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Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough

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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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  • The cathedral is amazing, a great day out for adults and kids were you can sit outside on the lawn and have a picnic  more »
  • It's a must see ! The cathedral is huge and definitely worse being visited ! The surrounding is nice too.  more »
  • Been here on many occasions, last time to listen to the author Alison Weir about Katherine of Aragon who is buried in the Cathedral  more »
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  • 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.
  • Quite a massive and nicely ornamented cathedral. Definitely a place to visit if you're passing by Peterborough.
  • Beautiful and historic building, free of charge, good trail of information boards down the left inside. Study the old clock mechanism on display and wonder how it works with such accuracy.
  • Wonderful place... Historian place. In city centre.
  • Had a fantastic time I had visited today for the first time, as a person who is very interested in history I will definitely be going back. Had to pay £3 each for a photograpy permit , and got a collection of lovely shots

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