Ely Cathedral ranked top 25 in high-profile book

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12:19 October 29, 2021



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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.


Ely Cathedral is ranked among the 25 Best Cathedrals in Europe in the “100 Best Cathedrals in Europe” ranking written by eminent architectural historian Simon Jenkins.
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Ely Cathedral (photo) has been ranked among the 25 best in Europe in the

Ely Cathedral (pictured) has been named one of Europe’s top 25 in the “100 Best Cathedrals in Europe” written by prominent architectural historian Simon Jenkins.
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“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.


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