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A flavour of the experiences of Peterborough. What they are, where and when you go for them. Adverts and features matched. Easy to use on your visit. Visitor Information Service: ✆ 01733 452336 * vic@peterborough.gov.uk

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Peterborough is the city at the heart of rural East England, bridging the Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire borders. Peterborough and its region have an important place in the history of Britain and the modern city is thriving. Visit Peterborough: you will find a heritage city, an environment city, an event city and a modern exciting cosmopolitan place. Enjoy the city, we do.

Cllr Janet Goodwin, Cabinet Advisor to the Leader on Business Engagement, Tourism and International Links.

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heritage city A warm and friendly welcome from our monastic tradition for hospitality. Enjoy all year Cathedral, tower and precinct tours, musical events, festivals and exhibitions.

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Passion for Peterborough Had friends visit from Australia, took them to the Cathedral, forgot what a magnificent building we have on our doorstep. We have visited many Cathedrals in many countries and Peterborough stands out as one of the best. Sheila U Trip Advisor

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A special experience of beautiful grounds and majestic architecture,

an oasis in the middle of a vibrant city.

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Relax in Cathedral Square and the Guildhall – the cosmopolitan heartbeat of the city ... ... a true heritage and modern city square to sit outside or at cafes and restaurants, shop, watch events, fountains listen to music … relax it’s your space. Go on and out down tree-lined walkways to the rest of the city or on to the river.

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It is the wealth of heritage here that brings Peterborough alive. From the historic core, and concentration of listed buildings at the centre, to the roman remains at almost every turn in the city and in the villages. Jonathan Latchford, Heritage Development


St John the Baptist, Peterborough’s Parish in the square gardens or visit regular events and www.peterborough-stjohns.org.uk

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http://www.chrisbrudenellphotography.co.uk/chris-brudenell-other-projects-photography.php

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It’s my favourite place to appreciate the beauty of the Cathedral, Guild Hall and St John’s. It’s a real meeting and relaxing space and there are always events of some sort going on. Chris Brudenell Local photographer www.chrisbrudenellphotography.co.uk

St Peter’s Arcade Coats of Arms Gallery

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Walk the Town Hall

Guildhall St John the Baptist Church

10-15 minutes Cathedral – Guildhall – St John the Baptist – Museum

& City Gallery Museum

The museum and art galleries are 2 minutes from either St John’s by Prezzo or from Town Hall by WH Smith.

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A superb experience awaits at the beautifully restored Museum, housing over 200,000 items with key specimens of national and international importance.

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Peterborough is a unique place historically, with an unbroken story of people making their lives here stretching back over 3,500 years. It has an incredible set of treasure be it our Bronze Age site at Flag Fen, Norman Cathedral, Medieval paintings at Longthorpe, the Elizabethan splendour of Burghley, the international treasures in the city’s Museum or our railway heritage. Stuart Orme, Historian and City guide

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heritage city See the 160 million year old Jurassic marine reptile fossil collection.

... don’t miss a must-see attraction on the Heritage City route, minutes from Cathedral Square ... the Peterborough Museum and City Gallery.

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Nostalgia never fades. Step on a train and back in time. Enjoy 7.5 miles of nostalgic bliss and great scenery, perhaps enjoy a walk in the countryside then visit our superb café at the Wansford halt,

(the cakes come highly recommended).

We run Steam services most weekends and Wednesdays throughout the year. Get on at any station and pay on the train.

Adult £14.50, child £7.20 (concessions and family fares available) Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Peterborough PE8 6LR

www.nvr.org.uk Charity number 263617.

Impressive displays on historic artefacts. See the massive Danish Pacific Loco under restoration. l Marvel at Britain’s high speed venture, RTV 31 & the 1885 LNWR Loco shed. l Walk over the unique GNR Aqueducts to the Wildlife Haven. l View the Big Screen with historic images of trains around Peterborough. l

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Experience the thrill of riding a steam engine whilst exploring the beautiful Nene Valley. Nene Valley Railway the UK’s leading steam engine and locomotive attraction. map 1

Wansford or Peterborough Stations. Start from

Fuel up at Turntable Café

Gift Shop at Wansford, open seven days per week from 9am until 4:30 pm.

Railworld and Wildlife Haven

at the NVR Peterborough terminus – harmonised map 1 opening for 2014

Two attractions, one price. Further reductions for NVR passengers only a short walk across from the city centre. See also Family and Environment city.

Passion for Peterborough

Our railway heritage was being destroyed so, with many others I helped create the Nene Valley Railway. I run Railworld with a team of likeminded people we transformed three acres into a city centre nature haven. The NVR and Railworld with Wildlife Haven link the heart of the city to its rural edge. All of it built by volunteers with a Passion for Peterborough, 2014 will be another great year in the journey. Brian Pearce – Volunteer and Chair of Railworld

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The finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe Flag Fen Archaeology Park 3,500 years old wooden causeway.

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Soak up the atmosphere and imagine what life was like thousands of years ago in the Bronze Age and Iron Age Roundhouses.

Flag Fen is a cleverly organised centre, making archaeology clear and accessible to all. The preserved causeway is amazing - privilege to see. Peggyivy Trip Advisor

Longthorpe Tower a surviving part of a 14th-century fortified manor house, with the finest set of medieval wall paintings in a domestic setting anywhere in Western Europe.

Passion for Peterborough … I found something totally incredible right on my doorstep, Longthorpe Tower … historic society enthusiasts volunteer to be there to tell you more about medieval life style, local medieval history and of course amazing wall paintings. Lara W Trip Advisor

Both attractions open from early April to the end of October, varied opening times, see websites.

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Thorney Heritage Museum Home to the finest poet of nature in the English language. Relaxed Cafe, Cottage Shop, Beautiful Gardens Year round programme of events, workshops and education activities Opening times Open every day 10.30am – 4.00pm (last entry for cottage tours at 3.00pm) We are closed from Sunday 21 December 2014 – Friday 2 January 2015 inclusive.

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Thorney is a historic fenland village with a rich history and beautiful setting. Our Museum shows visitors aspects of our heritage, including the huge medieval abbey, the draining of the fens, and the rebuilding of a Victorian “model village” with cottages and watertower. Organised Village & Museum tours. l Books available on local subjects, particularly family history. l FREE Entry l Open Sundays 2–5pm Easter Sun to the last Sun in September. 2–5pm 11am–2pm Aug BH l Easy to reach from Peterborough on the X1 bus in twenty minutes. l Local services include a café & a pub l New access ramp l

www.thorney-museum.org.uk (or call 01733 270908 for further details)


Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2014 and has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the restoration and interpretation of its 18thCentury Watermill.

John Clare Cottage, Helpston

John Clare Country from Wansford to Helpston to Peakirk and on to the unique Fen landscape and Thorney Museum and Thorney Abbey.

Sacrewell Farm

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I have created a garden to give a feel for the natural flora that were so important to John Clare. Meet some magnificent Shire Horses, It adds to the total experience of the cottage, the events, talks and friendly animals, tractor rides, farm trails. exhibitions that bring to life and See also Family, Environment and Stay city. echo his passion for the landscape of this beautiful area. Adam Frost, Designer of John Clare Cottage’s RHS Chelsea Garden ‘The Rural Muse’.

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John Clare Cottage Visit the home of one of the great English poets and discover the traditional Soke of Peterborough that inspired him. 2014 is the 15oth anniversary of his death. John Clare

Thorney Abbey founded in 972 like nearby abbeys at Peterborough, Crowland, Ely and Ramsey. Visit

Thorney Museum open Sundays only. Easter to September. Thorney Abbey 15


Stately City

The Halo of Stately Homes and period properties around Peterborough

Access and Opening times are varied, please consult websites for details.

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Norman Cross Elton Hall Crowland Abbey Prebendal Manor Wothorpe Towers Apethorpe Hall Burghley House Oundle Museum Lilford Hall Southwick Hall Lyveden New Bield Grimsthorpe Castle Deene Park Moulton Mill Peckover House Wisbech Museum Kirby Hall Lyddington Bede House Rockingham Castle Peterborough Parish Churches

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The highlight experience of the rural north of Peterborough is Burghley House, England’s greatest Elizabethan house.

heritage city It is the jewel in the crown of a halo of Stately Homes and period properties around Peterborough.

Savour events and festivals, music, fireworks and exhibitions and the world famous Horse Trials.

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As a local, I have visited Burghley House many times over the years and have witnessed the loving restoration and refurbishment which has been carried out in order to keep this beautiful building looking its best. In my opinion, it is one of the most stunning stately homes in the country. Ruth M Trip Advisor

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The traditional Soke of Peterborough has beautiful stone villages reminiscent of the Cotswolds that run across the rural north of the city of John Clare Country to Rutland and Northamptonshire in the west. It’s great for

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cycling, walking, woodlands and nature reserves. To the east is the unique landscape of the Fens and Wisbech. See

Environment City to show you where and how to see it.

Fotheringhay Castle (remains) where Mary Queen of Scots was executed with superb church. Photo © The Moment magazine – www.themomentmagazine.com

Prebendal Manor and Gardens. Alan Titchmarsh calls it: a “Stunning example of a recreated medieval garden.”

Fotheringhay Two superb National Trust properties to the west and the east. Lyveden New Bield is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age.

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Peterborough has rich heritage across the city and its ancient rural areas and landscapes, the green rural counties that border the city just reinforce what an historic area this patch of England truly is. Dorothy Halfhide – Thorney Heritage Museum

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Ferry Meadows at the heart of the Nene Valley Park is a perfect part of your experience with 500 acres of lakes, woodland and meadows.

Take a walk, a boat trip, bird watch, cycle, sail, canoe, golf, fish or horse ride throughout the year. Water sports centre reopening in 2014.

The Wildlife Haven is primarily a habitat creation programme, however its deeper purpose is to emphasise the important links between ‘Our Man-Made World’ and ‘Our Natural World’. The Environmental Centre will ‘Entertain and Educate’ with hands-on activities and a celebration of the Wildlife Trusts Centenary on the Big Screen. Find us at the city end of Oundle Road, alongside Nene Valley Railway.

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There is no end to what can be achieved when we all work together! Volunteers, companies, groups and individuals have made this habitat creation programme possible. There is no better reason to work together than for our environment that we all share. Brian Pearce, Volunteer & Chair of The Railworld Trustees


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Sculpture Park at Thorpe Meadows, riverside walks and a rowing lake. Orton Mere and Woodston to the east.

Where can you live five minutes from the city centre, 45 minutes by train from London, yet next to a ten mile country park full of interest, steam railway, large lakes, country walks, children’s play, golf courses, 1000m rowing course, wild bird sanctuary, sculpture park. Nene Park with Ferry Meadows as the core. Graham W Trip Advisor

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Rural borders by the pretty villages of Ailsworth, Castor, Sutton and Water Newton.

Nene Valley Railway. Go to the end of the line to walk to the beautiful villages of Yarwell and Nassington or stop off at Ferry Meadows or Orton Mere for walking, cycling and sailing.


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See the distinct landscapes and villages of Peterborough: to the east is the unique

Fen Landscape

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John Clare country running through Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland borders with its beautiful stone villages.

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environment city John Clare Country, the limestone country to the west of Peterborough, extending into Northamptonshire, was home to the poet John Clare (1793 - 1864).

The Wildlife Trust nature reserves ring the city and three Living Landscapes bring these together.

The Great Fen is one of the most important habitat restoration projects in Europe and eight miles south of the city centre.

The spectacular Nene Valley is one of the largest Living Landscape schemes and three wetland reserves are in the city with a further nine extending south west along the valley beyond a wonderful leisure corridor.

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Travel Choice Peterborough brings sustainable transport options to get around the city and environs.

John Clare’s lyrical descriptions, written during the turmoil of the Enclosure Acts, expressed his heartbreak at what he saw happening to his beloved open landscape. Now, the surviving fragments of Clare’s countryside are being protected, linked, managed and made accessible to local people. Wildlife Trust Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

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Peterborough has great walking countryside to the north and the west of the city and a dense footpath network in rolling, wooded landscape where you can follow published and signed routes, or plan your own walk. To the east of the city the Fens landscape gives you huge, dramatic skies, and views stretch for many miles. Many villages are easily reached

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by regular bus services from the city centre such as the No 9 or 201. Try a linear route and bus back.

Long distance paths are the Hereward Way and Nene Way: Wansford to Peterborough section. A highlight woodland walk area is Bedford

Purlieus.

Walking Apps available PECT www.pect.org.uk/

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Peterborough has 150 miles of cycle routes connecting the city and its rural areas.

Photo © Nene Park Trust

I love cycling in Peterborough it’s safe and designed into the place with miles of cycle routes connecting the whole city. With our safe on-road and off-road cycle routes and the Green Wheel there is no where you can’t get to on a bike –you can have fun, get healthy and save money! Hemraj Rizwan, Travel Choice

The innovative Green Wheel encircles and crosses the city ... a resource for cyclists and walkers.

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The Nene Park Loop, The Nassaburgh Trail, John Clare Country, Celtic Causeway and the Crown Lake Link.

Travel choice cycle leaflets are available at www.travelchoice.org.uk/cycling/cycle-routes/ Peterborough has one of the highest ratios of green space per person in the UK and the 21st Century ambition to become “the UKs Environment Capital.” Local people are involved through the Peterborough Environment City Trust. The city is serious about sustainability, not just in creating a great leisure and healthy lifestyle for its people and visitors, but as a visionary regional and national centre for sustainability in its developing economy. 25


Peterborough is a green city at the heart of green rural England. Some highlights of the green places to visit on the city borders are listed. Nature Sites Miles Holme Fen NNR 7.3 Ramsey Heights 8.5 Yarwell Dingle & Pond 9.5 Deeping Lakes SSSI 10.4 Old Sulehay 11.1 Barnack Hills and Hollows 11.4 ‘Great Fen’ area of NNRs 11.4 Bedford Purlieus NNR 11.7 Woodwalton Fen NNR 13.4 Collyweston Quarries NR 14.6 Barnwell Country Park 14.8 Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue 14.9 Upwood Meadows NNR 15.4 Top Lodge Fineshade Woods 16.8 Bourne Woods & Sculpture Trail 17.5 Wakerley Great Wood 17.5 Monks Wood NNR 18.7 Titchmarsh nature reserve 21.1 Anglian Water bird watch centre 24.4 Rutland Water Nature Reserve 24.4

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The city centre is the heart of the city, it has to be vibrant, something which is for everybody. We have invested over the last 10 years to create the spaces for festivals and events to thrive, they are a big part of the growth of the city culturally. There are events also throughout the urban and rural areas of the city all year and the regional events guide aims to reflect this. Cllr Marco Cereste, Leader of the City Council

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Developing the Visitor Economy for Visitors & Residents The City Council creates manages & promotes the Public Realm & the City Region as a Visitor Destination

Commercial Operations Management The River Nene Embankment & Cathedral Square for Events & Festivals, Fairs, Circus & Markets. City Centre Management, City Market & Car Parks Tourism Development, Visitor Information Service

Working with our service providers Vivacity: Heritage, Arts & Sports Opportunity Peterborough: Inward investment

To deliver One Vision for Peterborough For information on all events or to discuss staging an event Commercial Operations Town Hall, Bridge Street Peterborough PE1 1HF vic@peterborough.gov.uk

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Peterborough offers life, events, festivals and tours throughout the year across the historic centre and rural areas.

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at Cathedral Square and River Nene embankment from the Italian Festival, Diwali Festival to Jazz in the Square series.

All events by major and minor organisers all collected together in one place for 2014 Peterborough Regional Events Diary see www.visitpeterborough.com/events.

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The full range of main events for the city is fantastic each year across the city and the river embankment. When you add in all the other mini events and hirings of city spaces there is a constant sense of something happening and pleasant surprises and it gets bigger and better every year. James Wood, Peterborough Marriott Hotel

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For comprehensive details Events within 15 miles Regional Diary of Events 2014

To register your events Visitor Information Centre

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The Heritage Festival Sat 21 & Sun 22 June 2014.

The Arts Festival Fri 5, Sat 6 & Sun 7 September 2014, mainly in the City Centre.

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Peterborough Arena: great shows, exhibitions and concerts 800,000 visitors a year, hosts some of the UK’s

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Explore Peterborough’s past with a Themed Tour, Ghost walks, heritage, museum and cathedral tours, 17 regular or pre-arranged options.

Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios workspaces and homes open to the public 28-29 June, 5-6 & 12-13 July 2014. www.paos.org.uk

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Peterborough has an amazing community spirit. We are so grateful for the volunteers who give their time to make a difference, it’s fantastic to attend events that have been made possible with the people of the city. Cara Baker, Volunteer

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wonderful venue to experience. www.peterborougharena.com

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Events 2014: a few highlights confirmed so far. For full details and Events Diary listings updated weekly see www.visitpeterborough.com/events

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Art in the Cottage Straw Bear Festival City Walk Tours LAMMA Ann Frank Exhibition Katherine of Aragon Fest

John Clare Cottage Whittlesey Museum Pbro Arena Cathedral Cathedral Museum

Pbro Head of the Nene City Walk Tours &15.16.23 Snowdrop Sundays Goodbye Winter

Embankment Museum Deene Park Great Fen

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Pbro Panthers: every Tues Roman Herbs City Walk Tours & 8.15.16 Lambing Lambing Weekend Pbro Festival of Antiques JS Bach Passion

Pbro Arena Flag Fen Museum &22.23.29.30 Sacrewell Farm Pigeons Farm Pbro Arena Cathedral

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City Walk Tours &12.13.19 BMF pre-Arena event Tunisian Market Easter Fun Easter Big Bunny Hunt Weekend Opening starts Sunday Arts Days Sounds Like Spring Romans Revisited Eater Egg Trail Easter Trail Burghley Easter Egg Hunt Uncle Sam’s Circus National Motorhomes Lyveden Alive! Painted woods & marbles Daffodils Day

Museum & 20.26.27 Cathedral Square Cathedral Square Pigeons Farm Sacrewell Farm Railworld & W.Haven Wildlife Haven Great Fen Flag Fen Lyvden New Bield Peckover House Burghley Hall Embankment Pbro Arena Lyveden New Bield Peckover House Deene Park

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City Walk Tours &10.11.17 Truckfest Stilton Cheese Rolling Street Market Fenland Lives & Land John Clare 150th Ann. Concert Cycle Tour Series Green Festival Piano Music & songs Mysteries of the Mere Paul Carpenter Circus

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City Walk Tours &1415.21 Artists’ Open Studios Garden Railway Weekend Open Farm & Vintage Cherry Fair Steamin’ Blues Dragon Boat Festival Dance of the Dragonfly Heritage Festival Street Market St Peter’s Singers Choral Bee weekend

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City Walk Tours &13.19.20 Summer Fun Antique & Collectors’ Fair Teddy Bears’ Picnic John Clare Festival Street Market Pbro and the Great War Music for Summer Evening Open Air History Britain Sussex Spaniels Day Classic Sunday Heritage & History Club Burghley Film Festival


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Fat Feet Running Festival City Walk Tours &10.16.17 Heritage & History Club Vintage Sports Car Club Going Medieval Beer Festival 38th Year Flower Festival Scarecrow Weekend Grimsthorpe Festival

Grimsthorpe Castle Museum & 23.24.30.31 Cathedral Pbro Arena Longthorpe Tower Embankment Thorney Abbey Nene Valley Railway Grimsthorpe Castle

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City Centre Pbro Museum Embankment Thorney Museum Ferry Meadows Cathedral Square Embankment

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Firework Fiesta Xmas Lights Switch-on Halloween at Lyveden Woodlands Day

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event city Peterborough hosts a major running event in the national calender, the Peterborough Perkins Great Eastern Run and entrants are now invited for the 2014 event.

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map 1 start & finish on the embankment.

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As I grew up in Peterborough, sport became an ever more important part of my life and drove me on to all the achievements. I am proud of my city and all that it has become and events like the Perkins Great Eastern Run is a major event that is growing each year: have a go and enjoy sport. Louis Smith – Olympic medal winner London 2012, Beijing 2008

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Planet Ice Peterborough 01733 260222

www.planet-ice.co.uk/arena/peterborough

Peterborough Phantoms 01733 260222

www.peterboroughphantoms.com/

Peterborough Arena

01733 363500 www.peterborougharena.com/

Peterborough Panthers

01733 391063 www.peterboroughpanthers.co/ Every Tues, Mar–Oct.

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Peterborough is a sports city and has 4 sports arenas at Peterborough United,

Peterborough Panthers (Speedway), Peterborough Phantoms (Ice Hockey) and Peterborough Greyhounds. Check websites for fixtures and events.

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Peterborough United is a traditional ground and a great experience in season. The club and shop are open all year not just in season and are active in the community with open events and are available for hire and commercial partnerships.

Photo © Chris Porsz – www.chrisporsz.com

Passion for Peterborough

Peterborough has a great range of sports venues, facilities and activity across the city so there is always something happening. Andy Burham, Peterborough Greyhounds

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Thorpe Wood

Designed by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas, this gently undulating par-71 course measures 6,875 yards. The challenging, yet rewarding course. New Driving Range featuring a 23-bay range complete with a state-of-the-art Custom Fit Centre (American Golf) and two dedicated teaching suites.

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Orton Meadows

Designed by Dennis and Roger Fitton, it measures 5,613 yards with a par 67. It may be shorter than its big brother at Thorpe Wood but well-placed bunkers and punishing water hazards challenge your skills. 12-hole pitch and putt course for new players and enthusiasts who want to sharpen their short game.

www.neneparkgolf.com


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A rare classic art deco Lido with superb modern standards: built 1936 renovated 2012, heated outdoor pools, sun-bathing terraces, outdoor eating on lawns. map 1

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Wherever you are in the city, Vivacity run a Leisure Centre

www.vivacity-peterborough.com

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Thorpe Wood Driving Range 2.8 Thorpe Wood Golf Course 2.8 Orton Meadows Golf Course 3.3 Peterborough Milton Golf Club 4.6 6.7 Elton Furze Golf Club 9.6 Thorney Golf Centre Burghley Park Golf Club 13.2 Gedney Hill Golf Club 16.3 Luffenham Heath Golf Course 18.3 Prior Hall Golf club 18.4 19.3 Rutland County Golf Club Rutland Water Golf Course 21.4

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Thorpe Wood is proud to be recognised as one of the leading pay and play courses in the country, and strives to maintain a high standard of green-keeping throughout the year, meaning it’s rarely, if ever, shut. The wonderfully picturesque surroundings and beautiful natural scenery, add to the personality of the Orton Meadows course. We strive always to give a fantastic experience. Simon Fitton, Nene Valley Golf

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Five ride all day for £36!.

Stroll over the historic aqueduct to walk or maybe picnic in the delightful Wildlife Haven. Be amazed as you stand alongside the Danish Pacific Loco: You will enjoy the incredible model and garden railways, relax as you view on the Big Screen – Steam on the Main Line around Peterborough.

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Two adults and three kids can enjoy a whole day on the Nene Valley Railway for little more than the cost of a meal out for two. Jump on and off at will (the kids will love the children’s play area at our Wansford station, adults will appreciate the great café!) Steam services most weekends and Wednesdays throughout the year. Get on at any station and pay on the train.

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Sacrewell Farm- had an absolutely fabulous time. From pond dipping to pony grooming and tractor rides there is definitely something for everyone the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I can’t wait to return at Halloween and Christmas as I’ve heard they put on quite a show.... All round an excellent day out for all of the family. Em2104 Trip Advisor

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Pigeons Farm – I visited during the Easter break & the whole family loved it, my little girl loves to visit the animals! Fab play area too & especially loved the inflatable pillow! Will definitely return! CMH06 Trip Advisor

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I have taken my grand-children and their friends on several occasions, it’s always a lovely day out, sometimes we’d pop in to the Wansford station for a drink and a piece of cake and use the play area. Other times we’d take a train and jump off at Ferry Meadows and feed the ducks.... Ann Wight-Boycott PE10 resident

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Railworld and Wildlife Haven– Brilliant – Thank you for making such a beautiful place –Our boys love it, it’s a GEM, they especially liked the little paths in the haven and the waterfall, but most of all they loved the model railways – They were in heaven. map 1 KW, Orton Wistow

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shop city Queengate is integrated into the historic heart of Peterborough John Lewis, M&S, and Primark, map 1 Topshop, over 90 stores.

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….with café culture ambience that is never short on live entertainment whether its music under the Guildhall, buskers, living statues or markets stalls. The traffic free tree lined walkways relax you as you take in the Heritage City feel, it gives a real quality modern shopping experience. Graham Mountford, City Centre Manager

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As well as the 2 theatres there is a growing arts community and focus in the City. The Peterborough Arts Festival, Street Theatre, Artists’ Open Studios, Art in the Heart, the Art galleries at the Museum, the Arts Cinema, IDEA1 website. The Cathedral and St Johns both stage exhibitions and music. The music festivals and venues for concerts and bands are all growing we are proud of what goes on in our city.


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Key Theatre overlooking the beautiful River Nene, car parking outside entertainment The

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Culture in the Cathedral. Choral and organ concerts led by internationally acclaimed Director of Music and Royal Wedding organist Robert Quinney, plus a variety of concerts all year by famous artists.

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The creativity and wealth of talent in Peterborough gives people in the city and beyond something to look forward to and enjoy together. It is an exciting and vibrant city that really is growing both culturally and artistically and putting Peterborough on the map. Steven Chalmers Key Theatre

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Big name comedians, live music and spectacular dance productions. The Cresset Theatre Bretton, 800-seater venue. 2014 comedy stars Jimmy Carr, Jason Manford, Ed Byrne, Ross Noble Live music Stiff Little Fingers, Carl Palmer band, 911.

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The Cresset is a fantastic venue, and offers a huge range of entertainment. I’ve loved my time there in pantomime, and the Peterborough audiences have been brilliant. I’ve talked to loads of people who have been going to The Cresset for years and have seen all sorts of famous faces there, it’s a great asset to Peterborough. Ricky Groves

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Many of the Peterborough accommodation establishments listed on the website are inspected by VisitEngland or AA national accreditation schemes, all accommodation has full descriptions and the facilities available on the Visit Peterborough website: www.visitpeterborough.com Key to

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The Bull Hotel and Conference Centre, Westgate, Peterborough PE1 1RB ✆ 01733 561364

8 www.peelhotels.co.uk/hotels/bull-hotel-peterboroughcambridgeshire-england The Bull is the ideal place to stay for business or pleasure as the hotel is conveniently located in Westgate, at the heart of the business, entertainment and shopping districts of Peterborough. Originally dating back to the seventeenth century, this grade two listed building has been carefully restored and tastefully refurbished, to provide guests with a high degree of four star comfort, whilst our friendly and efficient staff offers service and hospitality which is unrivalled in the Room rates £68 - £170 city. There is ample secure and free car parking for all hotel guests whilst staying at the hotel. Car park postcode PE12RU.

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The Haycock Hotel, London Road, Wansford, Peterborough PE8 6JA ✆ 01780 782223

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The Haycock Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Peterborough. Set in the idyllic surroundings of Wansford, on the River Nene, our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to the A1 motorway and only 80 miles from London, our hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings. Our hotel is also a perfect venue for celebrations, events and conferences; we boast superb hotel accommodation, stylish meeting and function rooms as well as free WiFi throughout.

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Holiday Inn Peterborough West Thorpe Wood, Peterborough PE3 6SG ✆ 01733 289988

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Peterborough Marriott Hotel, Lynch Wood, Peterborough Business Park, Peterborough PE2 6GB ✆ 01733 371111

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* Cork.regional.reservatons@marriott.com 8 8 www.peterboroughmarriott.co.uk Set in 11 acres of grounds, the Peterborough Marriott is in a tranquil setting yet just three miles from the city centre. The hotel offers 163 well appointed guest bedrooms, swimming pool and gym. The Source grill offers a wide range of European cuisine and some thoughtfully prepared local dishes.

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A great, central location, 10 minutes walk from Peterborough city centre. One of the most stylish and comfortable hotels in Peterborough, whether your stay is for business or pleasure, we are the ideal choice. We have a great selection of rooms from budget priced single rooms, perfect for those on a tight budget, to luxurious executive rooms and honeymoon suite. Whatever room you are in, you are assured the attention you would expect from a 5* hotel all at a superb price. Treat yourself to an executive room from just £15 more than a superior with so much more!

42 Bedrooms Superior rooms £49-£89 Executive with health & beauty £99-£123 Weekend premier suite £125-£199

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The Bell Inn Stilton is ideally located off the A1(M) with easy access to all major transport routes. It is historically an important stop between London and York. The Bell is one of the15 finest examples of a 17th century19 coaching inn. Famous 16 17 18 20 21 as the birthplace of Stilton cheese, this popular inn lies at the heart of the village. Single £80-£120 22 23 24 25 26 27 Double £108-£140 28 Twin £90-£120

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Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, The Village, Best Western Orton Longueville Peterborough PE2 7DN ✆ 01733 391111 Plus * reception@ortonhall.co.uk

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1 Holiday Inn Express Peterborough East of England Way, Orton Northgate 8 PE2 6HE ✆ 01733 284 450 * reservations@hiexpresspeterborough.co.uk 15 8 www.hiexpresspeterborough.co.uk Stay at the Holiday Inn Express Peterborough and enjoy the varied attractions of Peterborough. We are situated opposite the Peterborough Arena and are the ideal hotel to stay in when visiting Peterborough. Free WIFI and breakfast for all guests .

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Sibson Inn Hotel, A1, Great North 10 8 Road, 9 Peterborough PE8 6ND ✆ 01780 781209 Map 2

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Modern ranch style house set in four acres of tranquil grounds with spectacular views over the River Nene Valley, small golf course and self-catering. Recommended by “Which”. Convenient location to access all the local attractions.

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* lowerfarmbandb@btconnect.com At Lower Farm we can provide you with a comfortable and relaxed country retreat tucked away from busy roads in a picturesque and traditional farm setting. Lower Farm Bed and Breakfast is situated in the attractive East Northamptonshire village of Barnwell, three miles from the historic town of Oundle. Accommodation is provided in 10 modern en-suite rooms converted from the farm’s old stables and milking parlour. Barnwell is a village full of character with its many thatched houses, village shop and 300 year old pub, The Montagu Arms.

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Fen Acre Self-Catering

Fen Acre 20 Barbers Drove North, Crowland Peterborough PE6 0BE ✆ 01733 211847 / 07759661896

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The Lily Pad Cottages, Northfield Lane, 23 Nassington, Peterborough PE8 6QJ22 Map 2 ✆ 01780 784394 / 07833680110

Numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,and 9 The Lily Pad. * bookings@peterboroughcottages.co.uk 8 S/C cottages and apartments. 1–5 beds. Any 1 2 3 4 8 www.peterboroughcottages.co.uk length of stay, flexi check in days, indoor pool, From £40 per person per night function room, upto 50 guests if all booked. Owner run. to £2000 8 per cottage week 11 9 per 10 Ideal for small weddings and guests with mobility issues.

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ADULT ONLY Accessible Accommodation green landscape. 1 and Touring 2 Park3 in Cambridgeshire 4 5 Fens 6 7 Superb facilities. Village 2 miles. Gastro pub and bus stop £350 per week 2 person occupancy 800metres. Central for many towns and attractions. 25 mins £450 per week 4 person occupancy Short breaks £60 per night 2 persons 8 drive from 9 Peterborough. 10 11Dog friendly. 12 Inclusive 13 prices. 14

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Elderflower cottage is situated 2 miles from Stamford between the delightful villages of Ryhall & Belmesthorpe. 15 miles from Peterborough and 6 miles from £300 - £400 per unit Rutland. There are 3 local public houses serving food, 1 shop and (Special rates for Towels a post office. Burghley Horse Trial) excluded Towels

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Just off the A1/A47 An attractive family campsite at Wansford with spacious pitches and wonderful views over the countryside.

V Free farm entry V Shower rooms V Family friendly V Play area V Dog friendly V Shop V Countryside views V Café V Electric hook-up pitches available

V Open all year round Please call for a quote. Prices include Farm entry.

Anyone wishing to stay at Sacrewell Farm must book in advance.

Dog friendly, family friendly, group friendly, showers, free parking, café, disabled access, WiFi, washing up points and musician friendly.

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Sets of Peterborough City series of postcards. Available from the Visitor Information Centre.


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opportunity city

wedding city • We have the perfect venue

for your wedding reception and its beautiful rural areas

• A wide choice for your special day.

Photos © www.chrisbrudenellphotography.co.uk

• Choose your setting in the city

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Full range of excellent facilities Venues with accommodation Excellent direct links to East Coast Main line and the A1. Impartial advice to search for your venues Visitor Information Centre www.visitpeterborough.com/conferences

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9 Bridge Street, Peterborough PE1 1HJ t:01733 452336 e: vic@peterborough.gov.uk

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Rail: Easy access with East Coast Line direct to London (50mins), Newcastle, Edinburgh, and also to Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham Leicester, Derby, Lincoln, Norwich, Ipswich and Cambridge.

Bus: Peterborough Hub, Queensgate Bus Station. Travel Choice Centre open Monday to Saturdays 9.30 to 5pm. Bus travel advice and National Express tickets. Day trips tickets and holidays.

Road: The A1(M) on the doorstep for great road connections.

Air: Stansted Airport 80 mins.

travel city Cycle Routes

Peterborough has more than 150 miles of Cycle Routes connecting the whole city. With our safe on-road and off-road cycle routes there is no where you can’t get to on a bike.

Cycle Hire from the Railway Station

Peterborough has an innovative Brompton Dock bike hire scheme. Just hire a bike from the Railway station from £2.50 per day and use it to go anywhere. Just fold it up and take it with you on the train or to work then unfold it and ride it back to the station to return…or don’t…keep it for as long as you like! www.bromptondock.co.uk/our-docks

Electric Vehicle charging points

Peterborough has a number throughout the city. For a small annual sum of £10 you can charge your electric car free of charge whilst you do your shopping or visit your friends.www.travelchoice.org.uk

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During 2014 Peterborough City Council will be undertaking a series of highway and public realm improvements linking the railway station and the city centre. These works are part of a wider city centre transport and regeneration strategy. Work is due to start in March. The scheme will improve pedestrian accessibility and the creation of new public realm.

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The works focus on the

Bourges Boulevard dual

carriageway from Bright Street roundabout to Crescent Bridge roundabout.

To avoid delays, why not plan your journey for car parks a to l ? All car parks are short walks to Cathedral Square pages 44–45. 72


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Stilton When you discover rural Peterborough you will drift into the surrounding four counties and districts. The rural towns and borders around our city are also beautiful and part of your experience of our city region. To the north and west are Stamford “the best Stone Town� in England near Burghley House, Historic Oundle and the beautiful villages of East Northants and Rutland with Rutland Water. To the East and south are the unique Fen landscapes of Peterborough, South Holland, Fenland and North Huntingdonshire, one of the most distinct landscapes of Europe. Fenland

SW Lincolnshire www.southwestlincs.com/stamford-tourist-information/ SE Lincolnshire www.sholland.gov.uk/leisure/visiting/TIC.htm Rutland www.discover-rutland.co.uk/ East Northants Tourism www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk Cambs Fens www.visitcambridgeshirefens.org/ Huntingdonshire www.huntingdon-accommodation.org/

border walks Stamford Town Trails

Apethorpe Walk

Fotheringhay and Woodnewton

Stamford River & Rural walks Nene Way Ashton to Wansford Nassington and Yarwell Trail Stamford 4 counties walk

Barnwell to Wansford

Easton on Hill & Collyweston

Market Deeping & W Deeping Oundle Heritage Trail

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Impressions of Peterborough 1 & 2 3, 4, 5 & 6 see Regional City p66.

Full series available from the Visitor Information Centre.

This guide is produced by: Commercial Operations Visitor Information Service Bridge Street, Peterborough PE1 1HJ T:01733 452336 e: vic@peterborough.gov.uk

Peterborough Visitor Handbook 2014  
Peterborough Visitor Handbook 2014  
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