Trains to Peterborough
Cheap Trains to Peterborough
"Peterborough and its region have an important place in the history of Britain and the modern city continues to grow in importance and in the right way. Visit Peterborough, you will find a heritage city, an environment city, an event city and a modern exciting cosmopolitan place.” VisitPeterborough
If you have visited several cities in the UK by train, chances are you have already passed through or even transferred at Peterborough. Peterborough Railway Station is one of the main interchanges for cross-country trains, making it an easy go-to side trip when you're coming from other cities such as London, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh. The fastest and probably most popular train route to Peterborough would be the one coming from London King's Cross, which has a journey time of only 45 minutes.
Visiting Peterborough by Train
Do not be deceived by Peterborough being less popular and smaller than other cities in England. Also known as the Gateway to the Fens, this city holds a rich history and culture that you can discover in a short walk from the station. Alternatively, if you opt to spend a little, or a lot of, time shopping, then the Queensgate Shopping Centre is situated just across the road from the Railway Station.
Find the nearby Cross Street and walk through to the end to Priestgate, where you will find the Peterborough Museum. It is said to be the most haunted building in the city! Whether you are here for history or for the thrill of meeting the ghosts, this museum is well worth a visit.
Only an eight-minute walk from the museum is the Peterborough Cathedral, also known as St Peter's Cathedral, with its incredible Norman architecture. Imagine a church of massive proportions and medieval arches surrounded by lush greenery. Sounds amazing right? Well if the sight of this is still not enough for you, or if ever you get tired of wandering around the city centre, then you can head to the Ferry Meadows Country Park about three miles away. There are cafes where you can sit and relax, or take a picnic and eat it while overlooking the lake.
Main stations in Peterborough
- Peterborough Bus Station