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Ely Cathedral


Join one of our tower tours, accompanied by one of our specialist tower guides. Your tour will take you into one of Ely Cathedral's two towers: the Octagon Tower is considered a wonder of the medieval world; the taller West Tower offers spectacular views over the city and surrounding countryside.

Evening tower tours and private tower tours can be arranged (additional costs apply).
Please see private guided tours section for more information.

Tower Tour prices, Monday - Saturday:

Cathedral and tower tour Adults £16.50, Concessions* £13.50
Children (aged 10-15) £7.50
  Cathedral Pass holders £7.50

* concessions apply for those aged 60+, full time students and unwaged.

Tower Tour prices, Sundays:
£9.50 per person (Cathedral admission charges do not apply on Sundays)

Tower Tour Times - from October 2019 (subject to availability)
Monday - Friday
Octagon Tower - 10.30am, 11.45am, 1pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm
Octagon Tower - 10.30am, 11.45am, 1pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm
West Tower - 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm
Octagon Tower - 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm
West Tower - 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

For further details please telephone 01353 660344.

Please note:

  • There is a limit of 14 places of each tower tour
  • Children must be aged 10 and over to climb the towers
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required
  • Your ticket gives access to one of the towers, although you can book to visit both towers at an additional cost
  • Tower tour times may vary or be cancelled at short notice due to guide availability, adverse weather conditions or a major event/service within the Cathedral. To avoid disappointment please contact us (01353 660344) to check for any last minute changes before your visit
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En route to the Octagon Tower Enlarge

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Inside the Octagon Vault Enlarge