The original church at this site was known in Anglo-Saxon as Medeshamstede, and although the site itself dates back to that period the cathedral as it now stands has mostly Norman architecture. Peterborough Cathedral is one of the most important 12th century buildings in England to have remained mostly intact. With it’s beautiful early English Gothic façade and three arches, it is without architectural precedent.
Catherine of Aragon, one of Henry VIII’s wives, is buried here and Mary Queen of Scots was originally buried here before her body was moved to Westminster Abbey by her son.
It was Sunday morning when we visited, so I couldn’t go inside to take photographs… the cathedral is nearby though so perhaps I’ll visit again before we leave. I remember from visiting as a child for a service with my primary school that it is just as beautiful on the inside as the outside.
A Not-So-Wordless Wednesday post linked with: