Things to see and do - Peterborough
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Peterborough Travel guide
Peterborough : Michelin's recommendations
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..
Thorpe Meadows, Off Longthorpe Parkway GB - Peterborough PE3 6GA
Quality Hotel Peterborough offers free parking, a sun terrace, a restaurant and scenic views of Thorpe Meadows. Next to the International Rowing Lake, the hotel has rooms with free high-speed Wi-Fi. Rooms at Quality Hotel Peterborough have a private..
Station Approach GB - Peterborough PE1 1QL
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..
77 Lincoln Road GB - Peterborough PE1 2SH
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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..
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.
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.
Fotheringhay GB - Fotheringhay PE8 5HZ
Attractive stone inn with a neat garden and terrace. Good-sized menus feature unusual combinations and interesting modern takes on classic dishes. You'll find the regulars playing darts in the tap bar and diners in the conservatory.
10 Queen St GB - Peterborough PE1 1PA
Contemporary restaurant on a paved square in the heart of the city. It's a spacious, formally run place; enjoy a drink in the smart bar or, in summer, make for the pleasant private courtyard. Cooking complex, modern and seasonal.
Great North Rd GB - Stilton PE7 3RA