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These companies provide a range of East England cottages and self catering properties, some of which lie within a close distance of Peterborough. All sites offer reductions for selected cottage properties. Visit the sites for news of the latest short-break deals.
Cottages 4 You
- More than 20 Peterborough cottages
, some of which are located within a short distance of Peterborough. Cottages 4 You offers a range of deals including 20% reductions, 2/4 person discounts and low deposits. See the site for more details.
- A selection of cottages near Peterborough
offered by Sykes. Their holiday cottage properties are situated in the nearby villages of Long Sutton, Kings Lynn and Rippingale with weekly bookings starting at around £170.
- No Peterborough cottages at the time of writing but a small collection of holiday properties are offered in the Cambridgeshire region. See the site for user reviews and availability information - visitors may also contact the owner directly.
National Trust Cottages
- They offer self catering holiday cottages throughout the East England region which includes Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. Their properties range from holiday apartments to barn conversions. A good number of special offers and deals are also available.
The cathedral city of Peterborough lies in the country of Cambridgeshire. Originally a rural, market town the Great Northern Railway turned Peterborough into a bustling industrial centre. It has a varied and intriguing history which is easily accessible to the general public.
is the town's main attraction and dates back to Norman times. It is one of the most important Gothic constructions in the United Kingdom and is the resting place of Catherine of Aragon. The triple-arched West Front is one of its most notable features. Peterborough Museum
and Art Gallery is also worth visiting and is said to have the largest collection of marine dinosaurs in the world. There's also an award winning Victorian Park with attractive, landscaped gardens and tearooms. Other places of interest include The Bronze Age centre, Flag Fen
which has a museum with Bronze Age roundhouse and barn.
The Queensgate Shopping Centre
further into town consists of over 90 shops, while the 339 seat Key Theatre hosts a wide range of shows and concerts all year long. If you are looking for Peterborough accommodation then our selection of Peterborough cottages may suit your requirements. Details of Peterborough visitor attractions, entertainment and outdoor activities follow this summary, below.
Peterborough visitor attractions
We've include further information relating to the most popular Peterborough visitor attractions and outdoor activities. Visitors will also find details of popular restaurants and public houses found in and around the town.
There's a paintballing centre
on Eastrea Road outside Peterborough - it features an extensive complex of trenches and bunkers laid out over five play areas. Half days are £15 and include 200 free balls, full days start at around £28 and include 300. Reduced rates are available for certain groups. Alternatively, see Lakeside Leisure
in Nene Park, for a range of water-based activities including canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and cycling.
Food and drink
The 16th century Crown Inn
is situated on Duck Street in Elton, about five miles from Peterborough. It's received a number of awards for its a la carte menu and has been mentioned in various Michelin guides. The bar serves a number of real ales including Golden Crown Bitter, Timothy Taylor's and Exmoor Gold.
For a blend of British and French cuisine, visit the Cherry House Restaurant
on Church Street in Werrington - it has a delightful interior that consists of low ceilings and exposed wooden beams. Notable pubs include the Charters
on Town Bridge; a converted barge that features a very large pub garden and a wide selection of foreign beers. The Brewery Tap
on Westgate Road is also of note, offering a diverse selection of local and real ales.
History and Culture
The previously mentioned Peterborough Cathedral is open to visitors Monday to Friday, 9am - 6.30pm and the Bronze-age site Flag Fen
is open during the spring and summer months from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Adult tickets are around £5 and children under-5 are admitted free. Other highlights include Railword and its model railway and Nene Valley Railway, that features a number of vintage steam trains that run the line to Peterborough. It is also home to Thomas the Tank Engine and various events take place each year in his honour.
Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery
in the Priestgate area of town is worth visiting - it celebrates the people and history of Peterborough and houses over 200,000 artifacts, some of which date back to Napoleonic times. The museum is open from 10am - 5pm and entry is free.