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Ely Cathedral


Join one of our tower tours, accompanied by one of our specialist tower guides. Your tour will take you into one of Ely Cathedral's two towers: the Octagon Tower is considered a wonder of the medieval world; the taller West Tower offers spectacular views over the city and surrounding countryside.

Evening tower tours and private tower tours can be arranged (additional costs apply) - please see 'private guided tours' section for more information.

Tower Tour charges on Mondays - Saturdays:

Cathedral and tower tour Adults £15; Concessions* £13
Children (aged 10-15) £7
  Cathedral Pass holders £7

* concessions apply for those aged 60+, full time students and unwaged.

Tower Tour charges on Sundays:
£9 per person (Cathedral admission charges do not apply on Sundays)

Tower Tour times (Subject to availability):
November 17 - March 18
Monday - Friday:
Octagon Tower - 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2.30pm
Octagon Tower - 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2.30pm
West Tower - 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3pm
Octagon Tower - 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm
West Tower - 2pm, 3pm

For further details please telephone 01353 660344.

Please note:

  • There is a limit of 14 places of each tower tour
  • Children must be aged 10 and over to climb the towers
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required - please see our 'safety guidelines' for more information
  • Your ticket gives access to one of the towers, although you can book to visit both towers at an additional cost
  • Tower tour times may vary or be cancelled at short notice due to guide availability, adverse weather conditions or a major event/service within the Cathedral. To avoid disappointment please contact us (01353 660344) to check for any last minute changes before your visit


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En route to the Octagon Tower Enlarge

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On the Octagon Tower Enlarge

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Inside the Octagon Vault Enlarge