2021 Visitor Guide
Nestling under the big skies of the Fen countryside, in the shadow of its magnificent cathedral, Ely offers a wealth of attractions. As the second smallest city in England, it is compact enough to explore on foot, but large enough to fill a full day and more. Close to Cambridge and Newmarket and within easy reach of the Suffolk and North Norfolk coast, Ely is your perfect base for exploring this beautiful area.
Ely’s most famous historical resident of Ely was of course Oliver Cromwell. The Cromwell family lived in Ely for some 10 years and today you can visit their former house which has been recreated to demonstrate what 17th Century domestic life would have been like along with an exhibition on the civil war.
Ely has a beautiful waterside area, which is an attraction within itself, where you can explore the many cafes and restaurants or visit the art galleries. Alternatively, simply take time out to relax and watch the river boats pass by.
The guide aims to provide a flavour of the variety of life in and around Ely and a chance to plan your time whether you wish to expend some energy or simply relax. You’ll find the latest updates at www.visitely.org.uk . Like their page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.