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Guidebook for Ely

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Guidebook for Ely

Sightseeing
World famous, magnificent 11c Norman Cathedral. A wonder of the medieval world Ely cathedral where for over 900 years the act of Christian worship takes place with three sevices everyday. Discover its fascinating history on one of its guided tours. Find a souvenir in the shop and refreshment in the café. More information about events and concerts on their website. Also visit the Stained Glass Museum which has a unique national collection of medieval, Victorian and modern exhibits.
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Ely Cathedral
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World famous, magnificent 11c Norman Cathedral. A wonder of the medieval world Ely cathedral where for over 900 years the act of Christian worship takes place with three sevices everyday. Discover its fascinating history on one of its guided tours. Find a souvenir in the shop and refreshment in the café. More information about events and concerts on their website. Also visit the Stained Glass Museum which has a unique national collection of medieval, Victorian and modern exhibits.
Visit the actual home of one of England's most remarkable historical figures and discover more about the country's Civil War.
Oliver Cromwell's House
29 St Mary's St
Visit the actual home of one of England's most remarkable historical figures and discover more about the country's Civil War.
One of Britain's oldest nature reserves, Wicken Fen is a delight for the naturalist and walker alike. A remnant of ancient fenland with wild flower meadows, reedbeds, and sedge fields. Enjoy its rare birds and wildfowl, plants and insects accessible by boardwalks, bike, boat and on foot.
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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
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One of Britain's oldest nature reserves, Wicken Fen is a delight for the naturalist and walker alike. A remnant of ancient fenland with wild flower meadows, reedbeds, and sedge fields. Enjoy its rare birds and wildfowl, plants and insects accessible by boardwalks, bike, boat and on foot.
An important National Trust property. Once the home of Lord Fairhaven, son of an American oil magnate which set about restoring and then filling with his wonderful collections of fine art and antiques. Explore the magnificent gardens which incorporate a many styles ranging from grand 18c landscape to woodland and its popular winter walk with many varieties of snowdrops.
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Anglesey Abbey
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An important National Trust property. Once the home of Lord Fairhaven, son of an American oil magnate which set about restoring and then filling with his wonderful collections of fine art and antiques. Explore the magnificent gardens which incorporate a many styles ranging from grand 18c landscape to woodland and its popular winter walk with many varieties of snowdrops.
World renowned university city not only famous for its colleges, (in particular Kings) and architecture but also for its punting on the river Cam, a wealth of museums most of which are free but also theatres, shopping, restaurants and cafes. Tour buses and Blue badge guides.
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Cambridge
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World renowned university city not only famous for its colleges, (in particular Kings) and architecture but also for its punting on the river Cam, a wealth of museums most of which are free but also theatres, shopping, restaurants and cafes. Tour buses and Blue badge guides.
Food Scene
An interesting mix of art and food is offered in this excellent local restaurant established over 50 years. Set in a Georgian house with a large walled garden, its unique menu of fresh local Fenland dishes has something for all seasons, plus a highly regarded wine list makes it one of Ely's special places. Also on offer morning coffee and afternoon teas with homemade cakes.
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The Old Fire Engine House
25 St Mary's St
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An interesting mix of art and food is offered in this excellent local restaurant established over 50 years. Set in a Georgian house with a large walled garden, its unique menu of fresh local Fenland dishes has something for all seasons, plus a highly regarded wine list makes it one of Ely's special places. Also on offer morning coffee and afternoon teas with homemade cakes.
Looking for quality and service then 11a with its Stylish interior offers a variety of fresh food and complementary drinks ranging from afternoon teas to authentic Spanish Tapas.
11A Bar, Kitchen, Lounge
11 Fore Hill
Looking for quality and service then 11a with its Stylish interior offers a variety of fresh food and complementary drinks ranging from afternoon teas to authentic Spanish Tapas.
Family owned Deli/café on the Market Square offering a wide selection of local cheeses, homemade cakes, chutneys, jams, oils and vinegars. Its licensed café has seating inside and al fresco has a menu including Paninis, flatbreads, and rolls all filled with fresh ingredients.
Lemon Tree Deli Cafe
9 Market Pl
Family owned Deli/café on the Market Square offering a wide selection of local cheeses, homemade cakes, chutneys, jams, oils and vinegars. Its licensed café has seating inside and al fresco has a menu including Paninis, flatbreads, and rolls all filled with fresh ingredients.
Situated by Ely's riverside this award winning tearoom offers a wonderful choice of homemade cakes and gateaux plus other teatime favourites for this traditional English custom. In addition throughout the day there is an excellent selection of coffees, as well as teas, and a selection of freshly prepared light meals.
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Peacocks Tearoom
65 Waterside
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Situated by Ely's riverside this award winning tearoom offers a wonderful choice of homemade cakes and gateaux plus other teatime favourites for this traditional English custom. In addition throughout the day there is an excellent selection of coffees, as well as teas, and a selection of freshly prepared light meals.