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Things to do in Peterborough

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Spectacular magical fairytale architecture. Of great interest to visit and enjoy the interior and its fine art and artefacts, great park and concerts. Renowned food festivals. Check out the dates. Burghley Horse Trials first weekend in September. International 5* competition and great shopping. Good social scene.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Church
“Peterborough cathedral has the Tim peaks exhibition and it is free well worth a visit Sunday 11th August until November 10th ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“A must visit whilst in Stamford! Old coaching Inn. Lovely courtyard, excellent afternoon teas by the fire, 2 restaurants as well as great bar for an evening drink. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Part of the local pub group KNEAD Pubs the Tobie Norris has a great fresh year round menu. You can also find sister establishments The Crown and Paten's in town all serving slightly different takes on a Great British menu.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cafe
“Tourist Information Centre. Cinema, theatre, cafe, art space and Cellar Bar.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Church
“Peterborough Cathedral is beautiful in daylight, but even more so by candlelight. Come and enjoy these after-hours tours with trained guides, and let your imagination soar as you hear stories from the Cathedral's long history.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“The nearest Waitrose stores are in Stamford and Oundle. Perfect for treating yourself to super quality food for your trip away.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Perfectly located in the centre of the beautifully historic town of Stamford, situated near the bustling High Street and 15 minute's walk to the picturesque grounds of Burghley house, this place offers a nice selection of wines by the glass and fantastic service! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Theater
“Travel back 3,500 years to discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors at the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe. Discovered by Francis Pryor in 1982, the remains of a prehistoric causeway can be seen by visitors. Flag Fen, east of Peterborough, England, is a Bronze Age site developed about 3500 years ago, comprising over 60,000 timbers, arranged in five very long rows, creating a wooden causeway across the wet fenland. www.vivacity-peterborough.com/museums-and-heritage/flag-fen/”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“We are so lucky to have Burghley House just a few minutes drive away. Not only is the Elizabethan house a must see, the grounds and Gardens of Delight are the absolute perfect venue for a walk and a picnic.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Great family day out not only to see the trials but loads of stalls for an amazing shopping experience.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Turkish Restaurant
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“Traditional, rustic Turkish Cypriot food. Dishes enjoyed by past generations, prepared fresh daily using ingredients supplied locally.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Great cinema with big comfy, reclining seats. Be sure to book online before you go.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Asian-inspired & Japanese chain restaurant where dishes are whisked to long communal tables.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Ferry Meadows is a beautiful park situated around a large lake. With several walking and biking paths, it is a nice place for a picnic and day out with family and friends. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Part of the local pub group KNEAD Pubs the Tobie Norris has a great fresh year round menu. You can also find sister establishments The Crown and Paten's in town all serving slightly different takes on a Great British menu.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Turkish Restaurant
“Traditional, rustic Turkish Cypriot food. Dishes enjoyed by past generations, prepared fresh daily using ingredients supplied locally.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Asian-inspired & Japanese chain restaurant where dishes are whisked to long communal tables.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Light, bright, spacious, good food, good vibe. Also great for kids - toys available to keep them amused and entertained.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Great independent cafe with amazing cakes, and afternoon tea that we recommend booking for.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is a lovely Italian restaurant in the area run by Goretti a friend of mine, it's worth a visit!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Lovely Thai food a working brewery and the atmosphere just gets better once the cutlerys been put away. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Lovely pub in idylic village; friendly serves very good food and has great outside seating areas. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

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