Things to see and do - Ely
Ely Travel guide
Ely : Michelin's recommendations
Standing on a rise on the banks of the River Ouse dominating the flatlands of the Fens, Ely was once called Elig or Eel Island because of the abundance of eels in the area. It has been a place of worship since the time of St Etheldreda, a Saxon queen who founded a religious community and built an abbey here in the 7C. The town still retains monastic buildings and some medieval houses. In the 17C, Ely was the home of a famous citizen: Oliver Cromwell.
Tourist attractions Ely : Things to see and do
29 St Mary Street GB - Ely CB74
The history of this former dwelling (13C) and its most famous tenant is told in detail through commentaries, films and pictures. Only the kitchen, bedroom and office are still furnished, yet the atmosphere of a bygone age is superbly recreated. Colle..
The College GB - Ely CB7 4DL
Entering via the Galilee Porch (Early English style), the visitor is immediately struck by the rich colour of the ceiling, stained glass windows and pillars. The right arm of the transept is a marvellous example of early 13C romanesque architectu..
St Marys Street GB - Ely CB7 4EY
Situated opposite Ely Cathedral, the Poets House boasts a destination restaurant and a bar, along with free Wi-Fi. This luxurious boutique hotel is located in the heart of the historic city of Ely. The butlers provide a personalised service, by esco..
5-5a Annesdale GB - Ely CB7 4BN
Modern restaurant in a wonderful spot on the banks of the Ouse; nab a table on the terrace if you can. Monthly changing menus offer a wide selection of dishes; their trademark is a fresh fish board with different sides and sauces.
St Mary's St GB - Ely CB7 4EY