9.00am - 5.00pm


9.00am - 5.00pm


12.00pm - 3.00pm

Tower Tours begin this weekend

Monday 21 March

Take in the sights on one of Peterborough Cathedral's famous tower tours. The first tours of the season take place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Quite possibly the best tenner I’ve ever spent” is how one visitor described the famous Tower Tour at Peterborough Cathedral. The trip, led by a knowledgeable volunteer guide, takes visitors up the steep stone stairs and onto walkways looking down into the body of the Cathedral.

It goes past the bell ringing chamber and the rare 13th century wooden winch used by the medieval masons, taking in close-up glimpses of the stained glass and stonework. It also emerges at the top of the tower, near the flag pole. On a fine day you can see spectacular views over the city, and sometimes as far as Ely.

Tower Tours are scheduled for Saturday 26th March at 11.30am and 1.45pm, Bank Holiday Monday at 1.45pm and Wednesday 30th March at 1.45pm.

Peterborough Cathedral is inviting Easter holiday Tower Tour visitors to submit photos of themselves and their friends at the top of the tower for possible use in Tour publicity this season. Photos can be emailed to:


  • Tickets are £10 (£8) for adults and £5 for children over 10 years old. Children must be ten years or over to take the tour. For insurance purposes participants must complete a disclaimer before embarking on the Tower Tour. Tickets are available:

  • Online via the Cathedral shop

  • In person from Peterborough Information Centre, Bridge Street, or on 01733 452336

  • At the Cathedral Welcome Desk on the day of the tour (if spaces still available)

More information

The tower tours last around 1 hour and 30 minutes. More details about what to expect on the Tower Tour.

Tower Tours will continue on selected Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays until October 2016. Dates will be published on the Tower Tours webpage soon.

Guided tours at ground level are usually at 2.00pm from Monday to Saturday (excluding Good Friday). More details and ticket prices are on the Guided Tours webpage.