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.