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OCTAGON TOWER TOUR

Days and Times: Monday - Saturday, 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.30pm & 2.45pm 

What's included: This tour package includes ground floor admission to the Cathedral (no need to buy a Visitor Ticket) plus a tour of the Octagon Tower.

Tickets: £16.50 for adults and £8:50 for children aged 10 or over. (We cannot accept children under 10 on this tour).
The tour groups remain small with between 2 and 10 people taking part and all adhering to the Cathedral's guidelines on social distancing - Wearing a mask is mandatory.
 
(Tickets must be pre-booked on line an hour before your visit, via the link at the bottom of this page and all participants must have read the Terms and Conditions prior to arrival. This tour may not be suitable for everyone)


Please meet your guide in the North Transept of the Cathedral, 5 minutes before your tour is due to start, as the tour starts promptly. Our guide will be wearing a face mask. To protect staff and visitors, we ask that you wear a mask for the duration of the tour.

Marvel at the Octagon tower and lantern. Acknowledged as one of the wonders of medieval engineering, this incredible structure, suspended high over the centre of the Cathedral, was completed in 1342 and is considered the jewel in the Cathedral crown.

The fascinating tour over 170 steps takes you behind the scenes of the lantern, discovers its fascinating history and opens up the angel doors so you can peer down into the Cathedral. The brave can then go up onto the roof of the tower to see stunning views over Ely and the surrounding countryside (weather permitting).

This tour may not be suitable for everyone. Please read the Terms and Conditions before purchasing Tower Tour tickets.

Terms and Conditions apply.