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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 Oxfordshire, the city of Oxford is roughly 50 miles to the west of London. The city is known throughout the world as home to the historic Oxford University, founded in the 12th century, which is the oldest university in the United Kingdom. Oxford's famous "Dreaming Spires" refer to the medieval churches and colleges that dominate the bustling modern town in all their Gothic splendour. Picturesque architecture and a vibrant modern life (driven by students, light industry and technology) set in the rolling countryside of Oxfordshire make this a great destination.
Oxford city centre is very compact and easily walkable with many areas of the city centre pedestrianised. All major tourist sights are well-signposted. The narrow streets of the city centre are pedestrian-friendly, difficult for cars and full of beautiful buildings that will draw your attention upwards.
The preferred mode of transport for the university student is the bicycle and like Amsterdam, Copenhagen or Beijing, there are hundreds of them. Most trains into Oxford allow bicycles to be carried for free. Fortunately, there are cycle lanes on virtually ever street near the centre; however, you will sometimes be sharing the road with other motorists.