Peterborough may not seem like the most exotic of holiday destinations in the
UK, but it is still an intriguing city full of places to go and things to see and
do. Naturally low-lying and flat, some parts of Peterborough are actually below sea
level. It is also a city with plenty of heritage, having supported a settlement
since the Bronze Age. It is home to some incredible architecture, such as the 12th
Century cathedral - one of the oldest surviving cathedrals in the UK.
Peterborough benefited greatly from the industrial revolution, and its location
as an important stop on the railway lines running from London to the north helped to
transform it into an industrial centre and transport hub.
Whilst the city nowadays relies more heavily on its service sector than on manufacturing
goods such as the bricks it used to be renowned for, Peterborough is nevertheless a thriving
city combining the best of new and old. With three shopping centres, two theatres, and a
selection of bars, nightclubs and restaurants as well as regular farmers markets and craft
fairs, you'll never be short of things to do. Sports fans are spoilt for choice, with
everything from football, cricket and rugby to more exotic sports such as Australian Rules
Football (where there are, effectively, no rules!) Hockey is hugely popular in the area and
Peterborough is proud of the achievements of both its mens and womens hockey teams.
Peterborough's excellent transport links make it perfect for visiting the surrounding
towns and cities such as Corby and Huntingdon, as well as exploring further afield such
as Kings Lynn to discover what the rest of The Fens has to offer.