Peterborough Travel Guide, United Kingdom
Peterborough is a cathedral city in the United Kingdom. It is situated near the bank of River Nene. Historical finding indicate that the area of Peterborough was inhabited in the Bronze Age. The remains of the Bronze Age can be seen at Flag Fen archaeological site. The Anglo-Saxon and the Romans have also been ruled over this area. In the beginning of the 19th century, Peterborough witnessed the industrial revolution, which led to the increase in population of the area.
The manufacturing industries dominated the city, which attract many employers like Peterborough Development Corporation, HMP Peterborough, Perkins Engines and Opportunity Peterborough. The railway system was also established in the same time. The railway line connects many different cities like York, Bristol and Manchester etc. During the time of Civil War, Peterborough was divided into the two parts i.e. the supporter of Long Parliament and the supports of King Charles.
Tourism is another major industry of the city. There are many places of interests and landmarks including Peterborough Cathedral, Victorian park, Burghley House, Longthorpe Tower, Flag Fen, The Nene Valley Railway, Nene Park, Thorpe Hall, Royal Forest of Rockingham, Yarwell Junction, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery and Peterborough Zoo etc.
The city of Peterborough is also famous for its theaters and nightclubs. The Key Theatre, Odeon Cinema and Showcase Cinema reflect the high culture of the city. The Broadway also contains many popular theatres like John Clare Theatre and Royal Albert Hall, which host a number of comedy, dance and musical programs throughout the year.
Peterborough is also famous for having many sports clubs and teams including Peterborough United Football Club, Peterborough Panthers, Peterborough Athletic Club and Elite League. Cricket, Hockey, Rowing, Football, Rugby, Athletics and Ice Hockey are among the most popular sports of the city.
Christianity has been the dominant religion of Peterborough however, the people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds have also been settled here. The people of other religions include Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists etc.
There are many independent educational institutes in Peterborough like Peterborough Regional College, The King's School, Thomas Deacon Academy, Voyager School, Loughborough University and Anglia Ruskin University. These institutes provide education in various fields like Computer, Science and Technology, Arts, Media, Health, Biochemistry and History.
Peterborough hosts a number of festivals and events every year. CAMRA beer festival and Peterborough Festival are among the most popular festivals in the city. These festivals enlighten and entertainment the people of all types.
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