The land has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and is thought to have been the site of a religious ceremonial town during that time period. Beginning around the 1st Century AD, there was much Roman prescence in the area, and a fort was soon afterward established here by the Romans. The town grew to be a major Roman colony.
Today, Peterborough is known for its grand cathedral, industry, and history.
People Born in Peterborough
Peterborough in People's Lives
James McAvoy: I traveled here in 2006 to film scenes of the movie Atonement.
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie Hugo.