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Welcome to your guide to our city.

Contents

Peterborough has so much to offer at any time, but this is a particularly special year for the City of Festivals.

Welcome 3 Celebrating 900 years 4

The city has a jam-packed calendar of free large scale festivals and events on our river Embankment, which build on Peterborough’s growing reputation as the East Midlands’ City of Festivals.

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Visitors and residents alike have so much to look forward to in 2018 and the many new events such as the Sunrise 5k run in June and Peterborough Celebrates, a series of activities marking the 900th birthday of Peterborough Cathedral. Delve inside the centre pages of this guide to find out more.

We’ve teamed up with Serpentine Green in Peterborough to give away £100 of vouchers to spend in its fabulous shopping centre. To be entered into a prize draw with a chance of winning the vouchers, please tell us where you picked up your copy of this Visitor Guide. You can do so by email vic@peterborough.gov.uk (please leave your telephone number) or by telephoning the Visitor Information Centre on 01733 452336.

In addition, favourites such as the Heritage Festival, the Italian Festival and of course the Perkins Great Eastern Run return for what should be a memorable time for Peterborough.

The prize draw will take place on Wednesday 2 January 2019 and the winner will be notified thereafter.

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These events are fitting for what is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK. Based in the heart of rural east England and with a population of around 200,000, Peterborough

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shares borders with Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Inside this guide you’ll enjoy a comprehensive rundown of where and when to enjoy the many historic buildings and locations that combine to create our heritage; our awardwinning green spaces and our fabulous events and activities that continue to get national recognition. This handbook serves as a guide for the very latest information, make sure you drop into our Visitor Information Centre in Bridge Street. Telephone 01733 452336, email vic@peterborough.gov.uk or alternatively look at www.visitpeterborough.com The city and its region have an important place in the history of Britain, but modern Peterborough is prospering. We have a passion for this great city, and invite you to share it through these pages - and exploring what the city has to offer.

Passion for Peterborough I’ve photographed people in our city for nearly 40 years to reflect the life and energy of the place I know and love. My images have helped to tell the Peterborough story and you can be part of the next chapter. Chris Porsz – street photographer www.chrisporsz.com

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Celebrating 900 years! stand towering above the city skyline and remain just as relevant this year as it was in 1118.

Peterborough Cathedral celebrates its 900th birthday in 2018 - and the city has promised an unforgettable year to mark the anniversary.

Katharine of Aragon is buried there, and Mary Queen of Scots used to be. There’s a treasure trove of an incredible Romanesque interior, authentic Saxon carvings, a unique nave ceiling, and one of the most dramatic West Fronts in the country. Supporters including Vivacity, Peterborough City Council, Nene Park Trust, Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough Greyhounds, and many more will be holding events throughout the year across the city meaning that there’s probably never been a better time to visit.

“This is a quite extraordinary building, one of the great buildings of west Europe.”

This year marks Peterborough becoming A City of Festivals; a series To find out more visit of free events and activities that aim to encourage groups to host events, and for www.peterboroughcelebrates.org.uk. the people of the city Ian Black Peterborough Cathedral © to enjoy them. As part of that businesses and residents of Peterborough are putting together a fantastic year of events and activities to celebrate both the cathedral in its 900th year, and the city itself. Peterborough Cathedral is the city’s most famous building. It has survived fires, The Dissolution, vandalism and much more across nine centuries, to 4

Dean of Peterborough the Very Revd Chris Dalliston is looking forward to one of the biggest years in the cathedral’s 900-year history. He was installed as Dean in January 2018 after spending 14 years as Dean of Newcastle. Before that he was vicar of Boston for eight years, having grown up in Norfolk, but now he’s at the helm of the city’s most iconic landmark.

He said of Peterborough Celebrates: “There’s all sorts of opportunities for events happening in the cathedral and around the city tied into that theme. There are going to be great concerts and one-off events like creating a special pizza with a Peterborough 900 name to it. We’re also looking forward to 900 fairies outside the cathedral, which will hopefully break a world record.

“The one thing people should do is come “We need to enjoy the and explore this history of the cathedral but building.” also recognise it is part of a

He said: “I think the word awesome is overused these days, but not here. This is a quite extraordinary building, one of the great buildings of west Europe actually, and one of the undiscovered treasures of England.

developing and creative city, and part of its future. The one thing people should do is come and explore this building. I guess there are a lot of people who take it for granted. Perhaps they’ve lived in the area for a long time and it’s often the case that the thing on your doorstep is not the thing you go and look at - you visit elsewhere.

“We’re trying to make sure we have a sustainable future. We need to balance the books and that’s been well publicised. But we’re working hard with our team to develop a good programme that not only maintains the building and all its resources but also allows us to flourish in terms of mission, serving the wider community and reaching out to the people of Peterborough and beyond.”

“But we’re hoping that everybody in Peterborough could make a special pilgrim journey, just once this year at least, to look at this great building and recognise just what a treasure house it is.”

Very Revd Dalliston could not have arrived at a better time for the city and its beautiful cathedral. Peterborough’s proud centrepiece is 900 years old and a series of activities and events under the banner of Peterborough Celebrates are underway.

“As for first time visitors to the city, no proper exploration of Peterborough would be complete without stepping into this majestic building that has stood in the centre of town for 900 years. Don’t miss out, I promise you won’t be disappointed.” 5


Our fantastic cathedral is the jewel in the city’s crown, and this year marks one of the most important milestones in its rich history. In 2018 the cathedral, its city and its residents will join together to celebrate the 900th anniversary of this magnificent building. If you’ve never visited this building, prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience. The grounds themselves are superb and tell stories of the city and its life, before you pass through the wonderful front doors. Many regular visitors will tell you that they still gasp a little every time they pass inside. The new Visitor Centre will tell you more about the many tours, musical events and festivals that are taking place this year, making the cathedral a great place to visit all year round. A look around the Visitor Centre is the perfect complement to a visit to the cathedral. Its free exhibition helps you to discover some of the characters and

heritage city stories from the cathedral’s amazing 1300-year history. It has a timeline showing priceless artefacts from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, as well as hands-on exhibits, a digital touch-table and an audio presentation for those of you who prefer to listen rather than to look. Amongst the priceless artefacts on show are the original letter from King James I, written in 1613, requiring the mortal remains of his mother, Mary Queen of Scots, to be removed from Peterborough to Westminster Abbey. Also on show is the actual Deed of Endowment by which King Henry VIII changed Peterborough Abbey into a Cathedral on the creation of the Diocese of Peterborough in 1541.

Passion for Peterborough Never fails to amaze me. Serene, beautiful and formidable. Humbling inside. A place to light candles for loved ones and reflect. An oasis in a bustling city. I love it here and highly recommend it personally and historically. SharbyT, Trip Advisor

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The Heritage City Route walking tour is available from the Visitor Information Centre. It takes just 10 to 15 minutes and will include a trip to the Museum and City Gallery, the Town Hall, St John’s Church and St Peter’s Arcade. The last of these is a beautiful setting for eight coats of arms, including The City of Peterborough Arms. Cathedral Square is the cosmopolitan heartbeat of the city, a venue for many of the year’s biggest events and a meeting place for those looking for a fine dining experience.

St Thomas Becket (chapel) are all a stone’s throw away, while a slightly further walk will take you to John Thompson Jnr’s home, The Customs House and Great Barn, among others. • A free copy of the Peterborough Blue Plaques brochure is available from the Visitor Information Centre.

It’s a great blend of heritage and modern life, representing many of the great things you would expect of a 21st century city square. One of the best At either end of the immediate city experiences is just sitting outside the growing number of cafés and restaurants centre you’ll find places to relax and picnic at the city’s award-winning and watching people pass by. Central Park and walking and cycling Cathedral Square leads to tree-lined routes along the River Nene. Also walkways through the rest of the nearby is the emerging Fletton Quays city’s dining and retail offering, which development, which promises new includes two shopping centres. The hospitality and leisure facilities when square’s centerpiece is the majestic completed. Guildhall. It stands boldly above all the shopping hustle and bustle and it’s a landmark that is unmistakably Peterborough. It’s my favourite place in the city

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St John the Baptist Church completes our beautiful Cathedral Square. Enjoy time relaxing on the green or enter the building itself - dedicated by the Abbot Genge in 1407 - to enjoy regular events and exhibitions.

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The new Peterborough Blue Plaques commemorate people and places in the city centre, courtesy of Peterborough Civic Society. • Cathedral Square is a good place to start if you wish to visit all 20 sites. Cumbergate, Deacon’s School, and 8

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

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• Tom Haynes Big Screen Cinema

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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, including: • The remains of prehistoric beasts from the Fens • Stunning bone ornaments made by prisoners at Norman Cross during the Napoleonic Wars • An authentic surgery from the late Victorian period Guided tours of the museum are available for individuals or groups. Tours last about 90 minutes and cover the major items on display, the history of the museum building - and can sometimes include a look behind the scenes. Groups can also book to visit the museum in the evenings to explore the galleries exclusively. Refreshments can also be provided by the museum’s Squires Coffee House.

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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

Tel: 01733 344240

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Find us through the arches in Pleasure Fair Meadow car park (PE2 8AT), city end of Oundle Road (A605), next to Peterborough Nene Valley Railway Station.

Open weekends, Wednesdays and school holidays from Easter until October. Registered charity 291515

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Experience the thrill of riding a steam engine while exploring the beautiful Nene Valley Railway, which is one of the UK’s leading steam engine and locomotive attractions. 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, and don’t forget to purchase a memento of your trip from the gift shop at Wansford. (Map 2/18) Explore the Railworld Wildlife Haven at the Peterborough Nene Valley Railway Station – only a short walk from the city centre and main railway station. The restored Flying Scotsman crosses the River Nene Viaduct. Completed in 1850, it is the oldest cast iron bridge in the world carrying mainline high speed trains. Photograph by Terry Harris.

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Railworld Wildlife Haven is an amazing place to visit, with an incredible variety of trains and activities to do, a fab day out for all ages! Would recommend to anyone! The volunteers put in a lot of hard work to keep it running for the public and the hard work pays off! Hannah R, Cambridge 12

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Flag Fen Archaeology Park has been described as the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in northern Europe. (Map 2/8) This fantastic site is home to a unique ancient wooden monument and a kilometre-long wooden causeway - described by some as an ancient equivalent of a motorway - and platform are perfectly preserved in the wetland. It was built 3,300 years ago and used by the prehistoric fen people as a place of worship and ritual.

Passion for Peterborough It’s a wonderful archaeological site that takes us back 3,500 years and shows what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors. There’s a wonderful collection of ancient objects on display found on the site.” Suicre, Trip Advisor

More than 60,000 upright timbers and 250,000 horizontal planks are buried under the ground along with many swords and personal items given as offerings to the watery fen. There’s also a great range of ancient objects on display including Britain’s oldest wheel, and regular talks inside the roundhouses that bring the site to life.

Longthorpe Tower is a surviving part of a 14th century fortified manor house with It’s only a few minutes’ drive from the the finest set of medieval wall paintings city centre but cyclists can access it via in a domestic setting anywhere in the Green Wheel. It is five miles from western Europe. (Map 2/14) the city’s train and bus stations.

Passion for Peterborough This is well worth a visit, as the wall paintings show a range of characters and events illustrating the lives of our medieval ancestors. The guide for the tower is well produced and a visit to the place is a gem not to be missed. Many visitors pass through Peterborough and see our wonderful cathedral but miss this little jewel in the crown. 141Ken, Trip Advisor

Both attractions open from early April to the end of October. Visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com for details.

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Grand stately homes and beautiful period properties are scattered in and around Peterborough. Some of these are among the finest in the county. No visit to the city would be complete without sampling the charm and beauty of these wonderful buildings. Miles Website Telephone

The restoration has made it a national centre for milling excellence and has boosted the educational facilities already in place. Sacrewell is a site steeped in history - the use of water power on the site may date as far back as Roman times - 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. Clare, who lived in Helpston, is regarded as one of the most important literary figures in 19th Century poetry. Here you can discover the traditional Soke of Peterborough that inspired his descriptions of life in rural England. There’s an all year-round programme of events, workshops and educational activities and beautiful gardens to admire. Enjoy a cuppa in the café and a browse through items in the cottage shop. (Map 2/12) 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) 16

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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 Grade II-listed Sacrewell watermill was restored to its former glory thanks to a £1.8m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

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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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www.normancrossgallery.com 01733 245189 www.eltonhall.com 01832 280223 www.crowlandabbey.org.uk 01733 211763 www.prebendal-manor.co.uk 01780 782575 www.wothorpe-towers.co.uk 01780 481977 www.english-heritage.org.uk 0370 333 1181 www.burghley.co.uk 01780 752451 www.oundlemuseum.org.uk 01832 272735 www.lilfordhall.com www.southwickhall.co.uk 01832 274064 www.nationaltrust.org.uk 01832 205158 www.grimsthorpe.co.uk 01778 591205 www.deenepark.com 01780 450278 www.moultonwindmill.co.uk 01406 373237 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/peckover 01945 583463 www.wisbechmuseum.org.uk 01945 583817 www.english-heritage.org.uk 01536 203230 www.english-heritage.org.uk 0870 333 1181 www.rockinghamcastle.com 01536 770240 www.robschurches.moonfruit.com

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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’.

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.

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You might almost think that you’re in the Cotswolds when you visit some of the stone villages in the traditional Soke of Peterborough. They run across the rural north of the city from John Clare Country to Rutland and Northamptonshire in the west. Those who enjoy the outdoor life will love 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 before being buried at Peterborough Cathedral; nearby, the 15th Century St. Mary and All Saints Church stands proud over the picturesque landscape.

I fell in love with Burghley House while visiting England! Anyone who sees Burghley House will attest to it being more comparable to a castle really. We spent the afternoon here - had some lunch and tea in the Orangery Cafe overlooking the stunning English Garden before spending a couple of hours inside. I actually enjoyed Burghley more than Windsor Castle and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area! CBruce422, Louisiana (Trip Advisor)

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

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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 18

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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)

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• 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 townhouse. Here you’ll enjoy two acres of sensory delight with simply outstanding gardens and secret spaces. (Map 2/21)

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Ferry Meadows is at the heart of the Nene Park; an area which offers a wide range of relaxation and recreational activities. On a sunny day you’ll see thousands of visitors to the park enjoying the lakeside views, woodland, meadows and much more.

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Ferry Meadows is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2018 and two weekends have been set aside to mark this special occasion. On 30 June and 1 July visitors will be able to enjoy a feast of food, music and culture - and on 1 and 2 September there will be a sea of adventure and activity in the park. Photo © Chris Porsz – www.chrisporsz.com

Few sites in the area offer so much; take a walk, a boat trip, bird watch, cycle, sail, golf, fish or horse ride throughout the year. Nene Outdoors offers a wide range of watersport activities at Lakeside from sailing to windsurfing – all less than three miles from the city centre.

You’ll find all this and more - including cafes, hard-surfaced routes for wheelchair users, a miniature railway, busy events and activity programme and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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You can walk, run, jog or ride at Ferry Meadows around miles of pathways around both lakes. There’s watersports, birdwatching, and activities on a regular basis for the kids. There’s a nature centre and plenty of places to play. Adults can enjoy some great food at both cafes situated at both ends of the park. It’s a great all-year-round place to go. SueBeDo12, Trip Advisor 20

The Visitor Centre at Ferry Meadows offers the chance to purchase some beautiful gifts for friends and family and can tell you everything you need to know about the area. You can then explore the wider Nene Park with either a short walk or cycle ride to Thorpe Meadows or Orton Mere. There you will find more lake views, a Sculpture Park and a purpose built rowing lake. These are great places to walk the dog, cycle, jog and relax – and there are also places to eat and drink if you’re feeling a little peckish. For more information, please call 01733 234193 or visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk (Map 2/7) 21


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 Kings Dyke NR 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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If cycling is your favourite leisurely pursuit 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.

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.

The innovative Green Wheel route is a must for cyclists and walkers. Green Wheel maps, River Nene maps, boat licences and boat keys can all be purchased at the VIC. (Map 2/10)

The Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves circle the city and three living landscapes bring these together:

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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. Lewis Banks, Travelchoice

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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)

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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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

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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Long distance paths are the Hereward Way and Nene Way and a highlight woodland walk area is Bedford Purlieus. There are also walk routes in and around Castor and Ailsworth, which pass on to Bretton. Photo © Nene Park Trust

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In recent years we’ve made substantial improvements to our public spaces, which has enabled our events to flourish and captivate 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. This is the City of Festivals and once you’ve experienced what we have to offer you’ll see that 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 recognised for staging large scale national events that attract visitors from all over the world. Throughout our City of Festivals year you can expect to see day to fortnight-long festivals and tours across the historic city centre and rural areas.

performing and an open mic night, alongside the various fairground rides and entertainment on offer. Later in the year is Peterborough Oktoberfest, which will hope to repeat its successful debut in 2017.

Cathedral Square is home to established events like the Italian Festival, Diwali Festival, the Portuguese Festival, Black The Embankment has also played host to History Month, Heritage Festival, and the McBusted, Olly Murs, JLS and in 2016 Arts Festival. Bryan Adams played to 10,000 people. The nearby River Nene Embankment will in August this year host the 41st Peterborough Beer Festival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe. Every year the festival showcases more than 400 beers from 120 different breweries across the UK. In addition, it features around 80 different ciders and perries and also hosts a wine bar serving the best of English wines. Entertainment is provided each evening with bands 24

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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. Also, the Abax Stadium - home to Peterborough Football Club - hosted music legend Elton John in 2017. This year, 90s icons Steps are celebrating their 20th anniversary in June. 25


A guide to our celebrat ory events and activities More than 100 events and activities to mark Peterborough Celebrates are being run by schools, community groups, businesses and char ities. This is a guide to just some of the highlights to enjoy during the cathedral’s 900th year. Lots more activities will be taking place throughout the year and you can find out more by vis iting www.peterboroughcelebrates.org.uk

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900 Steps to Haven – Railworld Wildlife Haven 10 – 12 April The Railworld Wildlife Haven has lots of little walks around its landscaped habited area that’s perfect for children to explore. We want you to walk it in exactly 900 steps this Easter! The first child to do this wins FREE entry for their family for the whole season at Railworld Wildlife Haven.

900 Voices of the River Nene Throughout the year the Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme will be documenting 900 voices in various media forms of people who live near the River Nene between Northampton and Peterborough. Working in partnership with an artist and local film company, all 900 voices will be collected together and presented in a creative way back to the people of the Nene Valley. There will be opportunities for local people to tell their story throughout the year in various locations along the River Nene. 26

Group Travel World 900 Metre Race – Peterborough Athletics Track 18 April Can you beat Posh mascot Peter Burrow to the finish line? The race is on for you and your colleagues over 900 metres. Opportunities for your company to showcase its business with a trade stand at this event.

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Cathedral Abseil Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May

Abseil down the north west tower of Peterborough Cathedral as you raise funds for both the spina bifida charity, Shine, and the cathedral.

June Anna’s Hope Fairy World Record – Peterborough Cathedral 10 June Anna’s Hope invites you to dress up as a fairy and become a Guinness World Record breaker for the largest gathering of people (900!) dressed as fairies in one place at the cathedral grounds. To qualify as a fairy, you must wear a tutu, wings and carry a wand. The charity are also looking for as many fairies as possible to take part in the Anna’s Hope 900 challenge in October.

The Peterborough Schools’ Country Dancing Festival 7 June A country dancing festival open to local primary schools and hosted by The Peterborough School during which 900 Do-Si-Do’s will be danced.

Peterborough Heritage Festival – Peterborough Cathedral 16 and 17 June Celebrate 900 years of history at the largest city centre living history event in the UK. A lively programme of re-enactments, displays and demonstrations take over the cathedral precincts and city centre.

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August Peterborough Treasures: Coming Home - Peterborough Museum August 2018 to January 2019

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This event will celebrate Peterborough’s heritage and items on loan from museums across the country will be on display here in Peterborough.

Nene Park Trust, Ferry Meadows Celebrates Culture – Ferry Meadows Country Park 30 June and 1 July Peterborough’s beloved greenspace, Ferry Meadows Country Park, officially opened on 1 July 1978. To mark its 40th year Nene Park Trust will host a festival of food, fun and culture at Ferry Meadows. Celebrations include a teddy bears picnic on the meadow, a farmers market, live music, a cinema experience and much more.

Peterborough Celebrates 25 Years of Eco Action The environmental charity PECT will be marking its 25th birthday in the same year as the 900 celebrations. Residents will be involved in a series of green themed events including a giant bring and share picnic, film screenings, Green Festival and volunteer litter picks across the city. PECT will be seeking 900 pledges from visitors to reduce their environmental impact.

Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft – Peterborough Cathedral 11 August to 5 November The Soyuz TMA-19M descent module is the historic spacecraft that brought British astronaut Tim Peake back to Earth in June 2016 after his six-month mission to the International Space Station.

Queensgate Celebrates 900! Queensgate Shopping Centre will be joining in the festivities as Peterborough Celebrates 900! Key events will be organised throughout the centre in July, as we come together to celebrate our historic cathedral, wonderful city, and the people in it.

See this special spacecraft and enjoy a space descent virtual reality experience in the cathedral (fee payable). You can also get up close to Tim’s spacesuit and parachute used in the spacecraft’s return to Earth.

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Peterborough Greyhounds – The 900th Race! This big night at the greyhounds track is predicted to take place at some point in July. So, keep your eyes peeled! Come along and enjoy the celebratory atmosphere where a special trophy will be awarded to the winning greyhound.

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The cathedral is one of just five venues across the country where the spacecraft can be seen and entry to visit this special display in the cathedral’s 900th year is free.

September September Celebrates Nene Park Trust 1 and 2 September To mark the 40th birthday of Ferry Meadows and Peterborough Celebrates Ferry Meadows Country Park will be providing challenges at their very own Nene Outdoors water sports and outdoor activity centre. There will be the chance to get involved in cycling, golf, rowing and to take a helicopter ride! 29


September Classic and Vintage Vehicle Festival – Embankment 1 and 2 September This is the biggest two-day celebration of gorgeous metal in the eastern region. The city council has grown their Classic and Vintage Vehicle Festival into a weekend event that attracts an eclectic mix of cars in particular. Some of the most beautiful and rarest automobiles in existence gather on the River Nene Embankment and it’s all for your viewing pleasure. Last year almost 700 vehicles were shown over the two days - in 2018 the target, unsurprisingly, will be to attract 900…

Oktoberfest Embankment 19 and 20 October

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Experience a traditional Oktoberfest as Peterborough’s Embankment is once again transformed into a traditional Bavarian bash! Bring on the bier - 30,000 litres to be precise - and step inside Europe’s biggest bier tent and prepare to be entertained Bavarian style. From traditional folk to ‘Oompop’ expect foot stomping, table bashing and hearty singing galore. Grab some traditional German grub from the food court, as you raise your steins at Oktoberfest Peterborough!

Italian Festival – Cathedral Square 8 and 9 September

Pizza 900 Competition! Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough’s annual celebration of all things Italian continues to grow in popularity and 2018 marks its 10th successive year. The two-day festival is the longest running event of its kind in the UK. Organised by Peterborough’s Italian Community Association and supported by the city council, this Mediterranean extravaganza features an Italian market, confectionery, ice-cream, pasta, football and boxing demonstrations, classic Italian cars, motorcycles, scooters and lots more. To mark the cathedral’s celebrations the Italian Festival has pledged to sell 900 portions of pasta and donate the proceedings to the cathedral.

October Perkins Great Eastern Run – Embankment 14 October One of the UK’s top half marathons is getting bigger and better every year and the 2018 race promises to be another blockbuster of an event. More than 7,000 runners are expected to cross the start line on the Embankment and thousands of spectators will line the flat and fast route, which is ideal for achieving a personal best time. This year’s event will include the Peterborough Celebrates logo on 30 the t-shirt and the Anna’s Hope 900 challenge.

Throughout 2018, local primary school children will be asked to draw a Pizza 900 with their favourite toppings on.

Diwali Festival – Cathedral Square 27 October Diwali is the festival of lights which has evolved into a global celebration. It is celebrated in the autumn during a dark new moon night. Light is a metaphor for God, truth and knowledge.

The lucky winners will be invited to enjoy a pizza making demonstration in the grounds of the cathedral followed by a roof top tour. Papa Luigi will also produce the children’s best pizzas at the ever popular Italian Festival and sell slices with all profits going to the cathedral.

In recent years Peterborough has celebrated Diwali in Cathedral Square and the event is bursting at the seams with colourful dance performances, music, traditional food and shopping for all to enjoy. To mark Peterborough Celebrates, the Diwali Festival committee will be looking to switch on 900 individual bulbs to create a sea of light in Cathedral Square.

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November Christmas Festival Switch-on – Cathedral Square from 15 November Enjoy the city centre’s big light switch-on event from 1pm on Cathedral Square. On-stage entertainment includes local band performances and traditional Christmas songs with a 900 twist and surprises – all leading to a spectacular firework burst and the magical lights reveal.

Peterborough Celebrates will help to increase pride in the local area and showcase Peterborough on a regional and national level, which will attract more visitors. The campaign has many people and organisations to thank but none more so than one of its lead partners, Peterborough City Council. The council has assisted in attracting other supporters and sponsors who have helped to ensure the campaign has maximum exposure throughout the year. These supporters and sponsors have donated their time, expertise and marketing collateral that’s helped Peterborough Celebrates to be as visible as possible. The campaign’s profile will continue to grow and its exposure can be as big as we want it to be, providing the offers of financial support and donations continue to be made.

If you are interested in being a part of this city-wide celebration, visit www.peterboroughcelebrates.org.uk and click to Get Involved or Donate.

Supporters and sponsors Athene Communications Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Best Western Hall Hotel CityFibre Deafblind UK Greenwoods Opportunity Peterborough Peterborough City Council

Peterborough Regional College POSH RAW Creative Serco Speed Agency The Creative Marketing Studio Vivacity

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For full details and events diary listings updated weekly see www.visitpeterborough.com/events Throughout 2018 – Free Guided Tours – Peterborough Cathedral

April 1 Burghley Easter Egg Hunt Burghley House 4 Macbeth The Key Theatre 6 & 7 More Best of Barmy Britain: Horrible Histories The Key Theatre 6 – 8 Diesel Gala Nene Valley Railway 7 Definitely Oasis - Oasis Tribute Band The Met Lounge 7 National Garden Railway Show East of England Arena & Events Centre 7 & 8 Burghley Fine Food Market Burghley House 10 The Wizard of Oz Easter Pantomime Broadway Theatre 14 Men United The Cresset Theatre 18 Group Travel World 900 Metre Race Embankment Sports and Athletics Track 20 The National Motorhome East of England Arena & Campervan Show & Events Centre 26 Rhythm Of The Night The Cresset Theatre 28 Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up & Rock East of England Arena & Events Centre 28 & 29 Travelling Post Office Nene Valley Railway 29 Deene Park open Day & NGS Deene Park

May 5–7 Tornado 10 6 Tornado and Paddington 6 Truckfest Peterborough 12 Faith Festival 12 The Rat Race, Dirty Weekend 13 Shalamar 13 Our Vikings Heritage 18 & 19 Cathedral Abseil 19 & 20 Carole Nash MCN Festival of motorcycling 20 Thomas Big Adventure 20 Jools Holland & His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra 25 Ugly Duckling - a ballet for children 26 Peterborough Fake Festival 26 & 27 Teddy Express 26 May – Peterborough Lido 31 Aug Summer Season 27 & 28 Living Heritage Game and Country Show 31 The Tour of Cambridge

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Nene Valley Railway Nene Valley Railway East of England Arena & Events Centre Cathedral Square Burghley House Broadway Theatre The Central Park Peterborough Cathedral East of England Arena & Events Centre Nene Valley Railway Broadway Theatre The Key Theatre The Embankment Nene Valley Railway Peterborough Lido Burghley House East of England Arena

2 Steps 2 & 3 Model Railway Show 9 Bill Bailey- Lark in Transit Tour 9 Dragon Boat 20th anniversary

ABAX Stadium Nene Valley Railway East of England Arena & Events Centre

Festival Peterborough Rowing Club 9 RAF in Concert The Cresset Theatre 10 Boishoi Ballet Live: Coppelia Showcase Cinema 10 Anna’s Hope Fairy World Record Peterborough Cathedral 7 – 17 Cherry Fair Embankment 12 – 1 Sep Stamford Shakespeare Company Tolethorpe, Stamford 15 – 17 The Festival on the Green Botolph Green 16 & 17 The Heritage Festival Weekend City Centre 20 Grumpy Old Women The Cresset 22 – 24 Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Annual Rally Burghley House 23 Cambridgeshire Food and East of England Arena Drink Festival & Events Centre 23 Chapterhouse Theatre presents Robin Hood and his Merry Men Ferry Meadows 23 – 30 Artist’s Open Studios Peterborough, Various Venues 26 Milkshake! Live: The Magic Story Book Broadway Theatre 28 A Midsummer Nights Dream Clare Cottage 29 FastLove - A tribute to George Michael Broadway Theatre 30 Gareth Gates Live! Peterborough Lido 30 – 1 July Celebrating Culture Festival Ferry Meadows

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Queensgate Celebrates 900 Polish Festival Artist’s Open Studios Chris Ramsey Rose Fair The Handlebard’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Just Dogs Live Battle Proms Concert Giovanni Pernice: Born to Die Bizet’s Carmen John Clare Society Festival The Pure Floyd Show Sing For Life Burghley Film Festival

Queensgate Shopping Centre Cathedral Square Peterborough, Various Venues The Key Theatre Wisbech Deene Park East of England Arena Burghley House The Key Theatre Broadway Theatre Helpston Broadway Theatre The Cresset Theatre Burghley House

August Aug 18 – Peterborough Treasures – Jan 19 Coming Home Exhibition 4 Open Craft Day 4&5 Minevention 2018 8 – 12 Equifest 10 – 12 Green Meadows Festival

Peterborough Museum John Clare Cottage The Cresset Theatre East of England Arena & Events Centre Elton Hall

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Nene Valley Railway Embankment Burghley House Burghley House The Cresset

September 1 & 2 Classic and Vintage Vehicle Festival Embankment 1 & 2 Nene Park Trust 40th Birthday Ferry Meadows 5 As You Like It – The Pantaloons John Clare Cottage 6–9& Heritage Open Days Peterborough – Various Venues 13 – 16 8 & 9 Italian Festival Cathedral Square 13 La Boheme on Sydney Harbour The Key Theatre 14 The Real Thing The Key Theatre 15 Land Rover Owner Show East of England Arena & Events Centre 15 Vikings Craft Day The Central Park 19 Jimmy Carr Greatest Hits Tour The Cresset Theatre 26 & 27 Peppa Pig’s Adventure Broadway Theatre 27 – 7 Oct Bridge Fair Embankment 28 & 29 Festival of Antiques East of England Arena & Events Centre

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Burghley at Twilight Tours October Diesel Gala Perkins Great Eastern Run Spooky Tours Oktoberfest Showaddywaddy in Concert The Burghley Halloween Trail Wizard’s Express Diwali Festival

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November 3 Firework Fiesta East of England Arena & Events Centre 9 Festival of Remembrance Concert The Cresset Theatre 15 Christmas Festival Switch-On Cathedral Square 24 Peterborough Male Voice Choir Stamford Arts Theatre 30 The Magic of Motown - Celebrating The Sound Of A Generation Broadway Theatre

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Peter Pan Christmas Fine Food Market The National Festival of Railway Modelling Robin Hood Pantomime Christmas Magic 2018

The Key Theatre Burghley House East of England Arena & Events Centre the Cresset Theatre Peterborough Cathedral

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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.

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Vivacity operates the leisure centres below:

Passion for Peterborough

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

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. The football club is nicknamed ‘The Posh’ and club merchandise including match tickets can be purchased from the Visitor Information Centre or the Posh Club Shop at the Abax Stadium football ground on London Road, just five minutes’ walk from the city centre. The new Chris Turner statue, commemorating Posh’s former player and manager, was unveiled in September. 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.

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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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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.

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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 greenkeeping 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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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 Club 21.4

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Enter one of the UK’s fastest half marathons!

In 2017 the Perkins Great Eastern Run attracted a total of more than 5,300 runners, while almost 1,300 people took part in the Anna’s Hope Fun Run. The half marathon attracted entries from runners with a wide variety of experience and ability, and was won by soldier Tom Evans in just over 68 minutes. Runners came from all over the UK and, indeed, the world, with entries from USA, the Netherlands, Italy and France. At one stage during the event more than 10,000 people were on The Embankment as runners crossed the finish line to cheers from a huge number of supporters and spectators. Unlike many UK half marathons, the Perkins Great Eastern Run takes in plenty of sights along the way, starting and finishing in the heart of historic Peterborough. The fast, flat course gives runners an excellent chance of a personal best. The race is lined throughout with cheering supporters and often entertainment including live music. Runners also welcome 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 also entertainment and a funfair on the day at Peterborough’s River Nene Embankment, where the half marathon starts at 10.30am. This year’s race is on 14 October and organisers Peterborough City Council are gearing up for another bumper year. To enter, visit:

www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk

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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Visitor Information Centre Peterborough’s Visitor Information Centre has something for everyone. It’s one of the first places to go if you’re a short break visitor looking to plan a stay in our city.

parking permits, Blue Badges and bus passes. “Aside from travel we also sell tickets to local shows, trips, events, and special attractions, whether it’s an international pop artist performing on the Embankment, shows at the local theatres or events at Peterborough Arena.”

“Our services are as much for local residents as they are for visitors.”

If you’re a local, then there’s no better place to pop into and find out what’s on where you live. The Visitor Information Centre has rapidly become a hub for everything going on in Peterborough. Hundreds of people visit the centre every week and manager Tracy Snooks is constantly adding to its offering.

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The team regularly updates www.visitpeterborough.com with all the latest events and activities on a local and regional level. They also maintain dedicated social media accounts, issuing daily tweets and posts to an ever-increasing number of online followers. The Visitor Information Centre is run by trained customer service advisors who are friendly, outgoing and passionate to make sure everyone gets the best experience out of Peterborough and its surrounding areas.

The centre also offers a range of unique gifts. It has its own bespoke Peterborough branded souvenirs, from mugs and stationery to books and glassware. You can also purchase handmade jewellery and unique artworks created by local artists. For those with a keen interest in yesteryear there’s a range of items for sale featuring historical photographs of the city - and of course, it’s ideal for buying local postcards! Football fans can also enjoy the pick of gift merchandise from Peterborough United Football Club. So, if you’re ever stuck for ideas on what to do, need a unique gift for someone or tickets for an upcoming event, drop into the Visitor Information Centre. A warm welcome awaits you, together with all the advice and information you need.

COMPETITIONS! The Visitor Information Centre partners with attractions, promoters and businesses throughout the year to bring you the very best competition prizes. Among the goodies up for grabs are two tickets to see STEPS on 2 June 2018, at the ABAX Stadium in Peterborough. For details, go to www.visitpeterborough.com or call: 01733 452336. Closing date for entries is 5 May, so be quick!

There’s also the chance to WIN tickets to the annual Burghley House Battle Proms on 7 July. Attended by thousands of loyal fans every year, concert-goers are treated to an extraordinary afternoon and evening of unique entertainment at this party in the park with a difference. For more information on how to win tickets for this event and other big days out in 2018 go to www.visitpeterborough.com or call: 01733 452336. The Visitor Information Centre on Bridge Street is open 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday (tel: 01733 452336, email vic@peterborough.gov.uk).

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family city The children will never be bored on a visit to Peterborough. With plenty of parks, green spaces, cycling routes and regular heritage and leisure activities; there’s something for all the family to enjoy. Photo courtesy of Sacrewell Farm

Passion for Peterborough Sacrewell Farm: After visiting today with three generations of family....what a lovely day out. Small holding of animals, all of which were super friendly and very well looked after. Very informative tractor ride and a tour of the water mill to top it all off. EmsyB84, TripAdvisor (Map 2/30)

Passion for Peterborough Nene Valley Railway: I would recommend Nene Valley to everyone we had a ball today on the santa special. The staff (mostly volunteers) were lovely, friendly, chatty and happy to talk about the trip. The driver even took our girls on Thomas and let them toot the horn - amazing. Everyone went out of their way to make this day amazing. We had a private compartment and the hospitality was lovely. I can’t wait to book this again next year. Sawstongirl (Map 2/7) 44

When it’s school holiday time there are excellent attractions that’ll provide all the activity children will need to keep them entertained. Sacrewell Farm is a multi award winning heritage farm attraction and 18th century watermill nestled between Peterborough and Stamford. Part of the William Scott Abbott Trust, which was founded in 1964 to provide an agricultural education for all, the centre is an ideal place for children to see animals, run around in beautiful countryside and let off steam in a state-of-the-art Playbarn. There are more outdoor activities on offer at Railworld Wildlife Haven where you can explore the rich biodiversity alongside an incredible model railway. Bring a picnic too and then head to the Nene Valley Railway, home to a well-known little blue engine named Thomas. Built in 1947, Thomas spent his entire working life at the British Sugar Corporation Peterborough factory pushing wagons of sugar beet up an incline until the day came when a diesel engine replaced his steam power. The Peterborough Railway Society purchased him in 1973 and he was moved to the Nene Valley Railway, where he has since delighted his friends and children of all ages.

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Hire Central Park To hire areas within the park for an event, please email city.centre.services@peterborough.gov.uk or telephone 01733 747474 and ask for the City Services and Communications department.

Central Park Central Park, situated on Park Crescent, is Peterborough’s most prestigious park and is positioned at the heart of the city, just a 15-minute walk from Cathedral Square. It has won been awarded the national Green Flag award on many occasions. The park provides something for all ages and interests in a beautiful mature landscaped setting and has a combination of formal and informal recreational areas including: Children’s play areas Sandpit and soft play area l Paddling pool l Sunken garden and sensory garden l Sports facilities for tennis (hard and grass courts), bowling greens, outdoor gym and croquet lawn l Bird aviary l Walking and l l

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There is also a charming tea room, The Buttercross, officially opened in March 1993 by the Dean of Peterborough Cathedral. It’s open all year round and offers a wide range of refreshments (Tel: 01733 563634). There are lots of events that take place in the park over the course of the year, ranging from concerts and open air theatre productions to sports courses, Easter egg hunts and family fun days. The park is open at all times but there is a charge for some of the facilities. Parking is available on the perimeter of the park. Bus routes Citi 2, 36 and 37 from the City Centre stop right outside the park.

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History of Central Park Since 1908 Central Park has been the city’s main public park and today it continues to be enjoyed by many thousands of visitors each year and has become the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Peterborough.

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● The partially completed park was opened in 1877. ● Admittance to the park was originally by subscription only. In 1900 the cost of summer seasons tickets was 15/ for families and 5/- for single people. ● The

stone archway entrance from Broadway was presented to Peterborough City Council by the Great Northern Railway in 1913.

the Donkey is buried in Central Park. Jimmy was a courageous wartime mascot of the First Scottish Rifles Regiment during the First World War. He transported injured soldiers and boosted wartime morale. After the war, Jimmy was bought by the RSPCA and adopted by the Peterborough branch where he helped to raise thousands of pounds in funds until his death in 1943.

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impressive central tree was planted at the same time as the Willow trees on the River Nene Embankment.

Other city parks Events at the park > Nordic Walking: www.vivacity-peterborough.com > Our Parks classes: www.ourparks.org.uk

Itter Park is situated on Fulbridge Road in Paston, which is a ten-minute drive from the city centre. Facilities at the park include a refurbished play area, hard and grass tennis courts, a bowling green and a putting green. There are two football pitches, which are used by a local team in the winter season.

> Junior Parkruns: www.perkrun.org.uk

Events at the park include an Easter egg hunt (16 April), Paston Church Fete (8 July) and the Itter Park Fun Day (6 August). There’s a car boot sale on the last Sunday of every month from April until September. For more information about events, visit www.thefriendsofitterpark.weebly.com

> Dementia Walks: Contact Pam Blades on 01733 689648/07783 012668 pamela.blades@outlook.com

Stanley Recreation Ground (next to City College Peterborough) sits on the edge of the city centre. It’s an ideal spot for the family to play sports and unwind after a day’s shopping.

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See page 19 for information about Ferry Meadows Country Park.

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Peterborough is one of the region’s major attractions for retail, with a vibrant city centre and surrounding retail parks.

shop and dine city

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. 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. If you need more information, take a visit to the Queensgate customer service desk. It’s located on the first floor between John Lewis and O2, and helps with customer queries across the centre. On the eleventh floor is Shopmobility which aims to make the city accessible to disabled people. You can borrow a wheelchair (hand-propelled or

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motorised) free of charge, and a wheelchair escort service is also available. It’s open all week from 10am to 4pm - for more information telephone 01733 313133. Alternatively you may hire wheelchairs from Mobility Aids on South Street (344930) or Red Cross on Lincoln Road (313274). 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. 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.

Passion for Peterborough

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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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 Restaurant Cuisine/Hotel Telephone Historic Centre Bridge St Westgate Broadway Cathedral Square Cathedral Square Church Street Station App Church Street The River Nene Rivergate Queensgate New Road Bridge St Cathedral Square Wentworth St Cathedral Square Priestgate Cathedral Square St Johns Square Key Theatre Broadway Theatre Fletton Ave Westgate Westgate The River Nene Cowgate Cowgate Cowgate New Road Queensgate Cathedral Square Cathedral Square

Argo Lounge Banyan Tree Ba Shoh Bill’s Carluccios Chimichanga Circa 1852 Cote Brasserie East Fratelli Handmade Burger Co La Bucatarie Middletons Nandos Park Inn Pizza Express Prevost Prezzo Queens Head: Riverside Restaurant Sunday’s Sweet Olives The Brasserie The Brewary Tap The Grain Barge The Pizza Parlour The Pizza House Topo Gigio’s Turkish Kitchen Turtle Bay Wagamama Wildwood

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Lounge menu all-day Indian Asian Breakfast to bedtime Italian Mexican Great Northern Hotel French Oriental/ Eastern Italian Fresh food philosophy Romanian/ Continental Steakhouse/ grill Portuguese chicken Park Inn Italian British Italian Pizza, Pots & Pints Italian A la carte British/barbeque Queensgate Hotel Bull Hotel Thai Peking Cantonese Italian Italian Italian Turkish Caribbean Asian inspired/ Japanese Grills, pizza, pasta

Werrington Cherry House Fine Dining Castor Chubby Castor British Stilton Galleried Restaurant The Bell Inn Etton Golden Pheasant Pub Gourmet Fengate Peterborough Greyhounds Raceview Restaurant Eye Green House of Feasts Polish Orton Huntley Restaurant Best Western Eye/ Hampton Vale Mattoni Italian Marholm The Fitzwilliam Pub Gourmet Wansford The Orchards Haycock Hotel Elton The Restaurant The Crown Inn Thorpe Wood The Restaurant Holiday Inn West Lynchwood The Source Grill Marriott Hotel Orton Waterville The Windmill Pub Gourmet Ufford White Hart Inn White Hart Inn Stamford Zada Turkish

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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. 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. 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) Big name comedians, live music and spectacular dance productions… The Cresset Theatre is an 800-seater venue that’s been hosting a wide variety of entertainment for everyone for 38 years. There’s a pub restaurant on-site that offers excellent pre-show suppers too. (Map 2/3)

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Passion for Peterborough

As well as three theatres there’s a growing arts community focus in the city. 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

Passion for Peterborough 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

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night city Peterborough’s night-time economy offers up plenty of choices in bars and clubs.

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stay city Peterborough has a wide variety of quality accommodation across the city centre and surrounding beautiful villages and rural areas. Many of the Peterborough accommodation establishments listed on www.visitpeterborough.com are inspected by VisitEngland or AA national accreditation schemes.

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

* peterborough.events@marriotthotels.co.uk 8 www.peterboroughmarriott.co.uk Explore the beauty of Peterborough, from our hotel. Ideally situated on 11 acres of lush, immaculately landscaped grounds, the Peterborough Marriott Hotel welcomes travellers to England with a rare blend of modern comfort and refined sophistication. We boast an unbeatable hotel location, only three miles from Peterborough city centre and next to the East of England Showground. Unwind in four-star style in our elegant hotel rooms; all lodging features a pillow top mattress, air conditioning, 24-hour room service and a spacious work area. Treat yourself to delectable international cuisine at Cast Iron Grill, or indulge in a craft cocktail at Brew Bar. In addition, we boast a tranquil spa and a state-of-the-art leisure club, which offers an indoor pool, a fitness centre, changing rooms, a children’s pool, steam room and a sauna. We also provide a full range of services for special events.

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The Bull Hotel is the ideal place to stay for business or pleasure. 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 Pastroudis coffee shop. There is ample secure complimentary car parking and Wi-Fi internet access for all guests.

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Great Northern Hotel 1 PE12 1QL Station Approach, Peterborough ✆ 01733 552595

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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. There’s 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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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 to. 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.

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Air: Stansted Airport is just over an hour away by car and is on a direct train line from Peterborough. Luton airport is approximately 75 minutes by car. Cycle routes: Peterborough has more than 150 miles of cycle routes connecting the city via its Green Wheel route. Pick up a copy of the Your Cycle Map Peterborough for £1.50 from the Visitor Information Centre or visit www.travelchoice.org.uk for further information and suggested off-road leisure routes to enjoy.

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Bus: You can get travel advice and National Express tickets, plus tickets for day trips at the Visitor Information Centre on Bridge Street, Peterborough. Free bus timetables and various leaflets on places of interest are available, and you can also get concessionary bus passes. Visitors to the city may also be interested to know that the centre sells souvenirs such as postcards, magnets and key rings.

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. Electric vehicle charging points: There are a number of free to use charging points located around the city, and many more planned for the future. Visit www.travelchoice.org.uk for up-to-date location information.

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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

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.

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

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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

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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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