Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough

Peterborough Cathedral, also known as Saint Peter's Cathedral, not only provides a sacred space for worship, but in recent years has also become the very heart of Peterborough. Admire the west front, the beautiful hand-painted nave ceiling, and the marble altar in the sanctuary. Venture farther and pay respect at Katharine of Aragon’s grave, marvel at the colossal central tower, and be sure to see the dramatic hanging crucifix that frames the choir stalls. Check the schedule and purchase tickets in advance to one of the many music events. A donation is welcomed on entry, and guided tours are offered at a small charge. You must obtain a permit to take photos in the church. Parking within the grounds is restricted to the disabled, so if arriving by car make arrangements to park in one of the many nearby parking lots. Note there may be some restricted access due to services and events. By using our Peterborough driving holiday website , you can arrange your visit to Peterborough Cathedral and other attractions in Peterborough.
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  • This was why we visited Peterborough; to see the Cathedral. To my surprise, though, the old city centre - refurbished and pedestrianised - is now a really attractive place. Scores of restaurants and c...  more »
  • Very interesting historically and somewhat architecturally. Perhaps a stop just for that but lovely smaller town to walk around.  more »
  • There are so many different parts to the ceiling of this cathedral. Many different types of ceiling Beautiful stonework. The choir stalls are delicately carved throughout. Every part of the Cathedral ...  more »
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  • I was in awe of this gorgeous building. It is more impressive than Notre Dame! The interior is just as beautiful. My favorite part of the castle is the grave of Katherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII. A woman who volunteers there told me about the history of the building and was very friendly. It is definitely worth a visit.
  • Fantastic structure on external part of building . Inside is truely a beautiful work of art. Lots of points of interest inside relating to the cathedral and history. Staff very helpful.
  • Had a lovely look around the cathedral. Although I think charging to take pictures inside is a bit much. Takes about an hour to walk around and read most of the info.
  • It has such historical value and interest. Just study the work that has gone into its building and the love taken to build it. The blood sweat and tears have all been worthwhile. Such a place of beauty.
  • Our guide around the Cathedral was very helpful and informative. Lovely building.

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