Inspiration Wednesday – Peterborough

PeterboroughOur #InspirationWednesday today is Peterborough! Traditionally part of Northamptonshire but now classed as part of Cambridgeshire, Peterborough borders both areas, as well as Rutland and Lincolnshire, making it pretty central to the country.


A cathedral city, Peterborough has a lot of history and heritage – with 150 million year old marine reptile fossils residing here. You can find out more about the area’s interesting history at the Peterborough Museum, Sacrewell watermill, Burghley House, Flag Fen and Nene Valley Railway.


A bustling place to live, Peterborough offers a great mix of things to do – from nature reserves and boat trips to greyhound racing and theatres. A perfect place to bring up a family, this is also a great spot for professionals, with plenty of industry hubs within commutable distance.

5 facts about Peterborough

  • Holme Fen, six miles south of Peterborough, is the lowest point in Britain, at nine feet below sea level.
  • Catherine of Aragon is buried in Peterborough Cathedral.
  • Famous people from Peterborough include Jake Humphrey, Lionel Rothschild and Louis Smith.
  • Peterborough is the largest city in the UK without any local radio of its own.
  • It was named a New Town in 1967, to house some of London’s overspill population. You can commute to London in 45 minutes.
  • Peterborough property

    This two bedroom apartment would be a perfect first home, set in a lovely block and grounds! With modern fixtures and fittings and a great floorplan, this is a spacious and comfortable home, at a great price.


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    This three bedroom semi-detached house has a gorgeous kitchen, original features and a large garden space. The home is cosy and decorated to a high standard throughout.


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    Lastly, this six bedroom character home in Peterborough is stunning! The gardens and the original outhouse will be enough to convince you but, if you do step inside, it’s light and bright, with beautiful original brick features and bay windows.


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    Before you go, check out this interesting infographic on why living and working in Peterborough might be ideal for you!


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