Peterborough Cathedral & Heritage Festival

Peterborough Cathedral & Heritage Festival

Iconic landmark Peterborough Cathedral is one of Britain's great Norman cathedrals and is regularly voted one of the UK's top 10 landmark buildings. The cathedral is the burial place of two queens, Katharine of Aragon and Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary however was removed from Peterborough Cathedral to Westminster Abbey in London by order of her son James in 1612.

There are many spectacular architectural highlights on a tour including the medieval painted ceiling of the Nave dating from around 1230 to 1250 and the dazzling West Front. Peterborough Cathedral's medieval painted ceiling escaped Victorian restoration and is unique in that it is completely original! The Peterborough Heritage Festival with numerous craft stalls and family activities takes place annually in early July in the Minster Precincts overlooked by the West Front.

The Cathedral is open to the public daily and an exhibition features inside. Guided tours are available for groups and can be pre-booked. Tower Tours and Precinct Tours are available on select days - find out more on the Cathedral's website. A coffee shop and souvenir outlet are both onsite at the West End.

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  • Peterborough   (0.3 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    Travelodge Central Peterborough Hotel close to main shopping area & 1 mile from station. Well equipped ensuite rooms, high speed WIFI & early check in/ late check out service.
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  • Eye Green   (3.0 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    Attractively refurbished Peterborough Eye Green Hotel just 4 miles from the city centre. Easy access off A1 with free parking, WiFi and Little Chef restaurant adjacent.
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  • Peterborough   (1.0 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    The Hub Peterborough offers affordable accommodation, just 1 mile from the shops and amenities of the city centre. Free Wi-Fi is available, and there is free public parking on s...
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  • Orton Longueville   (2.5 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    £59
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    Set in a 17th century manor house, the Best Western Plus Orton Hall Hotel & Spa is nestled in 20 acres of mature parkland in the conservation village of Orton Longueville. B...
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  • Baston   (10.4 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    £298
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4
     
    Beautifully presented holiday cottage near Peterborough ideal for families & for touring the Fens. Pretty garden & inglenook fireplace with woodburner. Snooker room & parking.
     
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  • Peterborough   (1.3 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    £40
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    Budget B&B accommodation in Peterborough, just 10 minutes' walk from the city centre & rail/bus links. Single, double & family rooms. Full English breakfast.
     
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