MAKE FOR A MARKET TOWN FROM PETERBOROUGH


Some of England's finest market towns lie within an hour of Peterborough by comfortable direct train. So discover the attractions, admire the architecture, enjoy the bustle, relax by the river and pick up a bargain.

ELY

Thursday market

Up to 39 trains a day, mostly in under 35 minutes.

Visit the cathedral, museum, Oliver Cromwell House and numerous specialty shops.

http://visitely.eastcambs.gov.uk

GRANTHAM

Saturday market

Up to 32 trains a day in 20 to 35 minutes

Relax awhile in the historic resting place for travelling royalty

www.southwestlincs.com

MARCH

Wednesday and Saturday market

Up to 28 trains a day in under 20 minutes

Discover the centre of this railway town, with its unusual broad street headed by an elaborate fountain

www.fenland.gov.uk

MELTON MOWBRAY

Tuesday and Friday market

Up to 18 trains a day in under 40 minutes

Paint the town red in the home of Stilton cheese and world-famous pork pies

www.melton.co.uk

OAKHAM

Wednesday and Saturday market

Up to 18 trains a day in under 30 minutes

Walk
through atmospheric Dean's Street to the church, butter cross, stocks and market place

www.rutnet.co.uk

SPALDING

Tuesday and Saturday market

Up to 13 trains a day (no Sunday trains) in 25 minutes

Head for Ayscoughee Hall and Georgian riverside buildings in this "tulip town"

www.spaldingnet.com

STAMFORD

Friday market

Up to 18 trains a day in under 15 minutes

Be impressed by the architecture and celebrate culture in England's "finest stone town"

www.visitstamford.com

THETFORD

Tuesday and Saturday market

Up to 14 trains a day in about an hour

Discover Dad's Army, Thomas Paine, Prince Duleep Singh and a secret garden

www.thetfordsgreat.org

WHITTLESEY

Friday market

Up to 10 trains a day or catch buses from Queensgate

Visit Witel's island with its 2 stone churches, butter cross and house of mellow buff local brick

www.whittleseyweb.co.uk


Direct trains from Peterborough also run to Biggleswade, Hitchin, Huntingdon, Newark, Retford, Sleaford and St. Neots (lengthy walk), buses to Bourne, Oundle and Wisbech