Monday, 16 January 2012

Busy January, Peterborough

 
January is always a busy time for me, real workwise and our anniversary (see previous post). We are'nt big card givers, celebrations, but we do like to use it as an excuse to have a weekend away. We stopped at a lovely grade two listed hotel, The Bull in Peterborough. Absolute bargain, we payed £99 for a golden ticket, very Willy Wonka, and for that we got two nigths stay in an executive room with three course evening meal included. Its right in town and lets just say very convenient for the shops and pubs. Would be rude not to partake in the said establishments. Hey the Wetherspoons even have a bit of history, former college and drapers.

Theres not an awful lot at Peterbourgh, apart from shops, pubs/clubs, but the cathedral is stunning. I'm reading The Pillars of Earth so it made it extra special to go visit. Rosie from Corners of my Mind read it last year and I also enjoyed the TV series. I also read a novel about Catherine of Aragon a while back. Sad to think a Spanish princess should end up laid to rest in Peterborough, although I can think of worse places but you know what I mean. Mary Queen of Scots was also buried here but was later moved to Westminster abbey.

I really liked Peterborough and would definitely go back with the same deal. Nice to have 4* treatment at B&B prices.

11 comments:

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a wonderful place for a romantic getaway....

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, your break sounds wonderful. Peterborough is beautiful.

Loving the polka dots!

Rosie said...

Happy anniversary! Glad you enjoyed Peterborough. We lived not far from Peterborough for about 12 years before we moved over here and we often used to shop there on a Saturday. The cathedral is wonderful isn't it?

Kays Kids said...

Love the red polka dots on your blog.
I have heard Peterborough is very beautiful.
Hugs
kay

Florence and Mary said...

There are so many good deals these days for hotel breaks, glad you got a good price on your trip!

Victoria xx

Shabbily By The Sea said...

So glad you managed to escape for a romantic break and thank you i will look up opera tomorrow x

Leny said...

Congrats for your anniversary!!

Lovely break you had!!!
I'v been in UK many times and I really loved it all!

julie said...

looks like a beautiful place for a special getaway ..(thanks for your last little comments on my blog - meant the world to me.) xxx

Helen said...

Happy Anniversary, glad you had some R&R,
Love Helen XX

Country Rabbit said...

hellooo lovely amanda, that looked and sounded a real treat, happy anniversary, now following- its taken me an age to link to all the blogs i loved from 'a mermaids purse' xx

Louise said...

wow what an amazing price, we haven't been on holiday for years as we haven't really been able to afford it and a weekend away together would be great now that we are both living with my parents! I might have to think about this place!