Peterborough Cathedral, properly the Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew – also known as Saint Peter's Cathedral in the United Kingdom – is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Peterborough, dedicated to Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew, whose statues look down from the three high gables of the famous West Front. Although it was founded in the Anglo-Saxon period, its architecture is mainly Norman, following a rebuilding in the 12th century. With Durham and Ely cathedrals, it is one of the most important 12th-century buildings in England to have remained largely intact, despite extensions and restoration.
Peterborough Cathedral is known for its imposing Early English Gothic West Front (façade) which, with its three enormous arches, is without architectural precedent and with no direct successor. The appearance is slightly asymmetrical, as one of the two towers that rise from behind the façade was never completed (the tower on the right as one faces the building), but this is only visible from a distance.
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Timothy Covey | Jul 24, 2018
Closes promptly. Catherine of Argon fan must visit bucket list
J Caddle | Jun 15, 2018
Magnificent, historical building. WOW! It was great to visit the burial places of Queens Catherine of Aragon and Mary.
Julie Chew | May 20, 2018
We used the almoners hall for a business event recently. It was a stunningly beautiful venue, but the Almoners Hall was extremely cold, and though there clearly is heating with some large radiators, these weren’t on. It was a cold but sunny day and the room has thick stone walls and floors. No one checked we were ok or offered to provide heat.There’s no long stay parking close by and you need to go into town for lunch, so I can’t recommend as a venue for a business meeting, sadly.
Leanne Sharman | Jul 19, 2018
Beautiful. Worth the visit. Staff are lovely and know there stuff.
Robyn Graves | Jun 14, 2018
Great place to go and chill. The cakes here are amazing.
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