England’s second smallest city, Ely boasts green spaces, a charming waterfront and traditional streets to explore.


Charming and traditional quaint city life

The magnificent Cathedral dominates the skyline for miles around and is one of England’s largest and most beautiful Cathedrals. Known locally as the ‘Ship of the Fens’ it is famous for its unique Octagon tower, and is home to the only national museum dedicated to Stained Glass.

Enjoy sampling the delights of the many cafes and restaurants, visit the art galleries around the waterfront, or simply take time out to relax and watch the river boats pass by. Visit the former home of Oliver Cromwell and his family, perhaps Ely’s most famous historical resident, or discover the city’s history at the recently redeveloped Ely Museum.

There’s a plethora of independent shops as well as some high street staples and various weekly markets.

Further afield, the unique unspoilt countryside of East Cambridgeshire is there to be explored. Reclaimed from their natural marsh state the peat-black Fens are criss-crossed by rivers and drainage channels and blessed by glorious sunsets, big skies and dramatic skylines. The towns and villages are delightfully rural, many with riverside locations and their own independent shops and public houses.

The district is a close neighbour to Newmarket, the home of horseracing, and the world famous academic centre, Cambridge is close by with its stunning architecture and majestic college buildings.

The coastlines of North Norfolk and Suffolk are just over an hour’s drive away or for a faster pace of life, Ely has a rail station with excellent national links and an hourly train service running to London.

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