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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.
Located in the county of Nottinghamshire, the city of Nottingham is sometime referred to as the "Queen of the Midlands". Although the city has a rich history modern day Nottingham is a vibrant city with excellent retail outlets. It is one of the top ten most visited cities by overseas visitors in England.
Nottingham has two large-capacity theatres, the Nottingham Playhouse and the Theatre Royal which, together with the neighbouring Royal Concert Hall forms the Royal Centre. The city is also host to smaller theatre venues, such as the Nottingham Arts Theatre the Lace Market Theatre and New Theatre, the only entirely student-run theatre in England.
Parks and gardens in the city include Wollaton Park (over 500 acres centred on Wollaton Hall), Colwick Park (which includes the racecourse), the Nottingham Arboretum, Forest Recreation Ground and Victoria Park. Sherwood Forest, Rufford Country Park, Creswell Crags and Clumber Park are further away from the city itself.
There are two main Robin Hood events throughout the Nottingham area, including the Robin Hood Pageant during October, and the Robin Hood Festival during the summer. The pageant is held at the Castle, whilst the festival is held in nearby Sherwood Forest.