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Guided Tour, Tue 2 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

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Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral

Contact

Visitor Information Centre

Address

The Cathedral Office,
12a Minster Precincts,
Peterborough,
Cambridgeshire,
PE1 1XS

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 2 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Cathedral Guided Tour
Wed 21 Nov G4 Christmas
Sat 15 Dec Christmas Magic 2018

Details

Take a FREE* guided tour and explore the Cathedral's 1300 year history.
Tours usually at 11.30am and 2.00pm, Monday to Saturday.
Check Cathedral website for any change to these times. * Donations are invited.

The tours begin at the Welcome Desk just inside the Cathedral. The tour is at ground level inside the Cathedral and usually lasts around an hour. No booking is necessary, but do check below for any dates when tours are postponed or cancelled due to services or events.

PLEASE NOTE:

FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF MARCH 2018 THERE WILL BE NO 14:00 TOURS FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY. THIS IS DUE TO POSSIBLE NOISE FROM BUILDING WORKS IN THE TOWER.

ON SATURDAYS THE 14:00 WILL PROCEED AS NORMAL, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ON THE CATHEDRAL WEBSITE.

What do you see on the tour?
The Cathedral always provides something new to spot on every visit, but items to look out for include:

the great West Front and portico

the Romanesque arches of the nave and the unique painted wooden thirteenth century ceiling

the medieval font

the neo-gothic Victorian choir stalls and the stories they tell

the chapels of St. Oswald, St. Benedict and St. Kyneburgha in the South Transept

the crossing tower, rebuilt in the fourteenth century and then again by the Victorians

the tomb of Queen Katharine of Aragon and the original burial place of Mary Queen of Scots

the old Cathedral clock

the marvellous fan vaulting of the late fifteenth century 'New Building'

the intriguing early ninth century Saxon sculpture known as the 'Hedda Stone' or 'Monks' Stone'

the pictures above the west doors of Robert Scarlett, the sixteenth century gravedigger who buried both queens.

Outside, in your own time, you can take in the peace of the cloisters and enjoy a wander round the Precincts to see where other buildings of the medieval monastery were located.

Further information
Cathedral ground tours are free to individual visitors. Donations will be invited at the end of the tour and will go towards Cathedral running costs. If you have any queries please call 01733 355307 or email tours@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk.

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

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 2 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018 11:30 14:00

Prices

* For group bookings we make a charge for guided tours. For more information please visit our Group visits page.

Directions

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

Facilities

  • 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access


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