Peterborough Car Hire

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Peterborough is a great base from which the visitor can explore the Fens and the nearby historic towns of Stamford, Cambridge and Ely, and offers real attractions in its own right. It’s a rapidly expanding city, having been designated a new town in the 1960s, and is currently undergoing a £1 billion regeneration of the city centre. It has excellent rail and road links to London and the North of England, being situated just off the major spine road of the A1, and is equidistant from Luton, Stansted and East Midlands international airports. There are several thriving business parks situated on the ring road, and the city is the home to a number of important service industries. For the confirmed shopaholic Peterborough is a treasure trove, with three shopping centres, the City Market, a farmers market, and numerous craft fairs. To enjoy trips to the Fens and to nearby Rutland Water and the towns of Cambridge and Ely the visitor will need a car, and finding the right car hire deals in Peterborough couldn’t be easier using GoCarHire.co.uk.

What to Do in Peterborough

The 900 year-old Norman cathedral is one of the UK’s finest, with its soaring Gothic pillars and intricate stonework – the cathedral has to be on the list of places to visit for all tourists and visitors to the city. Peterborough Museum contains some fascinating artefacts, including a 1,500 year-old woman, and the recreated Victorian operating theatre will impress both adults and children alike, although it’s not for the fainthearted! The Flag Fen Bronze Age site makes for a fascinating visit, with the recreation of Bronze Age huts and the on-going excavations to visit.

Top 3 Must See: Peterborough

  • Peterborough Cathedral

  • Peterborough Museum

  • Nene Valley Railway

The major shopping centres in the city are Queensgate, Rivergate and Serpentine Green, all easily accessible by car and offering different shopping experiences, from all the major retail names to smaller independent boutiques and craft shops. The Key Theatre has a year-round programme of musicals, concerts, comedy and dance, and the theatre’s Riverside bar offers excellent food plus an unrivalled view of the Embankment and the River Nene. Just outside the city the Nene Valley railway is a must for steam buffs. A memorable day trip from Peterborough takes in the pretty and historic town of Stamford, a visit to Burghley House, and perhaps further on to Rutland Water, a haven for wildfowl and offering extensive walks around the perimeter of the Water.

Drive Around Peterborough

Strategically placed just off the A1 Peterborough is easy to get to from London and from the nearest airports. A series of parkways ring the city, making it easy to arrive at your destination without having to drive through the centre. Bourges Boulevard (the A15) crosses the city, passing the rail station and the two major shopping centres. Driving south on the A1 to join the A14 brings you to Cambridge, and a trip on the B1096 across the Fens will give an interesting view of the dykes and banks of that man-made landscape and take you to the cathedral city of Ely.