Peterborough Cathedral is widely recognised as one of the finest Norman cathedrals in England. It is the burial place of Katharine of Aragon and also Mary, Queen of Scots, who was later reinterred at Westminster Abbey.
Highlights tours with a knowledgeable guide are usually available at 11.00am and 2.00pm, Monday to Saturday, but check online before you arrive. There is also a lively programme of concerts and other events which are listed on the website.
The Cathedral is a great place to visit for all ages; the Monks, Mischief & Marauders activity book is packed full of fun facts and puzzles about the Cathedral’s past, is available to buy. You can also download a free interactive app, with augmented reality animations for use on mobile phones and tablets. Just search for Gamar Ltd in your app store, then select the Peterborough Cathedral Trail.
The Cathedral is a Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.
There has been a place of Christian worship on this site since the 7th century and the Cathedral’s core function as a centre of Christian mission and ministry continues to this day. There are daily services, morning and evening, and during term time the Cathedral Choir sings Evensong at 5.30pm from Monday to Friday, and 3.30pm on Sundays. This is a wonderful time of contemplation at the end of the day and visitors are warmly welcome to sit and listen. For details see www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/newsarticle.aspx/41/evensong
Opening hours for visitors are usually 9.00am to 5.00pm from Monday to Saturday, and 12.00 noon to 3.00pm on Sunday. As a working Cathedral, these hours are subject to change, so visitors are strongly advised to check for any amendments in advance by visiting this web page: www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/opening-times.aspx. The Cathedral is open 364 days a year, closing on Boxing Day.
- From 7th July until the week of 4th September 2022 there will be very limited access for general visitors to Peterborough Cathedral, whilst it hosts the Natural History Museum’s T.rex: The Killer Question (follow the link for tickets).
- General access to the Cathedral will continue but to the nave of the Cathedral only. Upper Level and Tower Tours also continue and are a great opportunity to see the hidden architecture of the Cathedral. See website for times and tickets.
There is no entry charge to visit the Cathedral, except when special events are offered. Visitors are asked to make a donation to help the Cathedral to meet its very considerable running costs.
There is a charge for visiting groups and booking in advance for groups is essential. A variety of guided tours are available or self-guided visits are an option. Please call on 01733 355307 or email to [email protected]
Normal opening times are:
Monday to Saturday, 9.00am to 5.00pm*
Sunday, 12.00 noon to 3.00pm*
* Please note that these times are subject to change. Visitors are strongly advised to check the website before their visit www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/opening-times.aspx
|Monday to Saturday||9:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Sunday||12:00 pm||3:00 pm|
Tel (1): 01733 355315
Email: [email protected]
The Cathedral is within 10 minutes walking distance of both bus and train stations. You will find a location map on our website here https://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/directions.aspx