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Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough

(4.8/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Peterborough Cathedral and other attractions to your Peterborough trip itinerary using our Peterborough itinerary maker.
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  • I visited early on a quiet Saturday morning and was fortunate enough to hear the morning prayer service. The cathedral looks stunning as you approach but the interior is simple, minimal and somehow th...  more »
  • Home to two queens (one in residence) peterborough cathedral is a really beautiful building and I think overlooked when considering other famous british cathedrals.  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the cathedral. Entrance was free and we also managed to time our visit to coincide with a free guide by a cathedral volunteer. The tour was excellent and the guide w...  more »
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  • A lovely large Gothic Cathedral. Some interesting stained glass windows although some of the windows are plain as well.
  • Stunning historic cathedral, a link to some very important times in British history well worth a visit. Did not however like the bombardment by 'sales staff' as you walk through the cathedral door. "Entrance free but we except donations. 3GBP for a photograph permit and 3GBP for a guide book!!
  • Stunning Cathedral which is free to visit. Should you wish to take photographs there is a £3 donation required for a photo permit.
  • As a visitor I enjoyed this grand view. For me this was the only thing to see in Peterborough and I did quite a lot of walking but probably just didn't know the interesting places
  • I'm a landscape artist and the Cathedral always gives me inspiration every time I visit