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Founded in 1852, the Great Northern Hotel has an abundance of character, and it’s located across from Peterborough Station in a prime location. Discover the joys of the area by staying in a hotel with history. 

A dedicated member of staff is available to you throughout your stay, and our on-site restaurant is full of delicious food. If our staff can do anything to make your stay more enjoyable and comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask.

Rest your head on an extremely comfortable bed after a hard day. With three choices of high-quality rooms available, you have all the amenities that you need to relax. Have a great nights’ sleep at our premium hotel. 

The hotel is built over two floors and is accessed via our main staircase. The hotel does not have a lift. 

Rich History

Opening on April 1st, 1852, The Great Northern Hotel started life linked closely to the nearby railway. At a cost of £2,500, and designed by architect Henry Goddard, the hotel entered the world. In the beginning, the Great Northern Railway (GNR) company owned the hotel, but allowed its management to rent the hotel and employ the staff. In 1857, prestigious American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne stayed at the hotel. He described it as ‘wretched and uncomfortable’, which reflected the standards of the time. After a number of disputes over the extension of the lease, the GNR took over the management by the 1860s.