Your Guide to Peterborough


Peterborough Heritage

Peterborough is steeped in history. 
(Peterborough Market Square)
Experience Peterborough’s magnificent Norman Cathedral. It has beautiful grounds and majestic architecture; it’s also famous for being the burial space of Mary Queen of Scots. Follow the heritage trail to be transported back in time at Peterborough Museum. One of the best events the museum offers is the Ghost walk. A late night walk through the city centre filled with spooky stories, you can hear the story of the museum’s most notorious ghost, the ‘Lonely ANZAC’ Thomas Hunter. 
Rural Peterborough highlights across John Clare country are John Clare Cottage and Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre with its historic Watermill. The city is also famous for the historic Flag Fens, over 3,500 years you can discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors at the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe.
(Peterborough Cathedral)
There’s also the beautiful Elizabethan manor, Burghley House on the outskirts of Stamford. The beautiful house is open to visitors and is steeped in British history. The house is home to the illustrious Burghley Horse Trials and the set of Kiera Knightley’s Pride and Prejudice (2005). 

(Burghley House, Classic Car Show 2015)

Secret Treasures of Peterborough

  • See a show or pantomime at the Key Theatre on the Embankment.
  • Go to see our home team, POSH, play football at London Stadium. Only a short walk from campus!
  • The Green Backyard is a vibrant community growing project in the heart of Peterborough, get your hands dirty and find out how committed Peterborough is to improving the Environment in our city.
  • For a fun family day out go to Sacrewell Farm and feed the donkeys, goats, pigs and horses!
  • Showcase cinemas shows the latest films and has recently updated the cinema screens.
  • Have you ever tried Ice Skating? Planet Ice is the best place to slip and slide your way over the ice, or to see some local hockey games.
  • Nene Valley Park or Ferry meadows has a new water sport centre, they offer everything from wind surfing to rowing to paddle boats!
  • We also have our very own steam train, sometimes you can even hear the train blow the horn and chug past campus. Nene Valley Railway takes you on a journey through Peterborough’s countryside.

List of Pubs/Restaurants (In City Centre)

The Boathouse 
Thorpe Meadows
PE3 6GA 

College Arms Wetherspoons
40 Broadway
Sibson Inn 
Great North Road
The Bull Hotel 
PE1 1RB 
Cathedral Square
Pizza Express 
8A Cathedral Square
28-30 Priestgate
Pizza Hut
Boongate Services
Carr Road Industrial Estate
The Harvester
Oundle Rd
Prezzo Restaurant
2 Cowgate
Yates 1-3 Broadway Peterborough PE1 1RS 01733 358070
Solstice Bar, Northminster Road Peterborough PE1 1YN 01733 560231
Edwards/Flares/The Red Room Broadway, Peterborough PE1 1RS 01733 341890
Liquid, Envy, MYU, New New York 33 New Road, Northminster, Peterborough PE1 1FJ 01733 898005
Halo Nightclub Earlham House, Northminster, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 1FJ 01733 343035
The Met Lounge, 59B Bridge St Peterborough 01733 566100

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