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Things to do in Ely

Charming cathedral city steeped in history

Are you looking for things to do in Ely? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across this tiny city.

Known for...   Ely Cathedral and River Ouse


Did you know...

  • The Octagon within Ely Cathedral is the only Gothic Dome in the world.
  • The Medieval annual St Audreys Fair was famous for selling cheap trinkets and baubles, and hence the derivation of the word tawdry from St Audrey.
  • Famous Australian actor Guy Pearce was born in Ely before moving to Australia aged 3.



 

  Attractions

Ely Cathedral

A magnificent Norman Cathedral which attracts visitors from all over the world and has a lively programme of events.
Chapter House, The College
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB7 4DL

 

Mepal Outdoor Centre

Mepal Outdoor Centre is a small outdoor activity centre set in the countryside of Cambridgeshire.
Chatteris Rd, Mepal
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB6 2AZ

 

Skylark Maize Maze And Funyard

Get lost in one of the UK's biggest mazes and East Anglia's largest maize maze.
Manea Road, Wimblington
March
Cambridgeshire
PE15 0PE

01354741212

Recommended by Pam Cutler, Cambridge

 

Isleham Priory Church

English Heritage - Isleham Priory Church is the best example in England of a small Norman Benedictine priory church.
Isleham
Cambridgeshire
CB7 5SF

 

Denny Abbey And The Farmland Museum

English Heritage - Denny Abbey has a unique and fascinating history still traceable in the building and interpreted for visitors.
near Chittering
Cambridgeshire
CB25 9PQ

 

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve FREE

National Trust - The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen.
Lode Lane
Ely
CB7 5XP

 
 

  Museums

Ely Museum

Ely Museum, a bright and friendly local history museum, located in the Bishop's Gaol in the centre of the historical city of Ely.
The Old Gaol
Market Street
Ely
CB7 4LS

01353666655

 

The Stained Glass Museum

A unique insight into the fascinating history of stained glass, an art-form that has been practised in Britain for over 1300 years.
The South Triforium
Ely Cathedral
Ely
CB7 4DL

01353660347

 

Oliver Cromwells House

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, lived in Ely for 10 years.
29 St. Marys Street
Ely
CB7 4HF

01353662062

 

Burwell Museum And Windmill

Rural history museum depicting village life through the centuries on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens.
Mill Close
Burwell
CB25 0HL

01638605544

Recommended by Ruth Jardine, Cambridge

 

March And District Museum FREE

The March and District Museum Society was established, initially as an Historical Society, by a group of prominent March people.
High Street
March
PE15 9JJ

01354655300

 

Chatteris Museum FREE

Chatteris Museum is a small local museum concentrating on the town itself and the surrounding fenland area.
14 Church Lane
Chatteris
PE16 6JA

01354696319

 
 

  Golf

Ely City Golf Club

Golf Club.
Cambridge Road
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB7 4HX

 

Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club

Golf Club.
Golf Links Road
Worlington
Bury St Edmonds
Suffolk
IP28 8SD

 

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