Peterborough

With a history dating back to before the Bronze Age, Peterborough is now a vibrant, multi-cultural and rapidly growing City.

Whatever you are looking for, Peterborough has the perfect mix. Heritage attractions, countryside walks, nature reserves and villages with events throughout the year.

You can discover Peterborough's history and visit the magnificent Norman Cathedral, burial place of Katherine of Aragon and Mary Queen of Scots. A short stroll away is Peterborough Museum which boasts over 200,000 exhibitions and free admission!

Visit Flag Fen and travel back 3,500 years to discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors, the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe.

Take the children to the Green Flag award-winning parks, nature reserves and country parks or a short trip out of the city on the Nene Valley Railway to Ferry Meadows Country Park, for a walk around the lakes and woodlands.

With year-round shows the Key Theatre and The Cresset make a great night out, and for food and drink there is a diverse selection of restaurants, bars and night clubs open until the early hours.

Peterborough boasts two shopping centres, with a City Market, regular Farmers Markets and craft fairs.

Your Local editor is Julie and you can contact her at: peterborough@mumsnetlocal.com