Peterborough is an ancient cathedral city. Yet, far from being old and traditional, it is a vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and enjoy. You can get involved in any number of exciting activities or indulge yourself in the city’s history and culture.
For culture lovers there are a number of museums, exhibitions and historical attractions including the beautiful cathedral.
If you fancy something a bit different, Peterborough offers no end of choice: the preserved Nene Valley Steam Railway, the prehistoric Flag Fen site, a cruise along the Nene river, the watersports centre at Nene Park and of course, don’t forget to go and see Peterborough’s football team play – the Posh.
Peterborough has one of the largest clusters of environmental related businesses and organisations in the country. It is an environment city with aspirations to become the UK’s environment capital.
Peterborough is a shopper’s paradise. Highlights include Bridge Street, the Queensgate Centre, the covered market, Westgate Arcade and the Rivergate Shopping Centre.
River Nene – A great place to feed the ducks or take a ferry ride. The nearby gardens are beautifully maintained and you can relax or take a leisurely stroll along the embankment.
The Posh – Known formally as Peterborough United Football Club, the Posh’s stadium is on London Road, near the city centre.
Key Theatre – situated by the river, is a venue for all types of performance from panto to poetry and music to modern dance.
Gardens – There are a number of beautiful parks and gardens in the city, in particular the formal gardens at Central Park and Bishop’s Gardens, as well as interesting an innovative eco garden projects.
Peterborough Cathedral – positioned right in the centre of the city has a magnificent West Front with arches and sculpted figures. Building began in 1118 and took more than 120 years to finish. Don’t miss Katherine of Aragon’s grave, the former resting place of Mary Queen of Scots’ and the original painted ceiling which dates from around 1230 – the only of its type surviving in Britain today.
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