Peterborough is a lively city with a rich heritage and plenty of places of interest including historical buildings, museum, theatres, parks and countryside, along with good leisure facilities. Entertainment in the city might include a visit to the Key Theatre or the Cresset Theatre, where you can see a range of performances including music, drama, comedy and children’s shows. If you’re eating out, there’s a large range of restaurants with lots of different international cuisines for a variety of tastes, and you’ll find many pubs and clubs for a lively evening out.
Shopping in the city offers a large choice and includes the Rivergate Shopping Centre with a good selection of stores. For business, there are a number of conference venues and include Peterborough Arena and the Haycock Hotel, and East Midlands Airport and Luton Airport are the nearest airports for international air travel.
Peterborough Car Hire
Wherever you are in Peterborough, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Peterborough car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Some the places you could visit while you’re in Peterborough might include the following:
You could visit this museum to see many fascinating collections, including prehistoric finds in the area such as marine creatures and woolly mammoths. You can learn about the history of Peterborough, and see artefacts such as Roman pottery, an impressive Iron Age sword and medieval artefacts, There are also displays about Peterborough’s industrial growth as well as a reconstructed Victorian operating theatre, with original wall and floor tiles. Visitors can also see a large collection of art works dating from the 17th century up to the present, such as those by J M W Turner, and there are regular temporary exhibitions at the museum over the year.
You can come to this beautiful 16th century house built by William Cecil, and admire its impressive rooms such as the large Tudor kitchen, grand bedrooms with splendid four poster beds and features such as outstanding painted ceilings, rich wooden panelling and exterior gilded iron gates, along with many fine art works around the house such as beautiful Old Master paintings and tapestries. The parkland was designed by Capability Brown and you can enjoy the lovely surroundings all year round, with the attractive formal gardens which have many water features and sculptures, and you can see deer roaming around the parkland.
Sacrewell Farm and Activity Centre
Set in lovely countryside, this is a great place to come for a family day out to see lots of animals such as goats, Shetland ponies, donkeys, pigs and sheep, and there’s a children’s play barn with lots of activities including climbing features, maze, swings and tractors. You can also see the watermill built in the 1700’s and learn how bread was made there, together with a wildlife trail to enjoy.
You can visit this beautiful cathedral built between the 12th and 13th centuries with later additions. Visitors can admire the Gothic and Romanesque architecture with the stunning West Front, splendid fan vaulting, painted ceilings, sculptures, impressive chapels, arches in Romanesque style, and splendid high altar. The tomb of Catherine of Aragon lies here and the cathedral was also where Mary Queen of Scots was first buried, and you can book a guided tour and learn all about the cathedral’s history and architecture.
This large park has lovely areas of meadows, lakes, woods, and the River Nene running through it, and you can enjoy the surroundings and natural wildlife which includes Ferry Meadows Country Park with lakeside activities and watersports. You can take part in the activities or just relax in the peace and quiet of the park and its attractive landscape.
For a fun evening you could come to Peterborough Greyhounds and enjoy the exciting races at the stadium. There’s a good choice of bars and eateries at the Stadium so you can enjoy a meal and a drink in a good atmosphere to make your evening complete.
Hampton Leisure Centre
This large leisure centre has a good range of facilities for you to enjoy, which includes a well equipped gym, hall for sports such as basketball and badminton, football pitches, fitness and dance studios, trampolines, netball and tennis courts.
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