Peterborough is the city at the heart of rural East England, bridging the Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire borders. Peterborough and its region have an important place in the history of Britain and the modern city continues to grow in importance and in the right way. Visit Peterborough, you will find a heritage city, an environment city, an event city and a modern exciting cosmopolitan place. Enjoy the city, we do.
The heritage of Peterborough is one of place, landscape and people spanning millenia from the internationally important Jurassic fossil collection, to a bronze age settlement of international significance still yielding its secrets, to the 12th century Peterborough Cathedral, one of the UKs top 10 landmarks. Peterborough has a brilliant range of national, regional and local events and walks and tours across heritage and culture, music and dance, sport and fun for the family: in the city and in the beautiful countryside and villages around Peterborough. Experience the modern quality, green environment with over 20 Nature Reserves & Country Parks and prime leisure such as Nene Valley Park with Ferry Meadows and the Green Wheel cycle network. Peterborough is rooted and celebrates its past as a foundation for building a sustainable future and the 21st century aspiration to be Environment Capital. Peterborough hosts the major running event in the national calender, the Peterborough Perkins Great Eastern Run and entrants are invited over the next few months
Peterborough Museum, now beautifully restored, has over 200,000 items in collections ranging across Archaeology, Natural and Social History, Geology, with new displays of internationally significant Jurrasic fossils, to the Art collection and new 'City Gallery' and festivals. Visit Flag Fen Archaeology Park with its 3,500 years old wooden causeway held by world experts in the same esteem as Stonehenge.
The Nene Valley Railway is a fantastic experience of steam railway through beautiful countryside to the City centre where you will also find Railworld see the fantastic model railway, railway heritage and Wildlife Haven as part of your day or its only a short walk across from the City centre(see Events page for opening times).
The vibrant retail offer ranges from Shopping Centres such as the Queengate hosting John Lewis and Peterborough Garden Park to independent retailers across the historic centre and a thriving local market . Relax with a nightout at the theatre or the varied restaurants, bars and nightlife and sports opportunities: Peterborough has football, ice hockey, speedway and greyhound stadia.
Peterborough has excellent connections and easy access by road (A1M) and rail (45 minutes direct from London) It has an extensive and successful business and conference tourism base and is home to the East of England Showground and Peterborough Arena and golf courses. With a wide range of quality accommodation to suit every taste and need, for business and for leisure tourism, visit Peterborough and experience its past, its present and its future.