UntitledCreated with Sketch. UntitledCreated with Sketch. footer-accordion icon-twitter logo-trainline

Trains to Peterborough

The first thing visitors notice as they enter Peterborough is the spires of its cathedral reaching high up into the sky. It's a fitting introduction, because the city itself began life as a monastery dedicated to St Peter in 656. The magnificent cathedral followed in the 12th century. Today, Peterborough is an incredibly green city with Green Flag award-winning parks and over 20 nature reserves and country parks in the surrounding area.

Popular train routes to Peterborough

London to Peterborough
Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Norwich to Peterborough
Leeds to Peterborough
Newcastle to Peterborough
York to Peterborough
Edinburgh to Peterborough
Nottingham to Peterborough

Looking for the cheapest fare?

Try our simple fare finder tool

Visiting Peterborough

Your first stop should be the Norman cathedral, just a 10-minute walk from Peterborough station. Its breath-taking grounds and stunning architecture would be the jewel in the crown of any international city, and it's also home to the tomb of Catherine of Aragon, one of Henry VIII's wives.

Afterwards, stick with the history theme and head to the nearby Peterborough Museum for an insight into the city's history. Peterborough is also a thriving modern shopping centre - go to the Queensgate Shopping Centre for big-name shops, and the Peterborough Garden Park for smaller independent stores.

The historic City Market is also worth a peek, with loads of bargains and fresh local produce. In the afternoon, relax with a walk along the River Nene, whose riverside pubs and barge restaurants offer pleasant views of weeping willows and passing narrowboats. On the north bank of the river you'll find the 16th-century Customs House, the city's second-oldest building after the cathedral, and beside it the Embankment Park, a large green space that's home to the Key Theatre.

Over on the south bank, check out the Railworld museum, one of the town's lesser-known attractions. It has a vast collection of indoor and outdoor model railways, as well as full size steam trains.

Useful links when visiting Peterborough by train