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Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • Lots to see in the Cathedral with information boards that are clear and easy to read. A lovely walk around the grounds and placed directly in the City Centre making it easy to combine with other activ...  read more »
  • Walked here to take pictures and the place is beautiful and clean. Great sightseeing and a credit to the owners/ council. 
  • A magnificent cathedral where Queen Aragon lies. A newly refurbished cathedral which is very relaxing to visit inside and outside. The shops accessible and parking is cheap where you can park the whol...  read more »
  • 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!!
  • This is a rather grand cathedral set in beautiful grounds, which are open somewhere like 7.30am and are free to roam. It is especially impressive when the sun hits it and it's stone takes on a golden colour. Peterborough does not have many high buildings so this is an attractive landmark which stands out.
  • Is lovely cathedral with roses garden in central of Peterbough
  • Grounds at the front are a great place to sit and have something to eat in the summer and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the shopping streets. Points of note are the leaning facade, observed when stood at the foot of the right hand side of the main facade looking up , the single flying butress on the north side (left side).toward the rear, the night sky ceiling inside, and the remnants of numerous additional buildings which can be seen if you follow the path round the left hand side (north) side of the building round the rear of the cathedral, where there are some astonishing smaller structures to observe.
  • Free to enter, but charges a small fee for a photographer permit or a tour. Beautiful buildings with surprising historical importance, I only intended to go once just to kill time before I caught the bus home but I keep going back. I recommend paying for a tour from the very engaging Friends of Peterborough Cathedral, absolutely fascinating stories both ancient & modern - I had no idea Katherine of Aragon (Henry VIII's 1st wife) was interred there or that the Cathedral suffered an arson attack not long ago, & I've lived in the area for years! I also recommend keeping an eye out fir the city's vibrant Heritage Show in the summer for which the Cathedral precincts form a central part.
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