Welcome to Ely, Cambridgeshire.
As I strolled around Ely, you can see why people come all over to visit. Ely Cathedral must be the main attraction, one of the largest in England in one of the smallest cities. It’s large towers reaching as far as the eye can see. It’s a beautiful place of worship built in the year 600. It became a Cathedral in the year 1109.
Inside it is breath-taking, with it’s high beautiful decorated ceiling and stained glass windows. Many Bishops of Ely are buried within the grounds.
Ely has a weekly Thursday market and a Farmers market on Saturday mornings. It has a range of independent shops as well as some larger supermarkets. Many coffee shops for you to stop and take five minutes out.
Five minute walk from the town centre is the river. A another beautiful location for you to amble by the waterside, again a few pubs, eating venues and coffee houses surround the river giving you views along the riverbank. Ely hosts a decent size marina with all sorts and shapes of boats moored.
The car parks are free to park but some have limited time. In November is holds a grand firework display.
Plenty for everyone in Ely.