This most fantastic building dates back over 1400 in history starting with Etheldreda (d.679), queen, foundress and abbess of Ely to the present day.
You will be able to explore the church with your guide and see all its wonders.
We enter through the great West Door in the Galilee Porch. From there we can wander through the church. See the nave with its Norman architecture and Victorian restored ceiling paintings. west tower standing 215 feet high, with its Labyrinth floor. You can walk through the south west transept with its wonderful ornate Romanesque interiors.
We could go on and on but then it would spoil the surprises that the church has to offer you.
Besides the religious and historical side of the church. Ely Cathedral has been a film Location site for no less than 9 block buster movies.
We lunch in a classic English Pub before the second half of our tour
Option 1 – Cambridge
Drive from Ely to Cambridge and visit the University area that occupies vast areas of the city.
Situated by the River Cam, Cambridge is home to the University of Cambridge, dating back to 1209. Colleges include King’s and Trinity, which was founded by Henry VIII.
We will spend the afternoon wandering this wonderful city and see all the fascinating things it has to offer.
Option 2 – Duxford
We visit Duxford, part of the Imperial War museum and here we can view the American Air Museum, Battle of Britain exhibition, Air Space and more plus visit the 1940’s Operation Room.
There is something for everyone at Duxford, young and old.