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Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough PE1 1XS, England
+44 1733 355315
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The Very Best of Peterborough

This has to be the must see attraction in Peterborough, it’s heritage is something to be witnessed... read more

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P44cka
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North Luffenham, United Kingdom
Beautiful and full of history

A beautiful cathedral with lots of history. Lots of signs inside telling you about it and it is... read more

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Peterborough Cathedral is in the heart of the historic city of Peterborough, England. There has been a place of worship and prayer on the site for 1350 years, the present building approaching its 900th anniversary. With superb Gothic West Front and beautiful hand-painted wooden nave ceiling. Peterborough Cathedral is also the resting place of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon. The Cathedral was also once the resting place of Mary Queen of Scots until her body was moved to Westminster Abbey in 1612. Today it continues to be the focus for a vibrant community. It is the principle church for the Church of England diocese of Peterborough, which serves Northamptonshire, Rutland and the Soke of Peterborough. The origins of the cathedral can be traced back to King Peada of the Middle Angles who founded the first monastery on the site in 655AD. The monastic settlement was almost entirely destroyed by the Vikings in 870 and rebuilt as a Benedictine Abbey between 960 and 970. The Abbey church then survived Hereward the Wake’s attack on the Abbey in 1069, and remained intact until an accidental fire destroyed the second Abbey here in 1116. It was rebuilt in its present form between 1118 and 1238. It became the Cathedral of the new Diocese of Peterborough in 1541 and it is now known as the Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew.
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"mary queen of scots"
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"buried here"
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"beautiful building"
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"resting place"
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"painted ceiling"
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"take photos"
in 53 reviews
"fan vaulting"
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"steeped in history"
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"no charge"
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"lots of history"
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"worth a visit"
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"guided tour"
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"free entry"
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"walk around"
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"great place to visit"
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"town centre"
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Reviewed yesterday

This has to be the must see attraction in Peterborough, it’s heritage is something to be witnessed, exceptional architecture.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful cathedral with lots of history. Lots of signs inside telling you about it and it is free to get in.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful cathedral in the town centre, easy to get to and a definite must to see when in the area :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful cathedral. hey offer guide books for £2 but we easily found mary queen of scotts and catherine.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I have foreign guests visiting, I bring them to the cathedral for some local history. There are guided tours for a cost, but you can just wonder around yourselves & leave a donation. There’s plenty to read about the local area and how Peterborough...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much more impressive than you first assume. The place is impressive throughout and the volunteers are full of information. Queen of England Catherine of Aragon is buried here and if you want to see something special I suggest you visit during the anniversary of her...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice area to chill, have a take away lunch or read, inside of the cathedral also work a visit, it's free.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to visit Peterborough recently and decided I would take the opportunity of visiting the Cathedral and photographing the interior as well as the exterior architecture. I had visited Peterborough on numerous occasions before, but never had the time available to do justice to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since a small child I had always wanted to visit Katherine of Aragon tomb in Peterborough Cathedral, aged 65 I finally made it and it was everything I expected it to be and more. We took advantage of the free guided tour, starting outside we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my turn to organise the reunion for a group of people who did a trek in 2012 for Alzheimer’s. I decided as Peterborough has the most beautiful cathedral to organise an internal and roof tour. Right from the onset everyone I dealt with...More

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Marcelle S
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Hi Marcelle, yes we do, usually at 2.00pm. All the details are on our website or phone the Visitor Information Centre on 01733 452336.
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Thanks for getting in touch. If you have a blue badge, you can bring your car into the Precincts via the Wheel Yard entrance and park in one of the two designated blue badge spaces. You will find details on the... More
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