Historic Peterborough is Cambridge’s lesser-known cousin, but still attracts many visitors to its ancient St John’s Church, and Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre. The Peterborough museum is also a popular destination, and is supposedly the city’s most haunted building, which makes you wonder how haunted the rest of the buildings are. If hauntings aren’t your bag, head to one of the many rather excellent restaurants in Peterborough, instead. Peterborough restaurants offer an eclectic mix, ranging all the way from fine dining and traditional pubs, to several types of world cuisine.
If you are indeed in search of global flavours, then it has to be The Banyan Tree, an impressive Indian just minutes from Peterborough rail station on foot. On the menu, expect traditional favourites with a European twist, including a strong selection of vegetarian and vegan choices.
Also very centrally located and easy to reach is Clarkes of Peterborough, a rather special destination for a spot of fine dining. While the menus are gourmet, the atmosphere is relaxed and the décor fresh and inviting, so you can be sure of an all-round great meal out. Menus change from month to month, focusing on local and seasonal produce.