Ely Bishops Palace, CambridgeshireBeside the cathedral in the heart of Ely is a second medieval building which often gets overlooked by visitors who flock to the cathedral. This is the Bishop's Palace, built in the late 15th century by Bishop Alcock, whose family crest appears above the second floor canopy. The palace consists of two wings joined by a central hall, to which a 100 foot long gallery was added in the early 16th century.
In the garden is the oldest plane tree in England, planted by Bishop Gunning more than 300 years ago.

About Bishop's Palace
Address: The Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: Across from the West end of the Cathedral.
Location map
OS: TL541802
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express


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