Enjoy the view from the top of the tower at Peterborough Cathedral... if you dare

Test your nerve and expand your knowledge this weekend with a Peterborough Cathedral tower tour.

Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 5:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:22 pm
The view from the cathedral tower

The tour has been described by one previous participant as “the best tenner I ever spent”. It goes up the narrow spiral staircase inside the cathedral, admiring architectural details, beautiful stained glass and intricate ceilings along the way, then emerging outside on the roof next to the flag-pole. The views of Peterborough are spectacular and on a clear day Ely Cathedral can be spotted on the far horizon.

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Coming back down, the tour goes along the length of the Nave roof to the North West Tower, visiting the bell ringing chamber and looking at the rare wooden windlass used by the medieval stonemasons who created the building.

Finally, the tour crosses the giant gothic vaults 25m above the ground over the West Front and allows you to stand inside the famous Western Portico, before safely descending and concluding the tour.

The tours take approximately 1.5 hours and will take place on Saturday (30th) at 11.30am and 1.30pm, and on Sunday (31st) at 1.45pm. They are open to anyone in good health, aged between 10 and 80. Tickets are £10 for adults (£8 concessions) and £5 for children (over 10 only). For more details and to book tickets call 01733 452336 or visit http://shop.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/tower-tour.