Tower Tours

Highlights tours are not taking place at the present time.

Described by one visitor as "the best tenner I ever spent", a tower 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. Visiting groups of 10 or above can book a private tower tour. Please email tours@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk if you would like to arrange this.

TOUR OPTIONS

The view from the upper levels at Peterborough CathedralTower Tours

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.

Price: £10 Ages 8+ only. Ages 8-17 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Duration: 90 minutes
Information for ticket purchasers. Exterior sections are weather permitting. Restrictions apply.

Upper Levels Tour

Explore the Cathedral from above on this fascinating behind- the- scenes tour. Our upper galleries are a treasure trove of archaeological and architectural delights including original west front sculpture, medieval masonry and machinery.  This tour will give you the opportunity to see our painted ceiling up close and enjoy stunning views of the Cathedral interior and exterior.

Price: £10 Ages 8+ only. Ages 8-17 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Duration: 90 minutesTower Top
Information for ticket purchasers. Exterior sections are weather permitting. Restrictions apply.

Tower Top Climb on special event days

A straight climb up the North West Tower, going outside onto the central tower to see the spectacular views. Duration: 30-40 minutes

Price: £5 per person or £16 for a group of four. Ages 8+ only. Ages 8-17 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Information for ticket purchasers. Weather permitting. Restrictions apply.


TOUR DATES

All Tower Tours have been suspended at the moment.


The Small Print

The Cathedral reserves the right to cancel any bookings due to unexpected circumstances or extreme weather conditions. In this unlikely event, an alternative date or a full refund will be offered. Tours are limited to 13 people. 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. 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.  Large rucksacks or bags are not allowed on tower tours.  We will provide a safe storage location. 

Tower Tour gallery

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