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City of Ely and the Ship of the Fens

  • Ely Cathedral, Cambridge

    07 Ely Cathedral, Cambridge NCN
  • Decorative ceiling inside Ely Cathedral

    Decorative ceiling inside Ely Cathedral
Cambridgeshire
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Welcome to the historic city of Ely, full of charm and beauty and home to one of the most magnificent cathedrals in England. Nestled in the Fen countryside, this small city in East Cambridgeshire is your ideal day visit. After an interesting tour of the cathedral, you will have the opportunity to explore Cambridge, Ely’s famous neighbour.

Ship of the Fens

Your day begins in the city of Ely where you meet a local guide for a tour of the magnificent Cathedral which is located in the centre of the city, surrounded by medieval monastic buildings, parkland and meadows. Ely Cathedral is the only UK building to be listed as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages’. Visible for miles around, the Cathedral is therefore often referred to as ‘The Ship of the Fens’. The nave is the same length as Ely High Street, with a spectacular roof of painted panels. The famous Octagon Tower, sometimes referred to as ‘The Lantern’, is a wonder of the medieval world and globally recognised as a masterpiece of engineering. Most recently, Ely has become a prominent film location for some epic films including Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Other Boleyn Girl and The King’s Speech.

Fens Drive

Afterwards, head across the Cambridgeshire fens and drive towards the world-famous university city of Cambridge. Here, you can see the famous ‘punts’ on the river.

Lunch

Enjoy a two-course lunch followed by tea and coffee.

Visit to Cambridge

After lunch, your tour continues with a gentle walking tour of this famous city. You may wish to take a look at Christ’s College, where young Charles Darwin studied. Also, have a look at King’s College, where the Chapel is the grandest and most beautiful building in Cambridge. Hence, it ranks amongst the most important examples of perpendicular (late gothic) architecture.


10.30am

Ship of the Fens

Your day begins in city of Ely where you meet a local guide for a tour of the magnificent Cathedral. Ely Cathedral is the only UK building to be listed as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages’.

12.00pm

Fens Drive

Head across the Cambridgeshire fens and drive towards the world-famous university town of Cambridge.

12.30 pm

Lunch

Enjoy a two-course lunch followed by tea and coffee.

2.00pm

Visit to Cambridge

After lunch, your tour continues with a gentle walking tour of this famous city. You may wish to take a look at Christ’s College or King’s College.


Price from £45.00 per person

Prices are per person based on 35 paying persons.

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