Tower Tour

No Tower Tours at the moment due to lockdown but we will start them again as soon as it's safe to do so.

A tour of the upper levels of 900 year old Peterborough Cathedral is an unforgettable experience. Not only do you see the construction of the medieval building close up, but also you emerge to take in spectacular views across the city.

This page gives details of the tours offered for individual visitors. If you would like to book a private tower tour please email and we will be happy to arrange a tour at a date of your choosing.

If heights are not really your thing, follow this link for details of our ground level Highlights Tour.

The view from the upper levels at Peterborough CathedralTower Tour details

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.

See the Tower Tour Gallery below.


Tickets are £15 per person. Tower Tours are open to ages 8+ only. Ages 8-17 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

These additional COVID restrictions apply and anyone taking the tour is required to:

  • Wear a face covering during their visit, unless exempt from doing so for medical reasons.

  • Sanitise their hands on arrival and on exit.

  • Scan the QR code or leave their contact details for NHS Test and Trace purposes.

  • Observe social distancing of 2 metres between households throughout their visit.

Book tickets

No Tower Tours at the moment due to lockdown but dates will be added here as soon as it is safe to begin again.


Important notes for those booking Tower Tours

  1. Given steep and narrow spiral staircases, plus the odd medieval beam to negotiate and the absence of hand rails in one section of the ascent, visitors need to have a certain level of stamina, fitness and a forgiveness for ancient buildings.

  2. As part of our insurance undertakings we ask each person going up the tower to read, agree and sign this short disclaimer. Without it we cannot take you up. 

  3. Large rucksacks or bags are not allowed on tower tours. We will provide a storage location.

  4. Tours are limited to six people. Two guides will lead the tour (as session leaders they are in addition to the 'rule of six', in accordance with government guidelines).

  5. The tour will go ahead whatever the weather but the tower top section may not be included during high winds, heavy rain or icy conditions.

  6. The Cathedral reserves the right to cancel tours. In the unlikely event that this happens an alternative date will be offered.

  7. Please note this general information for ticket purchasers.

Tower Tour gallery

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