Ely Cathedral

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Ely Cathedral: People often ask why such a vast church was built in such a small town and in fact the Cathedral came first. The Benedictine monks only concern was to glorify God, and nothing less than a building on a majestic scale would do. When it was built Ely was only a small settlement and over the years the town grew up around the Cathedral. The Cathedral is full of gems the visitor must give themselves plenty of time to see all of the building which includes, Galilee Porch, The West Tower, The South West Transept, The Nave, The Nave Ceiling, The Prior's Door, The South Transept, The Octagon, The North Transept, The Processional Way, The Lady Chapel, The North Choir Aisle, St Etheldreda's Chapel & the East Window, The South Choir Aisle, The Presbytery and The Choir. Not forgetting the Tower and the Stained Glass Museum which gives a fascinating glimpse into the history and making of stained glass.

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Ely, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, East of England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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25 minutes from Cambridge via the A10, 40 minutes from King's Lynn via the A10, 90 minutes from London via the M11 and the A10.


15 minutes from Cambridge, 34 minutes from Peterborough, 54 minutes from Norwich, 59 minutes from Stanstead Airport, 62 minutes from London - Kings Cross or Liverpool Street.


Opening times (Summer):
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM7:00 AM - 7:00 PM7:00 AM - 7:00 PM7:00 AM - 7:00 PM7:00 AM - 7:00 PM7:00 AM - 7:00 PM7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Opening times (Winter):
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM7:30 AM - 6:00 PM7:30 AM - 6:00 PM7:30 AM - 6:00 PM7:30 AM - 6:00 PM7:30 AM - 6:00 PM7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

*The price above is for Ground Floor Tour, Stained Glass Museum, Octagon or West Tower Tour, there are other tours available


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Address: Ely Cathedral, Chapter House, The College, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4DL, UK.
Phone: +44 1353 667735

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