We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Peterborough Cathedral

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Minster Precincts, Peterborough PE1 1XS, England
Phone Number: 01733 355315
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Peterborough Cathedral is in the heart of the historic city of...
Peterborough Cathedral is in the heart of the historic city of Peterborough, England. There has been a place of worship and prayer on the site for 1350 years, the present building approaching it's 900th anniversary.With superb Gothic West Front and beautiful hand-painted wooden nave ceiling. Peterborough Cathedral is also the resting place of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon. The Cathedral was also once the resting place of Mary Queen of Scots until being moved to Westminster Abbey in 1612.Today it continues to be the focus for a vibrant community. It is the principle church for the Church of England diocese of Peterborough, which serves Northamptonshire, Rutland and the Soke of Peterborough.The origins of the Cathedral can be traced back to King Peada of the Middle Angles who founded the first monastery on the site in 655AD. The monastic settlement was almost entirely destroyed by the Vikings in 870 and rebuilt as a Benedictine Abbey between 960 and 970. The Abbey church then survived Hereward the Wake’s attack on the Abbey in 1069, and remained intact until an accidental fire destroyed the second Abbey here in 1116. It was rebuilt in its present form between 1118 and 1238. It became the Cathedral of the new Diocese of Peterborough in 1541 and it is now known as the Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 638 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 437
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Oozing with history

If you are interested in things ancients, then this is a must do. A great way to spend a few hours, especially if it is wet or cold outside. Americans, New Zealanders... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
fizzysoup
,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Add Photo Write a Review

638 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in things ancients, then this is a must do. A great way to spend a few hours, especially if it is wet or cold outside. Americans, New Zealanders, Australians & other countries with a short history will be fascinated. In 2018 this Cathedral will be 900 years old! Need I say more. You are encouraged to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building, well looked after and very visitor friendly. Beautiful architecture and if you happen to be there at Evensong then you are in for a treat. The choir is superb, meaningful and easy to listen to. The staff are also very helpful and want you to see the Cathedral in the best light.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Luxor, Egypt
Level Contributor
116 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful cathedral, majestic west front, Located close to the main shopping area of Peterborough, just a walk through the arch of Cathedral Sq and your in a very quiet & restful part of Peterborough. We entered through a superb Norman door on the north side and greeted inside with the words you don,t have to pay to walk around the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saco, Maine
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visiting this breathtaking cathedral was a highlight of one of my trips to England, both because of the majestic architecture as well as its interesting history. Statues of the patron saints of this cathedral (Peter, Paul, and Andrew) occupy the soaring arches on the Great West Front, and along a walkway encircling the grounds one passes dignified graves, contemplative niches,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A very pleasant visit. The Cathederal had some amazing wooden carving and interesting stained glass wndows. There was a little souvenir shop inside which had some nice children's books and other gifts. Warning - be careful you don't get locked in the grounds in the evening. We nearly made that mistake, we tried to cut through but all gates on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Peterborough Cathedral is almost hidden away in the City Centre but most easily accessed on foot from the Market place, itself only accessible on foot from North, South and West! Sure you can see it from the Eastern Bypass - the Frank Perkins Parkway - but getting to it by car takes skill and finding close by parking calls for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you're ever in the Peterborough area you must visit the cathedral, it is most definitely the jewel of the area. And if you get time you should go on a tower tour and see the cathedral in its entirety and glory, and a pretty cracking view of the local area thrown in :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely Cathedral and well worth a visit, the surrounding grounds are also very interesting to walk round. It is situated in the City Centre with a car park not far from it. You are just a quick walk from the river, which has 2 boats which serve food later in the day. Charters is a pub on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Been with my girlfriend a few times very enjoyable in the town centre so you can go shopping as well

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Peterborough for a day job and on my way back I passed the cathedral square which has coffee shops shopping centre and more. The cathedral is very impressive from outside. there is no entrance fee but you are advised to help with some money and you can take picture but you need to buy a permit. Unfortunately I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Peterborough Cathedral also viewed

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
 
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
 

Been to Peterborough Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Peterborough Cathedral

Address: Address: Minster Precincts, Peterborough PE1 1XS, England
Phone Number: 01733 355315
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Peterborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Peterborough Cathedral and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Hundon
6 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Peterborough Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?