Peterborough is a city in the county of Cambridgeshire, in the East of England. It has a population of around 175,000 and is only 75 miles from the capital city of London. After the Second World War it was designated as a new town, which helped growth in the area immensely. In terms of transportation it’s a major stop on the East Coast Main Line Railway, which goes between London and Edinburgh, as well as being a stop on a number of smaller commuter lines.
One of the best tourist attractions in Peterborough is the city’s Museum and Art Gallery, which was built in 1816 and has over 200,000 objects from as long ago as the Roman occupation of Britain. Elsewhere you can see Burghley House, which is located in Stamford and is an example of 16th century English architecture.
The Peterborough Cathedral of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew is one of the most striking buildings in the city, having been built in the 12th century and having roots as far back as 655 AD. It’s one of the most intact Norman churches in England and is notable for its statues of Peter, Paul and Andrew on its Western Front.
One of the main attractions in Peterborough is the football team, Peterborough United F.C. Their ground is situated at London Road, near the bank of the River Nene and holds over 15,000 spectators. In 2011 Peterborough United were promoted to the 2nd tier of English football and are one of the better known clubs in the country.
The climate in Peterborough is similar to the rest of the United Kingdom, with warm summers, cold winters and rainfall throughout the year. In the summer months (between May and September the average temperature is around 20C, where as in the winter the temperature is around 2C, with it often falling below freezing.