Tips for Peterborough mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Peterborough bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Peterborough . Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Peterborough . Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Peterborough highlights.

City tours in Peterborough

Historic Peterborough tour

If you are curious about the history of the County Peterborough, this tour is definitely for you. You can rent a bus in Peterborough for tours in the city or in Peterborough County. This is a tour that goes through the whole history of Peterborough. You will discover more about the history of Peterborough, the Saxon times, the cathedral etc.

The tours last about 100 minutes and starts every Saturday at 2 pm at the Priest Gate museum. It costs five pounds. It is a tour with a bus. For a reservation or a ticket you must go to the Visitor Information Centre, or you can go to the Peterborough Museum.

Front of Peterborough cathedral

Front of Peterborough cathedral credit: Ben Sutherland CC BY 2.0

Walking tours by Peterborough

There are also many walking tours as Cathedral Historic Tours, the Tower Tour and the Precint Tours. The historic cathedral tours will take you about an hour by the Cathedral of Peterborough. This shows you the key points such like the religion. The Tower Tours gives you the opportunity to also go through the Cathedral but to the highest towers of the cathedrals. Once at the top you have a beautiful view over Peterborough. The Precinct tour shows you the specific sites and land around the Cathedrals. All these tours cost 10 pounds.

To book these tours you should contact Amber Homer-Woof.


The nightlife in Peterborough is not very extensive as it will be in London but it offers some nice options.

You have the Attica VIP Nightclub. This is a club and cocktail lounge that is located on Broadway in the centre.


Rico"s cafe credit: Jerzy Kociatkiewicz CC BY-SA 2.0

The ghost club lounge is the newest club. This club has a very long wall with LED lights and it is open every Friday and Saturday night. The DJs let you hear the latest tracks. It is located on New Road.

You also have the Rock Bar. This is not too old and not too new. There is every Friday and Saturday classic"" old school"" twisted music. Think of artist like Bon Jovi, Queen of Girls Aloud. This club is located on New Road.

Of course you have more clubs in Peterborough. Most clubs will be able to find at New Road.

Transfers to and from the airport

Peterborough has its own airport: Peterborough Airport (EGSP). This is just about 7 kilometres from the city. It is always useful to have transport to and from the airport. You can reserve or request bus with driver in the city of Peterborough, where you can choose from multiple specialized companies, and you can request a size or specific type of bus. 

A Green Festival, Old Fletton, Peterborough

A Green Festival, Old Fletton, Peterborough credit: Gwydion M. Williams CC BY 2.0

Travel by plane

Peterborough can be reached in several ways. One of these is by plane. Peterborough offers several possibilities of airfields. First of all you have the Peterborough Airport (EGSP), this airport is the airport of Peterborough itself. It is located about 7 kilometres from the city of Peterborough off. Other airports located near Peterborough are: East Midlands Airport (EMA), London Stansted Airport (STN), London Luton Airport (LTN), Norwich International Airport (NWI), Birmingham Airport (BHX) and Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA).

From these airports there are flying some famous airlines such as British Airways, KLM, CityJet and Blue Islands. The airports are all about 104-150 kilometres away from the city Peterborough. At each airport you can be transported to Peterborough in groups or individually. You can be transported by rented bus.

Travel by road

Do you not like to travel by plane or train? It is also possible to reach Peterborough by car, taxi or bus. The A10 is the main road and leads you to a great part of England. This route starts in London and ends in King"s Lynn in Norfolk. Through this road it is easy to reach Peterborough. The city is also accessible by the M11. This leads you along Cambridge first.

Business Travel and Tourism

Peterborough is an excellent location for business tourism. It has a wide selection of locations in the city and in the countryside. The offer varies in traditional hotels, lecture halls, medieval buildings and beautiful rooms.

If you need to find the perfect conference place, you have to contact the Peterborough Visitor Information Centre. They help you to search for conference places suitable for your event.

The potential locations for business tourism include the following buildings: Great Northern Hotel, The Bull Hotel & Conference Centre, Kingsgate Conference Centre, Holmewood Hall and John Clare Theatre Suite.

These rooms all have their own abilities. The John Clare Theatre is a beautiful old building and offers seating for 144 people. It is located in the Central Library on Broadway.

The Kingsgate Conference Centre is located at Staplee way and it located next to the A1, making it so very easily accessible to everyone. Nearby there is a train station. The building offers seats for 1,200 people and there is a stage included.

Golf Travel and Tourism

Do you like waves? Then you are in Peterborough in the right place. It offers a wide range of golf clubs. These golf clubs all vary in luxury and number of holes. You have for example the Nene Park Golf. This is located at the Thorpe Wood in Peterborough. This offers 18 Holes. You can take lessons here, but also just play golf for yourself. They offer lunch and dinner to. They also have a bar and changing rooms.

You also have the Milton Golf Club. This is located at the Milton Ferry. This offers many facilities including a bar, a clubhouse, changing rooms, a shop, a practice area, showers and they also offer the ability to hold a conference in the clubhouse.

The Oundle Golf Club is located at the Benefield Road in Northamptonshire. It is a famous golf club in this area. There is a good atmosphere. The facilities they offer are spacious. They have a bar, changing rooms, a shop, several holes etc. This Golf club is highly recommended.

Tours in Peterborough

Peterborough is a small local government that falls under the county of Cambridgeshire. With your tour with a rented coach with driver around Peterborough you can find a lot of small towns like Eye, Barnack and Thorney. Here you can find many local cultures. The larger cities near Peterborough offer a lot more fun. For example, one city offers a wonderful opportunity to shop, the other has a large cultural offer.

The conservatory and dining room

The conservatory and dining room credit: Steve Parker CC BY 2.0
Orton Malborne, Peterborough


This is a big city in the county of Northamptonshire in the middle of England. Northampton Market Square is one of the most historic and biggest market squares. Here are some nice shops and cafes located.

There is one big shopping centre in the centre of the city. The Grosvenor Centre. There are also many theatres including the Royal & Derngate Theatre. Here the Beatles occurred several times. For people who love museums there is also much to visit.

Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Grosvenor Shopping Centre credit: John Allan CC BY-SA 2.0


Leicester is an ancient city with a history of over 2000 years old. The city offers a wonderful mix of old and modern buildings. The city is designed for both young and old. Famous old buildings in Leicester are the Curve, Highcross and the National Space Centre. It offers a rich choice of art, culture, attractions, shops and restaurants.

Leicester city centre from Gallowtree Gate. Looking towards the clock tower

Leicester city centre from Gallowtree Gate. Looking towards the clock tower credit: Maksimpublic domain


Notthingham is a city in the county Notthinghamshire. It is best known for the legend of Robin Hood. He would have lived in the city. The Notthingham Castle is a famous building. The ancient remains of this castle would have also played a role in the story of Robin Hood. The castle is open for visitors.

Another interesting attraction is The Park. This is a region that consists of 150 hectares. The Park contains many Victorian buildings and the streets are still lit with old gas lamps. You must see it. Other tourists like to come to Nottingham for the nightlife and its shopping options.

The Park Estate, Nottingham

The Park Estate, Nottingham credit: Nigel Jones CC BY-SA 2.0


Cambridge is a city in the county Cambridgeshire. The city is mainly famous for its old-established universities. The various universities are spread throughout the city. These old buildings are beautiful to see.

What to see during your tour in Peterborough with a hired minibus

The Cathedral

Peterborough is very famous for its beautiful Cathedral: Saint Peter"s Cathedral. It is a large building and it is also one of the buildings in England that is well intact. In 1118 the construction began and it was completed in the 16th century. It is no wonder that it took so long to build this building because the size of the cathedral is huge. It is famous for its beautiful wooden walls with murals daring.

The choir of Peterborough Cathedral

The choir of Peterborough Cathedral credit: Diliff CC BY-SA 3.0


In the evening there are a lot of things to do in Peterborough. It offers two great theatres where you can enjoy different kind of shows every night.

The Key Theatre

It is located in the centre of the city, overlooking the River Nene. It has an extensive theatre program that includes concerts, ballet, drama etc. In the theatre you will find an excellent restaurant. The Riva is an English cuisine and offers beautiful views over the river.

The Cresset Theatre

It is located in the centre and offers performing arts for all ages. There are many concerts with famous artists from England as the favourite Adele. You can also go to some famous plays such as The Lion King.

Burghley House

This is one of the largest houses descended from the Elizabeth Age. The building was built especially for Queen Elizabeth. It is wonderful to see this palace. The interior is nicely decorated with lots of silk materials. Everything is still intact. All furniture, beds, bedding and objects are well preserved. The Burghley house provides a beautiful view of what life used to be in England in the 16th century.

Burghley House Gardens and Artwork

Burghley House Gardens and Artwork credit: dennis smith CC BY-SA 2.0

Nene Park

This is a park that is 10 kilometres long. It is located along the River Nene. In this park you can do many activities. It offers a huge range of golf clubs. Also, it is possible to go canoeing, cycling, mountain biking or take a boat trip on the River Nene. It offers plenty of activities for young and old. It is an excellent option if you want to relax for a day.


For both women and men, there is a wide choice when it comes to shopping. There are three shopping malls in this town. Then there"s the city market and independent shops. Well-known shopping malls are Queensgate Shopping Centre and Peterborough Garden Park. Queensgate offers over 90 different shops on all matters ranging from clothing to electronics retailers. Peterborough Garden Park is a very nice centre for those with green fingers. Here you can find anything like Pool shops to gardening shops.

Cathedral Square is a must. Around the square there are several clothing stores and cafes. The square is full of entertainers. There are people who pretend to be a statue, fire breathers and dancers.

Fengate, Peterborough

Fengate, Peterborough credit: Gwydion M. Williams CC BY 2.0


Peterborough is very diverse in the range of restaurants. You can go to a local restaurant where they serve mainly fatty meat. But there are also many Indonesian, Italian, Chinese, African, Thai and Polish restaurants. For everyone there is something. The emissions of each restaurant look different again. One is located in the centre and looks classy or very old. The other is located outside the city in a beautiful country house with lovely views over the fields. A few well-known restaurants in Peterborough are the following:

Bombay Brassiere

Bombay Brassiere is located at Mumbai. It has an Indian kitchen and cost between 19-25 pounds. The restaurant is family friendly and specializes in groups. The restaurant looks very dark inside with its wooden floors and red tablecloths. This gives the restaurant a very warm and cosy feeling.


Another popular restaurant is Shuckburgh Arms on Main Street. This restaurant is located in the centre and looks very nice, but also expensive. It has a British cuisine and the dishes consist largely of meat dishes.


Just outside the centre is the Dibson Inn. It is situated on the Great North Road. The hotel has a restaurant. The restaurant consists of a large and beautiful old country house with a beautiful green garden surrounding it. The kitchen is British. The restaurant has the look of an expensive house.

Butter roast chicken with penne in a tomato sauce

Butter roast chicken with penne in a tomato sauce credit: eatpeterborough CC BY 2.0

Emperor Restaurant

Do you like a Chinese restaurant with delicious Sushi? Then the Emperor Restaurant is more likely for you. It is located on Lincoln Road, with a Chinese cuisine. The cook and servers are all Chinese and very friendly.


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