Guildhall on Cathedral Square in Peterborough - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour showing a view down the Guildhall on Cathedral Square at the east end of Church Street in Peterborough. This image was taken in June 2011 when a local festival was happening, which explains the large inflatable attraction that occupied part of the road at the time.
Guildhall on Cathedral Square in Peterborough - FURTHER INFORMATION
Guildhall on Cathedral Square in Peterborough - Peterborough visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Guildhall on Cathedral Square in Peterborough' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Cambridgeshire.
Church Street in Peterborough runs west-east though the historic city center, linking Cowgate with Cathedral Square. It is named after St John the Baptitst Church which stands part way down. The street also holds the old Guildhall, visible in this picture.
Peterborough Guildhall was built between 1669–1671. The 17th century building is also known as Butter Cross, and is a traditional Market
Cross often found in the center of old market towns in England. The Guildhall is raised on columns and the open area beneath it used to be occupied by butter and poultry markets.
As well as being lined with many old, historic buildings, Church Street is now home to many usual high-street shops, businesses, cafes and restaurants. It is popular with locals and visitors alike, leading to Peterborough Cathedral, one of the main tourist attractions in Peterborough found beyond Cathedral Square at the eastern end.
Close to Church Street are the Queensgate shopping center, Long Causeway, also lined with high street shops, and Bridge Street on which are yet more shops and the Peterborough Tourist Informaiton Office.
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TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Hereward Cross (5, 8), Broad Street (1, 2, 36, 37, 71, 306, 390, 401, 411, 413, 415).
Road: Peterborough is near the northern end of the A1(M) at the meeting of the A15, A47 and A1139 roads. It is about 37 miles north of Cambridge, 80 miles west of Norwich and 40 miles east of Leicester.
Train: Peterborough Station on East Coast Main Line, about an hour out of London