Ely Catheral, Cambridgeshire, England

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Ely Cathedral, has its origins in AD 672 when St Etheldreda built an Abbey Church. The present building dates back to 1083, and cathedral status was granted it in 1109. . Architecturally it is outstanding both for its scale and stylistic details. Its most famous feature however is the central Octagonal tower, with lantern above, which provides a spectacular internal space and, along with the West Tower, gives a unique exterior landmark that dominates the surrounding landscape. Ely Cathedral is a major tourist destination, receiving around 250,000 visitors per year.

Did you know?
The cathedral appears on the horizon in the cover photo of Pink Floyd’s 1994 album The Division Bell.

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