Ely Cathedral


Chapter House, The College, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4DL

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Thousands of visitors come to Ely Cathedral each year from all over the world. Few are ever disappointed, for there is something here for everyone. It gives a vision of continuity and worship down the centuries. Lovers of architecture will rejoice in the many different styles, blending to make the whole. History abounds around every corner, and the beauty created by artists in wood, stone and glass is everywhere.
Eating Facilities
Refectory Cafe in Cathedral. Almonry Restaurant and gardens located in medieval monastic buildings in Cathedral Close.
Disabled Access
Yes - all entrances
Gift Shop
One in the Cathedral and one in the City Centre
Group Visit Information
Tours available
" Ground floor guided tours (free)
" Monastic Buildings Tours
" Special Interest tours available by prior booking
" Octagon & West Tower Tours at an additional fee - spaces are limited and must be pre-booked. Climbers should by physically fit & children over 10 years old.
Minimum Group Size
15 or by arrangement
Maximum Group Size
Any size group can be accommodated by arrangement
Coach Parking
Ample free parking is available to visitors in official car parks within the City Centre.

Nominated in the Times as one of the 'Top 20 must see buildings in the UK'.
Nominated as Best Film Location in 2008 and 2009 for 'Elizabeth - The Golden Age' and 'The Other Berlin Girl'.

Guide Prices

Adult £6, Concession £5, Child free.



  • Facilities for hearing impaired


  • Children welcome


  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Guided tours for individuals

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Approaching from the Cambridge Road - you will come to a set of traffic lights at the Lamb Hotel. Turn right onto Palace Green. The Cathedral is on your right.

By Public Transport:
From Ely station it is approx. 1m to Ely Cathedral.

The nearest railway station is Ely, which is 1 mile away.

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