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Ely Cathedral

The College | The College, Ely CB7 4DL, England
+44 1353 667735
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Beautiful place and very friendly helpful staff! This place reminds us that the beauty of God can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ely, United Kingdom
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Even though we didn't take a tour still a magnificent sight to behold

We had never been to Ely before so we thought we'd see the Cathedral. Lovely to be able to find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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The College | The College, Ely CB7 4DL, England
+44 1353 667735
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place and very friendly helpful staff! This place reminds us that the beauty of God can be found anywhere! An amazing experience and a place that should be visited by all.

Thank sap198
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never been to Ely before so we thought we'd see the Cathedral. Lovely to be able to find free parking at St Mary's Street and then an easy walk to the Cathedral. However there was a service on at the time but we...More

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited both as a tourist to see the cathedral and to a couple of concerts. Cant think of a more spectacular setting for a concert. on the whole staff are friendly and helpful and thoroughly enjoyed visits

Thank Philip D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge Abbey, we must have walked around the Abbey twice. The architect of the Abbey is amazing. We couldn't see part of the Abbey as the are busy cleaning the outside. Differently be back to see what they have done.

Thank steven00707
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stunning cathedral to visit. It is worth having tours of the various sites within the cathedral such as the octagon tower. The guides are very informative and their knowledge gives you a deep insight into the history which is brought to life...More

Thank Stella P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Today we decided to go to Ely and visit The Cathedral as always on arrival was greeted and warmly welcomed and answered our questions. There is plenty to look at and take in. We visited Today to attend Communion and not to look around but...More

Thank SiandAlly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent nearly a day at the cathedral and enjoyed walking around to delight in the architecture. Listened to Evensong with a the girl's and men choir combined; sublime music. The Lady Chapel has an annoyingly modern Virgin Mary statue that emphasizes modern-day sexuality. Who would...More

Thank Nellie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about a couple of hours looking around the cathedral. Beautiful architecture and stained glass windows, along with wood carving and brass to browse as you go around. The history of the building is well documented as you walk around the building and there...More

Thank amc298
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ely cathedral dominates this small Cambridgeshire 'city', and from almost everywhere the high ramparts are visible and we were staying just a five minutes walk away. My initial thoughts of the exterior were not very favourable and I described it as a 'crumbing edifice.' That...More

Thank Dave3263
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting church to visit on a nice sunny day either by yourself or with friends or taking a guided tour (tour costs extra I think and only at certain times of the day). They also have a café and shop to purchase goods...More

Thank Jo E
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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.