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Special Interest Tour - Martyrs and Militia of Ely

1 August 2024, 11:00


Thursday 1 August, 11am

Join John, our Cathedral Guide, on this hour-long military themed tour of Ely Cathedral. John will explain the military history connected with Ely Cathedral dating back through 14 centuries.

  • Hear the story of how Earl Brithnoth lost his head,
  • Who was IVAR the Boneless?
  • What was the Saxon King Radwald’s connection to Ely?
  • How did the kingdom of Northumbria get its name?
  • Why does Ely Cathedral have a collection of military colours (flags) hanging in the North Transept?

Throughout the tour, John will answer these questions and more.

Binoculars, if you have them, might be useful because some of the images are in the stained glass at high level.

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. 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.