Peterborough Cathedral

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Peterborough Cathedral: The Cathedral Church in Peterborough is dedicated to St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew and is the seat of the Bishop of Peterborough, as it has been since the Diocese was created in 1541. A monastic church was founded here by King Peada in 655 AD. It was first destroyed in AD 870, It was rebuilt then, and since then, has had a traumatic history being destroyed in civil wars and fires up to as late as 2001. The Cathedral and Cloisters are still an awesome site and there is a permanent exhibition depicting the life of the Cathedral and the daily life of a Benedictine monk. Major features of the building are, the west front with its unique English gothic portico, the 13th century painted nave ceiling, the burial places of Katharine of Aragon and of Mary Queen of Scots, the fan vaulting of the new building ceiling, the Hedda stone, an 8th century saxon carving from the original church, and St Oswald's chapel with its 12th century watchtower.

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The Cathedral is located in the centre of the City of Peterborough, follow signs from the A1 or approach via A15, A47, or A605. No parking in the Precincts, but plentiful parking nearby. Coach drop-off points close to the Cathedral and Coach Park on Bright Street.

Train

Ravel to Peterborough Station (London, Cambridge and Leicester 55 mins; York 1hr 15 mins.) and walk through the city centre (10 mins.

Admission

Opening times:
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
09:00 - 18:3009:00 - 18:3009:00 - 18:3009:00 - 18:3009:00 - 18:3009:00 - 17:0007:30 - 17:00

Prices:

Free
*Donations welcomed

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Contact

Address: Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XS, UK.
Phone: +44 1733 355300
Email: a.watson@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk

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