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Highlights Tour - Peterborough Cathedral

Highlights Tour - Peterborough Cathedral 

Highlights (ground floor) tour details

The ground level route around the Cathedral explores the key features the building's history and architecture.

The tour costs £5 per person and lasts approximately 1 hour.

What do you see on the highlights tour?

The Cathedral always provides something new to spot on every visit, but items to look out for include:

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

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

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

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

Outside, before or after your tour, you can enjoy a wander around the Precincts to see where some of the other buildings of the medieval monastery were located.

Peterborough Abbey, which became a Cathedral in 1541, has been at the centre of national and international events for over 900 years. It has been an influential medieval monastery and a royal burial place, survived major damage during the Civil War and enjoyed a period of restoration and rediscovery of its Anglo-Saxon origins in the 19th century. A Highlights Tour will introduce you to these stories and more as you explore the building with a knowledgeable guide.

You can view more information and book tickets online at Ticket source Highlights Tours

Who to contact

Contact Name
Peterborough Cathedral
Ticket Source - Peterborough Cathedral

Where to go

Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral Office, 11
Minster Precincts
Get directions to PE1 1XS

Time / Date Details

When is it on
1 - 13 November 2022
Session Information
Multiple sessions and dates available. Visit website for more information.