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Guided Tour, Sat 27 Jan 2018


Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral


Peterborough Cathedral

01733 355315


The Cathedral Office,
12a Minster Precincts,


New this year, these family friendly tours will be led by 'Old Scarlett the Tudor gravedigger', dressed in costume.

Old Scarlett Tours
'Old Scarlett' was the gravedigger in Peterborough during the 1500's. He was a remarkable man who lived to be 98 years old - a very great age in those days. His claim to fame was not only his age, but that during his lifetime he had buried three queens - Katharine of Aragon, Mary Queen of Scots, and last of all his own wife, Margaret.

He was buried inside the Cathedral in 1594, a rare honour for an ordinary citizen. Above his grave is a wall painting of him and poem which describes him as having 'a scarbabe mighty voice with visage grim'. Our costumed tour guide is trying to live up to that description (it's difficult - he is not really scary at all)!

The tours, which will each last around 45-60 minutes, will take place on:

Saturday 27th January 2018

At 10.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm .

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 27 Jan 2018 10:00 11:00


£4 adults, £3 children, £12 family. Children will be given a free copy of the Monks, Mischief & Marauders activity book.

Book online or in person at the Peterborough VIC


See location of Peterborough Cathedral on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 192987  Lat: 52.57308 Long: -0.24159

By Road:
From the A1M: Follow signs for city centre, follow ring road to jct 5.

By Public Transport:
From Peterborough station it is 10 minutes' walk to Peterborough Cathedral.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Peterborough station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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