Whether your group is looking for an undiscovered gem of a place with a great tea room, a family friendly day out, or a specialist tour for those interested in history or architecture, Peterborough Cathedral has much to offer visiting groups.

  • Cathedral Tour –it may be possible to tailor this tour to suit a group’s interests.

The story of Peterborough Cathedral: its purpose, its history, and the people remembered within it. Let our guides highlight the fascinating details of the building and lead you through its past from the Saxon period to the present day, remembering those who visited and worshiped here for over 800 years.

NB: This tour can be tailored to a group’s interest on request. Previous tours have focused on Peterborough’s Tudor Past, the Cathedral’s Art and Architecture, and Women and Peterborough Cathedral.

90 mins approx.

 “informative guides shared their knowledge and enthusiasm for the cathedral in a very relaxed way”
Whitwick and District U3A

£8 adults / £6 concessions. Minimum charge for this tour, £40 daytime / £80 out of hours*

 

  • Tower Tour – Maximum 13 people on this tour. Usually available between April and October. Lasts around 90 minutes.

This is the full experience!

Explore the inside of Peterborough Cathedral from above, with fabulous views of the Cathedral interior along the triforium level, above the Apse Chapel and transepts. Continue up inside the central tower, then outside onto the top of the tower for views of the city and beyond. Descend via the stairs in the North West Tower into the Ringing Chamber, view the medieval windlass and go into the roof gables.

90 mins approx.

Weather permitting.

Ages 8+ only. Ages 8-17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

A number of options are available, so whether it’s a tower climb to admire the views combined with a Cathedral ground floor tour, or an in-depth experience including access to our interior and exterior upper levels, our tours team will be happy to create the perfect package for you.

£10 adults / £8 concessions.

Minimum charge for this tour, £80 daytime / £100 out of hours*

 

  • Tower Top Climb – Maximum 13 people on this tour. Lasts around 30-40 minutes. Usually available between April and October.

A straight climb up the North West Tower, going outside onto the central tower to see the spectacular views.

30-40 minutes

Weather permitting.

Ages 8+ only. Ages 8-17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

£5 per person Minimum charge for this tour, N/A daytime / £50 out of hours*

 

  • Self-Guided TourExplore the magnificent Cathedral and its Precincts at your leisure.

The new interpretation panels both inside and outside the Cathedral highlight the most notable features, or you can purchase a guidebook from the gift shop for further information. The Cathedral Visitor Centre in the Precincts also has displays to help you understand the Cathedral and its history.

Explore the magnificent Cathedral and Precincts at your leisure. The new interpretation panels both inside and outside the Cathedral highlight the most notable features, or you can purchase a guidebook from the shop for further information.

… “One of the most beautiful and imposing Cathedrals I’ve visited,
and I’ve been to a few”   Trip Adviser reviewer from Oxford

£5 adults / £4 concessions. Minimum charge for this tour, N/A daytime / £50 out of hours*

The Cathedral offers a wide variety of events, such as free lunchtime recitals during the summer months. These can be a great addition to any visit so do check our website to see what is on when: www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/events.aspx

 

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