Peterborough is a city right in the heart of rural East England, straddling the borders of Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. The region is steeped in history, with architecture dating from medieval times to Tudor and Victoria. But Peterborough also has many modern attractions, with a thriving live music scene and vibrant nightlife ensuring that all tastes are catered for.
The city not only offers excellent transport links into London, but it is also well connected to the wider UK, making it prime commuter territory. But Peterborough is also continues growing in importance in terms of business and commerce, with many businesses choosing to take advantage of its central location and commercially welcoming landscape.
Peterborough receives numerous visitors each year and continues to grow as an attractive destination for both tourists and business travellers, with several development projects an investments planned for the near future.
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Peterborough has a wide variety of accommodation across the city centre as well in the surrounding villages and rural areas. Of course, where you choose to stay will depend on the nature of your visit, with those on business advised to choose a more central location.
The customer service team at The Squa.re can provide information on the best location for you, based on the individual requirements of your trip. We also offer an exclusive range of serviced apartments in Peterborough that have been selected according to our meticulous criteria—giving you peace of mind that you will experience the best the city has to offer. Each venue comes loaded with mod cons, including kitchen equipment, and special requirements—such as disabled access— can be met upon request.
Peterborough has plenty to offer visitors—and is a particularly enticing destination for lovers of grand architecture, with the Italian-influenced tudor-era mansion, Burghley House, and the iconic Peterborough cathedral open to visitors all year round. There’s also the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, which has both modern and fine art exhibits as well as exhibitions charting the history of the area.
For outdoor lovers, Holme Fen Nature preserve or Nene Park which offer scenic woods for walkers to enjoy.
Peterborough also has some great shopping venues, with Queensgate and Rivergate shopping centres located in the town centre. Queensgate is the larger of the two, with the more prestigious retailers, whilst Rivergate offers a range of budget stores. Then there’s Serpentine Green - an indoor shopping mall located away from the town centre. Of course there are also numerous independent retailers on the high street and surrounding avenues.
Peterborough itself isn’t particularly expansive and so most visitors will be happy to get around on foot or make use of the extensive cycle lanes. However the town also features superb public transport links - the local bus network offers comprehensive routes between the major landmarks and surrounding areas, which accept contactless payments and are also covered by the PlusBus scheme.
The main railway station also offers fast and direct access to much of the UK, with up to six trains per hour running into London and a journey time of under one hour. There are also quick services to Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
Anyone driving into the city will probably find it easier to use the efficient Park & Ride services as opposed to trying to park in the centre, which can prove difficult at busier times.