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Visitor Guide www.visitpeterborough.com

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Contents Welcome 3

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Visitor Information Centre 28 event listings 30 sport city 32 map 1– city centre map 34 family city 39 shop and dine city 41 culture city 47 night city 50 stay city 51 regional city 61 travel city 63 city borders 65 city parking 65 map 2 – regional map 66

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Welcome to your guide to our city. It’s a taste of what Peterborough has to offer and your handbook to where and when to enjoy the passion we have for our heritage, environment and event city. For the very latest information, pop into our Visitor Information Centre. Telephone 01733 452336 or alternatively you can email vic@peterborough.gov.uk or take a look at www.visitpeterborough.com

Handbook design & artwork by Chris Lane – www.artinfusion.co.uk

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Peterborough is a growing city in the heart of rural east England. With a population of approximately 200,000, it shares borders with Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. The city and its region have an important place in the history of Britain and modern Peterborough is thriving. We have a passion for Peterborough and now it’s your turn to indulge…

Passion for Peterborough

I’ve photographed people in our city for 35 years to reflect the life and energy of the place I know and love. I hope they portray a little of our Passion for Peterborough. Chris Porsz – street photographer www.chrisporsz.com

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heritage city Our glorious cathedral is the jewel in our city’s crown and in 2018 it will celebrate 900 years of existence. Visiting is a truly special experience of beautiful grounds and majestic architecture. You can enjoy tower and precinct tours, musical events, festivals and exhibitions all year round.

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Passion for Peterborough I had friends visit from Australia and took them to the cathedral. I forgot what a magnificent building we have on our doorstep! We have visited many cathedrals in many countries and Peterborough still stands out as one of the best. Sheila, Trip Advisor

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Cathedral Square is the cosmopolitan heartbeat of the city. It’s a true blend of heritage and modern, a city square where you can sit outside cafés and restaurants and watch events, listen to music or just unwind and people watch to your heart’s content. The square’s centerpiece is the majestic Guildhall. It stands boldly above all the shopping hustle and bustle and it’s a landmark that is unmistakably Peterborough.

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Cathedral Square leads to tree-lined walkways through the rest of the city’s dining and retail offering, including two shopping centres, plus walking and cycling routes along the River Nene.

Passion for Peterborough It’s my favourite place in the city centre. You can admire the beauty of the cathedral, Guildhall and St John’s all at once. Cathedral Square has been a meeting place for hundreds of years and you can really appreciate the history of it all. There are nearly always performances or events going on too. Chris Brudenell, local photographer www.chrisbrudenellphotography.co.uk


St John the Baptist Church completes our beautiful Cathedral Square. Here you can relax on the green or enjoy regular events and exhibitions.

The Heritage City Route a walking tour is available from the Visitor Information Centre. It takes just 10 to 15 minutes. Cathedral – Guildhall – St John the Baptist – Museum and City Gallery – Town Hall – Visitor Information Centre – Coats of Arms Gallery

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A superb experience awaits at the beautifully restored Peterborough Museum and City Gallery. It houses more than 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 for more than 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 splendor of Burghley, the international treasures in the city’s museum or our railway heritage. Stuart Orme, local historian

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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 £7.00 (concessions and family fares available) Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Peterborough PE8 6LR

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Historic Swedish Pacific Steam Locomotive (under restoration). Garden Railway l 00 Guage Model Railway l Marvel at Britain’s high speed hover train venture RTV 31. l View the site of the1885 LNWR Loco shed. l Watch the Big Screen with historic images of trains around Peterborough.

Tel: 01733 344240 (when open) l Web: www.railworld.org.uk Find us through the arches in Pleasure Fair Meadow car park at the city centre end of Oundle Road (A605), next to Peterborough Nene Valley Railway Station. See the city centre map in the centre pages of this guide. Open weekends and school holidays from Easter, check out our website.

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Experience the thrill of riding a steam engine whilst exploring the beautiful Nene Valley Railway, which is the UK’s leading steam engine and locomotive attraction. 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. Begin your journey from Wansford or Peterborough stations and fuel up at the Turntable Café. Don’t forget to purchase a memento of your trip from the gift shop at Wansford. (Map 2/18) Two attractions - one price. See Railworld and the Wildlife Haven at the Nene Valley Railway - only a short walk from the city centre.

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We brought our son to Railworld and enjoyed a fantastic day out for under £10! Our son is three years old and has some additional needs. We didn’t know how long he would be happy to stay and four hours later we left after a wonderful day. What a refreshing change to find a place unspoiled by commercialism. Louise, Cambridge

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We are very proud to boast Flag Fen Archaeology Park as the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in northern Europe. (Map 2/8) Here you can soak up the atmosphere and imagine what life was like 3,500 years ago in the reconstructed Bronze Age and Iron Age roundhouses.

Passion for Peterborough Flag Fen is a cleverly organised centre, making archaeology clear and accessible to all. The preserved causeway is amazing – a privilege to see. Peggy Ivy, Trip Advisor

There’s a great range of ancient objects on display including Britain’s oldest wheel. Best of all it’s only a few minutes’ drive from the city centre.

Longthorpe Tower is 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. (Map 2/14)

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, local medieval history and of course the amazing wall paintings. Lara W, Trip Advisor

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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 Open selected days all year. See website for Summer and Winter opening days and times. Group bookings can be arranged.

Clare Cottage, 12 Woodgate, Helpston, Peterborough PE6 7ED

Tel 01733 253330

www.clarecottage.org

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)

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The Sacrewell Farm and Activity Centre has been in existence for more than 50 years and in 2015 the 18th century Sacrewell watermill was restored to its former glory thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. The restoration has made it a national centre for milling excellence and has boosted the educational facilities already in place. Sacrewell is a place steeped in history and is a fascinating visit for the whole family. You’ll meet Shire horses and other friendly animals plus there are tractor rides and farm trails to entertain the children. (Map 2/30) John Clare Cottage is the home of one of the great English poets. Here you can discover the traditional Soke of Peterborough that inspired him. There’s an all year round programme of events, workshops and educational activities and beautiful gardens to admire. No visit is complete without a stop in the café and a browse through items in the cottage shop. (Map 2/12)

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I have created a garden to give a feel for the natural flora that were so important to John Clare. It adds to the total experience of the cottage, the events, talks and exhibitions that bring to life and echo his passion for the landscape of this beautiful area. Adam Frost, Designer of John Clare Cottage’s RHS Chelsea Garden ‘The Rural Muse’.

Thorney Abbey was founded in 972 like nearby abbeys at Peterborough, Crowland, Ely and Ramsey. Thorney Museum (free entry, open Sundays only) showcases the village heritage including its famous Abbey and the history of how the Fens were drained. (Map 2/34)


Stately homes and period properties are scattered in and around Peterborough. Some of these are among the best in the county. No visit to the city would be complete without sampling the charm and beauty of these wonderful buildings.

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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GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE Park & Gardens

Beautiful parkland setting l Immaculate gardens Miles of traffic-free trails l Adventure playground l Cycle hire l Historic house packed with treasures l Good food l Space to relax and unwind

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The traditional Soke of Peterborough has beautiful stone villages reminiscent of the Cotswolds. They run across the rural north of the city from John Clare Country to Rutland and Northamptonshire in the west. It’s great for cycling, walking, woodlands and nature reserves. To the east is the unique landscape of the Fens and Wisbech. Fotheringhay Castle (remains) is where Mary Queen of Scots was executed and there’s a superb church that stands proud over the picturesque landscape. Photo © The Moment magazine – www.themomentmagazine.com

Prebendal Manor and Gardens has been described by Alan Titchmarsh as: “A stunning example of a recreated medieval garden.” (Map 2/29) Crowland Abbe y

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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 reinforce what an historic area this patch of England truly is. Dorothy Halfhide, Thorney Heritage Museum

Lyveden New Bield is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age and is a picture perfect setting for a leisurely stroll on a summer’s day. (Map 2/15) Peckover House is a wonderful gem and a classic Georgian merchant’s town house. Here you’ll enjoy two acres of sensory delight with simply outstanding gardens and secret spaces. (Map 2/21)

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Passion for Peterborough As a local, I have visited Burghley House many times over the years and have witnessed the loving restoration and refurbishment 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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heritage city The highlight of the rural north of Peterborough is Burghley House, England’s greatest Elizabethan house. It’s the jewel in the crown of a halo of stately homes and period properties around Peterborough. Burghley House is home to events and festivals, music, fireworks and exhibitions and the world famous Burghley Horse Trials. (Map 2/1)


Ferry Meadows at the heart of the Nene Valley Park is 500 immaculate acres of lakes, woodland and meadows. (Map 2/7)

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Take a walk, a boat trip, bird watch, cycle, sail, canoe, golf, fish or horse ride throughout the year. There’s an excellent water sports centre to enjoy too. At Thorpe Meadows you’ll marvel in the sculpture park and take in the fresh air with riverside walks and a rowing lake.

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Where else can you live five minutes from the city centre, 45 minutes by train from London, yet next to a 10 mile country park full of interest, steam railway, large lakes, country walks, children’s play, golf courses, 1,000m rowing course, wild bird sanctuary and a sculpture park. Nene Park with Ferry Meadows as the core. Graham W, Trip Advisor

Photo © Chris Porsz – www.chrisporsz.com

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The Wildlife Haven is primarily our volunteers 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 Railworld, the city end of Oundle Road, alongside Peterborough Nene Valley Railway Station.

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Peterborough is dotted with distinct landscapes and quaint villages. To the east is the unique Fen landscape and to the west John Clare country running through Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland borders with its beautiful stone villages.

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The Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves circle the city and three living landscapes bring these together: John Clare Country is the limestone area to the west of Peterborough, extending into Northamptonshire. This picture book area was home to the poet John Clare. (Map 2/12) The Great Fen is one of the most important habitat restoration projects in Europe and it’s situated eight miles south of the city centre. (Map 2/9)

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

Photo © Chris Porsz – www.c hrispors

The spectacular Nene Valley comprises of three wetland reserves within the city and a further nine extending south west along the valley.

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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 that stretch for miles.

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Passion for Peterborough

Cycling in our city is safe and designed with miles of routes connecting it all together. We have on-road and off-road routes on the Green Wheel and there’s practically nowhere you can’t get to on a bike. It’s all about having fun, getting healthy and saving money at the same time. Hemraj Rizwan, Travelchoice

Long distance paths are the Hereward Way and Nene Way and a highlight woodland walk area is Bedford Purlieus. If cycling is your thing then Peterborough doesn’t disappoint. There are more than 150 miles of cycle routes connecting the city and its rural areas. Key leisure routes are The Nene Park Loop, The Nassaburgh Trail, John Clare Country, Celtic Causeway and the Crown Lake Link. The innovative Green Wheel route is a must for cyclists and walkers. 23 (Map 2/10)


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 below. Nature Sites Miles Holme Fen NNR Ramsey Heights Yarwell Dingle & Pond Deeping Lakes SSSI Old Sulehay Barnack Hills and Hollows ‘Great Fen’ area of NNRs Bedford Purlieus NNR Woodwalton Fen NNR Collyweston Quarries NR Barnwell Country Park Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue Upwood Meadows NNR Top Lodge Fineshade Woods Bourne Woods & Sculpture Trail Wakerley Great Wood Monks Wood NNR Titchmarsh nature reserve Anglian Water bird watch centre Rutland Water Nature Reserve

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Passion for Peterborough In recent years we’ve made substantial improvements to our public spaces, which has enabled our events to flourish and attract thousands of people. Cathedral Square and the Embankment are home to a diverse range of community festivals and events that attract visitors from all over the region. Our cultural celebrations such as the established Italian Festival and Diwali Festival are among the best in the country and our heritage and arts festivals are a sight to behold. Peterborough does events extremely well. You won’t be disappointed! Councillor John Holdich OBE, Leader of Peterborough City Council

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Peterborough is a city that does events extremely well. Throughout the year you can expect to see day to fortnight-long festivals and tours across the historic city centre and rural areas.

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The Embankment has also played The nearby River Nene Embankment host to McBusted, this year will host the 39th Peterborough Olly Murs and Beer Festival, which is the largest of JLS. This year on its kind in Europe. In 2015 it attracted 5 August, Bryan 40,000 visitors! Adams will be performing along with some fantastic support acts. Tickets are available from the Visitor Information Centre. Peterborough Arena is the region’s leading venue and home to some of the UK’s major national shows, exhibitions and concerts. The arena sees some 800,000 visitors a year and there’s always something for everyone to enjoy. Visit www.peterborougharena.com/events (Map 2/22)

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Cathedral Square is home to established events like the Italian Festival, Diwali Festival, the Pearl Izumi Tour Series (cycle race), the Multi-cultural Festival, Black History Month, Heritage Festival, Arts Festival and the Green Festival.


Visitor Information Centre How many times have you walked past the Visitor Information Centre? And how many times have you actually walked in? Hundreds of people now visit the centre every week – and it’s certainly not just for tourists! Tracy Snooks, who manages the Visitor Information Centre and the travel kiosk at Peterborough Bus Station, said: “Our services are as much for local residents as they are for visitors. We provide information and tickets for transport of all kinds, from local buses and trains, to coach trips, holidays and even boat licences. We also issue parking permits and Blue Badges. “Aside from travel we also sell tickets to local shows, trips, events, and special attractions, whether it’s Bryan Adams performing on the Embankment, shows at the local theatres or events at Peterborough Arena.” 28

The Visitor Information Centre has rapidly become a hub for everything going on in Peterborough. The team regularly updates our website, www.visitpeterborough.com, to let people know about the latest events and activities. They also maintain a Facebook page which anyone can access for up to date information, along with issuing daily tweets to our ever increasing number of followers. Tracy continues: “We see ourselves as the eyes and ears of Peterborough. Not only do we know what’s on and how best to get there, it’s our job to give the best advice, whether it be for an individual visitor, resident, or the whole family.” “We’re at every major event from the Perkins Great Eastern Run to the Diwali celebrations, the Italian Festival to the Christmas lights switch on. So if you want to know if an event is suitable for young children or where the best place to park might be, we’re here for you.”


The Visitor Information Centre is run by trained customer service experts who are friendly, outgoing and are passionate to make sure everyone gets the best experience out of this great city and surrounding areas. In addition to offering advice and a wealth of local information, the centre also offers a range of unique gifts. It has its own bespoke Peterboroughbranded souvenirs, from mugs and stationery to books and gifts. The centre also sells Peterborough United FC merchandise and handmade jewellery from local artists. A very popular and collectible item at the moment is the limited edition model of the Peterborough Guildhall, made by Lilliput Lane. There is also a range of items featuring historical photographs of the city. And, of course, it’s ideal for buying local postcards! In line with Peterborough’s vision to be the UK’s environmental capital, the sacks that bring coffee beans from around the world to be roasted in Peterborough are recycled into a unique range of bags sold within the shop, each handmade by local residents.

So if you’re ever stuck for ideas on what to do, need a unique gift for someone or special tickets for an upcoming event, pop in to your Visitor Information Centre or Peterborough Bus Station kiosk. A warm welcome awaits you, together with all the advice and information you need. The shop is open 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Opening hours for the kiosk at the Bus Station are 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 2.30pm on Saturdays.

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event city For full details and events diary listings updated weekly see www.visitpeterborough.com/events March 19–20 24–28 25–26 27

Lambing Weekend Annual Easter Beer Festival Festival of Antiques Burghley Easter Egg Hunt

Pigeons Farm Charters Peterborough Arena Burghley House

April Ask for details 6 7–10 8–10 9 14–17 20–23 23 23 27 28 28–2 May 29–1 May

Cathedral Tower Tours

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If you go down to The Wildlife Trust the Fen today! Countryside Centre Mart Fair Pleasure Fair Meadow car park Diesel Gala Nene Valley Railway National Garden Railway Show Peterborough Arena Mart Fair Pleasure Fair Meadow car park Mart Fair Pleasure Fair Meadow car park Roy Orbison & the Travelling Wilburys Tribute Key Theatre The Mayor’s Concert Peterborough Cathedral The Manuscripts of John Clare Peterborough Museum Swan Lake Cresset Theatre Peterborough Wildlife Festival Ferry Meadows Annual Beer Festival Peterborough Rugby Club

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Truckfest Peterborough Arena Cheese rolling Fair Stilton Katherine of Aragon : The True Queen Peterborough Cathedral MCN bike show Peterborough Arena Mister Maker Key Theatre The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage Peterborough Cathedral Gareth Gates and Mad about The Musicals The Cresset Theatre Spring Fair Sacrewell Motorcycle Event Cathedral Square 80th Anniversary opening of the Lido Peterborough Lido Peterborough Choral Society Summer Concert St Andrew’s Church

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Bill Bailey - Limboland Tour of Cambs cycle race Open Farm & Vintage Weekend

Peterborough Arena Peterborough Arena Park Farm, Thorney

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Bear Behaving Badly Stamford Shakespeare Cherry Fair Bryan Ferry Dragon Boat Festival Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles World War I Concerts Crowland Show Rail Mail Weekend Fine Food Market Open Art Studios Pantaloons Out Door Theatre – Gulliver’s Travels Rose Fair 2nd Annual Cider Festival

July 1–3 Antiquesa and collectors fair 2–3 Heritage Festival 2–3 & 9–10 Open Art Studios 8 Let’s Hang On 2016 8–10 Just Dogs Live 8–10 Willow Festival 9 Battle Proms Concert 15 Career Show 21–28 Metal Time and Space Residencies exhibition 23 Peterborough Youth Choir Summer Concert 24 Classic Car Sunday 24 Great Fen Discovery Day Meet the Wildlife Trust 27–31 Burghley Film Festival

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Guided tours of House and gardens Bryan Adams – Get Up tour Aerobatics Competition Green Festival 1940s weekend Equifest The Aspergers Flyer’s 39th Beer Festival Oakham Village Festival Never 42 – tribute band

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Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Motability – One Big Day Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show


Key Theatre Tolethorpe Embankment Burghley House Peterborough Rowing Club Sacrewell Farm Kingsgate Centre Crowland Nene Valley Railway Burghley House & Gardens Peterborough John Clare Cottage Peckover House, Wisbech Charters

Grimsthorpe Castle City Centre Peterborough Cresset Theatre Peterborough Arena Embankment Burghley House & Gardens Peterborough Arena Peterborough City Gallery Broadway Theatre Nene Valley Railway The Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre Burghley House & Gardens

3 & 4 KeyFeste Key Theatre and Riverside 4 Magic of the Muscials Broadway Theatre 8–11 Heritage Open Days Peterborough 9–2 Dec Metal Culture Exhibition Peterborough City Gallery 10–11 Italian Festival Cathedral Square 10–11 September Steam Gala Nene Valley Railway 13 Russian State Opera - Carmen Cresset Theatre 17–25 Nene Valley Festival Key locations in the Nene Valley 21–25 Gravity Fields Festival In & around Grantham, Stamford & Woolsthorpe Manor 30 Forever Jackson 2016 Cresset Theatre 29 Sep –9 Oct Bridge Fair Embankment 30–1 Oct Peterborough Festival of Antiques Peterborough Arena

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Burghley Flower Festival Burghley House & Gardens Mark Watson Key Theatre Food and Country Fair Peterborough Arena Perkins Great Eastern Run Embankment A Vision of Elvis Cresset Theatre The Burghley Pumpkin Trail Burghley House & Gardens Diwali Fesival Cathedral Square The Legends of American Country Cresset Theatre Ross Noble - BRAIN DUMP Cresset Theatre

November Elton Hall Embankment Conington Airfield, Holme Peterborough Ayscoughfee Hall Peterborough Arena Nene Valley Railway Peterborough Embankment Charters Cresset Theatre

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Magic of Motown Fireworks Extravaganza Firework Fiesta Armistice events Remembrance Sunday All New Al Murray Tour The Rod Stewart Story Christmas Lights Switch on Peterborough Choral Society (25th Anniversary) Concert Santa Specials

Cresset Theatre Rugby Club Peterborough Arena City Centre City Centre The Cresset Theatre Cresset Theatre Cathedral Square Peterborough Cathedral Nene Valley Railway

December Burghley House & Gardens Peterborough Arena Embankment

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Christmas Christmas Christmas Christmas Christmas

Celebration services Events Market Events

Peckover House Peterborough Cathedral Sacrewell Farm Pigeons Farm Pigeons Farm

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Peterborough has four sports arenas at Peterborough Greyhounds, Peterborough Phantoms (ice hockey), Peterborough Panthers (speedway) and an all seater stadium at Peterborough United Football Club.

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The football club is nicknamed ‘Posh’ and club merchandise including match tickets can be purchased from the Visitor Information Centre or the Posh Club Shop at the London Road football ground just five minutes’ walk from the city centre. The Phantoms have weekend fixtures from August to March and the Panthers play every Tuesday, March to October. For a great evening’s entertainment all year round, head to Peterborough Greyhounds. Peterborough Rugby Club play from their ‘Fortress Fengate’ ground and runs four senior sides, junior teams, ladies and girls sides and teams right down to under 6s. It’s free to watch the rugby and there’s regular entertainment hosted from within the clubhouse.

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Peterborough is very proud of its rare art deco lido that was built in 1936 and renovated to modern standards in 2012. It has heated outdoor pools, sunbathing terraces and outdoor eating areas on the lawns. Vivacity operates the leisure centres below: Sports Centre

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Peterborough Lido Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre Jack Hunt swimming pool Hampton Leisure Centre Werrington Sport & Recreation Centre Bushfield Sport Centre

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sport city Thorpe Wood and Orton Meadows are Peterborough’s two superb golf courses. There are nine golf clubs in total in and around the city. Golf Course/Club

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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 Elton Furze Golf Club 6.7 Thorney Golf Centre 9.6 Burghley Park Golf Club 13.2 Gedney Hill Golf Club 16.3 Luffenham Heath Golf Course 18.3 Prior Hall Golf club 18.4 Rutland County Golf Club 19.3 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. We strive to maintain a high standard of green-keeping throughout the year, which means the course is rarely shut. The wonderfully picturesque surroundings and beautiful natural scenery add to the personality of the Orton Meadows course Simon Fitton, Nene Park Golf

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Enter the greatest run in the east! The 2015 Perkins Great Eastern Run was the city’s most successful half marathon since the race made its return to Peterborough in 2006. With almost 7,000 runners across the half marathon, Anna’s Hope fun run and wheelchair race, it was a record breaking event – including for its winner, Kenyan Philip Koech, who ran his fastest time yet of 61.40. The half marathon was the second fastest in the UK last year and turnout on the day was the highest ever. Registrations are now open for the 10th successive year of the race, due to take place on 9 October 2016, and organisers Peterborough City Council are gearing up for another bumper year. Not only does its fast, flat course give runners an excellent chance of a personal best, but the route is a visually interesting one and is lined throughout with supporters, giving runners excellent encouragement and support. Unlike many UK half marathons, the Perkins Great Eastern Run starts and finishes in the heart of historic Peterborough and takes in plenty of sights on the way. Runners also appreciate the high quality goody

bags that are given out at the finish line, which include a technical t-shirt, a commemorative medal and other running-related treats. There’s entertainment and a funfair on the day at Peterborough’s Embankment, where the half marathon starts at 10.30am. Free weekly training sessions take place at the Peterborough Embankment Athletics Track from July and on race day pacers will lead runners around the course at different times from start to finish. To enter visit:

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Passion for Peterborough As I grew up in Peterborough, sport became an important part of my life and drove me on to all of my achievements. I’m proud of my city and the sporting achievements associated with it. The Perkins Great Eastern Run for example, is a major event that attracts thousands of participants who are all at different levels of running and fitness. It’s open to everyone and is one of the best half marathons in the country. Louis Smith, Olympic medals winner

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Be amazed as you stand alongside the Danish Pacific Loco. Activate the Garden Railway. Cross the River Nene footbridge, stroll over one of the Victorian bridges and maybe picnic in the delightful Wildlife Haven. Enjoy the incredible model railway and Big Screen film shows including ‘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 Ferry Meadows, adults will appreciate the break!) Steam services most weekends and Wednesdays throughout the year. Get on at any station and pay on the train.

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Passion for Peterborough Sacrewell Farm: We had an absolutely fabulous time. From pond dipping to pony grooming and tractor rides there’s definitely something for everyone. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and I can’t wait to return at Halloween and Christmas, as I’ve heard they put on quite a show. An all-round excellent day out for all the family. Em2104, Trip Advisor (Map 2/30)

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Pigeons Farm: I visited during the Easter break and the whole family loved it. My little girl loves to visit the animals and there’s a fab play area too. Especially loved the inflatable pillow! Will definitely return! CMH06, Trip Advisor (Map 2/27)

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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. KW, Orton Wistow

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Passion for Peterborough Nene Valley Railway: I have taken my grand-children and their friends on several occasions. It’s always a lovely day out, sometimes we’d pop into 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, resident (Map 1)

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Queensgate Shopping Centre is integrated into the historic heart of Peterborough. It’s home to some of the biggest names and brands including; John Lewis, Primark, Marks & Spencer, Lakeland, Office, Next, Superdry, Pandora, H&M and many more.

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You won’t go hungry either, with a selection of eateries from a taste of Italy at Carluccio’s to indulgent sandwiches and coffees at Pret a Manger. Peterborough’s recently refurbished Westgate Arcade cuts through Queensgate and is awash with independent stores offering unique items from antique jewellery and luxury denim to designer sunglasses and an award-winning butchers.

Passion for Peterborough I opened a gallery on the high street because I’m passionate about what Peterborough has to offer now and in the future. We have over 90 established and emerging artists and makers who exhibit and sell their work here. Dawn Birch-James, Art in the Heart CIC

The City Market is only five minutes away from Queensgate and here you’ll be amazed by the quality and price of cuisine from around the world in the impressive food court. You’ll get only the best fruit and vegetables and the best value items for miles around.

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The city centre is great for heritage, events, festivals, theatre, shopping, dining, café culture and nightlife. You’ll want for nothing. Explore and you’ll see that Peterborough has it all.” Pep Cipriano, Marketing Manager, Peterborough City Council

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shop and dine city You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to quality dining in and around Peterborough. Here’s just a taste to whet your appetite… Location

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Restaurant Cuisine/Hotel Telephone The Grain Barge Peking Cantonese East Oriental/Eastern Café Clarkes Key Theatre Bill’s Breakfast to bedtime Wildwood Grills, pizza, pasta Carluccios Italian Clarkes Fine dining Pizza Express Italian Nandos Portuguese chicken Prezzo Italian Chimichanga Mexican Argo Lounge Lounge menu all-day Park Inn Park Inn Handmade Burger Co Fresh food philosophy The Brasserie Bull Hotel The Brewery Tap Thai Banyan Tree Indian Sweet Olives Queensgate Hotel Circa 1852 Great Northern Hotel

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Peterborough’s excellent Key Theatre is situated on the River Nene Embankment just a five minute walk from Cathedral Square. The venue has ample car parking and houses the award-winning Café Clarkes for a preshow meal you’ll be impressed with. Lovers of art will enjoy perusing the collections at Peterborough Museum and City Gallery. There are also occasional exhibitions at the cathedral and St John’s Church in Cathedral Square. Choral and organ concerts at the cathedral are often led by internationally acclaimed director of music and Royal Wedding organist Robert Quinney. There are a variety of concerts held all year round by famous artists.

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As well as three theatres there’s a growing arts community focus in the city. The Peterborough Arts Festival, street theatre, artists’ open studios, Art in the Heart, the art galleries at the museum and the arts cinema have all created a huge following. Then there’s the cathedral and St John’s Church, which both stage exhibitions and music. The music festivals and venues for concerts and bands are all growing too. Peterborough is well and truly on the cultural map. Tracy Snooks, Manager, Visitor Information Centre

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Big name comedians, live music and spectacular dance productions… The Cresset Theatre in Bretton is an 800-seater venue that’s been hosting a wide variety of entertainment for everyone for 36 years. There’s a pub restaurant on-site that offers excellent pre-show suppers too.

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Passion for Peterborough The creativity and wealth of talent in Peterborough gives people in the city and beyond something to look forward to. It’s an exciting and vibrant city that’s really growing both culturally and artistically. Steven Chalmers, Vivacity

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The Cresset is a fantastic venue that 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’ve 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, Actor

The Norman Cross Art Gallery is an independent fine art gallery situated in the picturesque converted stables of the historic Napoleonic prisoner of war camp on the outskirts of the city. Visit www.normancrossgallery.com for details. (Map 2/19)


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night city Peterborough’s night-time economy offers up plenty of choices in bars and clubs. Bar/Nightclub Website Argo Lounge www.thelounges.co.uk/argo-lounge Charters www.charters-bar.com Edwards www.edwardspeterborough.co.uk Fever www.feverpeterborough.com Flares www.flarespeterborough.co.uk Halo www.halo-peterborough.co.uk Reflex www.barsandvenues.co.uk/edwardsflares -reflex-peterborough/ Solstice www.thesolstice.co.uk College Arms www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk O’Neils www.oneills.co.uk/peterborough The Brewery Tap www.thebrewery-tap.com The Draper’s Arms www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk Sir Henry Royce www.sirhenryroyce.co.uk

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Orton Hall Hotel & Spa

The Village, Orton Longueville, Peterborough PE2 7DN ✆ 01733 391111

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Superbly appointed 19th century manor house, set in 20 acres of mature parkland, equidistant between the city centre and the A1. The hotel provides guests with a tranquil setting whether travelling on business or for leisure and a choice of dining in either the hotel’s AA rosette restaurant or the adjacent Ramblewood Inn serving good food and real ales. Our extensive range of facilities includes 70 spacious bedrooms, 10 meeting rooms and the leisure club and Imagine Spa. FREE parking and easy access are also a key feature of this well-appointed hotel.

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

The Bull Hotel is 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. The hotel offers 118 rooms, 13 air-conditioned meeting rooms, the brassiere restaurant, 24 hour bar and coffee shop. There is ample secure complimentary car parking and internet for all residents staying at the hotel. Car park postcode PE1 2RU.

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Great Northern Hotel Station Approach, Peterborough PE1 1QL ✆ 01733 552595

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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 WI-FI throughout.

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Holiday Inn Peterborough West 1 6SG2 Thorpe Wood, Peterborough PE3 ✆ 01733 289988

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Park Inn, Telephone House, 1 Peterborough 2 3 Wentworth Street, PE1 1DH ✆ 01733 353750

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Peterborough (Norman Cross A1 (M), J16) and you’ll find everything you need to refresh 23 24 25 26 27 28 and refuel for the day ahead, no matter where your journey is taking you. Just seconds from the A1(M) J16, you’ll be well placed for Peterborough city centre’s attractions and businesses, as well as Peterborough Arena. Or if you’re on the hunt for heritage highlights, Longthorpe Tower, Flag Fen and Elton Hall are nearby, too. Enjoy our restaurant and round off the day in our comfortable beds that’ll help you wake up feeling wonderful.

Queensgate Hotel, 5-7 Fletton Avenue, Peterborough PE2 8AX ✆ 01733 562572

8 www.thequeensgatehotel.co.uk 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!

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28 Lower Farm Bed and Breakfast, Main Street, Barnwell PE8 5PU ✆ 01832 273220

* 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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Beautiful accommodation in perfect village location. Ideal for exploring the area or home from home for the business or recreational traveller. Ten minutes Single from £45 22 23 Arena, 24 Rockingham 25 26 27 Oundle 28 School from Peterborough Racetrack, Twin from £90 and 20 minutes from Rutland Water and Stamford. Double from £95

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ADULT ONLY accessible accommodation and Touring Park in Cambridgeshire Fens green landscape. Superb facilities. Village two miles. Gastro pub and bus stop, £400 per week for 2 person occupancy only 800 metres. Central for many towns and attractions. extra persons £25 per night 25 minutes 1 drive from 2 Peterborough. 3 4Dog friendly. 5 6 Inclusive prices. LF

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Two high quality self catering properties in a rural small town setting. Both sleep four. Mobility friendly as all on one level with parking right outside the door. Large garden with childrens’ play equipment. Only 15 minute drive to Peterborough.

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Two 2 bedroom self-catering holiday cottages located in the small riverside village of WATER NEWTON. We are just outside Peterborough, minutes off the North/South A1(M) and A47 East/West routes. Each cottage is fully equipped as a home. They are in a converted barn that was built in 1805 so expect exposed beams and vaulted ceilings.  We are 15 mins from the train station yet surrounded by farm and wetlands with the River Nene running through the village and the Nene Valley Railway a short walk away.

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Visit our website: www.rivernenecottages.co.uk for more information and contact details.

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regional city Peterborough is a regional city with excellent direct links to the A1(M). Virgin East Coast mainline train station is 50 mins to London and links to UK major cities.

conference

Find the right meeting facilities city or conference venue with the accommodation, capacity and networks for a superb experience. Excellent venues in both city and countryside locations.

www.visitpeterborough.com/conferences Perfect venues for your wedding and reception in the city and its beautiful rural areas. Approved premises to hold civil ceremonies and your reception. Š www.chrisbrudenellphotography.co.uk

wedding city

www.visitpeterborough.com/weddings

Peterborough CORE is a city-wide pure fibre network, that now brings ultra-fast internet to Peterborough – at least 100 times faster than most business connections.

opportunity city smart city gigabit city

www.opportunitypeterborough.co.uk/gig-up-your-business

At Peterborough Regional College our city courses give you the experience of work combined with in-depth industry knowledge from inspirational teaching staff, all of whom are experts in their industry. www.visitpeterborough.com/information

language

University Centre Peterborough offers UK and overseas students a welcoming and supportive learning environment.

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Peterborough sits just off the A1, so it’s very accessible from all major cities. Once you arrive you’ll find the city remarkably easy to navigate too. Rail: Easy access with Virgin East Coast Line direct to London (50 minutes), Newcastle, Edinburgh and also to Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Lincoln, Norwich, Ipswich and Cambridge.

travel

from Peterborough. city Luton airport is approximately 75 minutes by car. Cycle routes: Peterborough has more than 150 miles of cycle routes connecting the city via its main Green Wheel route. Cycle hire: From the railway station you can pick up a bicycle through the Brompton Dock bike hire scheme for just £2.50 a day. Just fold it up and take it on the train then unfold it and ride back to the station to return. Visit www.bromptondock.co.uk/our-docks.

Bus: The Travelchoice Centre in Queensgate Bus Station is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm and Saturdays 9.30am until 2.30pm. You can Electric vehicle charging points: There get travel advice and National Express tickets, plus day trip tickets and holidays. are a number of charging points in the city and for £10 you can charge your electric car whilst you do your shopping. Air: Stansted Airport is just over an hour Visit www.travelchoice.org.uk. away by car and is on a direct train line

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When you discover rural Peterborough you will drift into the surrounding four counties and districts. The towns and borders around our city are beautiful and should be experienced.

Cambridgeshire Fens

www.visitcambridgeshirefens.org

Huntingdonshire

www.huntingdon-accommodation.org

city

To the north and west are Stamford, Oundle and Rutland, with Rutland Water. To the east and south are the unique Fen landscapes of South Holland, Fenland and North Huntingdonshire.

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South West Lincolnshire

www.southwestlincs.com/stamfordtouristinformation

South East Lincolnshire

www.sholland.gov.uk/leisure/visiting/TIC.htm

Rutland www.discover-rutland.co.uk East Northamptonshire Tourism www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

Stamford Town Trails Stamford River and Rural Walks Stamford 4 Counties Walk Easton On The Hill and Collyweston Apethorpe Walk Nene Way Ashton to Wansford Barnwell to Wansford Market Deeping and West Deeping Fotheringhay and Woodnewton Nassington and Yarwell Trail Oundle Walk Oundle Heritage Trail Stilton Stamford Fenland

city Car Park Name Bishops Road

borders

Some of the best border walks are definitely worth putting your walking boots on for:

parking

Spaces Post code

Car Park Name

Spaces Post code

222

PE1 1EG

Regional Pool

197

PE1 5AP

Riverside

164

PE1 1EG

Brook Street

142

PE1 1TU

Car Haven

220

PE1 1YY

Trinity Street 53

PE1 1DA

692

PE1 5DU

500

PE1 5AP

167

PE1 5EA

Wellington Street

Northminster Multi-Storey 703

PE1 1AY

Wirrina

Pleasure Fair Meadow

PE2 9PB

Dickens Street

396

All car parks are a short walk to Cathedral Square (see map 1)

Quote the number at the car park eg. 1170 www.visitpeterborough.com Visitor info page

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Grantham & the North

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Exton Ryhall

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Southorpe

Wittering

A47

Morcott

Bainton

Barnack

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Upton

30 d

Wansford

Uppingham

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Cambridge 38 miles London 82 miles

London 50 minutes by rail

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Attractions Key

Attraction Burghley House Burghley Golf Club Cresset Theatre Accommodation Crowland Abbey Deene Park Elton Hall Conference centre Ferry Meadows Flag Fen Archaeology Park Great Fen (Holme Fen) Information Green Wheel Grimsthorpe Castle M John Clare Cottage Museum London Glassworks Longthorpe Tower Lyveden New Bield Visitor Milton Golf Club centre Moor Farm Shop Nene Valley Railway Norman Cross Gallery Orton Meadows Golf Course Peckover House Peterborough Arena Peterborough Garden Park Peterborough Greyhounds Peterborough Panthers Peterborough Phantoms Ice Hockey Pigeons Farm Shop/Café Planet Ice Prebendal Manor Medieval Centre Sacrewell Farm Stamford Shakespeare Company Thorney Abbey Thorney Golf Centre Thorney Heritage Museum Thorpe Wood Golf Course Willowbrook Farm Shop/Café Crown Lakes Country Park

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This guide is produced by: City Services and Communications t: 01733 452336 e: vic@peterborough.gov.uk

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