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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  • Wow, what a beautiful place, well worth a visit. Astonishing architecture, set in a lovely courtyard. The burial place of Queen Katherine of Aragon.  more »
  • I really enjoyable visit followed by tea in Becket's tea room. The climb to the roof was exhilarating and the view was unique.  more »
  • In 2018 this magnificent Cathedral will be 900 years old. The interior and exterior architecture is wonderful and the grounds and precinct are lovely to walk around, especially in warmer weather. The ...  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral that’s definitely worth visiting. I can’t recommend enough the wonderful, free tour full of fascinating, historical stories of the characters that lived there. Amazing experience!
  • Went to visit this place on easter for a lovely time. Staff so mean and rude and released unpleasant atmosphere. The staff kicked out another fellow citizen for sitting by the church reading a book - ON EASTER!
  • Soon as walked in was greeted saying if I want to take photos it's a £3fee... But didn't matter as didn't take any. Beautiful cathedral
  • If you are in Peterborough this is a must go place. This cathedral is almost 800 years old and nicely maintained by the fellow authorities. Don't forget to see the old clock which is inside the cathedral. Surprisingly those old heaters still works. A wonderful cathedral. I would recommend this place to everyone.
  • One of the most amazing west fronts in western Europe.
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