Visiting - Welcome
Peterborough Cathedral is a hidden treasure.
The Cathedral’s primary function, as it has been for over 1300 years, is to provide a sacred space for the worship of God but as well as being a living and working centre for Christianity – it has become in recent years the very heart of Peterborough, the home of its people and a very special place for all to enjoy.
The Cathedral is an Enjoy England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction and is visited by approximately 60-70,000 people per year.
There is so much to see here that there is something for everyone – whether you are interested in romanesque or gothic architecture, wish to pay your respects at Katharine of Aragon’s grave, attend one of our magnificent music events or whether you simply want somewhere to go for a little bit of peace.
The Cathedral is open for visiting 364 days a year (closed on Boxing Day) at the following times:
Mon-Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 3.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm - 3.00pm
There may be some restricted access due to services and events so please check for alterations prior to your visit.
Visitors are welcome to make their own arrangements to attend and look around, or arrange a guided Cathedral tour to discover the key points of interest at this fascinating Cathedral Church. There are nominal charges for visits by schools and other educational establishments, please check here for full details.
Visitors are welcome at any time of the day at any time of the year, although services & special events often occur so please check our Events Calendar and Service Details ahead of your visit if you would rather come on a quieter day.
There is no fixed charge for entry but we invite all visitors to make an appropriate donation and anyone wishing to film or take photographs is asked to please purchase a licence for just £3.00. A small charge applies for adhoc and guided tours. All additional donations to the continuing operation of our Cathedral are gratefully received.
Further details on visiting the Cathedral such as directions, contact details and disability provision can be found by clicking here and for more information on visitor facilities please click here.
Please note that parking within the Cathedral grounds is restricted to disabled people only, so please make arrangements to park in one of the many nearby car parks all of which are within a five to ten minute walk.