Things to see and do - Peterborough
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Today, Peterborough is a high-tech city, focused on finance, engineering and brick manufacture, and most of its buildings are brick-built. Its population has doubled in 20 years. A pedestrian area has replaced the old city centre, but developers spared its Cathedral, fine 17C Guildhall, Perpendicular-style Church of St John the Baptist in Cowgate and some Georgian houses in Priestgate.
Tourist attractions Peterborough : Things to see and do
9 st. Bridge GB - Peterborough PE1 1HJ
Peterborough and Ely were the two great monasteries on the Fens. The Saxon monastery built before the Norman conquest in around 655 was destroyed by the Danes in 870. A second Saxon church, built in the 10C as a Benedictine abbey, was destroyed by fi..
rd. Northey GB - Peterborough PE6 7QJ
Marshland surrounded by an industrial zone are the site for digs that have revealed remains more than 3,000 years old. The little museum in the visitor centre has a wonderful exhibition of bronze spears, harnesses, bracelets and pots.
Wansford Station GB - Wansford PE8 6LR
Steam locomotives puff along the Nene Valley and through a long tunnel. The carriages are fitted out with wooden fascia and the smoke billows over the flat landscape as in times gone by. The museum at Wansford displays one carriage with railway memor..
Westgate GB - Peterborough PE1 1RB
Prix Prices from : 66 £
In the heart of Peterborough, the exclusive 4-star Bull Hotel is opposite the Queensgate shopping centre. Close to the cathedral the Bull offers rooms with en suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Spacious rooms all feature a bathroom with b..
Station Approach GB - Peterborough PE1 1QL
Prix Prices from : 60 £
A 10-minute walk from Peterborough city centre, the recently refurbished, 180-year-old Great Northern Hotel offers elegant rooms, 50 metres from the train station, and free public parking on site. It serves a full English breakfast in the on-site res..
5-7 Fletton Avenue GB - Peterborough PE2 8AX
Centrally situated in Peterborough, The Queensgate Hotel offers its own Mediterranean restaurant and a wellness centre. With free Wi-Fi throughout and free private parking, it is next to Peterborough Football Club. The Queensgate offers room which i..
62 Albert Pl GB - Peterborough PE1 1DD
Set just off the city centre ring road, with a smart modern interior, a zinc-topped bar and a mix of high stools, armchairs and banquettes. Dishes are well-presented, flavoursome and satisfying; the house pâté with chutney is a must-try.
Great North Rd GB - Stilton PE7 3RA
8 Duck St GB - Elton PE8 6RQ
17C honey-stone pub in a delightful country parish, with a thatched roof, a cosy inglenook fireplace in the bar and a laid-back feel. Extensive menus offer homely British dishes which arrive in generous portions. Bedrooms are smart and individually s..
10 High St GB - Glinton PE6 7LS
Welcoming 18C pub in a pretty village. A colourful flower display greets you at the front and there's a pleasant terrace hidden at the back. Lunch offers pub favourites and dinner has a more modern edge; be sure to save room for dessert.
10 Queen St GB - Peterborough PE1 1PA
Smart, modern restaurant set on a square in the heart of the city. Enjoy a drink in the bar or make for the private courtyard in summer. Cooking is ambitious, modern and seasonal. It's formally run by a husband and wife team.
Great North Rd GB - Stilton PE7 3RA
17C coaching inn where Stilton cheese was born; dine in the characterful bar or more modern bistro. Classically based menus offer plenty of choice and Stilton cheese appears in many of the dishes, from starters through to desserts.