Ely- At a Glance


Explore one of England's smallest cities by foot. Ely is rich in historical architecture and charm.

Taking in the stunning cathedral, the 17th century atmosphere and its rich history. Ely is known for the skyline-dominating cathedral with its origins traced back to AD 673. Discover its historical connection to William the Conqueror and marvel at its stunning architectural design.

Escape from the city rush with a trip to Wicken Fen National Nature reserve boasting a campsite, wildflower meadows, plenty of wildlife and stunning views.

For a uniquely quirky tour, stop by the Stained Glass, which has a fascinating collection of rescued stained-glass windows stretching back 1,300 years.


Oliver Cromwell’s House is a hidden gem of an attraction and offers a peek into the 17th century, housing recreated period rooms and an abundance of fascinating exhibitions revolving around the Civil War.

With beautiful greenery, Jubilee Gardens is the perfect opportunity for some leisurely sightseeing with its soothing riverside, stunning Ely Cathedral backdrop and outdoor sculptures.

Visit Ely Museum and immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant history, with displays of the prehistoric age, how the Fens were formed, Roman artefacts and more.

Ely is only a 1 hour and 10 minutes train ride away from London Kings Cross.

There are many enchanting towns like Ely in the magical region of the East of England for you and your family to discover. OurStay has compiled the best of this region as well as some amazing family friendly places to stay. Check out Our Stay's guide to the East of England here!

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