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History, culture, shopping and parks - whatever you want out of your break, you'll find it in Peterborough...
Pick up your rental car in Peterborough by visiting downtown locations. Pre-booking online will help you to get a cheap car hire deal in Peterborough and you can enjoy the freedom of the open road in no time!
A visit to the imposing Norman cathedral is an absolute must when visiting the city. With its magnificent frontage, a tour will afford you the opportunity to see points of interest such as the cloisters, St Oswald's Chapel and the nave.
For history enthusiasts, the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery is housed in one of the city's most historic buildings, while Burghley House from the Elizabethan era will allow you a glimpse into a bygone time. The Garden of Surprises and Sculpture Garden are well worth a visit while you are here.
If you fancy trying your luck while on your visit to the city, the Peterborough Greyhound Stadium is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm with the first race at 7.30pm.
There is also a variety of pubs, bars and restaurants in the city, whether you're looking for a romantic table for two or would prefer a country pub with a roaring fire in one of the nearby villages. For a meal with a twist, try one of Peterborough's floating restaurants by the river!
Peterborough car hire will give you the freedom and flexibility to explore at your leisure - but where should you start? Here are some ideas...
Nene Park covers a huge expanse and is split into four main areas. When arriving by car, you need to head for Ferry Meadows which is three miles west of Peterborough and two miles east of the A1.
As well as beautiful walks in the park, there are a variety of activities. For example, you could take to the water in a kayak, canoe, rowing boat or pedaloe or step aboard the 'Captains Folly' river trip boat. Kids will love taking a ride on the miniature train, and they can also borrow discovery packs free of charge which will help them to learn more about the wildlife of the meadows.
Literary fans may wish to pay a visit to John Clare Cottage, where the poet lived from 1793 - 1832. It has been restored to allow visitors a glimpse into his life and similarly the gardens have been restored to showcase plants and flowers that would have been there during the poet's era.