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Peterborough’s history goes back nearly 6,000 years and, unsurprisingly, the cathedral city still echoes this today. At Flag Fen, a Bronze Age site, archaeologists uncovered the oldest wheel in Britain. With a place so steeped in history, Peterborough has its fair share of haunted sites. The 12th century Peterborough Cathedral is said to be home to several ghosts, with phantom monks appearing in the grounds and choirs singing. However, Peterborough Museum is the city’s most haunted building. An episode of Most Haunted was filmed there, which brought to light the museum’s most famous ghost, an Australian soldier called Thomas Hunter. Enter these attractions if you dare!
Moving to Peterborough
Despite Peterborough’s somewhat spooky happenings, young couples, families, and retirees all equally enjoy living in the city. What many notice when searching for a property in Peterborough is the sheer quantity of different kinds of property and the large brackets that each specific home style fits into. Detached family homes, for example, fall between £130,000 and £2.5 million. You can purchase a 3-bedroom family home with a sizeable garden, or a 6-bedroom manor house overlooking a lake. Semi-detached homes and terraced properties both fall in a similarly large bracket, with properties ranging from £90,000 and £375,000 dependant on bedrooms and location. Flats can be purchased for as little as £45,000, with the swankiest up and over £200,000.
In terms of rental opportunities, for individuals on strict budgets, studio flats can be rented for as little as £395 pcm. One-bed flats come in at prices around £450 pcm, and two-beds £495. Terraced homes with ample space for small families range between £575 and £650. Three-bed semis start at £750 pcm, and detached homes fall into a bracket of £900 pcm to £1750 pcm dependant on number of bedrooms, location, and property finish.
Moving to Peterborough couldn’t be easier. The Britannia Harrison and Rowley office is located just 30 minutes away from Peterborough, in St Neots. The team at Britannia Harrison and Rowley are not only able to provide you with a seamless moving service, but can also provide bespoke storage solutions.
Eating and Drinking in Peterborough
Whether you are hitting the town with your friends, or fancy a quiet family meal, Peterborough has a great selection of places to eat and drink. For couples who are out on a date night, the floating restaurants down on the river are a real treat. There are a number of restaurants serving cuisine from around the world, from spicy Mexican and Indian, to rich Italian, and hearty American-style burgers. In the surrounding villages, there are a number of quaint country pubs serving seasonal dishes made with the finest local produce.
For those who fancy some cocktails and a boogie, there are a number of pubs, bars and clubs in Peterborough. Although the range isn’t expansive compared to some cities, you are guaranteed to have a fantastic night. Halo is a particular favourite for the younger generation, with great offers and specialist nights dedicated to different genres of music.
Transport Links Peterborough
Located very near the A1(M), Peterborough is well connected to other major road networks. Cambridge is just a 45-minute drive south and Northampton, just under 1 hour.
Peterborough train station has 7 platforms and is managed by Virgin Trains. There is a non-stop service to London King’s Cross which takes 51 minutes. Other King’s Cross services stop at Stevenage. Northbound services include destinations such as Leeds (1 hour 24 minutes), Newcastle Central (2 hours 24 minutes), and Edinburgh (3 hours 36 minutes).
Peterborough also has an extensive bus network.