually occupied the same site since at least Roman times and buildings have used and re-used locally quarried stone.

Today The village benefits from the Church of St Kyneburgha, a primary school, two pubs, a pub-restaurant and a village hall, all of which also serve the adjoining village of Ailsworth