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
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..
Telephone House, Wentworth Street GB - Peterborough PE1 1BA
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Peterborough Rail Station, this stylish, modern hotel boasts spacious rooms with double walk-in showers and city views. Guests can also enjoy the grill restaurant and bar. All of the rooms at Park Inn by Radisson Peterborou..
77 Lincoln Road GB - Peterborough PE1 2SH
Situated in the heart of Peterborough, The Pearl Hotel offers luxury rooms with free Wi-Fi, free parking, and easy access to the city centre. A complimentary continental breakfast is also provided. Each air-conditioned room boasts elegant furniture,..
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.
Great North Rd GB - Stilton PE7 3RA
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.
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.
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 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.