The cannon on the green outside Ely Cathedral was captured from the Russians in Sebastopol and given to Ely City by Queen Victoria in 1860 after the Crimean War. Her gift was in recognition of the successful formation of the Ely Rifle Volunteers. This beautiful Norman cathedral, which is quite unlike any other in England, dates from the early 12th century. It is on the site of a much earlier monastery founded by St Etheldreda in 673AD. Destroyed by the Danes, it was refounded as a…
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Ely Cathedral 1 - Ely city, England, UK
Ely city cathedral Norman west tower architecture
The main entrance of Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England. The present building dates back to 1083, and cathedral status was granted in 1109.
Ely and Minnesota North Woods Trip Guide
The yodel of loons, splash of paddle strokes and creak of swaying pines create the soundtrack to the heart of the North Woods. In the million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness surrounding Ely, terrain and water merge in one vast adventureland. Check out our guide for what to do, where to eat and where to stay.
The beautiful Ely Cathedral. Founded in 673 as a double monastery from a small church in ruins by St. Etheldreda. Work began on the current Cathedral in 1109 but suffered as many did during Henry VII's reformation with many of the statues and carvings being destroyed. The Cathedral was refounded in 1542 as part of the Kings School and now forms the central point of Ely City, the 3rd smallest city in the UK today. £8 admission for the Cathedral only or go for the Total Experience Tour for…