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Octagon Tower Tours

7 June 2023 - 30 June 2023


This fascinating tour takes you up inside the Octagon tower to explore its wooden lantern. This unique structure, suspended over the centre of the Cathedral, was completed in 1342 and is one of the wonders of medieval engineering.

The tour takes around 1 hour and requires a certain level of fitness and mobility.

Days and Times:
Monday - Saturday, 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.30pm & 2.45pm
Sunday, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Tickets: £10 for adults (in addition to your visitor ticket). We cannot accept children under 10 on this tour.

Please note: if you usually have Free Cathedral Entry please contact us at Box Office prior to your visit to pay for your tour, as it is not possible to book free visitor tickets on-line.

For safety reasons Tower Tours may need to be suspended in extreme weather such as freezing ice or heavy rain. Full refunds will be given plus the option to rebook.

We recommend booking tickets on-line prior to your visit, and all participants must have read the Terms and Conditions. This tour may not be suitable for everyone. There is a maximum of 10 places on each tour.

Please meet your guide in the North Transept of the Cathedral, 10 minutes before your tour is due to start, as the tour starts promptly.

The Octagon Tower at Ely Cathedral