12:19 October 29, 2021
12:22 October 29, 2021
Ely Cathedral has been ranked among the 25 best in Europe in a new “high level” book.
The cathedral is one of the “100 Best Cathedrals in Europe” written by the eminent architectural historian Simon Jenkins.
In an exploration of European history, the book tells the stories behind the magnificent buildings showing the central role of the cathedral in the European imagination.
It also marks a renewed interest in cathedrals as congregations grow.
Six British cathedrals were in the top 25, including Winchester, Canterbury, Durham, Lincoln, Wells and Ely.
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Choosing the top 25, Simon thinks everyone should see them before they die.
“They represent its most entrenched institution, Christianity, in all its glory,” he said.
“Even today, no other building on Earth can compare to these structures.
“They are history and geography, art and science, mind and body at the same time. ”
You can buy the book from November 4th.