Ely Cathedral Churches

Ely Cathedral


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The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Ely, which covers some 1,500 square miles of East Anglia.

The story of Ely Cathedral begins in Saxon Times with the life of its founder, St. Etheldreda. Etheldreda, a Saxon princess, was born in AD630 at Exning near Newmarket.

Visitors to the Cathedral usually enter through the great West Door in the Galilee Porch. The Porch is built of Barnock stone & Purbeck marble from Dorset and is an example of Early English architecture.

Beneath the West Tower, the pattern in the floor forms a unicursal maze or labyrinth. ('unicursal' is a grand word. A correct description is 'one way path') The distance from the entrance of the labyrinth to its centre equals the height of the Tower.

Guided tours are available daily throughout the year at no extra charge. Guided tours for Groups are available on a pre-booked basis. Tours will not take place if a special service or event is taking place. Please check availability before your visit. .

Attraction Details

VenueEly Cathedral
AddressEly, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4DL
Opening times7am - 7pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeChurches


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