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Ely Cathedral Specialist Tour: The Heraldry of Ely Cathedral

New for 2021! Join us on one of our ‘Specialist Tours’ to find out even more about the fascinating history of Ely Cathedral.

The Heraldry of Ely Cathedral – Heraldry is everywhere! – and by looking closely at the varied and colourful heraldry throughout the Cathedral we can throw light on its history and particularly on the interesting people who have been connected with it over the centuries.

These include:
– Early Bishops, many holding important roles of state.
– Lifesize monuments to two Steward cousins of Oliver Cromwell plastered with numerous shields showing off their family connections.
– Small shields in the 19th century glass indicating their benefactors.
– The Tabula Eliensis, a great treasure depicting the Arms of the 40 knights billeted on the monks by William the Conqueror.

When you leave this tour, you will begin to see ‘heraldry’ in all sorts of places in your life!

What’s included: Ground floor admission to the Cathedral (no need to buy a Visitor ticket), a guided tour and a two course lunch in the Almonry Restaurant.

Tickets: £30 per person (for up to 5 people with a guide). Tickets must be purchased 1 day before your visit.

For more information and to  book tickets, visit our website.