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Ely Cathedral

Category: Culture, Arts, Heritage, Attractions
Location: Ely

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral is widely acknowledged as one of the wonders of the medieval world and one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations. With a history dating back over 900 years, the building offers a rich architectural heritage and boasts the largest Lady Chapel of any UK Cathedral as well as having one of the finest collections of medieval monastic buildings and parklands still in daily use.

The more adventurous visitor can take a tour of the unique 14th century octagonal lantern tower or climb the 288 steps to the top of the West tower for unrivalled views across the Cambridgeshire landscape. In recent years Ely has gained global recognition a prominent film location including Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Other Boleyn Girl, Macbeth, The King’s Speech and The Crown.

As COVID restrictions will be with us for some time, a mask is to be worn at all times whilst in the Cathedral or joining one of our tours.

Dog friendly
Children welcome
Car parking
Cycle racks
Baby change

Where to find us

Ely Cathedral
The Chapter House
The College

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