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About Peterborough

Peterborough is a cathedral city located in the county of Cambridgeshire and is roughly 75 miles to the north of London. The city lies on the River Nene which goes on the flow into the North Sea. Visitors to Peterborough can enjoy wandering around the city and taking in the wonderful buildings and monuments. The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter. Saint Paul and Saint Andrew was originally founded as a monastery in AD 655 and rebuilt between 1118 and 1238. There is also the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Burghley House, Longthorpe Tower and Thorpe Hall.

Peterborough enjoys a wide range of events including the annual East of England Show, Peterborough Festival and CAMRA beer festival, which takes place on the river embankment in late August. The Key Theatre, built in 1973, is situated on the embankment, next to the River Nene. The theatre aims to provide entertainment, enlightenment and education by reflecting the rich culture Peterborough has to offer. The programme is made up of home-grown productions, national touring shows, local community productions and one-off concerts.

Peterborough is a stop on the East Coast Main Line which has a journey time to London of around 50 minutes with high speed services from King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley.

About Exeter

The cathedral city of Exeter, in south west England, was the most south westerly Roman settlement in Britain and its historic cathedral, founded in the 12th century, became Anglican at the time of the reformation in the 16th century.

Exeter has a vibrant cultural scene. The Northcott Theatre, which is located on the campus of Exeter University, is one of only a few provincial theatres in England that has retained its own repertory company. The company put on an annual open air Shakespeare production in the grounds of Rougemont Castle and it is well respected nationally. The Northcott Theatre is the city's replacement to the Theatre Royal which was demolished in the 1960's. Exeter also has a number of other theatres. The New Theatre is home to the Cygnet Training Theatre and the Barnfield Theatre is a charity and is used for both professional and amateur productions.

Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Queen Street holds significant and diverse collections in areas such as zoology, anthropology, fine art, local and overseas archaeology, and geology. In 2012 the museum was awarded the United Kingdom's "Museum of the Year" by The Art Fund charity citing its "ambition and imagination".