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Tel code: 01733 | code search
Postcode: PE7 | code search
Population: 3250
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Food Legends:
Stilton Cheese
Folk Customs:
Dicing for Bibles
Midsummer Cushion Ceremony
The Town Peas
Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival

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Stilton Cheese Rolling
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The village where the cheese isnít made, though it still has the pub (The Bell) that claims to be where it was first sold to coaching passengers in the 18th century and thus gained national fame. In fact, with a population of little over 3000, Stilton still boasts three pubs (the others being The Talbot & the Stilton Cheese Inn), a post office, primary school and a mini-market, along with a very fine ancient church, St Mary Magdelene, thought to be 13th century. Stilton, about 70 miles from London and six from Peterborough, was once a vital coaching stop on the Great North Road, and at the height of that trade had some 14 inns and pubs. Nowadays most traffic bypasses the place on the A1(M), but it is still easily reached by car from junction 16 of that route, and remains a good place to break a journey or to overnight in the pleasant rising country beyond the Cambridgeshire fens. With four mentions in Domesday Book it is clear the place was of some importance in the late 11th century. It had probably been occupied in the Stone Age, and Roman Ermine Street (the precursor to the Great North Road) ran through it, Roman presence locally evidenced by archaeological finds, which coincidentally included a cheese press. Nowadays it is a quiet place, something of a dormitory for Peterborough: but every May Day its character changes during the holding of the annual cheese rolling championships.

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Stilton Lodge (0.20 miles)

Stilton Lodge
At Stilton Lodge you're not a number - you're a name.

Fully equipped with satellite TV, En suite bathroom and Scandinavian kitchen with fridge, microwave and kettle, these personalised pads really put the fun back into functional !

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Bell Inn (0.27 miles)

Bell Inn
The Bell Inn 'Birthplace of Stilton Cheese' offers today's discerning traveller first class accommodation, dining and conference facilities in the unique setting of the ancient inn.

Twenty two individually appointed bedrooms have been blended into the ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Peterborough (A1(M)J16) (1.13 miles)

Premier Inn Peterborough (A1(M)J16)
Ideally located within easy reach of the A1(M). For shops and local amenities Peterborough city centre is only 5 miles away. Local attractions include the East of England Showground, Elton Hall, Broadway and Key theatre ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Peterborough (Hampton) (3.80 miles)

Premier Inn Peterborough (Hampton)
Conveniently located within easy reach of the A1(M) and Peterborough train station. Local attractions include historic Bughley House and Gardens, the East of England Showground and for shopping the hotel is next to Serpentine Green ... More | visit website
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Southgate (3.94 miles)

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Modern Tudor styled house adjacent East of England Showground , with 3 doubles and one single room. Non Smoking throughout. [ Smoking allowed in rear garden, patio area] WIFI throughout ... More

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Travelodge Peterborough Alwalton (4.14 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Marriott Peterborough Hotel (4.33 miles)

Marriott Peterborough Hotel
Set in 11 acres of landscaped grounds overlooking an ornamental lake, The Peterborough Marriott Hotel is the ideal location for business or pleasure. Each luxury en-suite bedroom features, satellite TV with pay movies, hairdryer, trouser ... More | visit website
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Orton Hall Hotel (4.43 miles)

Orton Hall Hotel

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A seventeenth century manor house set in 20 acres of mature parkland in the conservation village of Orton Longueville yet only 2.5 miles from city centre and the A1. Previously the ... More

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Premier Inn Peterborough (Ferry Meadows) (4.73 miles)

Premier Inn Peterborough (Ferry Meadows)
A great location just 2 minutes walk from Meadows Country Park and adjacent to an 18 hole Golf course with Pitch and Putt. For shops and local amenities Peterborough city centre is only 4 miles ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Peterborough (5.14 miles)

Holiday Inn Peterborough

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This modern, recently refurbished, air conditioned hotel is the ideal choice for business or pleasure, located just 5 minutes from the city centre. Holiday Inn Peterborough West stands opposite an 18-hole golf ... More

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