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Special Interest Tour - The Great and the Good (Bishops of Ely)

17 May 2024, 11:30


Friday 17 May, 11.30am

Which Dean did a deal with Henry VIII to support the dissolution of the monasteries in exchange for a substantial pension?

Which Bishop baptised Prince Arthur (elder brother to Henry VIII and first husband of Katherine of Aragon?)

Which Bishop had a sarcophagus said to be almost as magnificent as that of the Black Prince in Canterbury Cathedral made for himself and where is it now?

This tour will give you answers to these questions and a fascinating insight into the life of not only bishops but other important people buried in the cathedral and how, historically, they were as much a part of the crown as they were the church

Bishop Alcocks Chantry Chapel tiles

What's included:
Admission to Ely Cathedral.
An hours guided tour.
Lunch at the Almonry Restaurant. (This is a 2-course lunch from the daily menu, either a soup starter and main course, or a main course and dessert. The daily menu can be found here. Please note this does not include the specials menu)

Tickets: £25 per person (for up to 8 people with a guide). Tickets must be pre-booked online up to the day before your visit, via the link on this page. This tour is not suitable for children.

Please meet your guide at the west end of the Nave, 5 minutes before your tour is due to start.