Peterborough is a beautiful, historic cathedral city set in the heart of Cambridgeshire. The city has been welcoming visitors for centuries and is a great place to stay to discover heritage and culture alongside some of the best in shopping, dining and nightlife.
With glorious architecture and plenty of parks and open spaces, Peterborough is a lively, modern city with a regular programme of festivals and sporting events throughout the year. The city hosts football, speedway, ice hockey and greyhound racing, each with its own dedicated stadium. Known as the gateway to the fens, Peterborough provides easy access to fantastic countryside with picturesque waterways and traditional English villages.
The medieval cathedral stands at the heart of the city overlooking the fabulous fountains of cathedral square. This modern, open space lined with shops and restaurants is a great place to start discovering everything Peterborough has to offer. Nearby Peterborough museum explores the history of the city with a fascinating range of exhibits including reconstructions of Victorian rooms, and Roman and Saxon treasures. The museum also offers a range of fun and informative guided walks around the city centre, highlighting the buildings and people who have played an important role in the story of Peterborough across the centuries.
For shoppers, Peterborough has a fine blend of traditional high street stores, smaller independent shops and market stalls. Queensgate is the main area for modern, mall style shopping, with many well known high street names, restaurants and cafes. The nearby Westgate arcade offers a more sedate shopping experience. Originally built in the 1920s, but recently refurbished, this stylish arcade houses smaller boutiques, designer jewellers and a tempting selection of cafes and restaurants.
The Rivergate Shopping Centre combines larger high street names with smaller independent stores in a relaxed, family friendly shopping area with plenty of restaurants, pavement cafes and street entertainment. For shopping with a difference, Peterborough Garden Park, with its ’Crystal Palace’ glass atrium is a garden and shopping centre combined. With a great range of clothing and lifestyle outlets, an imaginatively designed kids play area and family friendly dining, a visit here is almost a day out in itself.
When it comes to eating out, Peterborough has an amazing choice of restaurants, cafes, pubs and inns to suit every taste and appetite. Choose from well known names and top quality international cuisine, to hearty traditional English pub favourites, there really is something for everyone. After a bite to eat, head out into the bright lights of Peterborough to discover how the city entertains its visitors after dark. Relax with a film or a play; catch some live music or dance the night away in a choice of clubs or late night bars.
Whatever the type of short break, Peterborough has accommodation to suit every need including smart city centre hotels, friendly guest houses, or convenient self catering apartments. There is plenty of accommodation near the town centre, within walking distance of main sites and attractions.