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Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England

Ely Cathedral is a magnificent building that can be seen from miles around. It's a beautiful work... read more

Reviewed today
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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A great place to visit but I would suggest you check out when there are school trips visiting. The... read more

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Reviewed today

Ely Cathedral is a magnificent building that can be seen from miles around. It's a beautiful work of art and very photogenic. Walking around the perimeter is an enjoyable experience too. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed today

A great place to visit but I would suggest you check out when there are school trips visiting. The week we stayed in Ely there were 600 school children a day visiting and this limited access in the middle of the day. There's lots to...More

Thank Neil F
Reviewed yesterday

Entry fee and extra for guided tour but well worth it. At the moment there is a brilliant sculpture exhibition (free). The lantern tower is amazing.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Coming up from the river and seeing the cathedral and the meadows with animals and the gorgeous trees is stunning. There is so much to see inside, better plan a couple of hours for your visit. Make sure to take the tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live very close to the Cathedral and have visited for several occaions but never the tour. I am so pleased I did, fascinating and the tour guide was so keen his enthusiasm made it perfect.

Thank FenBackpacker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sheltering in Ely Cathedral from the torrential rain outside, the sheep are enjoying the stunning architecture and music of the beautiful cathedral in the Fens that was built in the 12th century in Romanesque style then had a burst of exuberance in the 14th century...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply stunning. Really worth a visit if your in the local area. Great for all ages. Free entry on a Sunday but worth paying to go in

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ely cathedral absolutely blew me away. From outside you can appreciate the age and intricacy of this building, which dwarfs anything else, and is a focus for miles and miles around. But from inside it is even better. You can have a quiet moment of...More

Thank nimbledolphin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Ely on business the other day and with some time in hand thought that I'd pop into the cathedral to take a look. The entrance fee is £9.00 so having only maximum 45 minutes I did not pay and walked away. It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good guided tour around one of the countries oldest cathedrals The guide was very knowledgable and was very good at point out areas of interest Cafe was good clean and food was excellent A word of warning make sure you enter by the correct door...More

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30 September 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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27 March 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.