Peterborough, a large regional centre which has had some major growth in recent years, with full shopping facilities, a main line station and lots of roundabouts !
The town is on the River Nene and it has grown around a medieval monastery. The cathedral, 1118 , has painted 13th century ceilings.
The old gateways still exist. The Knights Gateway, Bishops Palace, Longthorpe Tower and West gateway are all of medieval origin, whilst the Guildhall dates from 1671.
A good place for a browse around if you are visiting this area.
Visit Cambridge, and historic Stamford, just over in Lincolnshire. You could also try a day out in Godmanchester.
For a more gentle visit try Castor, a small village, west on the A47, with thatched houses.
Towns Near Peterborough To Visit - straight line distance:Wansford (7.34 miles) Fotheringhay (8.86 miles) Stamford (11.35 miles) Oundle (11.47 miles)
Peterborough Cathedral Visit the Cathedral, one of the finest Norman buildings.
Longthorpe Tower A 14th century tower with wall-paintings.
Elton Hall A part Gothic House with gardens, set in a large estate.
Peterborough Museum Local museum showing the development of the city.