We pride ourselves in offering a warm welcome to all visitors to this magnificent building, whether your interest is religious, historical and architectural or simply to explore and experience this wonderful place.
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.
Refectory Cafe in Cathedral. Almonry Restaurant and gardens located in medieval monastic buildings in Cathedral Close.
There is disabled access to all entrances.
There is a gift shop in the Cathedral and one in the City Centre.
Group Visit Information
Tours are 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 prebooked. Climbers should by physically fit & children over 10 years old.
The minimum group size is 15 people. Any size group can be accommodated by arrangement.
Ample free parking is available to visitors in official car parks within the City Centre.
Adult Admission Charges as from 1 January 2013
Admission including guided tour *