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“Beautiful Cathedral Must Visit if in Peterborough”

Peterborough Cathedral
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Owner description: 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 its 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 her body was 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.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cathedral Must Visit if in Peterborough”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Very friendly staff/volunteers, interesting ceilings, beautiful architecture. A must see if going to Peterborough.

Visited December 2012
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Gorgeous building and grounds”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Architecture, and very friendly/knowledgeable staff worthy of mention there is no charge to go in which was a refreshing change.
Overall a great place to visit, perfect City centre location, take the time you won't regret it.

Visited December 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Pass by”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

I been across it and i hadn't the chance to go inside but it look huge and worth checking.
I thought the name of the city come from St peter name so you need check his Cathedral

Visited December 2012
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A must visit”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Its one of those hidden gems that if you like that kind of thing you must go. Fantastic architecture and a hidden history that few will know about. A great place to visit.

Visited August 2012
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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The best place to visit”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

This is the best place to visit if you want some quite time in the outside areas also if you like old places. It is very nice inside but the only things is you have to pay to take photos of the inside.

Visited December 2012
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