Ely Cathedral, Octagon

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Ely, England

Ely Cathedral, Octagon Reviews

Jo5carlett Jo5carle…
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unique experience: visit Ely cathedral and its octagon! Apr 07, 2009
At first I was not sure whether or not I should visit Ely and its cathedral, but I so happy I decided to go! Already at the railway station in Ely we could see the cathedral standing on a hill (the sun was shining which helped too of course).

It is a short walk from the railway station to the city centre and it is hard to believe the size of the cathedral. It is not just one cathedral: it also has a women's church attached to it and a wooden structure inside the cathedral (which is simply immense) called the octagon. While in normal churches it is normal one can visit the tower, in this cathedral one can also visit the octagon. Inside the cathedral are some of the oldest British flags, which also makes it worth a visit.

Tip: take a tour through the church and up to the octagon, it is hard to describe the feeling you'll get while your standing way up there and look down many, many feet down in the church. It is also impressive to see the landscape outside the octagon. You can ask many questions and your tour guide will be able to answer them.

Another tip: while in Ely, take a short walk from the cathedral to Oliver Cromwell's house. Just because you are in Ely.
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