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Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough
(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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  • We only had a short time to visit this magnificent cathedral but very glad we made the time. You're greeted on arrival by friendly staff who know the history of the building and obviously feel passion...  more »
  • Beautiful cathedral where you can go in free of charge, such a calming place to sit and pray or just take time out of a busy day. 
  • We're not religious, but were impressed by the grandeur of Peterborough Cathedral. The staff were polite and there are plenty sideboards to learn about the history of the place. Recommend if you're in...  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