Ely Cathedral
Ely Cathedral


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Tel code: 01353 | code search
Postcode: CB7 | code search
Population: 16000
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Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival

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A10 Taxis
"I used to call A10 Taxis when going to station etc.. They are actually the cheapest in the Ely area. Unfortunately, one time, my taxi was 10 mins ..." More

Chequer Hall Dental Practice
"Being a child of the 70s when denistry was quite medieval I have always been scared of the dentist. Yesterday I had to have a front tooth prepared for a ..." More

Baileys at Springfields
"Nominated one of the top 20 in the country? I don't know who thought of that!! This B and B was a big disappointment, mainly because it wasn't ..." More

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"Ely Cathedral is one of those buildings that take your breath away. The fact that it dominates the skyline for miles around is impressive enough but inside.....absolutely spectaclar and ..." More

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The city of Ely is rich in history, charm and beauty and the jewel in the crown of the Fens. Formerly an island and surrounded by dramatic lowland fens, the city rises into the big wide-open skies. Dominating the skyline is one of the England's most beautiful and largest Cathedrals. This medieval cathedral is known locally as the 'Ship of the Fens' and is famous for its unique Octagon tower, which when lit can be seen for tens of miles. The cathedral is also home to the only national museum dedicated to stained glass.
Ely's most famous resident and former MP, Oliver Cromwell, lived in Ely for many years before becoming Lord Protector of England. His home is open to the public throughout the year and visitors can learn more about him in specially restored rooms and exhibits about 17th Century life. The house also houses the local Tourist Information Centre.
The city has a splendid array of historic buildings, many dating to medieval times and is characterised by its pattern of narrow streets and monastic buildings. Ely has a beautiful waterside area where you can enjoy a boat trip, riverside walks, explore the many cafes and antiques shops or listen to music in the park.
Located only 12 miles from the University City of Cambridge, Ely is the perfect base to explore the local area.


C P M Accountancy
Fletcher Thompson Chartered Accountants
McIntyre Stuart Limited
Newmarket Financial Planning
Whiting & Partners


Bridge Boatyard


Babylon Gallery
Ely Cathedral
Ely Museum
Herb Garden
Isleham Priory Church
Oliver Cromwell's House
Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum
Stained Glass Museum
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve


Travelodge Ely *book online*


Braham Farm
Riverside Caravan & Camping Park
Two Acres Caravan & Camping

Caravan Park

Riverside Caravan & Camping Park

Two Acres Caravan & Camping
Wentworth Caravan Site

Care Home

Fenland Lodge


Ely Cathedral
Isleham Priory Church
St Marys, Ely


Maltings Cinema


Dance - Chicomalogrande Salsa


Kestral at Caves Farm Barns
Swan at Caves Farm Barns


East Cambridgeshire District Council


Chequer Hall Dental Practice
D Baldock Dental Surgery


St. Mary's Surgery
The Lantern Centre

Estate Agent

A R Homes
Abbotts Estate Agents Ltd
Brown William H
David Clark & Company

F & S Partnership
Woolwich Property Services

Farmers Market

Ely Farmers Market

Golf Club

Ely City

Health and Fitness Club

Atrium Fitness Club
West End Fitness Centre

Holiday Park

Lazy Otter Meadows


Lamb Hotel
Red Lion


Ely Craft Market
Ely Farmers Market
Ely Market
Littleport Community Market

Performing Arts

Octagon Studios Performing Arts Centre

Pub and Bar

Fenman Bar
George & Dragon
Kings Arms
Merry Monk
Minster Tavern

Prince Albert
Royal Standard
Three Pickerels
Town House
White Horse


BKK Thai Restaurant
Boathouse (The)
Castle Lodge Hotel
Confucious Chinese Restaurant
Gourmet Pizza
Montaz Restaurant
Old Boathouse Restaurant
Spice City Restaurant
Stagecoach Restaurant
Surma Tandoori Restaurant
Three Pickerels
White Horse


Highfield School

Isleham C of E Primary School
King’s Junior School
King’s School
Octagon Studios Performing Arts Centre
Spring Meadow Infant & Nursery School
St Marys C of E Junior School


Cathedral House Coach House
Lazy Otter Meadows
Swan at Caves Farm Barns


Archer & Archer
Hall Ennion & Young


A & M Taxis
A K Taxis
A10 Taxis
Alans Taxis
Crocodile Cabs
Soham Taxis


Chippenham Lodge Estate
Ely Cathedral


Cathedral Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Chippenham CC (Cricket)
Ely City (Amateur Football)
Ely TC (Tennis)
Fordham CC (Cricket)
Littleport Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Littleport Town CC (Cricket)
Newmarket Cycling & Triathlon Club (Cycling)


Topping & Co Booksellers Ltd
Brenda's Flowers
Garden Gate Flowers Of Ely Ltd
Simply Flowers
La Hogue Farm Shop & Deli
Tamara Louise Florists
G & A Cornwell
Simpsons Nursery & Garden Centre
Twentypence Garden Centre

Fordham Garden Centre
Downfield Windmill
Karma Farm Natural Produce
Naturally Yours
Organic Farmers & Growers Ltd
Alans Ark
Dorothy Perkins
Spectacular Opticians
P Smith & Son
Gibbs Of Ely Ltd
Ronald Pile
The Old Fire Engine
Holland and Barratt
Fenland-Hypnotherapy cd centre
Fenland-Hypnotherapy CD centre
The Ruiz Gallery
Karma Farm Natural Produce
Julian Graves
Pro-Image Photography
Nightlight Disco & Promotions
Sugar Design
Carpet Emporium
Mepal Outdoor Centre
Liz Brandon Silks
Shaun Scott Photography


Waterside Antique Centre
Cloisters Antiques

Places to Stay near Ely

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Ely Guest House (0.11 miles)

Ely Guest House

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Ely Guest House is a traditional 18th -19th century inn, which is now a family run guest house and Thai restaurant and is contemporary in style. Ely Guest House is ... More

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Lamb Hotel (0.19 miles)

Lamb Hotel

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The History of the Lamb Hotel dates back to the time of King Richard II. In the year 1416 Bishop Fordham mentions the Inn in a survey he made of ... More

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Nyton Hotel (0.36 miles)

Nyton Hotel

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Quiet family hotel, situated in residential road just off the a10. Only 10 minutes walk from the Cathederal and City Centre. The railway station is just a 15 minute walk.
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Travelodge Ely (1.14 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Baileys at Springfields (2.16 miles)

Baileys at Springfields

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Nominated one of the "Top 20" in the Country. we are set in one acre of wonderfully quiet gardens and orchard, just one mile from Ely City Centre. In the gardens ... More

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Red Lion (3.91 miles)

Red Lion

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A 16th century Inn in the centre of Stretham - conservation area of A10. All letting rooms are En-Suite. Centrally situated for touring the fenlands. Includes garden, conservatory restaurant. Evening ... More

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The Gate House (4.99 miles)

The Gate House
The Gate House is a modern home with beautifully presented, stylish bedrooms. A very short walk from Littleport railway station, with excellent rail services to Ely, Cambridge, London and Kings Lynn. For guests arriving by ... More | visit website
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Grove Barn B&B (6.80 miles)

Grove Barn B&B
Situated in a converted outbuilding, our luxuriously appointed rooms have Kingsize Beds and are all en-suite, each centrally heated room has TV/DVD, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Iron and of course Tea & Coffee making facilities. We ... More | visit website
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Anchor Inn (6.80 miles)

Anchor Inn
'A little bit of Heaven anchored in Fenland' said Paddy Burt of the Daily Telegraph. This 350 year old Riverside Inn has a feeling of true antiquity enhanced by old gas lighting, log fires ... More | visit website
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Kings Barn Farmhouse (6.94 miles)

Kings Barn Farmhouse
The Farmhouse was built in 2008 and won a Fenland District Council One off New build design award. In 2010 we converted two rooms into guest rooms. They are accessed by a private internal staircase, ... More | visit website

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