Due to our Monsters of the Sea exhibition there is restricted access to some parts of the building and the Cloisters will be closed during this period.

Tower Tour

A tour of the upper levels of Peterborough Cathedral is an unforgettable experience, that must be experienced to be believed!

Upper Levels & Tower Tour

Beginning at Tribune Gallery level you will see archaeological artefacts, get up close to medieval graffiti and spectacular stained glass. Climb further into the hidden roof spaces, crawl through ‘Alice in Wonderland’ style doors and navigate the central tower both inside and out. Listen as the guides explain how the tower nearly collapsed and how it was saved by Victorian innovation. Finally, walk along the Nave roof into the bell tower to see a 1000- yr-old building machine. Finally, you will complete the tour inside the iconic west front of the Cathedral. 

Key Information

Tickets cost £15 per person plus booking fee (restricted to 8 yrs+). 

Visitors should allow 2 hours for this tour. 

Please arrive 15 minutes before your allotted time.

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.

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

This tour is NOT suitable for anyone who has difficulty climbing stairs, breathing or heart conditions, mobility issues, vertigo or a fear of enclosed spaces. Due to the narrow walkways and small doors some visitors should be advised that this tour may not be suitable. 

The view from the tower at Peterborough CathedralOver 8’s only – children must always be accompanied by their parents/carers. 

All visitors will be required to read and agree to our Important notes on Accessibility on arrival and asked to sign a disclaimer to confirm you have understood these notes. Without this you will not be able to complete the tour. 

See also our ticket terms and conditions.

Private Tours

This page gives details of our scheduled group tours. However, if you would like to book a private tower tour please email tours@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk and we will do our best to arrange this. 

Read Hope Woolston's review for Cambridge News here

Tower Tour gallery

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