Whether you have head for heights and are ready to tackle a Tower Tour, or prefer to keep your feet on the ground, there are some wonderful guided tours on offer at Peterborough Cathedral.
Take a Tower Tour
“Quite possibly the best tenner I’ve ever spent” is how one visitor described the famous Tower Tour at Peterborough Cathedral. The tour, led by a knowledgeable volunteer guide, goes up the steep stone stairs and onto walkways looking down into the body of the Cathedral. Other highlights include seeing the bell ringing chamber, the rare 13th century wooden windlass and close up views of the stained glass.
You will also arrive at the top of the tower where, on a fine day, you can see spectacular views over the city. The route crosses inside the Gothic vaults 25 metres high over the West Front, before descending to ground level.
Tower Tours are scheduled for 1.30pm on Wednesday 12th, Saturday 15th, Wednesday 19th, Saturday 22nd April, as well as Saturday 27th and Wednesday 31st May 2017.
Tickets are £10 adults and £8 concessions (ages 10+ only).
Full Tower Tour details and booking information
Take a free guided tour of the Cathedral
Have you taken a free guided tour of the Cathedral yet? They take place at 11.30am and 2.00pm from Monday to Saturday (including the Easter period, except on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th April). Your guide will point out some fascinating details in the building and tell you stories from its history that will expand your knowledge and enrich your visit. Donations to help with Cathedral costs are invited.
It’s a lovely way to entertain family or friends who might be visiting Peterborough.
More details of the Cathedral tour
Head outdoors with a Precincts and Deanery garden tour
Perfect for the summer months, this outdoor tour looks at the historic buildings in the Precincts and traces their connections to national and international history. Hear about the Becket Chapel, the Norman Arch, the King’s Lodging and the Knights’ Chamber, as well as the monastic buildings and the 18th and 19th century houses. The tour includes a visit to the Victorian Deanery garden (rarely open to the public), with its 11th century castle mound.
Tours are scheduled for 12.30pm on Saturday 20th May, Saturday 24th June, Saturday 22nd July and Saturday 19th August 2017
Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions).
Full Precincts Tour information and booking details