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Churches & Cathedrals in Cambridgeshire

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Cambridgeshire Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys

blank tabELY CATHEDRALChurches & Cathedrals
Chapter House, The College, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4DL
Visit one of Britain’s most enchanting Cathedrals which was recently acknowledged as one of the top 20 must see buildings in the UK by international travel publishers Dorling Kindersley. Historically referred to as ‘The Ship of the Fens’, this beautiful medieval building featured as one of the key film locations for Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The Other Boleyn Girl. Daily tours around the Cathedral feature an insight into some of the oldest inhabited monastic buildings in the UK. Other tours include the world famous Octagon tower and the 66m high West Tower. Additional attractions include the Stained Glass Museum, Brass Rubbing, Children’s Trail, Gift Shop, The Refectory and The Almonry Restaurant with garden seating.
Tel: 01353 667735    Fax: 01353 665658
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blank tabPETERBOROUGH CATHEDRALChurches & Cathedrals
Minster Precincts, Peterborough, PE1 1XS

Peterborough Cathedral is one of the UK's top landmarks as voted in a 2007 Fujifilm users poll and is one of the finest Norman buildings surviving in Europe today. Our medieval wooden ceiling is a unique work of art & engineering. The Cathedral is final burial place for Katharine of Aragon and each year we stage a festival in her honour. Standing proudly in the centre of Peterborough, tower tours & guided tours are available for visitors. The Cathedral is looking forward to celebrating its 900th anniversary in 2018.
Tel: 01733 355315
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Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse

Abbey School, Ramsey, Huntingdon, PE17 1DH
Tel: 01480 301494

Ramsey Abbey School Photo © Chris Stafford
Ramsey Abbey School -
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Remains of a former Benedictine abbey.

Fragments of the abbey, built on an island in the Fens, include the richly carved late 15th-century gatehouse with its ornate oriel window.

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St. Mary's Church & Buckden Towers

Buckden, Cambridgeshire

Buckden Towers is famous as a residence of the Bishops of Lincoln from the middle of the 13th century to the 19th century. The nearby parish church of St. Mary's is well worth a visit. The first Vicar was William de Bugden in 1217. Enjoy the fine monuments to four Bishops of Lincoln - the early 15th century Tower - the wonderful carved angels in wood and stone - 16th century wood carvings on the desks - the carvings of animals around the porch. Open every day.

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Great St. Marys

St Mary's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PQ
Tel: 01223 741716     E-mail:

St Mary's Church is the official University Church, and its clock chimes a tune specially written for it in 1793 and later copied for Big Ben. Visitors may climb the tower for sweeping views of the town and surrounding countryside.

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The Churches Conservation Trust


Organisation dedicated to the preservation of England's Churches. Here you will find a handy search facility to locate Churches in the area you plan to visit.

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St. Mary the Less

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QY
Tel: 01223 366202      E-mail:

Memorial to Godfrey Washington bears stars and stripes, said to be the origin of the United States' flag.

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St. Bene't

Bene't's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3PT
Tel: 077662 03107      E-mail:

The oldest church in Cambridgeshire; Anglo-Saxon tower.

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St Peter's

Castle Hill, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AJ   

Tiny church in leafy raised churchyard.

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All Saints Church

Jesus Lane, Cambridge

Open: Wed to Sun 10.30am - 3.30pm.  Please be aware that there is restoration work underway at this Church.

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St John's Church

Little Gidding, Cambridgeshire
Tel: 01480 890 284     E-mail:

Little Gidding Church. Historic site of seventeenth century family community founded by Nicholas Ferrar and visited thee times by Charles 1st. It was celebrated in T. Eliot's poem called Little Gidding, the last of the Four Quartets. Now a house for hospitality.

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