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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 county of Lancashire in the north west of England, the city of Lancaster is a compact city with a pedestrianised centre where theatres, music venues and galleries are just a few minutes’ walk from shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a stroll along one of Lancaster’s charming cobbled streets and you’ll find a wide variety of independent and individual shops, cafes and restaurants alongside the familiar chains. The city's heritage as a market town still continues with the twice-weekly Charter Market in bustling Market Square right in the centre of the city. A walk along St George's Quay, along the River Lune, will highlight Lancaster’s important maritime history as one of the major ports in England. Take time to stop in at the Maritime Museum to explore the city’s heritage as a centre for trade and import - there are plenty of interactive exhibits for the kids, and activities are run during the school holidays. Up the hill lies Williamson Park with its Butterfly House and Ashton Memorial - the green-domed folly, commissioned by Lord Ashton in memory of his wife, is visible from many points in and around Lancaster. Stroll the meandering paths to discover mosaics, sculptures and a sundial.