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Special Interest Tour - Etheldreda

7 August 2024, 11:30


15 May & 7 August

Though Ely Cathedral may seem incredibly old it is in fact the third important abbey building on this site. It was founded by someone you have probably never heard of, Queen St Etheldreda. If you had been alive before the Reformation you would most probably have known a lot about her, but would almost certainly have called her St Audrey.

Come and hear the story of Queen St Etheldreda, the founding of her monastery, what happened to the church she built and the second church which was replaced by the current Cathedral after the Norman Conquest. The tour will take you round the cathedral to look at what signs of St Etheldreda still remain. (If you have binoculars please bring them with you).

What's included:
Admission to Ely Cathedral.
An hour and 15 minute 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 10 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.