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Sunday Octagon Tower Tours

5 February 2023 - 26 February 2023


New for 2023! Octagon Tower Tours also now take place on Sundays.

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.

Sundays: 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Tickets: £10 for adults, £8.50 for ages 10-15. We cannot accept children under 10 on this tour.

Tours also available Monday - Saturday here

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