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.

Accommodation in Peterborough

  • Alwanton   (4.4 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    This semi detached cottage is located in the village of Alwalton near Peterborough and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.
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  • Peterborough   (1.9 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    On the A15, in the north of Peterborough, this Premier Inn provides the convenient and comfortable facilities you would expect, including an on-site Table Table pub-restaurant.
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  • Lynch Wood   (4.3 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    £215
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    Located in Peterborough, Peterborough Marriott Hotel is in the business district and within the vicinity of Peterborough Cathedral and St. Mary and All Saints. This 4-star hotel...
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  • Peterborough   (3.2 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    Set beside a country park and Orton Meadows Golf Course, Peterborough (Ferry Meadows) Premier Inn is 1 mile from the East of England Showground.
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  • Peterborough   (4.9 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    With a stay at Days Inn Peterborough in Peterborough, you'll be within the vicinity of Peterborough Cathedral and Fotheringhay Castle. This hotel is within the region of Stamfor...
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  • Hampton   (2.9 miles from the centre of Peterborough)
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    This Premier Inn is located towards the south of Peterborough and convenient for the A1 (M). It has an on-site Brewers Fayre restaurant and free parking.
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