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County - Cambridgeshire | Map
Tel code: 01353 | code search
Postcode: CB7 | code search
Population: 16000
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Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival

Ely Events

May
Eel Festival Weekend
Elys Food & Drink Festival

July
Littleport Show

September
Haddenham Steam Rally
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A10 Taxis
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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.

Accountant

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

Afloat

Bridge Boatyard

Attraction

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

Budget

Travelodge Ely *book online*

Camping

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

Church

Ely Cathedral
Isleham Priory Church
St Marys, Ely

Cinema

Maltings Cinema

Classes

Dance - Chicomalogrande Salsa

Cottage

Heron
Kestral at Caves Farm Barns
Swan at Caves Farm Barns

Council

East Cambridgeshire District Council

Dentist

Chequer Hall Dental Practice
D Baldock Dental Surgery

Doctor

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

Inn

Anchor Inn
Lamb Hotel
Red Lion

Market

Ely Craft Market
Ely Farmers Market
Ely Market
Littleport Community Market

Performing Arts

Octagon Studios Performing Arts Centre

Pub and Bar

Fenman Bar
Fountain
George & Dragon
Kings Arms
Merry Monk

Minster Tavern
Prince Albert
Royal Standard
Three Pickerels
Town House
White Horse

Restaurant

Anchor Inn
BKK Thai Restaurant
Boathouse (The)
Castle Lodge Hotel
Chequers
Confucious Chinese Restaurant
Gourmet Pizza
Montaz Restaurant
Old Boathouse Restaurant
Sergios
Spice City Restaurant
Stagecoach Restaurant
Surma Tandoori Restaurant
Three Pickerels

White Horse

School

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

Self-Catering

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

Solicitor

Archer & Archer
Hall Ennion & Young

Taxi

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

Soham Taxis

Venue

Chippenham Lodge Estate
Ely Cathedral

Vet

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)

Shops

Burrows
Topping & Co Booksellers Ltd
Brenda's Flowers
Garden Gate Flowers Of Ely Ltd
Simply Flowers
Boots
La Hogue Farm Shop & Deli
Tamara Louise Florists
Rymans

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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
T'abbs
Dorothy Perkins
Spectacular Opticians
P Smith & Son
Gibbs Of Ely Ltd
Waterstones
Ronald Pile
The Old Fire Engine
Holland and Barratt
Shropshire’s
Fenland-Hypnotherapy cd centre
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Peacocks
Superdrug
Fenland-Hypnotherapy CD centre
The Ruiz Gallery
Karma Farm Natural Produce
Julian Graves
Specsavers
Pro-Image Photography
T.Abbs
Nightlight Disco & Promotions
Sugar Design
Carpet Emporium
Mepal Outdoor Centre
Liz Brandon Silks
Shaun Scott Photography

Antiques

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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Cathedral House (0.14 miles)

Cathedral House

Whether your visit to Ely is for business or pleasure, a warm welcome awaits in this Grade II listed home. Within the shadow of the Cathedral and close to Cromwell's House - the Tourist Information ... More | visit website

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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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