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Ely Cathedral is a wonderful place, full of history and one of the most colourful ceilings I have... read more

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Jewel in the fens ..

Not visited since boyhood but the lofty arches still as breath taking as ! But not used to the new... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Ely Cathedral is a wonderful place, full of history and one of the most colourful ceilings I have experienced in a cathedral. Our guide brought the whole place to life and pointed out many sights that we would have otherwise missed. She also showed how...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not visited since boyhood but the lofty arches still as breath taking as ! But not used to the new practice of entrance fee to the House of God .. no issue with the purpose or sum.. just curious and forgot to ask, what is...More

Thank MaPEK1
Reviewed 2 days ago

The traffic was horrible and honestly I’m going to stop driving in cities because it’s just so awful. It took me about ½ hour to find a parking place. Finally did but I was about ready to quit. The cathedral was amazing, well worth going...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ask for your years pass with your ticket if you are local and visit as often as you like for one payment. Amazing building something to interest everyone. Even our teenage nieces loved the age of it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not wanting to drive all the way to the Wirral from Stansted airport after my months visit to France we opted to stay in Cambridgeshire for a couple of days giving us the opportunity to visit the Cathedral of Ely and I have to say...More

Thank Franki A
Reviewed 5 days ago

This a one the most beautiful cathedrals we have visited. Not overly expensive unless you want to do the full tour. Lovely stain glass windows including one for the RAF.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is well worth going into the cathedral if you are in Ely. The octogon is magnificent. It is also possible to climb the tower if you are feeling energetic and this gives you a great view of the town.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had an opportunity to look round Ely and it's cathedral whilst visiting Ely folk festival this weekend. What a wonderful , incredible building. Huge, soaring vaults inside the cathedral on a site that seems to have been used for religious purposes since the 600's. As...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love cathedrals and this one doesn’t disappoint. How the hell they built these things so beautifully, so long ago, is beyond me. The ceiling in particular is amazing. If you’re anywhere near Ely you won’t regret visiting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stepped into the cathedral and was going to look around but they are charging £9 for entry and I wasn't paying to get in, as went to Norwich Cathedral who asked for donations which I would rather do. From what I did see it...More

Thank Karen C
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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.