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    The closest car rental brand to Peterborough train station is Avis – it takes just under 10 mins to walk there (0.7km).

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    The most popular car rental brands in Peterborough are Europcar, Alamo, Avis, Keddy and Thrifty.

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Hire a car in Peterborough

Peterborough is a cathedral city resting in the heart of rural Cambridgeshire.

Pleasant countryside surroundings complement Peterborough’s top heritage treasures. Its 12th century Romanesque and Gothic cathedral is an imposing structure which once housed the remains of Henry VIII’s first wife.

Meanwhile, the city’s Norman castle, Longthorpe Tower, displays of some of the most impressive 14th century wall paintings in northern Europe. Peterborough is only an 80 minute drive from London Stansted Airport and easily connects to the A1 motorway.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Peterborough?
A. Six to seven days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Peterborough?
A. August.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Peterborough?
A. Budget is the cheapest car rental brand in Peterborough, offering cars from just £12 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

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Historic day trip

Burghley House

Burghley House is an easy 20 minute drive from Peterborough. There is no public transport near the house – the closest is Stamford – so a car is the most convenient way to reach the site.

Designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, this 16th century mansion was one of the grandest houses of the Elizabethan age.

There are 35 major rooms just on the ground floor and historic parklands occupied by a herd of deer. Burghley is also home to a vast collection of fine art, from Oriental to European pieces.

Look out for the different markets and festivals that take place on the estate throughout the year.

Points of interest near Peterborough

  • Peterborough

    Cambridgeshire cathedral city with a bronze age village.

  • Cambridge

    A university town dating back to 1209, famed for it Gothic chapel and notable graduates, including Stephen Hawking.

  • Nottingham

    Best known for its medieval tales about Robin Hood and the invention of the lace making machine.

  • Wisbech

    The capital of the fens, known for its Georgian houses and charming B&B in a peaceful rural setting.

  • Saffron Walden

    A medieval market town overflowing with historic buildings and the largest parish church in Essex.

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