Visit Ely and the surrounding area 2024

Rising from the majestic Cambridgeshire Fens, Ely Cathedral acts as a beacon for those seeking relaxation, culture, and fun. One of the Wonders of the Medieval world, the Cathedral looks out onto the remarkable Medieval City of Ely, a small City with a Big character, and a vibrant scene with something for everyone – from food to independent retailers and incredible Visitor Attractions. All of this and with easy links to Cambridge, Norwich, and the Norfolk Coast, this is truly a Destination City. 2024 will be a truly “Golden Year” for Ely as the city celebrates 50 years of ‘City Status’ with events themed around this wonderful milestone.

Ely’s most famous historical resident was, of course, Oliver Cromwell. The Cromwell family lived in Ely for some 10 years and today you can visit their former house which has been recreated to offer a glimpse of what 17th Century domestic life would have been like along with an exhibition on the Civil War.

One of Ely’s truly remarkable assets is the Riverside. A place that lends itself to relaxed Sunday afternoons, food, and fun-filled Friday evenings, and every day of the week. A wide range of tea rooms, art galleries, and restaurants make this a fabulous space to spend some time.