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Ely Cathedral

The College | The College, Ely CB7 4DL, England
+44 1353 667735
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Beautiful architecture but managed poorly

Ely Cathedral is a beautiful building with a lot of history and lots to see. Unfortunately, like... read more

Reviewed today
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Another amazing building

We are not short of impressive bulidings in the UK, but Ely cathedral is exceptional. The octagon... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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The College | The College, Ely CB7 4DL, England
+44 1353 667735
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Reviewed today via mobile

Ely Cathedral is a beautiful building with a lot of history and lots to see. Unfortunately, like the city of Ely, that's about all it has going for it. I was fortunate enough not to pay and I feel that paying to enter a church...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We are not short of impressive bulidings in the UK, but Ely cathedral is exceptional. The octagon tower was built after an earlier tower collapsed. The design and actual construction is awe inspiring, considering the means available to the builders at the time, We visited...More

Thank pjt47
Reviewed 2 days ago

After years of wanting to visit this cathederal, I managed to pay visit last Friday, on arrival we walked into entrance and would have made a good donation, but to see a sign demanding a £8 entrance fee, I took a few pictures in main...More

1  Thank Alison N
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had wanted to take my wife to see the cathedral in whose shadow I grew up in. Once past the slowest sales staff imaginable the cathedral was magnificent and my wife was bowled over by the octagon in particular. This is a cathedral in...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Many will say that Ely is drab or uninteresting - I think they are missing the point. Construction originally started in the late 900's and survived wars and Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. It is also traditional Norman design and architectural, as well as...More

1  Thank Christopher K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's always lovely to see inside this beautiful Cathedral, they do charge to walk around, but I popped into the cafe for a quick lunch. Nice cheery staff, food ok!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Decided to have a day out of town (London ) so found Ely was only hour and 7mins from Kings cross..on arriving went straight to the river were there is couple of nice places to eat and drink...walked into the town toward cathedral. Come across...More

Thank Tripmagnet
Reviewed 4 days ago

Anyone who thinks this is the best has never been to either Durham, York or Canterbury, Ely is not a patch on these three, the inside is mainly drab and uninteresting with only a few exceptions, sorry Ely but not impressed.

Thank peter r
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic day in Ely . The cathedral is absolutely stunning . The guides are all very knowledgeable. Views from the west tower are breathtaking . Would definitely recommend . Have visited many cathedrals around the country but I have to say is exceptional .

Thank Wflg55
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit & the entrance fee - we used the online guide on the cathedral website rather than going on the ground tour and found it really useful for highlighting sites of interest. Would highly recommend the west tower tour if you can...More

Thank Bonymerlin111
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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
29 August 2015|
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.