Tower Tour

The famous Peterborough Cathedral Tower Tours are now running on selected dates.

The upper levels tour 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.

Tours are usually at 10.15am and 2.15pm on weekdays, and 2.15pm on Sunday.

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

Click on the dates below and you will be taken to our ticket site where you an book your place(s). Online booking will close 15 minutes before each tour is due to begin whereupon any unsold tickets will be available to purchase from the welcome desk

Tuesday 27th October 

Wednesday 28th October

Thursday 29th October

Friday 30th October 

Saturday 31st October 

Saturday 7th November

Saturday 14th November

Sunday 15th November

Friday 20th November

Saturday 21st November

Sunday 22nd November

Saturday 28th November

Sunday 29th November

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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