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Ely Cathedral

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Unexpected live music a treat!

The history that is steeped in this place is enough for a visit - but there is MORE! It has a... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2011
Isleham, United Kingdom
An Inspiring Place

We visited Ely for the day from Cambridge and went into the Cathedral. This place is well worth a... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2011
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

The history that is steeped in this place is enough for a visit - but there is MORE! It has a lovely peacefull atmospere and everyone we met was welcoming! My friend had travelled over for the day and as we wandered arround the cathedral,...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2011

We visited Ely for the day from Cambridge and went into the Cathedral. This place is well worth a visit. It is well laid out and there is plenty to see.

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Reviewed November 10, 2011

Ely Cathedral has always enchanted me and has always been a special place to me, as a landmark on the horizon that meant that I was almost at my grandparents' house. The building itself is breath-taking inside and out. However, as a local who enjoys...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2011

Lovely stained glass, and a beautiful, ornate ceiling.

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Reviewed November 9, 2011

Ely cathedral is stunning. We always marvel at what medieval villagers made of such fantastic structures which are still breathtaking today, remember this was built when it was the Isle of Ely, how would it have looked in its Fenland setting then? Plan your visit,...More

Thank tyketyke
Reviewed November 7, 2011

went on Friday evening when it was free. nice friendly atmosphere. stunning architecture. highly recommended

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Reviewed September 29, 2011

If you like cathedrals, you'll love Ely. The outside is picturesque and the lantern is beautiful.

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Reviewed September 24, 2011

We went to Evensong and it was magical. Then,later.we took a tour and Malcolm,our guide,was very knowledgeable and friendly. A real treat!!

Thank Bob C
Reviewed September 11, 2011

What a wonderful experience. Very relaxed and briefly met the new bishop. All in all a lovely experience with very kind people. Ely is the most amazing place to visit. Lovely restuarants especially the cutter. Then go for a walk alon the canal with a...More

1  Thank Cork97
Reviewed September 4, 2011

If you want to look outside or in the entrance area and shop it's free, but to go further is 7.50 per person. I was with two pensioners and even with the pound or two off for them it was too much. I appreciate the...More

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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
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March 27, 2016|
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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.