Peterborough is situated in Cambridgeshire, just 45 minutes from London direct by rail. Indeed Peterborough holds a commanding position on Britain's road and rail networks and is within easy reach of major airports. A safe, clean attractive city with the river Nene running through it, Peterborough is a perfect base to establish yourself before discovering more of the surrounding area. In Peterborough itself, you can find out about its heritage by visiting its cathedral, museums, art galleries, parks and the Nene Valley Railway. Peterborough is great for shopping with its attractive, covered shopping centres and bustling markets. If you are staying in Peterborough for a short break or for an extended stay, Peterborough offers many quality places to stay: hotels, B&B's and holiday cottages.