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About Peterborough, England
Peterborough is a city in the east of England, about 121km north of London. With a current population in the region of 190,000, Peterborough is the biggest city in Cambridgeshire and is benefiting from a Â£1 billion regeneration project. The city is located on the River Nene, which enters the North Sea 48km to the north-east. Peterborough railway station is a key stop on the East Coast Main Line between London and Edinburgh.
Car rental in Peterborough is a convenient option for accessing much of south and central England, including towns such as Nottingham, Norwich, Northampton, and Cambridge. The city itself is located in a low-lying area, with locations including the Fens in the east situated below sea level. The Fens are home to an archaeological site where evidence of human settlement dating to before the Bronze Age has been found.
Places of interest in Peterborough include Peterborough Cathedral, built on the site of Medeshamstede, a monastery built in the Anglo-Saxon period. The city has a large Victorian park with formal gardens, play areas, an aviary, bowling green, tennis courts, a pitch and putt course, and tea rooms. One of the most striking buildings is the Lido, built in 1936.