Situated at the heart of rural east England, Peterborough is a pretty cathedral city attracting a great number of visitors each year. Its surrounding borough marks the culmination of the Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire borders. Peterborough is a modern city with an interesting past and rich heritage – highlighted by the beautiful Peterborough Cathedral and various examples of early Victorian architecture throughout its centre.
The city’s most famous landmark is Peterborough Cathedral, a stunning 12th century Norman building which has remained largely intact over the years. Also, in the city centre is Peterborough Museum, which displays artefacts charting the city’s diverse and fascinating history.
On the outskirts of the city the surrounding countryside is green and unspoilt, punctuated only by the odd stately home or farm. Burghley House is one such location – boasting beautifully grand architecture and stunning gardens. It’s also famous as the venue for the Burghley Horse Trials. Nearby Nene Park is also popular with locals and visitors alike – home to the historic Nene Valley Railway and Ferry Meadows. Flag Fen Archaeology Park houses the incredibly well preserved remains of a bronze age village – an ideal attraction for history buffs and amateur archaeologists. Much of the local countryside is designated as green belt land, giving rise to protected areas home to a variety of native wildlife.
Peterborough is well-connected via road and rail links. London Stansted is the nearest international airport. Within the city many attractions are within walking distance - and regular buses connect the surrounding regions.