City of Peterborough, England
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Peterborough is mid-way between the East Anglian coast and the Midlands and has excellent road and rail connections both north-south and east-west. The city is 78 miles from London.
London is less than 50 minutes away by train - the city is on the East Coast main rail line which links London with Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow. An east-west rail line links Peterborough with Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Leicester, Birmingham and beyond.
Peterborough is a city rich in history - just to the east, archaeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old settlement at Flag Fen. Later, the Romans established a large industrial city to the west of Peterborough, to exploit the reserves of clay. The city's Norman cathedral was founded in 650AD, and the earliest part of the present building dates from 1118AD.