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Ely Cathedral

Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Stunning architecture

A stunning Cathedral, with a variety of architecture from the Norman nave to the Gothic and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawn F
London, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Tuesday visit

As pensioners we were hesitant to pay £6 each to visit the Cathedral,but it proved to be well worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stunning Cathedral, with a variety of architecture from the Norman nave to the Gothic and Victorian choir. £9 entrance fee is well worth it, and be sure to join one of the free 1 hour tours as it gives you a real insight into...More

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 1 week ago

As pensioners we were hesitant to pay £6 each to visit the Cathedral,but it proved to be well worth every penny and the Windows so beautiful they took your breath away.

Thank 354marjong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to the Cathedral and we were mightily impressed with everything it offers. Externally it is a stunning building and inside there is much to see and admire. The windows are exceptional, the features of the knave and elsewhere just so special. The...More

Thank Gorseinonboy45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went to the cathedral on Friday. Though stunned by the beautiful architecture, we were surprised by how rude the staff was. The receptionist said to us “You need to pay before coming in” when we just stepped into the cathedral, literally...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ely cathedral was breathtakingly beautiful. An added bonus was that I was able to take my dog in with me.

Thank Pen12345678
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expected an entrance fee but not a basic £9 simply to enter and then there’s extra for each additional attraction. Appreciate maintenance costs but £9 asking too much !

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a little worried about paying to enter, what I view as a public place, but as this was one of the main reasons for visiting Ely, to visit the cathedral, I paid! I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised! Part of the fee paid...More

Thank Simon A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my husband and Mother-in-law! Very enjoy service. It was the Chorister benefactor service.

Thank Michaela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ely Cathedral was a beautiful place to visit! The interior was stunning and the staff was friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. It is worth paying the extra money to hike the tower. It is quite the hike to be sure and requires squeezing through a couple...More

Thank Makenna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the tour including the octogan tower. The cathedral is really lovely. The tour of the tower was excellent and the guide extremely knowledgeable. Be careful of the narrow staircase

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September 30, 2016|
Response from TravelswithMum | Reviewed this property |
A basic tour on the ground is included with the admission charge. There is an additional charge for each of the towers. There is an overall charge for a package of ground tour, one tower, the stained glass museum, and a cup... More
Janette G
March 27, 2016|
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August 28, 2015|
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Response from TravelswithMum | Reviewed this property |
Not too far, about ten or fifteen minutes, along the river, then through the gardens and park, and along The Gallery to the West door.