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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 Manchester

The city of Manchester is located in north west England and is roughly 160 miles from London and has a number of museums and galleries that celebrate its rich industrial heritage, its Roman history, the women's suffrage movement and sport. There is a reconstructed part of the Roman fort of Mamucium which is located in the Castlefield area of the city and is open to the public. The Museum of Science and Industry, which is located in the former Liverpool Road railway station, and has a large collection of steam locomotives, industrial machinery, aircraft and a replica of the world's first stored computer program. Nearby Trafford Park is home to the Imperial War Museum North and the Manchester Museum has acclaimed Egyptology and natural history collections.

To the south of the city centre, and adjoining the campus of the University of Manchester, is the Whitworth Art Gallery which displays modern art, sculpture and textiles. The gallery focuses on modern artists, and the art collections include works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Ford Madox Brown, Eduardo Paolozzi, Francis Bacon, William Blake, David Hockney, L. S. Lowry, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso, and a fine collection of works by J.M.W. Turner.