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Peterborough, a city in Cambridgeshire in the east of England, is famed for its Cathedral. The city is approximately 30 miles from the North Sea coast and is connected to the sea by the River Nene which flows through the city.
The Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery has a collection of around 227,000 objects including local archeology and social history, a collection of marine fossil remains and the manuscripts of John Clare, the Northampton Peasant Poet.
The city has many cultural events that take place in or near the city. The East of England Show, the Peterborough Festival and the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival which takes place on the river embankbank towards the end of Summer. Peterborough also has the John Clare Theatre, which is located within the city's new central library and is home to the Peterborough Film Society. The Key Theatre, which was constructed in the 1970's, is also another venue in the city. It is located on the river embankment and provides entertainment, enlightenment and education by reflecting the culture of the city. The theatre hosts productions by both national touring companies and local community productions.
Peterborough also has many bars and restaurants to cater for a wide range of tastes including Chinese and Cantonese, Indian and Nepalese, Thai, Italian, Polish, Japanese and Mexican.
Located in the north east of England, the city of Durham is a cathedral city and has a Norman Castle dating from 1073. During the medieval period the city gained spiritual prominence because it was the final resting place of Saint Cuthbert and Saint Bede the Venerable. The shrine of Saint Cuthbert, situated behind the High Altar of Durham Cathedral, was the most important religious site in England until the martyrdom of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury.
The old commercial section of the city encompasses the peninsula on three sides, following the River Wear. The peninsula was historically surrounded by the castle wall extending from the castle keep and broken by two gatehouses to the north and west of the enclosure. After extensive remodeling by the Victorians the walls were removed with the exception of the gatehouse which is still standing on the Bailey.
The whole of the centre of Durham is designated a conservation area which was first designated in 1968, and was extended in 1980. In addition to the Cathedral and Castle, Durham contains over 630 listed buildings, 569 of which are located within the city centre conservation area.