Ely Cathedral – “the ship of the Fens”

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Ely Cathedral – “the ship of the Fens”

Ely Cathedral, in the east of England, is a classic of Norman, Decorative Gothic, Romanesque and Romanesque architecture. 

The 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.

It is known as “the ship of the fens” because, in the mists that often cover the low lying ground around it, the majestic building can stand above them like a ship on the sea.