Seeing the Light

We featured the labyrinth inside Ely Cathedral last week, but that is not the most famous thing about this large building that dates back to the Norman era. That squat tower on the right in the photo above is the cathedral’s main claim to fame.

The unique tower was built in the early 14th century, after the original tower collapsed. It was rebuilt as an octagonal lantern tower, which lets light into the centre of the cathedral and looks quite spectacular from inside.

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