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Top Choice Cathedral in Ely

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral’s stunning silhouette dominates the whole area; it’s dubbed the 'Ship of the Fens' because it’s so visible across the vast, flat sweeps of land. The early-12th-century nave dazzles with clean, unclutte…
Top Choice Cafe in Ely

Peacocks

An award-winning cafe serving a vast selection of cream teas – some include chocolate scones and sparkling rose wine. Or opt for luscious homemade soups, salads and cakes. Eat inside surrounded by fun knick-knacks a…
British in Ely

Old Fire Engine House

Eating here is like sampling food from a classic East Anglian farmhouse kitchen. Seasonal and local produce rule, so dishes might include Denham Estate venison, Norfolk samphire, and – fittingly for Ely – locally sm…
Museum in Ely

Oliver Cromwell's House

England's premier Puritan lived in this attractive, half-timbered house with his family from 1636 to 1647, when he was the local tithe collector. The interior has been restored to reflect the fixtures and fittings o…
Museum in Ely

Ely Museum

Housed in the Old Gaol House, this quirky little museum appropriately features gruesome tableaux inside prisoners' cells, plus displays on the Romans, the Anglo-Saxons, the Long Barrow burial ground at nearby Haddli…