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West Tower Tours

Various dates


Climb the 288 steps to the top of the West Tower for stunning views over the city and the surrounding fens. On the way, find out about Ely's history, heritage, and the story of its oldest and tallest tower.

The tour led by a specialist Tower Guide takes up to 1 hour.

Please Note: A reasonable level of fitness is required and we advise anyone with any mobility issues or pre-existing health conditions to consider this before booking.

Days and Times: Various dates and times.

Tickets: Adults £11 (in addition to your visitor ticket)
Children £9. 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.

We recommend booking in advance on-line prior to your visit. Please ensure that all participants have read the Terms and Conditions as this tour is not be suitable for everyone. There is a maximum of 12 places on each tour.

Please ensure you are at the South West Transept meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. The tours begin promptly and late comers are unable to join the group once the tour is underway

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.